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The Basketball World Championship (official name: FIBA World Championship) is a world basketball tournament for men's national teams held quadrennially. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ...


A parallel event for women's teams, the FIBA World Championship for Women, is also held quadrennially, in the same year as the men's event but in a different country. The Basketball World Championship for Women (official name: FIBA World Championship for Women) is a world basketball tournament for womens national teams held quadrennially. ...


The tournament structure is similar but not identical to that of the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ...

Contents


History

The Basketball World Championship was created by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and was first held in 1950 in Argentina. The International Basketball Federation (French: Fédération Internationale de Basketball) is an association of national organizations which governs international competitition in the basketball. ...


The tournament is held every four years between Olympic Games. For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ...


Beginning in 2006, the number of participating teams will be increased to 24 nations (from 16).


Just five countries have had the priviledge of winning gold in the World Championship: USSR, Yugoslavia(Defending Champs), USA, Brazil and Argentina.


The most successful teams in the history of the World Championships are Yugoslavia with five golden titles, and then the United States and the Soviet Union, with three titles each. Meaning that 11 of the 14 all-time tournaments have been one by thes 3 countries. Yugoslavia was generally regarded as the second-leading force in international basketball, behind only the United States of America. ...


The other 3 tittles are, Brazil (2 of them) and Argentina (1).



The Yugoslavian and Soviet team no longer participate in any competition, in their places, about 15 diferents countries are playing international basketball. That leaves the United States with the opportunity to become the world dominat powerhouse, and also become the world with the most gold medals. They need two to tie at the top and three to be at the top.


Tournaments

Year Host City/Country Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1950 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina
64-50
USA

Chile

Brazil
1954 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
USA
62-41
Brazil

Philippines
67-63
France
1959 Santiago, Chile
Brazil

USA

Chile

Taiwan
1963 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil
90-71
Yugoslavia

USSR

USA
1967 Montevideo, Uruguay
USSR

Yugoslavia

Brazil

USA
1970 Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
70-63
Brazil

USSR

Italy
1974 San Juan, Puerto Rico
USSR

Yugoslavia

USA

Cuba
1978 Manila, Philippines
Yugoslavia
82-81
USSR

Brazil
86-85
Italy
1982 Cali, Colombia
USSR
95-94
USA

Yugoslavia
119-117
Spain
1986 Madrid, Spain
USA
87-85
USSR

Yugoslavia
117-91
Brazil
1990 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Yugoslavia
92-75
USSR

USA
107-105
Puerto Rico
1994 Toronto, Canada
USA
137-91
Russia

Croatia
78-60
Greece
1998 Athens, Greece
Yugoslavia
64-62
Russia

USA
84-61
Greece
2002
Details
Indianapolis, USA
Yugoslavia
84-77
Argentina

Germany
117-94
New Zealand
2006
Details
Japan
2010 Turkey

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Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Yugoslavia was generally regarded as the second-leading force in international basketball, behind only the United States of America. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Yugoslavia was generally regarded as the second-leading force in international basketball, behind only the United States of America. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 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Yugoslavia was generally regarded as the second-leading force in international basketball, behind only the United States of America. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Yugoslavia was generally regarded as the second-leading force in international basketball, behind only the United States of America. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Yugoslavia was generally regarded as the second-leading force in international basketball, behind only the United States of America. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia_and_Montenegro. ... Yugoslavia was generally regarded as the second-leading force in international basketball, behind only the United States of America. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 Basketball World Championship will be hosted by Japan in August and September 2006. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Most Time Winners

Yugoslavia 7


USA 3


USSR 3


Brazil 2


Argentina 1


See also

The 2006 Basketball World Championship will be hosted by Japan in August and September 2006. ... The Netball World Championships have been held every four years since 1963. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Basketball World Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (136 words)
The Basketball World Championship (official name: FIBA World Championship) is a world basketball tournament held quadrennially.
The Basketball World Championship was created by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and was first held in 1950 in Argentina.
The most successful teams in the history of the World Championships are Yugoslavia with five golden titles, and then the United States, and the Soviet Union, with three titles each.
Basketball World Championship 2006 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (225 words)
The 2006 Basketball World Championship will be hosted by Japan in August and September 2006.
It is co-organised by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Japan Basketball Association (JABBA) and the 2006 Organizing Committee.
The draw for 2006 World Championship was held in Tokyo on 15 January 2006.
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