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Basketball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Basketball contests at the 1984 Summer Olympics took place at The Forum in Inglewood, United States from July 29 to August 10. The United States won the gold medal in both events, the first in the women's team history. Due to the boycott, the Soviet Union and Hungary withdrew from the tournament. The former, having already qualified for both events was replaced by West Germany in the men's competition, while both nations' women's teams were replaced by Australia and South Korea.

11th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Los Angeles 1984
Tournament details
Olympics1984 Summer Olympics
Host nationUnited States of America
CityLos Angeles
DurationJuly 29 – August 10
Men's tournament
Teams12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists Spain
3 Bronze medalists  Yugoslavia
Women's tournament
Teams6
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists South Korea
3 Bronze medalists  China
Tournaments
← Moscow 1980  Seoul 1988 →

Contents

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 gold and silver medal winners from the previous Olympic Games in the men's tournament, and the champion at the 1983 FIBA World Championship in the women's tournament. Additional spots for the men's tournament were decided via the continental championships held by FIBA, while the remaining slots for the women's competition were assigned to the top six teams in a tournament held in Havana, Cuba months before the Olympic Games.

Host nation
Olympic Champion
Runners-up at the Previous Games
Qualified teams for the Men's Tournament
Americas Europe Asia Africa Oceania
  United States   Soviet Union[a]   China   Egypt   Australia
  Canada   Yugoslavia
  Brazil   Italy
  Uruguay   France
  Spain
  West Germany[b]
Berth allocations for the Men's Tournament
Region Berths coming from
Continental Championships
Berths from the
Previous Games
Berth as
Host nation
Total
FIBA Europe 3 2 N/A 5
FIBA Americas 3 N/A 1 4
FIBA Asia 1 N/A 1
FIBA Africa 1 1
FIBA Oceania 1 1
TOTAL 9 2 1 12

WomenEdit

Americas Asia Europe Oceania Automatic qualifiers
  Canada   China
  South Korea[c]
  Yugoslavia
  Hungary[a]
  Australia[c]   Soviet Union[a]World Champions
  United States – Olympic hosts
  • a Withdrew from the tournament.
  • b Replaced the Soviet Union.
  • c Replaced the Soviet Union and Hungary.

FormatEdit

Men's tournament:

  • Two groups of six teams are formed, where the top four from each group advance to the knockout stage.
  • Fifth and sixth places from each group form an additional bracket to decide 9th–12th places in the final ranking.
  • In the quarterfinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B4, A2 vs. B3, A3 vs. B2 and A4 vs. B1.
    • The four teams eliminated from the quarterfinals form an additional bracket to decide 5th–8th places in the final ranking.
  • The winning teams from the quarterfinals meet in the semifinals.
  • The winning teams from the semifinals contest the gold medal. The losing teams contest the bronze.

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

Men's TournamentEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

The top four places in each of the preliminary round groups advanced to the eight team, single-elimination knockout stage, where Group A teams would meet Group B teams. Both the host nation's team United States and then Olympic Champions Yugoslavia advanced undefeated to the second stage. The only teams representing Asia and Africa, China and Egypt respectively couldn't advance and ended up competing for eighth place with Brazil and France.

Group AEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts
  Yugoslavia 5 0 457 366 +91 10
  Italy 4 1 437 363 +74 9
  Australia 3 2 383 403 −20 8
  West Germany 2 3 384 376 +8 7
  Brazil 1 4 401 423 −22 6
  Egypt 0 5 349 480 −131 5
July 29
Italy   110–62   Egypt
Scoring by half: 56–31, 54–31
July 29
Yugoslavia   96–83   West Germany
Scoring by half: 49–41, 47–42
July 29
Australia   76–72   Brazil
Scoring by half: 34–38, 42–34
July 30
Italy   80–72   West Germany
Scoring by half: 33–39, 47–33
July 30
Brazil   91–82   Egypt
Scoring by half: 45–43, 46–39
July 30
Yugoslavia   94–64   Australia
Scoring by half: 39–28, 55–36
August 1
Australia   67–66   West Germany
Scoring by half: 31–36, 36–30
August 1
Yugoslavia   100–69   Egypt
Scoring by half: 56–31, 55–36
August 1
Italy   89–78   Brazil
Scoring by half: 43–44, 46–34
August 2
West Germany   85–58   Egypt
Scoring by half: 40–24, 45–34
August 2
Yugoslavia   98–85   Brazil
Scoring by half: 55–50, 43–35
August 2
Italy   93–82   Australia
Scoring by half: 48–48, 45–34
August 4
Australia   94–78   Egypt
Scoring by half: 38–37, 56–41
August 4
West Germany   78–75   Brazil
Scoring by half: 41–37, 37–38
August 4
Yugoslavia   69–65   Italy
Scoring by half: 34–28, 35–37

