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1984  Los Angeles Summer Olympics

1984 Summer Olympics - The Results (Basketball - Men)

Basketball at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games

 

Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: July 29, 1984
Date Finished: August 10, 1984
Events: 2

Participants: 213 (142 men and 71 women) from 13 countries
Youngest Participant: CHN Zheng Haixia (17 years, 143 days)
Oldest Participant: ITA Dino Meneghin (34 years, 193 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 71 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (2 medals)

  

Overview

The 1984 Olympic basketball tournaments were held at the Los Angeles Forum, famous as the long-time home of the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. The Forum, as it was later called (it has had various names), was built in 1967 and is still in use, now primarily as an entertainment and concert venue.

There were again 12 teams in the men’s tournament. The absence of the Soviet Union weakened the field, but Yugoslavia was still present in Los Angeles. Except for the Soviets, the Eastern Bloc boycott had little effect on the tournament. Defending champion Yugoslavia, 1980 runner-up Italy, and host United States were automatically eligible. The other qualifying tournaments were as follows – European Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Spain, France, West Germany); Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Brazil, Uruguay, Canada); and the 1983 Oceanian, Asian, and African Champions (Australia, China, Egypt, respectively).

The 12 teams were separated into two six-team groups, which played a round-robin tournament. New in 1984 was that the knock-out phase now included quarter-finals, as the top four teams in each group qualified for the quarters. The United States had won of the strongest amateur teams ever assembled, which included [Michael Jordan] and [Patrick Ewing], and they won the tournament easily, defeating Spain in the final game by 31 points. It is highly unlikely the Soviet Union would have changed the outcome, given the strength of the US team.

The women’s format was the same as in 1980 with six teams playing a round-robin and the top two teams in the field playing a final match for the gold medal, while the 3rd- and 4th-place teams played for the bronze medal. The United States was eligible as the host nation, as were the Soviet Union as the 1983 World Champion, but they did not compete. The other spots came from the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, and were awarded to China, Yugoslavia, Canada, Korea, and Australia. Australia was the replacement team for the Soviets.

The United States women also won the gold medal, going undefeated, and crushing Korea, 85-55, in the final match. China won the bronze medal with a 63-57 victory over Canada.

Basketball contests at the 1984 Summer Olympics was the eleventh appearance of the sport of basketball as an official Olympic medal event. It took place at The Forum in Inglewood, United States from July 29 to August 10. The United States won the gold medal in both events, the first in the women's team history. Due to the boycott, the Soviet Union and Hungary withdrew from the tournament. The former, having already qualified for both events was replaced by West Germany in the men's competition, while both nations' women's teams were replaced by Australia and South Korea.

 
QualificationAn NOC may enter up to one men's team with 12 players and up to one women's team with 12 players. Automatic qualifications were granted to the host country for both events plus the gold and silver medal winners from the previous Olympic Games in the men's tournament, and the champion at the 1983 FIBA World Championship in the women's tournament. Additional spots for the men's tournament were decided via the continental championships held by FIBA, while the remaining slots for the women's competition were assigned to the top six teams in a tournament held in Havana, Cuba months before the Olympic Games.
  Host nation
  Olympic Champion
  Runners-up at the Previous Games
 
Qualified teams for the Men's Tournament
AmericasEuropeAsiaAfricaOceania
 United States  Soviet Union[a]  China  Egypt  Australia
 Canada  Yugoslavia      
 Brazil  Italy      
 Uruguay  France      
   Spain      
   West Germany[b]      
  • a Withdrew from the tournament.
  • b Replaced the Soviet Union.
  
Berth allocations for the Men's Tournament
RegionBerths coming from
Continental Championships
Berths from the
Previous Games
Berth as
Host nation
Total
FIBA Europe 3 2 N/A 5
FIBA Americas 3 N/A 1 4
FIBA Asia 1 N/A 1
FIBA Africa 1 1
FIBA Oceania 1 1
TOTAL92112
  

Format

Men's tournament:

  • Two groups of six teams are formed, where the top four from each group advance to the knockout stage.
  • Fifth and sixth places from each group form an additional bracket to decide 9th–12th places in the final ranking.
  • In the quarterfinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B4, A2 vs. B3, A3 vs. B2 and A4 vs. B1.
    • The four teams eliminated from the quarterfinals form an additional bracket to decide 5th–8th places in the final ranking.
  • The winning teams from the quarterfinals meet in the semifinals.
  • The winning teams from the semifinals contest the gold medal. The losing teams contest the bronze.

