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Encyclopedia > Basketball at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Basketball at the 1960 Summer Olympics was the fifth appearance of the sport in Olympic competition. 16 nations were admitted into the Olympic tournament, with many others being eliminated in a pre-Olympic tournament held earlier in the year. 64 games of basketball were played in the Olympic tournament. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy. ...


The 16 teams were split up into four groups for the preliminary round. Each team played every other team in its group once. The top two teams in each group advanced to the semifinals in two pools of four, while the lower two teams were sent to a consolation semifinal for 9th through 16th place.


In the semifinal, each team again played every other team in its pool, none of which it had played against previously. The top two teams in each of the two semifinals moved on to the final, with the lower two teams in each playing in a classification for 5th through 8th place. The consolation semifinal worked the same way, with the top two teams moving into a classification for 9th through 12th place and the lower two playing in classification for 13th through 16th places.


For the final, each of the four teams had already played against one of the other three in the semifinal. The results of those games carried over into the final and each team played the remaining two finalists once (even though the teams may have played each other in the preliminary round, those results were not carried over). The results of that pool determined final ranking. Each of the classifications worked identically to the final.

Contents

Medallists

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
United States United States (USA)
Jay Hoyland Arnette
Walter Jones Bellamy, Jr.
Robert Lewis Boozer
Terence Gilbert Dischinger
Burdette Eliele Haldorsson
Darrall Tucker Imhoff
Allen Earl Kelley
Lester E. Lane
Jerry Ray Lucas
Oscar Palmer Robertson
Adrian Howard Smith
Jerome Alan West
Soviet Union Soviet Union (URS)
Yuri Korneev
Yanis Krumins
Guram Minashvili
Valdis Mutzhniek
Tsezar Ozer
Aleksandr Petrov
Mikhail Semyonov
Vladimir Ugrekhelidze
Maigonis Valdmanis
Albert Valtin
Gennadi Volnov
Viktor Zubkov
Brazil Brazil (BRA)
Edson Bispo dos Santos
Moyses Blas
Waldemar Blatkauskas
Zenny De Azevedo
Carmo De Souza
Carlos Domingo Massoni
Waldyr Geraldo Boccardo
Wlamir Marques
Antonio Pasos Amaury
Fernando Pereira De Freitas
Antonio Salvador Sucar
Eduardo Schall Jatyr

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Walter Jones Bellamy (born July 24, 1939 in New Bern, North Carolina) is a former pro basketball player. ... Bob Boozer, as a collegiate All-American Robert Louis Bob Boozer (born April 26, 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former professional basketball player. ... Terry Gilbert Dischinger (born November 14, 1940 in Terre Haute, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. Dischinger was made the first pick of the second round of the NBA Draft in 1962 out of Purdue University by the Chicago Zephyrs. ... Darrall Tucker Imhoff (born October 11, 1938 in San Gabriel, California) is a former pro basketball player. ... Jerry Lucas as a player of the San Francisco Warriors Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) was a legendary basketball star from the 1950s to the 1970s, and is now a world-renowned memory education expert. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee) is an American former NBA player and is considered by many to be one of the greatest basketball players in history. ... Adrian Howard Smith (born October 5, 1936 in Farmington, Kentucky) is an American former NBA player. ... Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) has had one of the most successful careers ever in professional basketball, first as a player, then as a coach, and finally as an executive. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... The name Aleksandr/Alexander Petrov (Russian: ) may refer to: Aleksandr Petrov (animator), a Russian animator who currently lives in Canada, famous for using paint-on-glass animation Alexander Dmitrievich Petrov, the first great Russian chess master Aleksandr Petrov (basketball player), member of the silver-medal-winning Soviet Olympic basketball team... Gennadi Georgievich Volnov (Russian: ) (born November 28, 1939 in Moscow) was a Russian basketball player who won gold with the Soviet basketball team in Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics. ... Viktor Alexeyevich Zubkov (Russian: ; b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ...

Final ranking

  1. United States
  2. USSR
  3. Brazil
  4. Italy
  5. Czechoslovakia
  6. Yugoslavia
  7. Poland
  8. Uruguay
  9. Hungary
  10. France
  11. Philippines
  12. Mexico
  13. Puerto Rico
  14. Spain
  15. Japan
  16. Bulgaria

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Results

Preliminary round

Group A

Team Played Won Lost
United States 3 3 0
Italy 3 2 1
Hungary 3 1 2
Japan 3 0 3
  • Hungary def. Japan, 93-66
  • United States def. Italy, 88-54
  • United States def. Japan, 125-66
  • Italy def. Hungary, 72-67
  • United States def. Hungary, 107-63
  • Italy def. Japan, 100-92

