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James Naismith, an American, invented basketball in 1891 so it’s no surprise that USA dominated their home-grown sport. Team USA won the gold medal in men’s basketball 15 times out of 19 competitions at the Olympics. America;s old Cold War foe, the Soviet Union pulled off an upset twice in 1972 and 1988.
Men's Basketball sports competition was held for the first time at Olympic Games in 1936. It is a regular and popular event at Olympic Games since then. The following table lists all medal winners in Men's Basketball competition at Olympic Games.
Olympics Trivia - A Sortable List Of Men's Basketball Medal Winners
Basketball Olympic Medals Summary : National Team : Golden Medals: Silver Medals : Bronze Medals : Total Medals : USA: 15 1936 - 1948 - 1952 1956 - 1960 - 1964 1968 - 1976 - 1984 1992 - 1996 - 2000 2008 - 2012 - 2016: 1 1972 : 2 1988 - 2004: 18: Soviet Union: 2 1972 - 1988 : 4 1952 - 1956 - 1960 1964: 3 1968 - 1976 - 1980 : 9: SFR Yugoslavia (BIH, CRO, MK, SLO, YU) 1 1980 : 3
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20 rows Olympics Trivia – A Sortable List Of Mens Basketball Medal Winners. Olympic Basketball Winner List. Yevgeniy Ivchenko Soviet Union. Vyacheslav Ivanenko Soviet Union. Ronald Weigel East Germany. List of all Olympics Mens Basketball winners including gold silver and bronze medalists.
Women's Basketball event is relatively a late introduction at Olympic Games. It was held for the first time at Olympic Games in 1976. Since then it has been played at every Olympic Games. The United States of America has dominated the event. The following medals table lists all medalists in Women's Basketball competition at Olympic Games.