Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics
Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics was held from July 20 to July 30 at the Olympiiski Indoor Stadium and at the CSKA Sports Palace, both located in Moscow. Finals of both mens and womens events were held 30 July at the Olympiiski Indoor Stadium, due to the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics the United States and other nations withdrew from the tournament. An NOC may enter up to one team with 12 players. Automatic qualifications were granted to the host country for both events, plus the team at the 1978 FIBA World Championship and the Olympic champions in the mens tournament. Mens tournament, Three round-robin groups of four teams were formed, both the final and classification round groups consisted of another round-robin of six teams each where results between teams from the same preliminary group were carried over. The top two teams from the final round competed for the medal, while third and fourth places for bronze. With the exception of the first four places, the standings were decided by the corresponding places in each group.
The remaining two teams finish with their rank in the final standings. Hosts Soviet Union and the world champions Yugoslavia advanced undefeated to the final round, qualification in Group C was closely contested between Italy and Australia, which ended up being decided by a third tiebreaker in favor of the first two teams. Results between Poland vs. Senegal, Australia vs. Sweden and Czechoslovakia vs. India were carried over from the preliminary round, 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, the Soviet Union won the bronze against Spain. Yugoslavia earned their first and only medal in mens basketball at this Olympic Games. Results from Yugoslavia vs. Spain, Italy vs. Cuba, brazil were carried over from the preliminary round. Bronze Medal Gold Medal The womens tournament was decided in a round robin group with all six teams, the first two places competed for the gold medal, while the third and fourth places for the bronze.
The remaining teams retain their group ranks for the final standings, the host nation finished the group phase undefeated and won the gold against Bulgaria. Yugoslavia would go on to win the bronze medal against Hungary, bronze Medal Gold Medal 1980 Olympic Games, Tournament for Men, FIBA Archive. 1980 Olympic Games, Tournament for Women, FIBA Archive, Women Basketball Olympic Games Moskva 1980 – 20–30.07 todor66. com. Men Basketball Olympic Games Moscow 1980 – 20–30.07 todor66. com
Basketball is a non-contact team sport played on a rectangular court by two teams of five players each. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high that is mounted to a backboard at each end of the court. The game was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket being defended by the opposition team during regular play. A field goal scores three points for the team if the player shoots from behind the three-point line. A team can score via free throws, which are worth one point, the team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but additional time is mandated when the score is tied at the end of regulation. The ball can be advanced on the court by passing it to a teammate and it is a violation to lift, or drag, ones pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands resume dribbling. The game has many techniques for displaying skill—ball-handling, passing, dunking, shot-blocking.
The point guard directs the on court action of the team, implementing the coachs game plan, Basketball is one of the worlds most popular and widely viewed sports. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague, the FIBA Basketball World Cup attracts the top national teams from around the world. Each continent hosts regional competitions for teams, like EuroBasket. The FIBA Womens Basketball World Cup features the top womens basketball teams from continental championships. The main North American league is the WNBA, whereas the EuroLeague Women has been dominated by teams from the Russian Womens Basketball Premier League, in early December 1891, Canadian Dr. He sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied, after rejecting other ideas as either too rough or poorly suited to walled-in gymnasiums, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot elevated track. Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball and these laces could cause bounce passes and dribbling to be unpredictable.
Eventually a lace-free ball construction method was invented, and this change to the game was endorsed by Naismith, dribbling was not part of the original game except for the bounce pass to teammates. Passing the ball was the means of ball movement. Dribbling was eventually introduced but limited by the shape of early balls. Dribbling only became a part of the game around the 1950s
Cesare Rubini was an Italian basketball player and coach, and water polo player. He has inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Rubini started to play basketball for his school team in his native Trieste. The same year he began to play for Olimpia Milano, the most prestigious Italian League basketball club at that time. He however had a passion for water polo, this led him to become one of the rare world sportsmen to play at the highest level in two different team sports. In 1946, he won a medal with the Italian national basketball team at the EuroBasket 1946. The following year, he won a silver medal at the European Championships. In the meantime he had assumed the role of player-coach of Olimpia Milano, in 1948, Rubini chose water polo, and won a gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games in London, beating the Netherlands in the final. In both the events, Italy was behind traditional rivals of Yugoslavia and Hungary, Rubini, as player-coach, won 6 national titles in water polo with Canottieri Olona of Milan, Rari Nantes of Naples and Camogli teams.
