Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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10th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Moscow 1980
Tournament details
Olympics 1980 Summer Olympics
Host nation Soviet Union
City Moscow
Duration July 20 – July 30
Men's tournament
Teams 12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  Yugoslavia
2 Silver medalists  Italy
3 Bronze medalists  Soviet Union
Women's tournament
Teams 6
Medals
1 Gold medalists  Soviet Union
2 Silver medalists  Bulgaria
3 Bronze medalists  Yugoslavia
Tournaments
← Montreal 1976  Los Angeles 1984 →
Basketball match during 1980 Summer Olympics

Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics was held from July 20 to July 30 at the Olympiiski Indoor Stadium[1][2] and at the CSKA Sports Palace,[2] both located in Moscow. Finals of both men's and women's events were held 30 July at the Olympiiski Indoor Stadium.

Due to the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics the United States and other nations withdrew from the tournament. The 1980 Olympics marked the second time that the United States' men's team did not win the gold medal in Olympic basketball; the Soviet Union won the gold in the women's competition and Yugoslavia in the men's tournament.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's  Yugoslavia (YUG)
Andro Knego
Dragan Kićanović
Rajko Žižić
Mihovil Nakić
Željko Jerkov
Branko Skroče
Zoran Slavnić
Kresimir Ćosić
Ratko Radovanović
Duje Krstulović
Dražen Dalipagić
Mirza Delibašić
 Italy (ITA)
Fabrizio Della Fiori
Marco Solfrini
Marco Bonamico
Dino Meneghin
Renato Villalta
Renzo Vecchiato
Pierluigi Marzorati
Pietro Generali
Romeo Sacchetti
Roberto Brunamonti
Michael Sylvester
Enrico Gilardi
 Soviet Union (URS)
Stanislav Yeryomin
Valeri Miloserdov
Sergei Tarakanov
Aleksandr Salnikov
Andrei Lopatov
Nikolai Deriugin
Sergei Belov
Vladimir Tkachenko
Anatoli Myshkin
Sergėjus Jovaiša
Aleksandr Belostenny
Vladimir Zhigily
Women's  Soviet Union (URS)
Olga Barysheva
Tatyana Ivinskaya
Nelli Feryabnikova
Vida Beselienė
Tatyana Ovechkina
Angelė Rupšienė
Lyubov Sharmay
Uljana Semjonova
Tetiana Nadyrova
Olga Sukharnova
Nadezhda Shuvayeva-Olkhova
Lyudmila Rogozhina
 Bulgaria (BUL)
Krasimira Bogdanova
Vanya Dermendzhieva
Silviya Germanova
Petkana Makaveeva
Nadka Golcheva
Penka Stoyanova
Evladiya Slavcheva
Kostadinka Radkova
Snezhana Mikhaylova
Angelina Mikhaylova
Penka Metodieva
Diana Dilova
 Yugoslavia (YUG)
Vera Đurašković
Mersada Bećirspahić
Jelica Komnenović
Mira Bjedov
Vukica Mitić
Sanja Ožegović
Sofija Pekić
Marija Tonković
Zorica Đurković
Vesna Despotović
Biljana Majstorović
Jasmina Perazić

Qualification[edit]

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 winning team at the 1978 FIBA World Championship and the Olympic champions in the men's tournament. The remaining spots were decided by corresponding continental qualifying championships for the men's competition, and in a tournament held months before the Olympic Games in Varna, Bulgaria for the women's event.

Men[edit]

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania Automatic qualifiers
 Senegal  Puerto Rico[a]
 Canada[a]
 Argentina[a]
 Brazil[b]
 Cuba[b]
 China[a]
 India[b]
 Italy
 Czechoslovakia
 Spain
 Sweden[b]
 Poland[b]
 Australia  YugoslaviaWorld Champions
 United States[a]Olympic champions
 Soviet Union – Olympic hosts

Women[edit]

Americas Europe Automatic qualifiers
 United States[a]
 Cuba
 Bulgaria
 Italy
 Yugoslavia
 Hungary[b]
 Soviet Union – Olympic hosts
  • a Withdrew from the tournament.
  • b Replacement teams.

