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The FIBA AmeriCup (previously known as the FIBA Americas Championship) is the name commonly used to refer to the American Basketball Championship that takes place every two years between national teams of the Western Hemisphere continents. Through the 2015 edition, the Americas Championship was also a qualifying tournament for the FIBA World Cup and the Summer Olympic Games. Beginning in 2017, the championship, along with all other FIBA continental championships for men, is played once every four years, and the continental championships are no longer a part of the qualifying process for either the World Cup or Olympics.[1]

FIBA AmeriCup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017 FIBA AmeriCup
FormerlyTournament of the Americas
FIBA Americas Championship
SportBasketball
Founded1980
Inaugural season1980
No. of teams10
CountryFIBA Americas member nations
ContinentFIBA Americas (Americas)
Most recent
champion(s)
 United States (7th title)
Most titles United States (7 titles)
Related
competitions
Centrobasket
South American Championship
Official websiteFIBA Americas

Since FIBA organized the entire Western Hemisphere west of the Atlantic Ocean under one zone, countries from Northern America, Central America, the Caribbean and South America compete in this tournament.

The United States is the most successful team in this tournament, having won it seven times. Argentine Luis Scola, is both the all-time leading scorer in tournament history, and the player who has won the most tournament MVPs, with four.

Contents

SummariesEdit

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1980
Details
  Puerto Rico
(San Juan)
 
Puerto Rico
Round Robin  
Canada
 
Argentina
Round Robin  
Brazil
1984
Details
  Brazil
(São Paulo)
 
Brazil
Round Robin  
Uruguay
 
Canada
Round Robin  
Panama
1988
Details
  Uruguay
(Montevideo)
 
Brazil
101–92[2]  
Puerto Rico
 
Canada
87–70  
Uruguay
1989
Details
  Mexico
(Mexico City)
 
Puerto Rico
89–80  
United States
 
Brazil
158–124  
Venezuela
1992
Details
  United States
(Portland)
 
United States
127–80  
Venezuela
 
Brazil
93–91  
Puerto Rico
1993
Details
  Puerto Rico
(San Juan)
 
United States
109–95  
Puerto Rico
 
Argentina
98–91  
Brazil
1995
Details
  Argentina
(two cities)
 
Puerto Rico
87–86  
Argentina
 
Brazil
97–77  
Canada
1997
Details
  Uruguay
(Montevideo)
 
United States
95–86  
Puerto Rico
 
Brazil
76–75  
Argentina
1999
Details
  Puerto Rico
(San Juan)
 
United States
92–66  
Canada
 
Argentina
103–101  
Puerto Rico
2001
Details
  Argentina
(Neuquén)
 
Argentina
78–59  
Brazil
 
Canada
102–95  
Puerto Rico
2003
Details
  Puerto Rico
(San Juan)
 
United States
106–73  
Argentina
 
Puerto Rico
79–66  
Canada
2005
Details
  Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)
 
Brazil
100–88  
Argentina
 
Venezuela
93–83  
United States
2007
Details
  United States
(Las Vegas)
 
United States
118–81  
Argentina
 
Puerto Rico
111–107  
Brazil
2009
Details
  Puerto Rico
(San Juan)
 
Brazil
61–60  
Puerto Rico
 
Argentina
88–73  
Canada
2011
Details
  Argentina
(Mar del Plata)
 
Argentina
80–75  
Brazil
 
Dominican Republic
103–89  
Puerto Rico
2013
Details
  Venezuela
(Caracas)
 
Mexico
91–89  
Puerto Rico
 
Argentina
103–93  
Dominican Republic
2015
Details
  Mexico
(Mexico City)
 
Venezuela
76–71  
Argentina
 
Canada
87–86  
Mexico
2017
Details
  Argentina (Bahía Blanca, Córdoba)
  Colombia (Medellín)
  Uruguay (Montevideo)
 
United States
81–76  
Argentina
 
Mexico
79–65  
Virgin Islands

Championships per nationEdit

 
Map of best finishes per team.
  First place
  Second place
  Fourth place and better
  Eighth place and better
  Worse than eighth place
  FIBA Americas member, no appearance yet
  Not a FIBA Americas member
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States7108
2  Brazil42410
3  Puerto Rico35210
4  Argentina26513
5  Venezuela1113
6  Mexico1012
7  Canada0246
8  Uruguay0101
9  Dominican Republic0011
Totals (9 nations)18181854

Participation detailsEdit

Team  
1980
 
1984
 
1988
 
1989
 
1992
 
1993
 
1995
 
1997
 
1999
 
2001
 
2003
 
2005
 
2007
 
2009
 
2011
 
2013
 
2015
 
 
 
2017
Total
  Argentina 3rd 7th 5th 8th 5th 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 18
  Bahamas 8th 1
  Barbados 10th 1
  Brazil 4th 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 6th 2nd 7th 1st 4th 1st 2nd 9th 9th 10th 18
  Canada 2nd 3rd 3rd 5th 6th 7th 4th 5th 2nd 3rd 4th 9th 5th 4th 6th 6th 3rd 8th 18
  Colombia 11th 1
  Cuba 6th 8th 7th 8th 5th 5th 6th 10th 10th 10th 10
  Dominican Republic 9th 6th 9th 7th 9th 7th 8th 6th 5th 3rd 4th 6th 7th 13
  Ecuador 12th 1
  Jamaica 8th 1
  Mexico 5th 5th 6th 9th 9th 10th 9th 6th 10th 7th 7th 1st 4th 3rd 14
  Panama 4th 11th 7th 8th 9th 6th 5th 9th 8th 8th 7th 12th 12
  Paraguay 10th 9th 10th 3
  Puerto Rico 1st 6th 2nd 1st 4th 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 4th 3rd 7th 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd 5th 5th 18
  United States 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 10th 1st 4th 1st 1st 10
  Uruguay 7th 2nd 4th 10th 10th 6th 8th 8th 8th 9th 8th 6th 6th 7th 7th 8th 6th 17
  Venezuela 7th 4th 2nd 6th 9th 7th 5th 5th 5th 3rd 8th 9th 5th 5th 1st 9th 16
  Virgin Islands 7th 10th 10th 10th 4th 5

AwardsEdit

RecordsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Board gives green light to new format and calendar of competition" (Press release). FIBA. 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ "BRASIL TRIUNFA EN BASKETBALL PREOLIMPICO". El Nuevo Herald. 2 June 1988. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  3. ^ Steve Nash, jockbio.com. Retrieved 27 March 2016.

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