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Group B

Team Played Won Lost
Czechoslovakia 3 2 1
Yugoslavia 3 2 1
France 3 1 2
Bulgaria 3 1 2
  • Yugoslavia def. Bulgaria, 67-62
  • Czechoslovakia def. France, 56-53
  • Yugoslavia def. France, 62-61
  • Bulgaria def. Czechoslovakia, 75-69
  • Czechoslovakia def. Yugoslavia, 76-64
  • France def. Bulgaria, 73-72

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Group C

Team Played Won Lost
Brazil 3 3 0
USSR 3 2 1
Mexico 3 1 2
Puerto Rico 3 0 3
  • USSR def. Mexico, 66-49
  • Brazil def. Puerto Rico, 75-72
  • Mexico def. Puerto Rico, 68-64
  • Brazil def. USSR, 58-54
  • Brazil def. Mexico, 80-72
  • USSR def. Puerto Rico, 100-63

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Group D

Team Played Won Lost
Uruguay 3 2 1
Poland 3 2 1
Philippines 3 1 2
Spain 3 1 2
  • Poland def. Philippines, 86-68
  • Spain def. Uruguay, 77-72
  • Philippines def. Spain, 84-82
  • Uruguay def. Poland, 76-72
  • Uruguay def. Philippines, 80-76
  • Poland def. Spain, 75-63

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Classification 9-16

Pool C

Team Played Won Lost
Hungary 3 3 0
Philippines 3 2 1
Puerto Rico 3 1 2
Bulgaria 3 0 3
  • Hungary def. Bulgaria, 2-0 (forfeit)
  • Philippines def. Puerto Rico, 82-80
  • Hungary def. Puerto Rico, 84-80
  • Philippines def. Bulgaria, 2-0 (forfeit)
  • Puerto Rico def. Bulgaria, 2-0 (forfeit)
  • Hungary def. Philippines, 81-70

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Pool D

Team Played Won Lost
France 3 3 0
Mexico 3 2 1
Spain 3 1 2
Japan 3 0 3
  • Mexico def. Spain, 80-66
  • France def. Japan, 101-63
  • Mexico def. Japan, 76-55
  • France def. Spain, 78-40
  • Spain def. Japan, 66-64
  • France def. Mexico, 91-62

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Classification 13-16

Spain's victory over Japan carried over, as did Puerto Rico's win in Bulgaria's forfeit.

Team Played Won Lost
Puerto Rico 3 3 0
Spain 3 2 1
Japan 3 1 2
Bulgaria 3 0 3
  • Puerto Rico def. Spain, 75-65
  • Japan def. Bulgaria, 2-0 (forfeit)
  • Puerto Rico def. Japan, 93-73
  • Spain def. Bulgaria, 2-0 (forfeit)

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Classification 9-12

France's victory over Mexico and Hungary's over the Philippines carried over.

Team Played Won Lost
Hungary 3 2 1
France 3 2 1
Philippines 3 1 2
Mexico 3 1 2
  • Mexico def. Hungary, 69-57
  • France def. Philippines, 122-75
  • Philippines def. Mexico, 65-64
  • Hungary def. France, 74-70

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Semifinal

Pool A

Team Played Won Lost
Brazil 3 3 0
Italy 3 2 1
Czechoslovakia 3 1 2
Poland 3 0 3
  • Brazil def. Italy, 78-75
  • Czechoslovakia def. Poland, 88-75
  • Brazil def. Poland, 77-68
  • Italy def. Czechoslovakia, 77-70
  • Italy def. Poland, 74-68
  • Brazil def. Czechoslovakia, 85-78

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Pool B

Team Played Won Lost
United States 3 3 0
USSR 3 2 1
Yugoslavia 3 1 2
Uruguay 3 0 3
  • United States def. Yugoslavia, 104-42
  • USSR def. Uruguay, 89-53
  • USSR def. Yugoslavia, 88-61
  • United States def. Uruguay, 108-50
  • Yugoslavia def. Uruguay, 94-83
  • United States def. USSR, 81-57

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Classification 5-8

Czechoslovakia's victory over Poland and Yugoslavia's win over Uruguay carried over to this round.

Team Played Won Lost
Czechoslovakia 3 3 0
Yugoslavia 3 2 1
Poland 3 1 2
Uruguay 3 0 3
  • Czechoslovakia def. Uruguay, 98-72
  • Yugoslavia def. Poland, 95-81
  • Poland def. Uruguay, 64-62
  • Czechoslovakia def. Yugoslavia, 98-93

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Final

The United States' win over the Soviet Union and Brazil's victory over Italy carried over.

Team Played Won Lost
United States 3 3 0
USSR 3 2 1
Brazil 3 1 2
Italy 3 0 3
  • USSR def. Brazil, 64-62
  • United States def. Italy, 112-81
  • USSR def. Italy, 78-70
  • United States def. Brazil, 90-63

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