List of Olympic venues in basketball

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The Juan Escutia Sports Palace hosted the basketball events for the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
The Forum in Inglewood, California, hosted the basketball tournament for the 1984 Summer Olympics held in neighboring Los Angeles.

For the Summer Olympics, there are 29 venues that have been or will be used for basketball. The first official venue took place outdoors under the auspices of the International Basketball Federation despite the fact the game was played indoors.[1] Being played on tennis courts of clay, the final was held in a heavy rain which turned the courts into mud.[2] Since those games, the basketball games have been played indoors.

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venues for those games Capacity Ref.
1936 Berlin Tennis Courts Fencing (épée) 832. [3]
Tennis Stadium (final) None Not listed. [3]
1948 London Harringay Arena Wrestling Not listed. [4]
1952 Helsinki Messuhalli (final) Boxing, gymnastics, weightlifting, wrestling 5,500 [5]
Tennis Palace None 1,250 [6]
1956 Melbourne West Melbourne Stadium Boxing, gymnastics 7,000 [7]
Royal Exhibition Building (final) Modern pentathlon (fencing), weightlifting, wrestling 3,500 [8]
1960 Rome Palazzo dello Sport (final) Boxing 15,000 [9]
Palazzetto dello sport Weightlifting Not listed. [10]
1964 Tokyo National Gymnasium Diving, modern pentathlon (swimming), swimming 4,000 (basketball)
11,300 (diving, swimming)
[11][12]
1968 Mexico City Juan Escutia Sports Palace Volleyball 22,370 [13]
1972 Munich Basketballhalle Judo 6,635 [14]
1976 Montreal Centre Étienne Desmarteau None 2,200 [15]
Montreal Forum (final) Boxing (final), gymnastics, handball (final), volleyball (final) 18,000 [16]
1980 Moscow CSKA Palace of Sports None 5,500 [17]
Indoor Stadium (final) Boxing 16,500 [18]
1984 Los Angeles The Forum None 17,505 [19]
1988 Seoul Jamsil Gymnasium Volleyball (final) 12,751 [20][21]
1992 Barcelona Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona None 12,500 [22]
1996 Atlanta Georgia Dome (final) Gymnastics (artistic), handball (men's final) 34,500 (each side) [23][24]
Morehouse College Gymnasium None 6,500 [25][26]
2000 Sydney Sydney SuperDome (final) Gymnastics (artistic/ trampoline) 21,000 [27]
The Dome and Exhibition Complex Badminton, gymnastics (rhythmic), modern pentathlon (fencing, shooting), volleyball (indoor) 10,000 [28]
2004 Athens Helliniko Indoor Arena Handball (final) 15,000 [29]
Olympic Indoor Hall (final) Gymnastics (artistic, trampolining) 19,250 [30]
2008 Beijing Wukesong Indoor Stadium None 18,000 [31]
2012 London Basketball Arena Handball (medal round) 12,000 [32]
The O2 Arena (final) Gymnastics (artistic, trampolining) 20,000 [33]
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Training Center – Arena 1 None 16,000 [34]

NOTE: Because of the IOC's rules disallowing corporate sponsorship on venue names, The O2 Arena was renamed North Greenwich Arena during the games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1936 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. p. 1074.
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Basketball: Men". In The Completed Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 400.
  3. ^ a b 1936 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 162-3. Accessed 17 October 2010.
  4. ^ 1948 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 42, 50. Accessed 19 October 2010.
  5. ^ 1952 Summer Olympics official report. p. 51. Accessed 21 October 2010.
  6. ^ 1952 Summer Olympics official report. p. 57. Accessed 21 October 2010.
  7. ^ 1956 Summer Olympics official report. p. 42. Accessed 25 October 2010.
  8. ^ 1956 Summer Olympics official report. p. 43. Accessed 25 October 2010.
  9. ^ 1960 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 68, 70, 72. Accessed 28 October 2010.
  10. ^ 1960 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 60, 62. Accessed 28 October 2010.
  11. ^ 1964 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 115. Accessed 31 October 2010.
  12. ^ 1964 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 121-4. Accessed 31 October 2010.
  13. ^ 1968 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. p. 72. Accessed 4 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  14. ^ 1972 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 2. pp. 201-2. Accessed 8 November 2010.
  15. ^ 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 124-9. Accessed 14 November 2010.
  16. ^ 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 138-43. Accessed 14 November 2010.
  17. ^ 1980 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. pp. 82-5. Accessed 18 November 2010.
  18. ^ 1980 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. pp. 67-71. Accessed 18 November 2010.
  19. ^ 1984 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 102-4. Accessed 24 November 2010.
  20. ^ 1988 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 164. Accessed 1 December 2010.
  21. ^ 1988 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 2. p. 335. Accessed 2 December 2010.
  22. ^ 1992 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 276-9. Accessed 6 December 2010.
  23. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 540. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  24. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 451, 456. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  25. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 542. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  26. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 3. p. 451. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  27. ^ 2000 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 390. Accessed 16 December 2010.
  28. ^ 2000 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 391. Accessed 16 December 2010.
  29. ^ 2004 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 273, 349. Accessed 24 December 2010.
  30. ^ 2004 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 273, 329, 346. Accessed 22 December 2010.
  31. ^ "Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium". Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  32. ^ London2012.com profile of the Basketball Arena. Accessed 30 December 2010.
  33. ^ London2012.com profile of the North Greenwich Arena. Accessed 30 December 2010.
  34. ^ "OTC - Hall 1" (PDF), Rio de Janeiro 2016 Candidate File 2, (BOC), February 16, 2009, pp. 38–39, retrieved December 2, 2009.