Men's Basketball

Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): The Forum, Inglewood, California
Date Started: July 29, 1984
Date Finished: August 10, 1984
Format: Round-robin pools advance teams to classification matches.

Summary

The Soviet Union had won the 1982 World Championships and dominated the European Championships since the 1980 Olympics. They were considered a challenge to the United States basketball dominance, but in retribution for the 1980 US boycott of Moscow, the USSR boycotted the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. With the USSR not present, the biggest challenges to the United States were considered to be Spain, Italy, and Yugoslavia.

But the absence of the Soviet Union probably did not affect the final outcome as the United States 1984 Olympic basketball team rivaled the United States 1960 team as a great amateur unit. The team was coached by the controversial Bob Knight, then of Indiana University, and was never challenged in winning the gold medal. It was led by [Michael Jordan] of the University of North Carolina, who would later be considered the greatest professional player ever. The team members were [Steve Alford], [Leon Wood], [Patrick Ewing], [Vern Fleming], [Alvin Robertson], Michael Jordan, [Joe Kleine], [Jon Koncak], [Wayman Tisdale], [Chris Mullin], [Sam Perkins], and [Jeff Turner]. Ewing, Jordan, and Mullin would also later play on the 1992 Dream Team. The US team won their games by an average of 32 points per game. Spain won the silver medal and Yugoslavia the bronze medal.

Knockout stage

Championship bracket

  Quarterfinals (August 6)   Semifinals (August 8)   Gold medal (August 10)
                           
  A1  Yugoslavia 110  
  B4  Uruguay 82  
    A1  Yugoslavia 61  
   
    B2  Spain 74  
  B2  Spain 101    
 
  A3  Australia 93  
      B2  Spain 65
    B1  United States 96
  B1  United States 78  
  A4  West Germany 67  
    B1  United States 78   Bronze medal (August 9)
   
    B3  Canada 59  
  A2  Italy 72   A1  Yugoslavia 88
 
  B3  Canada 78     B3  Canada 82
 

Final 1st-2nd place

Los Angeles
10 August 1984, 7:00 pm
United States Stati Uniti 96 - 65
(52-29)
Spagna Spain The Forum (15.067 spect.)
Referees: Grecia Kōstas Rīgas
Canada Nar Zanolin

Final 3rd-4th place

Los Angeles
9 August 1984, 7:00 pm
Yugoslavia Jugoslavia 88 - 82
(44-38)
Canada Canada The Forum (9.473 spect.)
Referees: Stati Uniti Hank Nichols
Cecoslovacchia Ľubomír Kotleba

Semifinals

Team 1 Res. Team 2
Yugoslavia Jugoslavia 61-74 Spagna Spain
United States Stati Uniti 78-59 Canada Canada

Results

Los Angeles
8 August 1984, 3:00 pm
Yugoslavia Jugoslavia 61 - 74
(40-35)
Spagna Spain The Forum (7.660 spect.)
Referees: Canada Don Cline
Stati Uniti Manny Reynoso

Los Angeles
8 August 1984, 7:00 pm
United States Stati Uniti 78 - 59
(43-26)
Canada Canada The Forum (13.642 spect.)
Referees: Francia Yvan Mainini
Grecia Kōstas Rīgas

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Res. Team 2
Italy Italia 72-78 Canada Canada
Yugoslavia Jugoslavia 110-82 Uruguay Uruguay
Spain Spagna 110-82 Australia Australia
United States Stati Uniti 78-67 Germania Ovest West Germany

Results

Los Angeles
6 August 1984, 10:00 am
Italy Italia 72 - 78
(43-37)
Canada Canada The Forum (10.432 spect.)
Referees: Stati Uniti Hank Nichols
Spagna Pedro Hernández Cabrera

