Official Basketball results from the Moscow 1980 Olympics. Full list of gold, silver and bronze medallists as well as photos and videos of medal-winning moments.
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Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics was the tenth appearance of the sport of basketball as an official Olympic medal event. It was held from July 20 to July 30 at the Olympiiski Indoor Stadium and at the CSKA Sports Palace, both located in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. Finals of men'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 m
Indian basketball at the Olympics. Heading into its first-ever Olympics at Moscow 1980, the Indian basketball team - led by Paramjit Singh - was upbeat of making an impression at the biggest stage. “[It was] a lifetime opportunity,” Paramjit Singh told the FIBA website. “[I felt] I must play to my best because it was unlikely that India will play in the Olympics again.”
Mike Sylvester '70 Only American to Medal at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. Forty years ago, the United States boycotted an Olympic Games for the first and, to date, only time. This is the story of the only American to medal at the 1980 Games in Moscow. Framed in the basement of a former Dayton basketball player's four-story condominium is a keepsake that no other American possesses.
Sebastian Coe. At the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, the graceful Coe was favoured in the 800-metre race, and the powerful Ovett was favoured in the 1,500-metre race, an event in which he and Coe shared the world record. Instead, Ovett won the 800 metres, with Coe taking a….
Basketball at the Summer Olympics has been a sport for men consistently since 1936. Prior to its inclusion as a medal sport, basketball was held as a demonstration event in 1904. Women's basketball made its debut in the Summer Olympics in 1976. FIBA organizes both the men's and women's FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments and the Summer ...
This is the final match of the tournament between Yugoslavia and Italy. This is the last quarter when Italian players began injuring Yugoslav players.
The 1980 Moscow Olympics, till date remains to be one of the most controversial Olympics ever. India faced Czechoslovakia in the second game who turned out to be tougher and more merciless than the host. The Czechoslovakians clinched an elaborate 133-65 win.