Format[edit]

Men's tournament:

  • Three round-robin groups of four teams were formed, where the top two from each one advanced to the final round, and the remaining teams to the classification round.
  • Both the final and classification round groups consisted of another round-robin of six teams each where results between teams from the same preliminary group were carried over. The top two teams from the final round competed for the gold medal, while third and fourth places for bronze.
  • With the exception of the first four places, the final standings were decided by the corresponding places in each group.

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
  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 Tournament[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

The top two teams from each group advance to the final round group, while the remaining teams compete for 8th through 12th places in the classification group. Hosts Soviet Union and the world champions Yugoslavia advanced undefeated to the final round. Meanwhile, qualification in Group C was closely contested between Italy, Cuba and Australia, which ended up being decided by a third tiebreaker in favor of the first two teams.

Group A[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 0 321 235 +86 6
 Brazil 2 1 297 235 +62 5
 Czechoslovakia 1 2 285 236 +49 4
 India 0 3 194 391 −197 3
July 20
Brazil  72–70  Czechoslovakia
July 20
India  65–121  Soviet Union
July 21
Czechoslovakia  133–65  India
July 21
Brazil  88–101  Soviet Union
July 23
Brazil  137–64  India
July 23
Soviet Union  99–82  Czechoslovakia

Group B[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 0 328 249 +79 6
 Spain 2 1 289 241 +48 5
 Poland 1 2 256 297 −41 4
 Senegal 0 3 196 282 −86 3
July 21
Senegal  67–104  Yugoslavia
July 21
Poland  81–104  Spain
July 22
Senegal  65–94  Spain
July 22
Yugoslavia  129–91  Poland
July 23
Senegal  64–84  Poland
July 23
Spain  91–95  Yugoslavia

Group C[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts 1st Tie 2nd Tie 3rd Tie
 Italy 2 1 248 233 +15 5 1W–1L 1.000 1.064
 Cuba 2 1 226 214 +12 5 1W–1L 1.000 1.056
 Australia 2 1 224 215 +9 5 1W–1L 1.000 1.042
 Sweden 0 3 191 227 −36 3
July 20
Italy  92–77  Sweden
July 20
Cuba  83–76  Australia
July 21
Sweden  59–71  Cuba
July 21
Italy  77–84  Australia
July 23
Australia  64–55  Sweden
July 23
Italy  79–72  Cuba

Classification round[edit]

Results between Poland vs. Senegal, Australia vs. Sweden and Czechoslovakia vs. India were carried over from the preliminary round.

Team W L PF PA PD Pts 1st Tie
 Poland 4 1 453 359 +94 9 1W–0L
 Australia 4 1 417 381 +36 9 0W–1L
 Czechoslovakia 3 2 474 377 +97 8 1W–0L
 Sweden 3 2 375 341 +34 8 0W–1L
 Senegal 1 4 345 396 −51 6
 India 0 5 329 539 −210 5
July 25
Poland  113–67  India
July 25
Sweden  70–64  Senegal
July 25
Australia  91–86  Czechoslovakia
July 26
Senegal  81–59  India
July 26
Sweden  61–83  Czechoslovakia
July 26
Australia  74–101  Poland
July 27
Sweden  119–63  India
July 27
Senegal  64–95  Australia
July 27
Czechoslovakia  84–88  Poland
July 28
India  75–93  Australia
July 28
Czechoslovakia  88–72  Senegal
July 28
Sweden  70–67  Poland

Final round[edit]

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. The host nation failed to compete for the gold in spite of finishing the preliminary round undefeated, due to losses against the other two group leaders Yugoslavia and especially Italy, since the result from that match served as tiebreaker, giving the latter a passport to the gold medal match. The Soviet Union then won the bronze against Spain. Yugoslavia earned their first and only gold medal in men's basketball at this Olympic Games.