Los Angeles
6 August 1984, 12:00
Yugoslavia Jugoslavia 110 - 82
(53-38)
Uruguay Uruguay The Forum (10.432 spect.)
Referees: Francia Yvan Mainini
Canada Don Cline

Los Angeles
6 August 1984, 5:00 pm
Spain Spagna 101 - 93
(45-38)
Australia Australia The Forum (12.876 spect.)
Referees: Stati Uniti Manny Reynoso
Canada Nar Zanolin

Los Angeles
6 August 1984, 7:00 pm
United States Stati Uniti 78 - 67
(46-32)
Germania Ovest West Germany The Forum (12.876 spect.)
Referees: Argentina Ramón Fraixedes
Jugoslavia Zdravko Kurilić

Classification brackets

5th–8th Place

  August 8     5th place (August 10)
                 
  A3  Australia 95      
  B4  Uruguay 101    
      B4  Uruguay 102
      A2  Italy 111
  A2  Italy 98    
  A4  West Germany 71     7th place (August 10)
 
  A3  Australia 83
    A4  West Germany 78

Results

Los Angeles
8 August 1984, 9:00 am
Uruguay Uruguay 101 - 95
(40-41)
Australia Australia The Forum (10.083 spect.)
Referees: Jugoslavia Radoslav Petrovic
Brasile Nelson Dias

Los Angeles
8 August 1984, 11:00 am
West Germany Germania Ovest 71 - 98
(35-45)
Italia Italy The Forum (10.083 spect.)
Referees: Jugoslavia Radoslav Petrovic
Brasile Nelson Dias

Los Angeles
10 August 1984, 10:00 am
Australia Australia 83 - 78
(46-42)
Germania Ovest West Germany The Forum (9.970 spect.)
Referees: Paesi Bassi Peter van der Willige
Uruguay Armando Donato Rivas

Los Angeles
10 August 1984, 12:00
Uruguay Uruguay 102 - 111
(43-55)
Italia Italy The Forum (9.970 spect.)
Referees: Canada Don Cline
Australia Eddie Crouch

9th–12th Place

  August 5     9th place (August 10)
                 
  A5  Brazil 100      
  B6  France 86    
      A5  Brazil 86
      B5  China 76
  B5  China 76    
  A6  Egypt 73     11th place (August 9)
 
  B6  France 102
    A6  Egypt 78
 

Results

Los Angeles
5 August 1984, 2.30 pm
Brazil Brasile 100 - 86
(63-53)
Francia France The Forum (11.851 spect.)
Referees: Australia John Holden
Cina Luó Jĭngróng

Los Angeles
5 August 1984, 8:30 pm
China Cina 76 - 73
(40-39)
Egitto Egypt The Forum (12.206 spect.)
Referees: Jugoslavia Radoslav Petrović
Filippine Felipe Medardo

Los Angeles
9 August 1984, 10:00 am
France Francia 102 - 78
(51-40)
Egitto Egypt The Forum (11.060 spect.)
Referees: Grecia Kōstas Rīgas
Cina Luó Jĭngróng

Los Angeles
9 August 1984, 12:00
Brazil Brasile 86 - 76
(42-40)
Cina China The Forum (11.060 spect.)
Referees: Australia John Holden
Egitto Abdel-Salem
 

Preliminary round

The top four places in each of the preliminary round groups advanced to the eight team, single-elimination knockout stage, where Group A teams would meet Group B teams. Both the host nation's team United States and then Olympic Champions Yugoslavia advanced undefeated to the second stage. The only teams representing Asia and Africa, China and Egypt respectively couldn't advance and ended up competing for eighth place with Brazil and France.