He totaled 84 caps for the Italian national team,42 of which were as a captain, as a basketball player, Rubini won 5 national titles in a row, from 1950 to 1954. After 1956, he devoted only to the role, winning 10 national titles with Olimpia. In these years, he set a record of 322 victories and 28 defeats. As the manager of the Italian national basketball team, Rubini took part in the first international victories of Italy, at the EuroBasket, Italy was first in 1983 at Nantes, second in 1991 at Rome, and third in 1985 at Stuttgart. Rubini was involved with his beloved sports until his death, he promoted water polo formation for young athletes and he died on 8 February 2011. Cesare Rubini at Sports Reference Profile Basketball Hall of Fame
Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Austria, San Marino, Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate and Mediterranean climate. Due to its shape, it is referred to in Italy as lo Stivale. With 61 million inhabitants, it is the fourth most populous EU member state, the Italic tribe known as the Latins formed the Roman Kingdom, which eventually became a republic that conquered and assimilated other nearby civilisations. The legacy of the Roman Empire is widespread and can be observed in the distribution of civilian law, republican governments, Christianity. The Renaissance began in Italy and spread to the rest of Europe, bringing a renewed interest in humanism, exploration, Italian culture flourished at this time, producing famous scholars and polymaths such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo and Machiavelli. The weakened sovereigns soon fell victim to conquest by European powers such as France and Austria.
Despite being one of the victors in World War I, Italy entered a period of economic crisis and social turmoil. The subsequent participation in World War II on the Axis side ended in defeat, economic destruction. Today, Italy has the third largest economy in the Eurozone and it has a very high level of human development and is ranked sixth in the world for life expectancy. The country plays a prominent role in regional and global economic, military and diplomatic affairs, as a reflection of its cultural wealth, Italy is home to 51 World Heritage Sites, the most in the world, and is the fifth most visited country. The assumptions on the etymology of the name Italia are very numerous, according to one of the more common explanations, the term Italia, from Latin, was borrowed through Greek from the Oscan Víteliú, meaning land of young cattle. The bull was a symbol of the southern Italic tribes and was often depicted goring the Roman wolf as a defiant symbol of free Italy during the Social War. Greek historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus states this account together with the legend that Italy was named after Italus, mentioned by Aristotle and Thucydides.
The name Italia originally applied only to a part of what is now Southern Italy – according to Antiochus of Syracuse, but by his time Oenotria and Italy had become synonymous, and the name applied to most of Lucania as well. The Greeks gradually came to apply the name Italia to a larger region, excavations throughout Italy revealed a Neanderthal presence dating back to the Palaeolithic period, some 200,000 years ago, modern Humans arrived about 40,000 years ago. Other ancient Italian peoples of undetermined language families but of possible origins include the Rhaetian people and Cammuni. Also the Phoenicians established colonies on the coasts of Sardinia and Sicily, the Roman legacy has deeply influenced the Western civilisation, shaping most of the modern world
Basketball at the Summer Olympics
Basketball at the Summer Olympics has been a sport for men consistently since 1936. Prior to its inclusion as a sport, basketball was held as a demonstration event in 1904. Womens basketball has played in the Summer Olympics since its first appearance in 1976. United States womens teams have won 8 titles out of the 10 tournaments in which they competed, besides the United States, Argentina is the only nation still in existence who has won either the mens or womens tournament. The Soviet Union and the Unified Team are the countries no longer in existence who have won the tournament, Basketball was invented by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891. Within a few decades, the new game became popular throughout the United States as an indoor sport, the popularity spread overseas and the International Basketball Federation was organized in 1932 in Geneva, Switzerland. Thanks in part to the effort of Phog Allen—a Kansas Jayhawks collegiate coach—the first Olympic basketball tournament was organized in the 1936 Olympics at Berlin on outdoor tennis courts, dr.
Naismith presented the medals to the top three teams. According to the Olympic rules of time, all of the competitors were amateurs. The tournament was held indoors for the first time in 1948, the American team proved its dominance, winning the first seven Olympic tournaments until 1968, without losing a single game. The United States winning streak ended in 1972 under highly controversial circumstances, after the game, the American team refused to accept the silver medal, and the medal has been kept in IOC possession ever since. The Americans reclaimed the gold medal in 1976, with Yugoslavia, in 1980, with the Americans absence due to the boycott, Yugoslavia became the third team to win the title, after beating the Soviets anew in the semifinals and Italy in the final. The United States regained the title in 1984, by beating Spain in the final, the Soviets won the gold medal for the second time in 1988, after beating the Americans for the second time in the semifinal, and the Yugoslavs in the gold medal game.
