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Basketball At the 1980 Summer Olympics
10th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Moscow 1980
Tournament details
Olympics1980 Summer Olympics
Host nationSoviet Union
CityMoscow
Duration20-30 July
Men's tournament
Teams12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  Yugoslavia
2 Silver medalists Italy
3 Bronze medalists  Soviet Union
Women's tournament
Teams6
Medals
1 Gold medalists  Soviet Union
2 Silver medalists Bulgaria
3 Bronze medalists  Yugoslavia
Tournaments
Basketball match during 1980 Summer Olympics

Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics was the tenth appearance of the sport of basketball as an official Olympic medal event. It was held from July 20 to July 30 at the Olympiiski Indoor Stadium[1][2] and at the CSKA Sports Palace,[2] both located in Moscow. Finals of both men's and women's events were held 30 July at the Olympiiski Indoor Stadium.

Due to the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, the United States and other nations withdrew from the tournament. The 1980 Olympics marked the second time that the United States men's team did not win the gold medal in Olympic basketball; Yugoslavia won gold in the men's tournament and the Soviet Union in the women's competition.

Medal summary

Qualification

An NOC may enter up to one men's team with 12 players and up to one women's team with 12 players. Automatic qualifications were granted to the host country for both events, plus the winning team at the 1978 FIBA World Championship and the gold medal winenrs at the 1976 Summer Olympics in the men's tournament. The remaining spots were decided by corresponding continental qualifying tournaments for the men's competition, and in a tournament held months before the Olympic Games in Varna, Bulgaria for the women's event.

Men

Women

Americas Europe Automatic qualifiers
 United States[a]
 Cuba
 Bulgaria
 Italy
 Yugoslavia
 Hungary[b]
 Soviet Union - Olympic hosts
  • a Withdrew from the tournament.
  • b Replacement teams.

Format

Men's tournament:

  • Three round-robin groups of four teams were formed, where the top two from each one advanced to the final round, and the remaining teams to the classification round.
  • Both the final and classification round groups consisted of another round-robin of six teams each where results between teams from the same preliminary group were carried over. The top two teams from the final round competed for the gold medal, while third and fourth places for bronze.
  • With the exception of the first four places, the final standings were decided by the corresponding places in each group.

Women's tournament:

  • One round-robin group is formed containing all six teams, where the top two compete for the gold medal, while the third and fourth places compete for the bronze medal in an additional match.
  • The remaining two teams finish with their group rank in the final standings.

Tie-breaking criteria:

  1. Head to head results
  2. Goal average (not the goal difference) between the tied teams
  3. Goal average of the tied teams for all teams in its group

Men's tournament

Preliminary round

The top two teams from each group advance to the final round group, while the remaining teams compete for 8th through 12th places in the classification group. Hosts Soviet Union and the world champions Yugoslavia advanced undefeated to the final round. Meanwhile, qualification in Group C was closely contested between Italy, Cuba and Australia, which ended up being decided by a third tiebreaker in favor of the first two teams.

Group A

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 0 321 235 +86 6
 Brazil 2 1 297 235 +62 5
 Czechoslovakia 1 2 285 236 +49 4
 India 0 3 194 391 -197 3
20 July 1980
13:00
Brazil  72–70  Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 46-37, 26-33
Pts: Schmidt 23
Rebs: Marcel 11
Asts: Setrini 2
Pts: Kropilák 21
Rebs: Kropilák 11
Asts: Hraska, Klime? 2
20 July 1980
20:15
India  65–121  Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 38-60, 27-61
Pts: A. Singh 22
Rebs: A. Singh 5
Asts: Han. Singh 3
Pts: Deryugin, Salnikov 17
Rebs: Deryugin 10
Asts: Yeryomin 5