Results from Yugoslavia vs. Spain, Italy vs. Cuba and Soviet Union vs. Brazil were carried over from the preliminary round.

Competed for the gold medal
Competed for the bronze medal
Team W L PF PA PD Pts 1st Tie
 Yugoslavia 5 0 506 442 +64 9
 Italy 3 2 419 438 −19 9 1W–0L
 Soviet Union 3 2 505 468 +37 8 0W–1L
 Spain 2 3 488 485 +3 8 1W–0L
 Brazil 2 3 448 477 −27 6 0W–1L
 Cuba 0 5 434 490 −56 5
July 25
Brazil  94–93  Cuba
July 25
Soviet Union  102–81  Spain
July 25
Yugoslavia  102–81  Italy
July 26
Spain  110–81  Brazil
July 26
Cuba  84–112  Yugoslavia
July 26
Soviet Union  85–87  Italy
July 27
Cuba  95–96 OT  Spain
July 27
Soviet Union  91–101  Yugoslavia
July 27
Italy  77–90  Brazil
July 29
Spain  89–95  Italy
July 29
Soviet Union  109–90  Cuba
July 29
Brazil  95–96  Yugoslavia

Medal matches[edit]

Bronze Medal

July 30
Soviet Union  117–74  Spain

Gold Medal

July 30
Yugoslavia  86–77  Italy

Women's Tournament[edit]

The women's tournament was decided in a round robin group with all six teams. The first two places competed for the gold medal, while the third and fourth places for the bronze. The remaining teams retain their group ranks for the final standings. The host nation finished the group phase undefeated and won the gold against Bulgaria. Yugoslavia would go on to win the bronze medal against Hungary.

Competed for the gold medal
Competed for the bronze medal
Team W L PF PA PD Pts
 Soviet Union 5 0 553 316 +237 10
 Bulgaria 4 1 440 405 +35 9
 Yugoslavia 3 2 356 364 −8 8
 Hungary 2 3 344 407 −63 7
 Cuba 1 4 346 403 −57 6
 Italy 0 5 308 452 −144 5
July 20
Italy  65–102  Bulgaria
July 20
Yugoslavia  62–97  Soviet Union
July 20
Cuba  66–76  Hungary
July 22
Cuba  81–85  Yugoslavia
July 22
Bulgaria  83–122  Soviet Union
July 22
Italy  70–83  Hungary
July 24
Hungary  48–61  Yugoslavia
July 24
Bulgaria  84–64  Cuba
July 24
Italy  53–119  Soviet Union
July 25
Italy  57–69  Yugoslavia
July 26
Soviet Union  95–56  Cuba
July 27
Hungary  75–90  Bulgaria
July 28
Italy  63–79  Cuba
July 28
Yugoslavia  79–81  Bulgaria
July 28
Soviet Union  120–62  Hungary

Medal matches[edit]

Bronze Medal

July 30
Yugoslavia  68–65  Hungary

Gold Medal

July 30
Soviet Union  104–73  Bulgaria

Final Standings[edit]

Rank Men Women
Team Pld W L Team Pld W L
1st  Yugoslavia 8 8 0  Soviet Union 6 6 0
2nd  Italy 8 4 4  Bulgaria 6 4 2
3rd  Soviet Union 8 6 2  Yugoslavia 6 4 2
4th  Spain 8 4 4  Hungary 6 2 4
5th  Brazil 7 4 3  Cuba 5 1 4
6th  Cuba 7 2 5  Italy 5 0 5
7th  Poland 7 4 3
8th  Australia 7 5 2
9th  Czechoslovakia 7 3 4
10th  Sweden 7 3 4
11th  Senegal 7 1 6
12th  India 7 0 7

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