Talk:Spain men's national basketball team

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POV on racism in Spanish sports[edit]

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The British press has been keen in pointing to what they regard as incidents of racial abuse in Spanish sports, in particular racist abuse of non-caucasian sports players. This was the case with the comments of the former Spanish national mens' football team manager, Luis Aragonés, about black French footballer Thierry Henry; [1][2] who asked a defender to pay particular attention to "the black one". Later on, he insisted in that no racism is meant in the comment which he regards as descriptive. Another case was brought up with the racial taunts which a minoritary part of the crowd directed at black members of the English national football team during a friendly international match in Madrid, November 2004 [3][4] (the governing body of international football fined the Spanish Football Federation 100,000 Swiss francs/$87,340 USD [5]); and in the racist abuse of British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton during pre-season testing in Catalonia, February 2008, where a few Spanish spectators wearing black makeup on their faces, black wigs and black clothing to symbolize black arms and legs, wore white T-shirts on which were written the words, "HAMILTON'S FAMILLY" (sic) and shouted racial abuse and obscenities. [6][7]

Whether the whole thing is a case of newspaper/tabloid sports anti-Spanish POV should be eventually determined. But it is self-evident that none of these so-called incidents are related to the Spanish national basketball team

Stephreef (talk) 18:47, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Is the controversy regarding the 2008 Olympics something worth noting among all others sport results? As it is quoted "Media Controversy", while in China it supposed no big deal [1]. Does this have to be such a major point in the Team's record?--Maku17 (talk) 10:16, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

Mediterranean Games medal count[edit]

Should the Mediterranean Games be counted in the list? Usually this competition is played with a National Team "B"... And therefore wouldn't really have the value of an Olympic, World or European Championship medal... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.54.14.162 (talk) 09:56, 17 September 2014 (UTC)