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Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics 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.

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
← Montreal 1976  Los Angeles 1984 →
Basketball match during 1980 Summer Olympics

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.

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Medal summaryEdit

QualificationEdit

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 Olympic champions 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.

MenEdit

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania Automatic qualifiers
  Senegal   Puerto Rico[a]
  Canada[a]
  Argentina[a]
  Brazil[b]
  Cuba[b]
  China[a]
  India[b]
  Italy
  Czechoslovakia
  Spain
  Sweden[b]
  Poland[b]
  Australia   YugoslaviaWorld Champions
  United States[a]Olympic champions
  Soviet Union – Olympic hosts

WomenEdit

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.

FormatEdit

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 tournamentEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

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 AEdit

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, Klimeš 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: Douša, Kropilák 6
Asts: Pospíšil 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 BEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts
  Yugoslavia 3 0 328 249 +79 6
  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: Dalipagić 23
Rebs: Ćosić 10
Asts: Delibašić 4
21 July 1980
20:15
Poland   81–104   Spain
Scoring by half: 43–50, 38–54
Pts: Młynarski 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
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: Dalipagić 27
Rebs: Kićanović 8
Asts: Kićanović 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: Młynarski 30
23 July 1980
20:15
Spain   91–95   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 50–45, 41–50
Pts: Brabender 30 Pts: Kićanović 25

Group CEdit

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 21
Italy   77–84   Australia
July 23
Australia   64–55   Sweden
July 23
Italy   79–72   Cuba

Classification roundEdit

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 27
Senegal   64–95   Australia
July 28
India   75–93   Australia
July 28
Sweden   70–67   Poland

Final roundEdit

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
Soviet Union   91–101   Yugoslavia
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 matchesEdit

Bronze Medal

July 30
Soviet Union   117–74   Spain

Gold Medal

July 30
Yugoslavia   86–77   Italy

Women's tournamentEdit

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
Yugoslavia   62–97   Soviet Union
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 matchesEdit

Bronze Medal

July 30
Yugoslavia   68–65   Hungary

Gold Medal

July 30
Soviet Union   104–73   Bulgaria

Final standingsEdit

Rank Men Women
Team Pld W L Team Pld W L
    Yugoslavia 8 8 0   Soviet Union 6 6 0
    Italy 8 4 4   Bulgaria 6 4 2
    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

ReferencesEdit