Group BEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 5 0 511 315 +196 10
  Spain 4 1 457 438 +19 9
  Canada 3 2 462 401 +61 8
  Uruguay 2 3 403 460 −57 7
  China 1 4 364 477 −113 6
  France 0 5 383 489 −106 5
July 29
Uruguay   91–87 (OT)   France
Scoring by half: 35–41, 38–32 Overtime: 18–14
July 29
United States   97–49   China
Scoring by half: 50–29, 47–20
July 29
Spain   83–82   Canada
Scoring by half: 45–40, 38–42
July 31
China   85–83   France
Scoring by half: 39–48, 46–35
July 31
United States   89–68   Canada
Scoring by half: 43–28, 46–40
July 31
Uruguay   90–107   Spain
Scoring by half: 43–58, 47–49
August 1
China   80–121   Canada
Scoring by half: 32–59, 48–62
August 1
United States   104–68   Uruguay
Scoring by half: 58–37, 46–31
August 1
France   82–97   Spain
Scoring by half: 47–58, 35–39
August 3
China   83–102   Spain
Scoring by half: 38–50, 45–52
August 3
United States   120–62   France
Scoring by half: 57–25, 63–37
August 3
Canada   95–80   Uruguay
Scoring by half: 46–47, 49–33
August 4
United States   101–68   Spain
Scoring by half: 46–41, 55–27
August 4
Canada   96–69   France
Scoring by half: 40–31, 56–38
August 4
China   67–74   Uruguay
Scoring by half: 24–37, 43–37

Knockout stageEdit

Championship bracketEdit

  Quarterfinals (August 6) Semifinals (August 8) Gold medal (August 10)
                           
  A1   Yugoslavia 110  
B4   Uruguay 82  
  A1   Yugoslavia 61  
  B2   Spain 74  
B2   Spain 101
  A3   Australia 93  
    B2   Spain 65
  B1   United States 96
  B1   United States 78  
A4   West Germany 67  
  B1   United States 78 Bronze medal (August 9)
  B3   Canada 59  
A2   Italy 72 A1   Yugoslavia 88
  B3   Canada 78   B3   Canada 82

Classification bracketsEdit

5th–8th Place

  August 8     5th place (August 10)
                 
  A3   Australia 95  
  B4   Uruguay 101    
      B4   Uruguay 102
      A2   Italy 111
  A2   Italy 98    
  A4   West Germany 71   7th place (August 10)
 
A3   Australia 83
  A4   West Germany 78

9th–12th Place

  August 5     9th place (August 10)
                 
  A5   Brazil 100  
  B6   France 86    
      A5   Brazil 86
      B5   China 76
  B5   China 76    
  A6   Egypt 73   11th place (August 9)
 
B6   France 102
  A6   Egypt 78

Women's TournamentEdit

Preliminary 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. With the withdrawal of the Soviet Union's women's team, a new Olympic champion was to be crowned in Los Angeles. The host nation's team went through the first round undefeated and won their first gold medal in women's basketball history against South Korea, one of the teams invited to replace the Soviet Union and Hungary. China, the other Asian representative, earned a bronze medal by defeating Canada. Yugoslavia's team couldn't repeat their bronze medal performance from the previous tournament and finished at the bottom of the rankings.

Competed for the gold medal
Competed for the bronze medal
Team W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  United States 5 0 431 265 +166 10
  South Korea 4 1 292 302 −10 9
  Canada 2 3 313 335 −22 7 1W–0L
  China 2 3 318 348 −30 7 0W–1L
  Australia 1 4 267 317 −50 6 1W–0L
  Yugoslavia 1 4 293 347 −54 6 0W–1L
July 30
Yugoslavia   55–83   United States
Scoring by half: 29–43, 26–40
July 30
Australia   64–67   China
Scoring by half: 22–28, 42–39
July 30
South Korea   67–62   Canada
Scoring by half: 34–32, 33–30
July 31
Australia   41–81   United States
Scoring by half: 28–51, 19–30
July 31
Yugoslavia   52–55   South Korea
Scoring by half: 24–27, 28–28
July 31
China   61–66   Canada
Scoring by half: 33–35, 28–31
August 2
Australia   45–56   Canada
Scoring by half: 18–30, 28–26
August 2
United States   84–47   South Korea
Scoring by half: 40–20, 44–27
August 2
China   79–58   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 34–28, 45–30
August 3
Australia   48–54   South Korea
Scoring by half: 19–26, 29–28
August 3
Canada   68–69   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 33–34, 35–35
August 3
China   55–91   United States
Scoring by half: 26–38, 29–53
August 5
South Korea   69–56   China
Scoring by half: 34–25, 35–31
August 5
Canada   61–92   United States
Scoring by half: 31–41, 30–51
August 5
Australia   62–59   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 25–31, 37–28

Medal matchesEdit

Gold Medal

August 7
United States   85–55   South Korea
Scoring by half: 42–27, 43–28

Bronze Medal

August 7
China   63–57   Canada
Scoring by half: 37–29, 26–28

Final standingsEdit

Rank Men Women
Team Pld W L Team Pld W L
    United States 8 8 0   United States 6 6 0
    Spain 8 6 2   South Korea 6 4 2
    Yugoslavia 8 7 1   China 6 3 3
4th   Canada 8 4 4   Canada 6 2 4
Eliminated at the quarterfinals
5th   Italy 8 6 2   Australia 5 1 4
6th   Uruguay 8 3 5   Yugoslavia 5 1 4
7th   Australia 8 4 4
8th   West Germany 8 2 6
Preliminary round 5th placers
9th   Brazil 7 3 4
10th   China 7 2 5
Preliminary round 6th placers
11th   France 7 1 6
12th   Egypt 7 0 7

See alsoEdit

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