Acropolis International Basketball Tournament

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Acropolis International Basketball Tournament
Hellenic Basketball Federation Logo.jpg
Acropolis Basketball Cup
Sport Basketball
Founded 1986
CEO Andreas Miaoulis
No. of teams 4
Country  Greece
Continent Worldwide Competition
Most recent champion(s) Greece Greece
Most titles Greece Greece (17 titles)
TV partner(s) ERT World
Official website Basket.gr

The Acropolis International Basketball Tournament (also known as the Acropolis of Athens Basketball Tournament and the Acropolis Basketball Cup) (Greek: Τουρνουά Ακρόπολις) is an international basketball competition that is played between national teams, which has been held almost every year since 1986, and takes place in Athens, Greece, during the summer. It takes place before the big official FIBA tournaments like the FIBA EuroBasket, the FIBA World Cup, and the Summer Olympic Games. The tournament is named after the world famous Acropolis of Athens. The competition is played under FIBA rules.

The tournament is organized by the Hellenic Basketball Federation, and it is sponsored by Eurobank. It is one of the most well-known non-FIBA organized international friendly basketball competitions that is competed between national teams.

Venues[edit]

Time Period Arena
1986–1989
Peace and Friendship Stadium SEF
1990
Glyfada Indoor Hall
1991 (Jubilee), 1992–1994
Peace and Friendship Stadium SEF
1995–1996
OAKA Olympic Indoor Hall
1997
Peace and Friendship Stadium SEF
1998
OAKA Olympic Indoor Hall
1999
Peace and Friendship Stadium SEF
2000–2002
OAKA Olympic Indoor Hall
2003–2004
Glyfada Indoor Hall
2005–2011, 2013, 2015–present
OAKA Olympic Indoor Hall

History[edit]

The tournament's host team, the senior men's Greek National Basketball Team, has won the tournament 17 times so far. In 1991, the Hellenic Basketball Federation and FIBA Europe, joined together to hold the special edition 1991 FIBA Centennial Jubilee Tournament, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sport of basketball. The Centennial Jubilee Tournament is not counted with the other Acropolis Tournaments, because it was not solely organized by the Hellenic Basketball Federation.

To date, there have been 27 official Acropolis Tournaments that have been organized by the Hellenic Basketball Federation, plus the unofficial special edition 1991 FIBA Centennial Jubilee Tournament. The Greek national team did not host the 2012 Acropolis Tournament, because it participated in the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, and failed to qualify for the Olympics that year. There was also no Acropolis Tournament in 2014.

Acropolis Tournament standings[edit]

Year Arena Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal 4th Place 5th Place
1986
(Details)
Greece SEF  Yugoslavia  Italy  Greece  Netherlands
N/A
1987
(Details)
Greece SEF  Yugoslavia  Greece  Czechoslovakia  Canada
N/A
1988
(Details)
Greece SEF  Yugoslavia  Greece  Italy United States Duke University
N/A
1989
(Details)
Greece SEF  Greece  Italy United States ACC All Stars  Netherlands
N/A
1990
(Details)
Greece Glyfada  Argentina  Greece  Czechoslovakia  China
N/A
1992
(Details)
Greece SEF  Greece  Lithuania  Italy  France
N/A
1993
(Details)
Greece SEF  Greece  Bulgaria  Russia United States College NCAA DI All Stars
N/A
1994
(Details)
Greece SEF  Serbian All Stars  Russia  Greece  Italy  Argentina
1995
(Details)
Greece OAKA  FR Yugoslavia  Greece United States College NCAA DI All Stars  Slovenia
N/A
1996
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Greece United States NIT All Stars  Italy  Germany
N/A
1997
(Details)
Greece SEF  Italy  Greece  France  Germany
N/A
1998
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Greece United States College NCAA DI All Stars  Poland  Japan
N/A
1999
(Details)
Greece SEF  Greece  Italy  Australia  Russia
N/A
2000
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Greece  Russia  Brazil  Hungary
N/A
2001
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Italy  Greece  FR Yugoslavia  Lithuania
N/A
2002
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Greece  Lithuania  Italy  Croatia
N/A
2003
(Details)
Greece Glyfada  Greece  Slovenia  Poland  Israel
N/A
2004
(Details)
Greece Glyfada  Lithuania  Greece  Italy  Brazil
N/A
2005
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Greece  Serbia and Montenegro  Italy  Germany
N/A
2006
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Greece  France  Croatia  Italy
N/A
2007
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Greece  Lithuania  Slovenia  Italy
N/A
2008
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Greece  Brazil  Croatia  Australia
N/A
2009
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Greece  Serbia  Lithuania  Russia
N/A
2010
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Greece  Slovenia  Serbia  Canada
N/A
2011
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Italy  Greece  Bulgaria United States Brigham Young University
N/A
2012
No tournament held – cancelled because Greece did not qualify for the Olympics.
2013
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Greece  Lithuania  Italy  Bosnia and Herzegovina
N/A
2014
No tournament held.
2015
(Details)
Greece OAKA  Greece  Turkey  Lithuania  Netherlands
N/A