21 July 1980
13:00
Czechoslovakia  133–65  India
Scoring by half: 63-36, 70-29
Pts: Brabenec 28
Rebs: Dou?a, Kropilák 6
Asts: Pospí?il 8
Pts: A. Singh 35
Rebs: five players 2
Asts: Han. Singh 10
21 July 1980
18:00
Brazil  88–101  Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 42-48, 46-53
Pts: Schmidt 25 Pts: Belov 25

23 July 1980
11:00
Brazil  137–64  India
Scoring by half: 65-28, 72-36
Pts: Schmidt 26
Rebs: Schmidt 13
Asts: Setrini 5
Pts: Shyam 32
Rebs: A. Singh 5
Asts: Han. Singh 4
23 July 1980
18:00
Soviet Union  99–82  Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 46-40, 53-42
Pts: Belov 26 Pts: Kropilák 31

Group B

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 0 328 249 +79 6
Spain Spain 2 1 289 241 +48 5
 Poland 1 2 256 297 -41 4
 Senegal 0 3 196 282 -86 3
21 July 1980
11:00
Senegal  67–104  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 39-59, 28-45
Pts: Diagne 18
Rebs: Diagne 10
Asts: Dia 3
Pts: Dalipagi? 23
Rebs: ?osi? 10
Asts: Deliba?i? 4
21 July 1980
20:15
Poland  81–104 Spain Spain
Scoring by half: 43-50, 38-54
Pts: M?ynarski 27
Rebs: Fikiel 8
Asts: Kijewski 4
Pts: Sibilio 27
Rebs: De la Cruz 12
Asts: Solozábal 5

22 July 1980
13:00
Senegal  65–94 Spain Spain
Scoring by half: 26-55, 39-39
Pts: Diagne 27
Rebs: Diagne 15
Asts: Faye 4
Pts: Sibilio 32
Rebs: Romay 11
Asts: López, San Epifanio 3
22 July 1980
20:15
Yugoslavia  129–91  Poland
Scoring by half: 61-43, 68-48
Pts: Dalipagi? 27
Rebs: Ki?anovi? 8
Asts: Ki?anovi? 5
Pts: Fikiel 19
Rebs: three players 6
Asts: Zelig 2

23 July 1980
13:00
Senegal  64–84  Poland
Scoring by half: 30-44, 34-40
Pts: Ma. Diop, Tall 13 Pts: M?ynarski 30
23 July 1980
20:15
Spain Spain 91–95  Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 50-45, 41-50
Pts: Brabender 30 Pts: Ki?anovi? 25

Group C

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts 1st Tie 2nd Tie 3rd Tie
 Italy 2 1 248 233 +15 5 1W-1L 1.000 1.064
 Cuba 2 1 226 214 +12 5 1W-1L 1.000 1.056
 Australia 2 1 224 215 +9 5 1W-1L 1.000 1.042
 Sweden 0 3 191 227 -36 3
July 20
Italy  92–77  Sweden
July 20
Cuba  83–76  Australia
July 21
Sweden  59–71  Cuba
July 23
Italy  79–72  Cuba

Classification round

Results between Poland vs. Senegal, Australia vs. Sweden and Czechoslovakia vs. India were carried over from the preliminary round.

Team W L PF PA PD Pts 1st Tie
 Poland 4 1 453 359 +94 9 1W-0L
 Australia 4 1 417 381 +36 9 0W-1L
 Czechoslovakia 3 2 474 377 +97 8 1W-0L
 Sweden 3 2 375 341 +34 8 0W-1L
 Senegal 1 4 345 396 -51 6
 India 0 5 329 539 -210 5
July 25
Poland  113–67  India
July 25
Sweden  70–64  Senegal
July 26
Senegal  81–59  India
July 26
Australia  74–101  Poland
July 27
Sweden  119–63  India
July 28
Sweden  70–67  Poland

Final round

The first two places in the preliminary group compete for the gold medal, while the third and fourth places compete for the bronze. The remaining teams' group ranking determines their positions in the final standings. The host nation failed to compete for the gold in spite of finishing the preliminary round undefeated, due to losses against the other two group leaders Yugoslavia and especially Italy, since the result from that match served as tiebreaker, giving the latter a passport to the gold medal match. The Soviet Union then won the bronze against Spain. Yugoslavia earned their first and only gold medal in men's basketball at this Olympic Games.

