Basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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15th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Sydney 2000
Tournament details
Olympics2000 Summer Olympics
Host nationAustralia
CitySydney
Duration16 September – 1 October
Men's tournament
Teams12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists France
3 Bronze medalists  Lithuania
Women's tournament
Teams12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists Australia
3 Bronze medalists  Brazil
Tournaments
← Atlanta 1996  Athens 2004 →

Basketball contests at the 2000 Summer Olympics were held from 16 September 2000 to 1 October 2000. Games took place at the Sydney SuperDome and the Dome in Sydney, Australia. The United States claimed the gold medals in both the men's and women's competitions.

Venues[edit]

Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney Super Dome The Dome
Capacity: 18,200 Capacity: 10,000
Olympic Park Blackhawk Training.jpg Sydney Olympic Park Showground Hall.JPG

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
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 United States (USA)

Shareef Abdur-Rahim
Ray Allen
Vin Baker
Vince Carter
Kevin Garnett
Tim Hardaway
Allan Houston
Jason Kidd
Antonio McDyess
Alonzo Mourning
Gary Payton
Steve Smith

 France (FRA)

Jim Bilba
Yann Bonato
Makan Dioumassi
Laurent Foirest
Thierry Gadou
Cyril Julian
Crawford Palmer
Antoine Rigaudeau
Stéphane Risacher
Laurent Sciarra
Mustapha Sonko
Frédéric Weis

 Lithuania (LTU)

Dainius Adomaitis
Gintaras Einikis
Andrius Giedraitis
Šarūnas Jasikevičius
Kęstutis Marčiulionis
Tomas Masiulis
Darius Maskoliūnas
Ramūnas Šiškauskas
Darius Songaila
Saulius Štombergas
Mindaugas Timinskas
Eurelijus Žukauskas

Women
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 United States (USA)

Ruthie Bolton-Holifield
Teresa Edwards
Yolanda Griffith
Chamique Holdsclaw
Lisa Leslie
Nikki McCray
DeLisha Milton
Katie Smith
Dawn Staley
Sheryl Swoopes
Natalie Williams
Kara Wolters

 Australia (AUS)

Carla Boyd
Sandra Brondello
Trisha Fallon
Michelle Griffiths
Kristi Harrower
Jo Hill
Lauren Jackson
Annie la Fleur
Shelley Sandie
Rachael Sporn
Michele Timms
Jenny Whittle

 Brazil (BRA)

Janeth Arcain
Ilisaine David
Lilian Gonçalves
Helen Luz
Silvia Luz
Claudia Neves
Alessandra Oliveira
Adriana Pinto
Adriana Santos
Cintia Santos
Kelly Santos
Marta Sobral

Qualification[edit]

A National Olympic Committee (NOC) may enter up to one men's team with 12 players and up to one women's team with 12 players. The reigning world champions and the host country qualify automatically, as do the winners of the five continental championships, plus the Americas runner-up and four additional berths from Europe in the men's competition, and the second and third place from the Americas tournament plus three additional squads from Europe in the women's competition.

Basketball – Men[edit]

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania Automatic qualifiers
 Angola  United States
 Canada
 China  Italy
 Lithuania
 France
 Spain
 Russia
 New Zealand  YugoslaviaWorld champions
 Australia – Olympic hosts

Basketball – Women[edit]

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania Automatic qualifiers
 Senegal  Cuba
 Brazil
 Canada
 South Korea  Poland
 France
 Slovakia
 Russia
 New Zealand  United StatesWorld champions
 Australia – Olympic hosts

Format[edit]

  • Twelve teams are split into two preliminary round groups of six teams each.
  • The top four teams from both groups qualify for the knockout stage.
  • Fifth-placed teams from both groups compete for 9th place in an additional match.
  • Sixth-placed teams from both groups compete for 11th place in an additional match.
  • In the quarterfinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B4, A2 vs. B3, A3 vs. B2 and A4 vs. B1.
    • From the eliminated teams at the quarterfinals, the loser from A1 vs. B4 competes against the loser from A2 vs. B3 for 5th place in an additional match. The remaining two loser teams compete for 6th place in an additional match.
  • The winning teams from the quarterfinals meet in the semifinals as follows: A1/B4 vs. A3/B2 and A2/B3 vs. A4/B1.
  • The winning teams from the semifinals contest the gold medal. The losing teams contest the bronze.

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]

2000 men's teams.

Championship bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
(28 September)
Semifinals
(29 September)
Gold medal game
(1 October)
                           
  A1  United States 85  
B4  Russia 70  
  A1  United States 85  
  A3  Lithuania 83  
B2  Yugoslavia 63
  A3  Lithuania 76  
    A1  United States 85
  A4  France 75
  A2  Italy 62  
B3  Australia 65  
  B3  Australia 52 Third place
  A4  France 76  
B1  Canada 63 A3  Lithuania 89
  A4  France 68   B3  Australia 71

Women's tournament[edit]

2000 women's teams.

Championship bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
(27 September)
Semifinals
(29 September)
Gold medal game
(30 September)
                           
  A1  Australia 76  
B4  Poland 48  
  A1  Australia 64  
  A3  Brazil 52  
B2  Russia 67
  A3  Brazil 68  
    A1  Australia 54
  B1  United States 76
  A2  France 58  
B3  South Korea 69  
  B3  South Korea 65 Bronze medal game
  B1  United States 78  
B1  United States 58 A3  Brazil (OT) 84
  A4  Slovakia 43   B3  South Korea 73

Final standings[edit]

Rank Men Women
Team Pld W L Team Pld W L
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States 8 8 0  United States 8 8 0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  France 8 4 4  Australia 8 7 1
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Lithuania 8 5 3  Brazil 8 4 4
4th  Australia 8 4 4  South Korea 8 4 4
Eliminated at the quarterfinals
5th  Italy 7 4 3  France 7 5 2
6th  Yugoslavia 7 4 3  Russia 7 3 4
7th  Canada 7 5 2  Slovakia 7 3 4
8th  Russia 7 3 4  Poland 7 3 4
Preliminary round 5th placers
9th  Spain 6 2 4  Cuba 6 2 4
10th  China 6 2 4  Canada 6 2 4
Preliminary round 6th placers
11th  New Zealand 6 1 5  New Zealand 6 1 5
12th  Angola 6 0 6  Senegal 6 0 6

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