Group A

  Qualified for the quarterfinals
TeamWLPFPAPDPts
 Yugoslavia 5 0 457 366 +91 10
 Italy 4 1 437 363 +74 9
 Australia 3 2 383 403 −20 8
 West Germany 2 3 384 376 +8 7
 Brazil 1 4 401 423 −22 6
 Egypt 0 5 349 480 −131 5
 
July 29
 
Italy  110–62  Egypt
Scoring by half: 56–31, 54–31
The Forum, Inglewood
 
July 29
 
Yugoslavia  96–83  West Germany
Scoring by half: 49–41, 47–42
The Forum, Inglewood
 
July 29
 
Australia  76–72  Brazil
Scoring by half: 34–38, 42–34
The Forum, Inglewood
 
July 30
 
Italy  80–72  West Germany
Scoring by half: 33–39, 47–33
The Forum, Inglewood
 
July 30
 
Brazil  91–82  Egypt
Scoring by half: 45–43, 46–39
The Forum, Inglewood
 
July 30
 
Yugoslavia  94–64  Australia
Scoring by half: 39–28, 55–36
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 1
 
Australia  67–66  West Germany
Scoring by half: 31–36, 36–30
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 1
 
Yugoslavia  100–69  Egypt
Scoring by half: 56–31, 55–36
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 1
 
Italy  89–78  Brazil
Scoring by half: 43–44, 46–34
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 2
 
West Germany  85–58  Egypt
Scoring by half: 40–24, 45–34
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 2
 
Yugoslavia  98–85  Brazil
Scoring by half: 55–50, 43–35
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 2
 
Italy  93–82  Australia
Scoring by half: 48–48, 45–34
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 4
 
Australia  94–78  Egypt
Scoring by half: 38–37, 56–41
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 4
 
West Germany  78–75  Brazil
Scoring by half: 41–37, 37–38
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 4
 
Yugoslavia  69–65  Italy
Scoring by half: 34–28, 35–37
The Forum, Inglewood
 

Group B

  Qualified for the quarterfinals
TeamWLPFPAPDPts
 United States 5 0 511 315 +196 10
 Spain 4 1 457 438 +19 9
 Canada 3 2 462 401 +61 8
 Uruguay 2 3 403 460 −57 7
 China 1 4 364 477 −113 6
 France 0 5 383 489 −106 5
 
July 29
 
Uruguay  91–87 (OT)  France
Scoring by half: 35–41, 38–32 Overtime: 18–14
The Forum, Inglewood
 
July 29
 
United States  97–49  China
Scoring by half: 50–29, 47–20
The Forum, Inglewood
 
July 29
 
Spain  83–82  Canada
Scoring by half: 45–40, 38–42
The Forum, Inglewood
 
July 31
 
China  85–83  France
Scoring by half: 39–48, 46–35
The Forum, Inglewood
 
July 31
 
United States  89–68  Canada
Scoring by half: 43–28, 46–40
The Forum, Inglewood
 
July 31
 
Uruguay  90–107  Spain
Scoring by half: 43–58, 47–49
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 1
 
China  80–121  Canada
Scoring by half: 32–59, 48–62
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 1
 
United States  104–68  Uruguay
Scoring by half: 58–37, 46–31
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 1
 
France  82–97  Spain
Scoring by half: 47–58, 35–39
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 3
 
China  83–102  Spain
Scoring by half: 38–50, 45–52
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 3
 
United States  120–62  France
Scoring by half: 57–25, 63–37
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 3
 
Canada  95–80  Uruguay
Scoring by half: 46–47, 49–33
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 4
 
United States  101–68  Spain
Scoring by half: 46–41, 55–27
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 4
 
Canada  96–69  France
Scoring by half: 40–31, 56–38
The Forum, Inglewood
 
August 4
 
China  67–74  Uruguay
Scoring by half: 24–37, 43–37
The Forum, Inglewood
 

Final standings

RankMen
TeamPldWL
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States 8 8 0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Spain 8 6 2
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Yugoslavia 8 7 1
4th  Canada 8 4 4
Eliminated at the quarterfinals
5th  Italy 8 6 2
6th  Uruguay 8 3 5
7th  Australia 8 4 4
8th  West Germany 8 2 6
Preliminary round 5th placers
9th  Brazil 7 3 4
10th  China 7 2 5
Preliminary round 6th placers
11th  France 7 1 6
12th  Egypt 7 0 7
 
   
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