Acropolis Cup Champions and MVPs[edit]

[1]

Year Champion MVP
1986
 Yugoslavia
1987
 Yugoslavia
1988
 Yugoslavia
1989
 Greece
1990
 Argentina
1992
 Greece
1993
 Greece
1994
 Serbian All Stars
1995
 FR Yugoslavia
1996
 Greece
1997
 Italy
1998
 Greece
1999
 Greece Greece Georgios Sigalas
2000
 Greece Greece Fragiskos Alvertis
2001
 Italy Italy Gregor Fučka
2002
 Greece Greece Antonis Fotsis
2003
 Greece Greece Nikos Chatzivrettas
2004
 Lithuania Greece Nikos Chatzivrettas (2)
2005
 Greece Greece Dimitris Diamantidis
2006
 Greece Greece Dimitris Diamantidis (2)
2007
 Greece Greece Vassilis Spanoulis
2008
 Greece Greece Antonis Fotsis (2)
2009
 Greece Greece Vassilis Spanoulis (2)
2010
 Greece Greece Sofoklis Schortsanitis
2011
 Italy Greece Antonis Fotsis (3)
2012
N/A N/A
2013
 Greece Greece Nikos Zisis
2014
N/A N/A
2015
 Greece N/A

Results by country[edit]

Rank Country Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals 4th Place 5th Place Appearances
1.
 Greece
17
8
2
0
0
27
2.
 Italy
3
3
7
4
0
17
3.
 Yugoslavia
3
0
0
0
0
3
4.
 Serbia
2
2
2
0
0
6
5.
 Lithuania
1
4
2
1
0
8
6.
 Argentina
1
0
0
0
1
2
7.
 United States
0
2
2
3
0
7
8.
 Russia
0
2
1
2
0
5
9.
 Slovenia
0
2
1
1
0
4
10.
 Brazil
0
1
1
1
0
3
 France
0
1
1
1
0
3
11.
 Bulgaria
0
1
1
0
0
2
12.
 Turkey
0
1
0
0
0
1
13.
 Croatia
0
0
2
1
0
3
14.
 Czechoslovakia
0
0
2
0
0
2
 Poland
0
0
2
0
0
2
15.
 Australia
0
0
1
1
0
2
16.
 Germany
0
0
0
3
0
3
 Netherlands
0
0
0
3
0
3
17.
 Canada
0
0
0
2
0
2
18.
 China
0
0
0
1
0
1
 Israel
0
0
0
1
0
1
 Japan
0
0
0
1
0
1
 Hungary
0
0
0
1
0
1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
0
0
0
1
0
1

FIBA Centennial Jubilee Tournament[edit]

The 1991 FIBA Centennial Jubilee Tournament was the special edition tournament that was organized jointly by FIBA Europe and the Hellenic Basketball Federation to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the sport of basketball. It is not counted officially with the other 27 Acropolis International Tournaments because it was not solely organized by the Hellenic Basketball Federation. It was contested by France, Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia, Spain, and the Soviet Union.

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