The Soviet Union won five straight games, becoming the inaugural champion.
Who won the first Olympic gold medal in basketball?
The 1956 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team was as dominant as any team in Olympic history, winning each of its eight games by at least 30 points, capped by an 89-55 victory over the Soviet Union in the gold medal game at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games.
Has the US ever lost the gold medal in basketball?
After Krzyzewski stepped down in 2016, team USA lost to France in the quarter-finals of the 2019 FIBA World Cup, finishing seventh overall.
United States men’s national basketball team.
|Medals||Gold: (1954, 1986, 1994, 2010, 2014) Silver: (1950, 1959, 1982) Bronze: (1974, 1990, 1998, 2006)|
Is there a World Cup for basketball?
The men’s World Cup was held in 2019, in the year following the FIFA World Cup.
FIBA Basketball World Cup.
|Current season, competition or edition: 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup|
|No. of teams||32|