1980 Tournament of the Americas

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FIBA Americas Championship 1980
1st FIBA American Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Puerto Rico
Dates April 18-25, 1980
Teams (from 38 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Puerto Rico (1st title)
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The 1980 Tournament of the Americas, known now as the FIBA Americas Championship, was a basketball championship hosted by Puerto Rico from April 18 to April 25, 1980. The games were played in San Juan. This FIBA Americas Championship was to earn the berths allocated to the Americas for the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. The United States did not participate in the tournament. Puerto Rico won the tournament by going 5-1 in the round robin. Because of the U.S.-led boycott of the Olympics, eventual berths went to Brazil, the fourth place finisher, and Cuba, the sixth place finisher.

Competing nations[edit]

The following national teams competed:

 Argentina
 Brazil
 Canada
 Cuba
 Mexico
 Puerto Rico
 Uruguay

Preliminary rounds[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
 Puerto Rico* 11 6 5 1 651 535 +116
 Canada* 11 6 5 1 544 476 +68
 Argentina* 10 6 4 2 584 526 +68
 Brazil* 10 6 4 2 543 557 -14
 Mexico 8 6 2 4 538 589 -51
 Cuba 7 6 1 5 486 523 -37
 Uruguay 6 6 0 6 492 632 -140
  • Puerto Rico wins gold medal based on head-to-head victory over Canada. Argentina wins bronze medal based on head-to-head victory over Brazil.

April 18, 1980

 Brazil 95–82  Uruguay
 Canada 77–74  Cuba
 Puerto Rico 99–93  Argentina

April 19, 1980

 Canada 102–79  Mexico
 Brazil 78–76  Cuba
 Puerto Rico 128–84  Uruguay

April 20, 1980

 Canada 111–72  Uruguay
 Argentina 104–79  Mexico
 Puerto Rico 113–88  Cuba

April 21, 1980

 Brazil 92–90  Mexico
 Canada 89–86  Argentina
 Cuba 103–81  Uruguay

April 23, 1980

 Canada 98–81  Brazil
 Argentina 97–86  Uruguay
 Puerto Rico 134–104  Mexico

April 24, 1980

 Argentina 118–98  Brazil
 Puerto Rico 84–67  Canada
 Mexico 88–70  Cuba

April 25, 1980

 Mexico 98–87  Uruguay
 Argentina 86–75  Cuba
 Brazil 99–93  Puerto Rico

References[edit]

FIBA Archive