Browsing USA-USSR 1972

When Team USA Doesn’t Win Gold in the Olympics

Posted on 3 Aug, 2016, by in NBA

Since Men’s basketball tournaments began in the Summer Olympics back in 1936, there were only four occasions of Team USA not winning the gold medal. In 1972, when the Soviet Union won in probably the most famous Olympic basketball game of all-time; in 1980, when the Americans led a boycott of the Moscow Olympics; in 1988, when the USSR won gold while the final team of non-NBA players took bronze; and in 2004, with Argentina taking gold, in what resulted in a massive overhaul to the way the international tournament was perceived in the United States, and the birth of the Redeem Team. More