Results from Yugoslavia vs. Spain, Italy vs. Cuba and Soviet Union vs. Brazil were carried over from the preliminary round.

Competed for the gold medal
Competed for the bronze medal
Team W L PF PA PD Pts 1st Tie
 Yugoslavia 5 0 506 442 +64 10
 Italy 3 2 419 438 -19 8 1W-0L
 Soviet Union 3 2 505 468 +37 8 0W-1L
 Spain 2 3 488 485 +3 7 1W-0L
 Brazil 2 3 448 477 -29 7 0W-1L
 Cuba 0 5 434 490 -56 5
July 25
Brazil  94–93  Cuba
July 25
Soviet Union  102–81  Spain
July 25
Yugoslavia  102–81  Italy
July 26
Spain  110–81  Brazil
July 26
Cuba  84–112  Yugoslavia
July 26
Soviet Union  85–87  Italy
July 27
Cuba  95–96 (OT)  Spain
July 27
July 27
Italy  77–90  Brazil
July 29
Spain  89–95  Italy
July 29
Soviet Union  109–90  Cuba
July 29
Brazil  95–96  Yugoslavia

Medal matches

Bronze Medal

July 30
Soviet Union  117–74  Spain

Gold Medal

July 30
Yugoslavia  86–77  Italy

Women's tournament

The women's tournament was decided in a round robin group with all six teams. The first two places competed for the gold medal, while the third and fourth places for the bronze. The remaining teams retain their group ranks for the final standings. The host nation finished the group phase undefeated and won the gold against Bulgaria. Yugoslavia would go on to win the bronze medal against Hungary.

Competed for the gold medal
Competed for the bronze medal
Team W L PF PA PD Pts
 Soviet Union 5 0 553 316 +237 10
 Bulgaria 4 1 440 405 +35 9
 Yugoslavia 3 2 356 364 -8 8
 Hungary 2 3 344 407 -63 7
 Cuba 1 4 346 403 -57 6
 Italy 0 5 308 452 -144 5
July 20
Italy  65–102  Bulgaria
July 20
Cuba  66–76  Hungary
July 22
Cuba  81–85  Yugoslavia
July 22
Bulgaria  83–122  Soviet Union
July 22
Italy  70–83  Hungary
July 24
Hungary  48–61  Yugoslavia
July 24
Bulgaria  84–64  Cuba
July 24
Italy  53–119  Soviet Union
July 25
Italy  57–69  Yugoslavia
July 26
Soviet Union  95–56  Cuba
July 27
Hungary  75–90  Bulgaria
July 28
Italy  63–79  Cuba
July 28
Yugoslavia  79–81  Bulgaria
July 28
Soviet Union  120–62  Hungary

Medal matches

Bronze Medal

July 30
Yugoslavia  68–65  Hungary

Gold Medal

July 30
Soviet Union  104–73  Bulgaria

Final standings

Rank Men Women
Team Pld W L Team Pld W L
1st, gold medalist(s)  Yugoslavia 8 8 0  Soviet Union 6 6 0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Italy 8 4 4  Bulgaria 6 4 2
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Soviet Union 8 6 2  Yugoslavia 6 4 2
4th  Spain 8 4 4  Hungary 6 2 4
5th  Brazil 7 4 3  Cuba 5 1 4
6th  Cuba 7 2 5  Italy 5 0 5
7th  Poland 7 4 3
8th  Australia 7 5 2
9th  Czechoslovakia 7 3 4
10th  Sweden 7 3 4
11th  Senegal 7 1 6
12th  India 7 0 7

See also

References


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