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Basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Basketball contests at the 2000 Summer Olympics were held from 16 September 2000 to 1 October 2000. Games took place at the Sydney SuperDome and the Dome in Sydney, Australia. The United States claimed the gold medals in both the men's and women's competitions.

15th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Sydney 2000
Tournament details
Olympics2000 Summer Olympics
Host nationAustralia
CitySydney
Duration16 September – 1 October
Men's tournament
Teams12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists France
3 Bronze medalists  Lithuania
Women's tournament
Teams12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists Australia
3 Bronze medalists  Brazil
Tournaments
← Atlanta 1996  Athens 2004 →

Contents

VenuesEdit

MedalistsEdit

QualificationEdit

A National Olympic Committee (NOC) may enter up to one men's team with 12 players and up to one women's team with 12 players. The reigning world champions and the host country qualify automatically, as do the winners of the five continental championships, plus the Americas runner-up and four additional berths from Europe in the men's competition, and the second and third place from the Americas tournament plus three additional squads from Europe in the women's competition.

Basketball – MenEdit

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania Automatic qualifiers
  Angola   United States
  Canada
  China   Italy
  Lithuania
  France
  Spain
  Russia
  New Zealand   YugoslaviaWorld champions
  Australia – Olympic hosts

Basketball – WomenEdit

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania Automatic qualifiers
  Senegal   Cuba
  Brazil
  Canada
  South Korea   Poland
  France
  Slovakia
  Russia
  New Zealand   United StatesWorld champions
  Australia – Olympic hosts

FormatEdit

  • Twelve teams are split into two preliminary round groups of six teams each.
  • The top four teams from both groups qualify for the knockout stage.
  • Fifth-placed teams from both groups compete for 9th place in an additional match.
  • Sixth-placed teams from both groups compete for 11th place in an additional match.
  • In the quarterfinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B4, A2 vs. B3, A3 vs. B2 and A4 vs. B1.
    • From the eliminated teams at the quarterfinals, the loser from A1 vs. B4 competes against the loser from A2 vs. B3 for 5th place in an additional match. The remaining two loser teams compete for 6th place in an additional match.
  • The winning teams from the quarterfinals meet in the semifinals as follows: A1/B4 vs. A3/B2 and A2/B3 vs. A4/B1.
  • The winning teams from the semifinals contest the gold medal. The losing teams contest the bronze.

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

 
2000 men's teams.

Championship bracketEdit

  Quarterfinals
(28 September)
Semifinals
(29 September)
Gold medal game
(1 October)
                           
  A1   United States 85  
B4   Russia 70  
  A1   United States 85  
  A3   Lithuania 83  
B2   Yugoslavia 63
  A3   Lithuania 76  
    A1   United States 85
  A4   France 75
  A2   Italy 62  
B3   Australia 65  
  B3   Australia 52 Third place
  A4   France 76  
B1   Canada 63 A3   Lithuania 89
  A4   France 68   B3   Australia 71

Women's tournamentEdit

 
2000 women's teams.

Championship bracketEdit

  Quarterfinals
(27 September)
Semifinals
(29 September)
Gold medal game
(30 September)
                           
  A1   Australia 76  
B4   Poland 48  
  A1   Australia 64  
  A3   Brazil 52  
B2   Russia 67
  A3   Brazil 68  
    A1   Australia 54
  B1   United States 76
  A2   France 58  
B3   South Korea 69  
  B3   South Korea 65 Bronze medal game
  B1   United States 78  
B1   United States 58 A3   Brazil (OT) 84
  A4   Slovakia 43   B3   South Korea 73

Final standingsEdit

Rank Men Women
Team Pld W L Team Pld W L
    United States 8 8 0   United States 8 8 0
    France 8 4 4   Australia 8 7 1
    Lithuania 8 5 3   Brazil 8 4 4
4th   Australia 8 4 4   South Korea 8 4 4
Eliminated at the quarterfinals
5th   Italy 7 4 3   France 7 5 2
6th   Yugoslavia 7 4 3   Russia 7 3 4
7th   Canada 7 5 2   Slovakia 7 3 4
8th   Russia 7 3 4   Poland 7 3 4
Preliminary round 5th placers
9th   Spain 6 2 4   Cuba 6 2 4
10th   China 6 2 4   Canada 6 2 4
Preliminary round 6th placers
11th   New Zealand 6 1 5   New Zealand 6 1 5
12th   Angola 6 0 6   Senegal 6 0 6

ReferencesEdit