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USA - The United States women's team has won 7 titles out of 9.Which nation has won 14 of the 17 Men's Olympic Basketball Tournaments in which they have competed?

a. Great Britain
b. Soviet Union
c. USA
d. Spain


Soviet Union - The United States won the silver and Bulgaria the bronze.Which country won the first Olympic Women's Basketball Tournament?

a. Norway
b. Japan
c. Soviet Union
d. USA


Argentina - United States finished the tournament with a bronze medal.Who surprisingly defeated team USA in the semi-finals of the 2004 Olympic Men's Basketball Tournament?

a. Japan
b. Argentina
c. Spain
d. Russia


2 - The Soviet Union won in 1972 and 1988.How many times has the Soviet Union won the Men's Olympic Basketball event?

a. 3
b. 1
c. 2
d. 4


Australia - The Australian team is nicknamed the Opals.Which nation has made three Olympic women's finals, but never won more than silver medal?

a. Argentina
b. USA
c. Australia
d. USSR


Soviet Union - It was the USA's first loss since the sport made its debut at the Olympics in 1936.Which team beat the USA under highly controversial circumstances in the 1972 men's tournament?

a. Soviet Union
b. France
c. Israel
d. Team GB


1936 - The medals for the tournament were awarded by James Naismith, the inventor of basketball.When was basketball first contested at the Summer Olympics?

a. 1932
b. 1936
c. 1928
d. 1940


1992 - Until 1992, only amateurs, and players from professional leagues other than the NBA, were allowed to play.In which Olympics were NBA basketball players allowed to compete for the first time?

a. 2004
b. 1992
c. 1996
d. 2000


Yugoslavia - Yugoslavia beat Italy with a score of 86 to 77 in the final gold medal game.In 1980, which team won the men's event in the absence of the USA due to a boycott?

a. Italy
b. Yugoslavia
c. China
d. Spain


Tennis - Lawn tennis courts were used for the competition. The first time basketball was played at the Olympics, it was played on a surface intended for which other sport?

a. Cricket
b. Golf
c. Soccer
d. Tennis


1976 - As of 2016, the women's team has won seven Olympic gold medals.When did women's basketball make its Olympic debut?

a. 1960
b. 1988
c. 1996
d. 1976


130 - The USA has won a total of 14 Gold Medals in Olympic Basketball.As of 2016, the USA men's team has played 135 games in Olympic history. How many have then won?

a. 135
b. 120
c. 130
d. 125


Soviet Union - In women's basketball, Australia has won the most silver medals.As of 2016, which men's basketball team has won the most silver medals at the Olympics?

a. Canada
b. Lithuania
c. Soviet Union
d. Yugoslavia


Great Britain - Great Britain's highest placing in Olympic basketball is ninth in 2012.Which of the following countries has never won a medal at the Olympics for men's basketball?

a. Mexico
b. Serbia
c. France
d. Great Britain


Italy - Italy's highest placing in Olympic basketball is sixth in 1980.Which of the following countries has never won a medal at the Olympics for women's basketball?

a. Italy
b. Korea
c. Yugoslavia
d. China




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