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Basketball at the 1964 Summer Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

6th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Tokyo 1964
1964 Olympics basketball stamp of Japan.jpg
Tournament details
Olympics1964 Summer Olympics
Host nationJapan
CityTokyo
DurationOctober 11–23
Men's tournament
Teams16
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists Soviet Union
3 Bronze medalists  Brazil
Tournaments
← Rome 1960  Mexico City 1968 →

Basketball contests at the 1964 Summer Olympics was the sixth appearance of the sport of basketball as an official Olympic medal event. It took place at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan from October 11 to October 23. The United States defeated the Soviet Union to win their sixth straight gold medal at this event, while Brazil earned the bronze against Puerto Rico.[1]

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's basketball  United States
Jim Barnes
Bill Bradley
Larry Brown
Joe Caldwell
Mel Counts
Richard Davies
Walt Hazzard
Lucious Jackson
John McCaffrey
Jeff Mullins
Jerry Shipp
George Wilson
 Soviet Union
Valdis Muižnieks
Mykola Bahley
Armenak Alachachian
Alexandr Travin
Viacheslav Khrynin
Jānis Krūmiņš
Levan Moseshvili
Yury Korneev
Alexsandr Petrov
Gennadi Volnov
Jaak Lipso
Juris Kalniņš
 Brazil
Amaury Antônio Pasos
Wlamir Marques
Ubiratan Pereira Maciel
Carlos Domingos Massoni
Friedrich Wilhelm Braun
Rosa Branca
Jatyr Eduardo Schall
Edson Bispo dos Santos
Antônio Salvador Sucar
Victor Mirshauswka
Sérgio de Toledo Machado
José Edvar Simões

Qualification

Automatic qualifications were granted to the host country and the first eight places at the previous tournament. Additional spots were decided by various continental tournaments held by FIBA plus two additional intercontinental tournaments that granted six extra berths total, after the withdrawal of United Arab Republic and Czechoslovakia.

Means of qualification[2] Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  Japan
1960 Summer Olympics 26 August–10 September 1960 Italy Rome 8 6  United States
 Soviet Union
 Brazil
 Italy
 Czechoslovakia[a]
 SFR Yugoslavia
 Poland
 Uruguay
1963 Pan American Games 23 April–3 May 1963 Brazil São Paulo 2  Puerto Rico
 Peru
FIBA Africa Championship 1964 4–8 March 1964 Morocco Casablanca 1  United Arab Republic[a]
European Pre-Olympic Tournament 4–13 June 1964 Switzerland Geneva 2  Finland
 Hungary
Pan-Continental Pre-Olympic Tournament 25 September–3 October 1964 Japan Yokohama 2 4  Mexico
 Australia
 Canada[b]
 South Korea[b]
Total 16
  • a Withdrew from the tournament.
  • b Replacement teams.

Format

  • Two groups of eight teams are formed, where the top two from each group compete for the medals in a knockout round.
  • The remaining places are defined as follows:
    • Fifth through eighth places are decided in a separate bracket between the third and fourth places from each group in a separate bracket.
    • Ninth through sixteenth places are decided between the fifth through eighth places from each group in separate brackets.

Squads

For the team rosters see: Basketball at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's team rosters.

Preliminary round

The top two teams from each group advance to the semifinals, while the remaining teams compete for 5th through 16th places in separate brackets. Both group leaders, the United States and the Soviet Union advanced undefeated to the knockout stage.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Soviet Union 7 7 0 562 424 +138 14 Advanced to the semifinals
2  Puerto Rico 7 5 2 493 454 +39 12
3  Poland 7 4 3 467 448 +19 11
4  Italy 7 4 3 495 480 +15 11
5  Mexico 7 3 4 485 514 −29 10
6  Japan (H) 7 3 4 421 428 −7 10
7  Hungary 7 2 5 407 469 −62 9
8  Canada 7 0 7 408 521 −113 7
Source: Unknown
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
(H) Host.

October 11

October 12

October 13

October 14

October 16

October 17

October 18

Group B

Qualified for the semifinals
Team W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 United States 7 0 569 333 +236 14
 Brazil 5 2 473 452 +21 12 1W−0L
 SFR Yugoslavia 5 2 529 453 +76 12 0W−1L
 Uruguay 4 3 472 482 −10 11
 Finland 3 4 409 475 −66 10
 Australia 2 5 434 460 −26 9 1W−0L
 Peru 2 5 431 453 −22 9 0W−1L
 South Korea 0 7 432 641 −209 7

October 11

October 12

October 13

October 14

October 16

October 17

October 18

Knockout stage

Championship playoffs

  Semifinals (October 21)
One-game playoff
                   
  A1 Soviet Union Soviet Union 53  
  B2 Brazil Brazil 47   Gold medal Final (October 23)
One-game playoff
      B1 United States United States 73
  Semifinals (October 21)
One-game playoff
  A1 Soviet Union Soviet Union 59
  B1 United States United States 62
  A2 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 42   Bronze medal game (October 23)
One-game playoff
    A2 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 60
    B2 Brazil Brazil 76

Classification brackets

5th–8th Place

  Semifinals (October 20)     5th place (October 22)
                 
  A3  Poland 82  
  B4  Uruguay 69    
      A3  Poland 59
      A4  Italy 79
  B3  SFR Yugoslavia 63    
  A4  Italy 75   7th place (October 22)
 
B3  SFR Yugoslavia 78
  B4  Uruguay 55

9th–12th Place

  Semifinals (October 21)     9th place (October 23)
                 
  A5  Mexico 58  
  B6  Australia 70    
      B6  Australia 64
      A6  Japan 57
  B5  Finland 45    
  A6  Japan 54   11th place (October 23)
 
A5  Mexico 72
  B5  Finland 73

13th–16th Place

  Semifinals (October 20)     13th place (October 22)
                 
  A7  Hungary 99  
  B8  South Korea 83    
      A7  Hungary 68
      A8  Canada 65
  B7  Peru 81    
  A8  Canada 82   15th place (October 22)
 
B7  South Korea 66
  B8  Peru 71

Awards

1964 Olympic Basketball Champions
United States
United States
Sixth title

Final standings

Rank Team W L
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States 9 0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Soviet Union 8 1
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Brazil 6 3
4th  Puerto Rico 5 4
5th  Italy 6 3
6th  Poland 5 4
7th  SFR Yugoslavia 6 3
8th  Uruguay 4 5
9th  Australia 4 5
10th  Japan 4 5
11th  Finland 4 5
12th  Mexico 3 6
13th  Hungary 4 5
14th  Canada 1 8
15th  Peru 3 6
16th  South Korea 0 9

References

  1. ^ Basketball at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Velasco, Santiago. "VI Olympic Basketball Tournament (Tokyo 1964)". Lingua Sports. Retrieved 2 September 2015.

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