Basketball at the 1984 Summer Olympics
|11th Olympic Basketball Tournament|
|Los Angeles 1984|
|Olympics||1984 Summer Olympics|
|Host nation||United States of America|
|Duration||July 29 – August 10|
Basketball contests at the 1984 Summer Olympics 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.
- 1 Medal summary
- 2 Qualification
- 3 Format
- 4 Men's Tournament
- 5 Women's Tournament
- 6 Final Standings
- 7 See also
- 8 References
An 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.
|23x15px Egypt|| 23x15px Brazil
|23x15px China|| 23x15px Soviet Union[a]
23x15px West Germany[b]
|23x15px Australia|| 23x15px Yugoslavia – Gold medal in 1980|
23x15px Italy – Silver medal in 1980
23x15px United States – Olympic hosts
|23x15px Canada|| 23x15px China
Template:Country data KOR[c]
| 23x15px Yugoslavia
|23x15px Australia[c]|| 23x15px Soviet Union[a] – World Champions|
23x15px United States – Olympic hosts
- a Withdrew from the tournament.
- b Replaced the Soviet Union.
- c Replaced the Soviet Union and Hungary.
- 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.
- One round-robin group is formed containing all six teams, where the top two compete for the gold medal, while the third and fourth places compete for the bronze medal in an additional match.
- The remaining two teams finish with their group rank in the final standings.
- Head to head results
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.
|Qualified for the quarterfinals|
|23x15px West Germany||2||3||384||376||+8||7|
|Yugoslavia 23x15px||96–83||23x15px West Germany|
|Scoring by half: 49–41, 47–42|
|Yugoslavia 23x15px||94–64||23x15px Australia|
|Scoring by half: 39–28, 55–36|
|Australia 23x15px||67–66||23x15px West Germany|
|Scoring by half: 31–36, 36–30|
|West Germany 23x15px||85–58||23x15px Egypt|
|Scoring by half: 40–24, 45–34|
|West Germany 23x15px||78–75||23x15px Brazil|
|Scoring by half: 41–37, 37–38|
|Qualified for the quarterfinals|
|23x15px United States||5||0||511||315||+196||10|
|Uruguay 23x15px||91–87||OT||23x15px France|
|Scoring by half: 35–41, 38–32 OT: 18–14|
|United States 23x15px||97–49||23x15px China|
|Scoring by half: 50–29, 47–20|
|United States 23x15px||89–68||23x15px Canada|
|Scoring by half: 43–28, 46–40|
|United States 23x15px||104–68||23x15px Uruguay|
|Scoring by half: 58–37, 46–31|
|United States 23x15px||120–62||23x15px France|
|Scoring by half: 57–25, 63–37|
|United States 23x15px||101–68||23x15px Spain|
|Scoring by half: 46–41, 55–27|
|Quarterfinals (August 6)||Semifinals (August 8)||Gold medal (August 10)|
|B1||23x15px United States||96|
|B1||23x15px United States||78|
|A4||23x15px West Germany||67|
|B1||23x15px United States||78||Bronze medal (August 9)|
|A2||23x15px Italy||72||A1||23x15px Yugoslavia||88|
|B3||23x15px Canada||78||B3||23x15px Canada||82|
|August 8||5th place (August 10)|
|A4||23x15px West Germany||71||7th place (August 10)|
|A4||23x15px West Germany||78|
|August 5||9th place (August 10)|
|A6||23x15px Egypt||73||11th place (August 9)|
The first two places in the preliminary group compete for the gold medal, while the third and fourth places compete for the bronze. The remaining teams' group ranking determines their positions in the final standings. With the withdrawal of the Soviet Union's women's team, a new Olympic champion was to be crowned in Los Angeles. The host nation's team went through the first round undefeated and won their first gold medal in women's basketball history against South Korea, one of the teams invited to replace the Soviet Union and Hungary. China, the other Asian representative, earned a bronze medal by defeating Canada. Yugoslavia's team couldn't repeat their bronze medal performance from the previous tournament and finished at the bottom of the rankings.
|Competed for the gold medal|
|Competed for the bronze medal|
|23x15px United States||5||0||431||265||+166||10|
|Template:Country data KOR||4||1||292||302||−10||9|
|Yugoslavia 23x15px||55–83||23x15px United States|
|Scoring by half: 29–43, 26–40|
|Template:Country data KOR||67–62||23x15px Canada|
|Scoring by half: 34–32, 33–30|
|Australia 23x15px||41–81||23x15px United States|
|Scoring by half: 28–51, 19–30|
|Yugoslavia 23x15px||52–55||Template:Country data KOR|
|Scoring by half: 24–27, 28–28|
|United States 23x15px||84–47||Template:Country data KOR|
|Scoring by half: 40–20, 44–27|
|Australia 23x15px||48–54||Template:Country data KOR|
|Scoring by half: 19–26, 29–28|
|China 23x15px||55–91||23x15px United States|
|Scoring by half: 26–38, 29–53|
|Template:Country data KOR||69–56||23x15px China|
|Scoring by half: 34–25, 35–31|
|Canada 23x15px||61–92||23x15px United States|
|Scoring by half: 31–41, 30–51|
|Australia 23x15px||62–59||23x15px Yugoslavia|
|Scoring by half: 25–31, 37–28|
|United States 23x15px||85–55||Template:Country data KOR|
|Scoring by half: 42–27, 43–28|
|File:Gold medal icon.svg||23x15px United States||8||8||0||23x15px United States||6||6||0|
|File:Silver medal icon.svg||23x15px Spain||8||6||2||Template:Country data KOR||6||4||2|
|File:Bronze medal icon.svg||23x15px Yugoslavia||8||7||1||23x15px China||6||3||3|
|4th||23x15px Canada||8||4||4||23x15px Canada||6||2||5|
|Eliminated at the quarterfinals|
|5th||23x15px Italy||8||6||2||23x15px Australia||5||1||4|
|6th||23x15px Uruguay||8||3||5||23x15px Yugoslavia||5||1||4|
|8th||23x15px West Germany||8||2||6|
|Preliminary round 5th placers|
|Preliminary round 6th placers|
- Official Olympic Report
- USA Basketball
- 1984 Olympic Games: Tournament for Men, FIBA Archive.
- 1984 Olympic Games: Tournament for Women, FIBA Archive.