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Basketball at the 1964 Summer Olympics

Basketball contests at the 1964 Summer Olympics was the sixth appearance of the sport of basketball as an official Olympic medal event. It took place at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan from October 11 to October 23. The United States defeated the Soviet Union to win their sixth straight gold medal at this event, while Brazil earned the bronze against Puerto Rico.[1]

6th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Tokyo 1964
1964 Olympics basketball stamp of Japan.jpg
Tournament details
Olympics1964 Summer Olympics
Host nationJapan
CityTokyo
DurationOctober 11–23
Men's tournament
Teams16
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists Soviet Union
3 Bronze medalists  Brazil
Tournaments
← Rome 1960  Mexico City 1968 →

Contents

ResultsEdit

QualificationEdit

Automatic qualifications were granted to the host country and the first eight places at the previous tournament. Additional spots were decided by various continental tournaments held by FIBA plus two additional intercontinental tournaments that granted six extra berths total, after the withdrawal of United Arab Republic and Czechoslovakia.

Means of qualification[2] Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation 1   Japan
1960 Summer Olympics 26 August–10 September 1960   Rome 8 6   United States
  Soviet Union
  Brazil
  Italy
  Czechoslovakia[a]
  SFR Yugoslavia
  Poland
  Uruguay
1963 Pan American Games 23 April–3 May 1963   São Paulo 2   Puerto Rico
  Peru
FIBA Africa Championship 1964 4–8 March 1964   Casablanca 1   United Arab Republic[a]
European Pre-Olympic Tournament 4–13 June 1964   Geneva 2   Finland
  Hungary
Pan-Continental Pre-Olympic Tournament 25 September–3 October 1964   Yokohama 2 4   Mexico
  Australia
  Canada[b]
  South Korea[b]
Total 16
  • a Withdrew from the tournament.
  • b Replacement teams.

FormatEdit

  • Two groups of eight teams are formed, where the top two from each group compete for the medals in a knockout round.
  • The remaining places are defined as follows:
    • Fifth through eighth places are decided in a separate bracket between the third and fourth places from each group in a separate bracket.
    • Ninth through sixteenth places are decided between the fifth through eighth places from each group in separate brackets.

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

The top two teams from each group advance to the semifinals, while the remaining teams compete for 5th through 16th places in separate brackets. Both group leaders, the United States and the Soviet Union advanced undefeated to the knockout stage.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Soviet Union 7 7 0 562 424 +138 14 Advanced to the semifinals
2   Puerto Rico 7 5 2 493 454 +39 12
3   Poland 7 4 3 467 448 +19 11
4   Italy 7 4 3 495 480 +15 11
5   Mexico 7 3 4 485 514 −29 10
6   Japan (H) 7 3 4 421 428 −7 10
7   Hungary 7 2 5 407 469 −62 9
8   Canada 7 0 7 408 521 −113 7
Source: Unknown
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
(H) Host.

October 11

October 12

October 13

October 14

October 16

October 17

October 18

Group BEdit

Qualified for the semifinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  United States 7 0 569 333 +236 14
  Brazil 5 2 473 452 +21 12 1W−0L
  SFR Yugoslavia 5 2 529 453 +76 12 0W−1L
  Uruguay 4 3 472 482 −10 11
  Finland 3 4 409 475 −66 10
  Australia 2 5 434 460 −26 9 1W−0L
  Peru 2 5 431 453 −22 9 0W−1L
  South Korea 0 7 432 641 −209 7

October 11


10:30
Brazil   50–58   Peru

October 12

October 13

October 14

October 16

October 17

October 18

Knockout stageEdit

Championship playoffsEdit

  Semifinals (October 21)
One-game playoff
                   
  A1   Soviet Union 53  
  B2   Brazil 47   Gold medal Final (October 23)
One-game playoff
      B1   United States 73
  Semifinals (October 21)
One-game playoff
  A1   Soviet Union 59
  B1   United States 62
  A2   Puerto Rico 42   Bronze medal game (October 23)
One-game playoff
    A2   Puerto Rico 60
    B2   Brazil 76

Classification bracketsEdit

5th–8th Place

  Semifinals (October 20)     5th place (October 22)
                 
  A3   Poland 82  
  B4   Uruguay 69    
      A3   Poland 59
      A4   Italy 79
  B3   SFR Yugoslavia 63    
  A4   Italy 75   7th place (October 22)
 
B3   SFR Yugoslavia 78
  B4   Uruguay 55

9th–12th Place

  Semifinals (October 21)     9th place (October 23)
                 
  A5   Mexico 58  
  B6   Australia 70    
      B6   Australia 64
      A6   Japan 57
  B5   Finland 45    
  A6   Japan 54   11th place (October 23)
 
A5   Mexico 72
  B5   Finland 73

13th–16th Place

  Semifinals (October 20)     13th place (October 22)
                 
  A7   Hungary 99  
  B8   South Korea 83    
      A7   Hungary 68
      A8   Canada 65
  B7   Peru 81    
  A8   Canada 82   15th place (October 22)
 
B7   South Korea 66
  B8   Peru 71

AwardsEdit

1964 Olympic Basketball Champions
 
United States
Sixth title

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team W L
    United States 9 0
    Soviet Union 8 1
    Brazil 6 3
4th   Puerto Rico 5 4
5th   Italy 6 3
6th   Poland 5 4
7th   SFR Yugoslavia 6 3
8th   Uruguay 4 5
9th   Australia 4 5
10th   Japan 4 5
11th   Finland 4 5
12th   Mexico 3 6
13th   Hungary 4 5
14th   Canada 1 8
15th   Peru 3 6
16th   South Korea 0 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Basketball at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Velasco, Santiago. "VI Olympic Basketball Tournament (Tokyo 1964)". Lingua Sports. Retrieved 2 September 2015.

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