Olympics Basketball Trivia QuizPrintable Olympic Basketball Trivia Questions
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Which nation has won 14 of the 17 Men's Olympic Basketball Tournaments in which they have competed?
a. Great Britain
b. Soviet Union
USA - The United States women's team has won 7 titles out of 9.
Which country won the first Olympic Women's Basketball Tournament?
c. Soviet Union
Soviet Union - The United States won the silver and Bulgaria the bronze.
Who surprisingly defeated team USA in the semi-finals of the 2004 Olympic Men's Basketball Tournament?
Argentina - United States finished the tournament with a bronze medal.
How many times has the Soviet Union won the Men's Olympic Basketball event?
2 - The Soviet Union won in 1972 and 1988.
Which nation has made three Olympic women's finals, but never won more than silver medal?
Australia - The Australian team is nicknamed the Opals.
Which team beat the USA under highly controversial circumstances in the 1972 men's tournament?
a. Soviet Union
d. Team GB
Soviet Union - It was the USA's first loss since the sport made its debut at the Olympics in 1936.
When was basketball first contested at the Summer Olympics?
1936 - The medals for the tournament were awarded by James Naismith, the inventor of basketball.
In which Olympics were NBA basketball players allowed to compete for the first time?
1992 - Until 1992, only amateurs, and players from professional leagues other than the NBA, were allowed to play.
In 1980, which team won the men's event in the absence of the USA due to a boycott?
Yugoslavia - Yugoslavia beat Italy with a score of 86 to 77 in the final gold medal game.
The first time basketball was played at the Olympics, it was played on a surface intended for which other sport?
Tennis - Lawn tennis courts were used for the competition.
When did women's basketball make its Olympic debut?
1976 - As of 2016, the women's team has won seven Olympic gold medals.
As of 2016, the USA men's team has played 135 games in Olympic history. How many have then won?
130 - The USA has won a total of 14 Gold Medals in Olympic Basketball.
As of 2016, which men's basketball team has won the most silver medals at the Olympics?
c. Soviet Union
Soviet Union - In women's basketball, Australia has won the most silver medals.
Which of the following countries has never won a medal at the Olympics for men's basketball?
d. Great Britain
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 women's basketball?
Italy - Italy's highest placing in Olympic basketball is sixth in 1980.
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