In April 1989, through the leadership of Secretary General Borislav Stanković, FIBA approved the rule that allowed NBA players to compete in international tournaments, by this time, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia no longer existed, but their successor states continued to be among the leading forces. Two newly independent countries of the former Yugoslavia and Soviet Union and Lithuania, won the silver, the United States repeated its victory in 1996 and 2000, but its performance was not as successful as in 1992. Since active NBA players have been allowed to compete in the Summer Olympics, Yugoslavia was the runner-up in Atlanta, and France in Sydney, with Lithuania winning bronze again on both occasions. The Americans regrouped in 2008, beating the current FIBA world champions, Spain, in a gold medal game. The Americans and the Spaniards met again in the 2012 gold medal game, with the Americans again winning, the first womens tournament was in 1976. The Soviet Union won against five other teams, in 1988, the tournament expanded into eight teams, with the Americans beating Yugoslavia in the gold medal game
The 1983 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1983, was the 23rd FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. It took place from 26 May to 4 June 1983 in France, italy defeated Spain in the final to win its first title. A total of teams qualified for the tournament. To the top eight teams from the tournament, four more teams were granted berths via a qualifying tournament. The top two teams each group advance to the semifinals. The winners in the semifinals advance to the Final. The third and fourth teams from each group competed in the manner in a separate bracket to define places 5th through 8th in the final standings. The same was done with the last two teams each group to define 9th through 12th place. Times given below are in Central European Summer Time,1983 European Championship for Men, FIBA. com
1970 NBA draft
The 1970 NBA draft was the 24th annual draft of the National Basketball Association. The draft was held on March 23,1970, before the 1970–71 season, in this draft,17 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U. S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. A player who had finished his college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his class graduated. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams finished last in each division, with the order determined by a coin flip. The Detroit Pistons won the flip and were awarded the first overall pick. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in order of their win–loss record in the previous season. In the first round, the Cavaliers had the pick, while the Blazers and the Braves had the eighth. In the subsequent rounds, the Cavaliers and the Braves exchanged their order of selection, the draft consisted of 19 rounds comprising the selection of 239 players, it holds the record for the most prospects selected in any NBA draft.
Bob Lanier from St. Bonaventure University was selected first overall by the Detroit Pistons, rudy Tomjanovich from the University of Michigan and Pete Maravich from Louisiana State University were selected second and third respectively. Six players from this draft, Maravich, Cowens, 18th pick Calvin Murphy, 19th pick Nate Archibald, Maravich and Archibald were named to the list of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History announced at the leagues 50th anniversary in 1996. Maravich had four All-NBA Team selections and five All-Star Game selections, Cowens won two NBA championships with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and 1976, one Most Valuable Player Award in 1973, and had three All-NBA Team selections and seven All-Star Game selections. Archibald won one NBA championship with the Celtics in 1981 and had five All-NBA Team selections and Murphy were selected to eight and one All-Star Games respectively. Dan Issel initially opted to play in the American Basketball Association with the Kentucky Colonels and he played six seasons in the ABA before finally joining the NBA with the Denver Nuggets when both leagues merged.
He was selected to five All-ABA Teams, six ABA All-Star Games and he was selected to both the All-NBA Team and the All-Star Game. Tomjanovich was selected to five All-Star Games during his career, charlie Scott, the 106th pick, initially opted to play in the ABA with the Virginia Squires before joining the NBA in 1972. He was selected to two All-ABA Teams, two ABA All-Star Games and three NBA All-Star Games, three other players from this draft, fifth pick Sam Lacey, seventh pick John Johnson and eighth pick Geoff Petrie, was selected to at least one All-Star Game. The Rockets first and second picks and Murphy spent all of their playing career with the Rockets
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
The World Cup for Clubs has been contended mainly by the champions of the continents and/or world geographical regions that are of the highest basketball levels. The league champions of the NBA, which would be considered the top club from the North American zone, through 2015, the champions of Europes top-tier level EuroLeague participated in the tournament. In 2016, the champions of Latin Americas top-tier level FIBA Americas League, FIBA announced plans to expand the tournament to include the champion teams from the FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup, the FIBA Asia Champions Cup, the NBL, and possibly the NBA in the future. The FIBA Intercontinental Cup competition was organized between the years 1966 and 1987. The tournament had its origins with a friendly test game in São Paulo in 1965, the test game was contested by the South American Club Championship champions Corinthians, and the FIBA European Champions Cup champions, Real Madrid. Corinthians won the test game by a score of 118 to 109, after the success of the test tournament, the first official tournament took place in the year 1966.
In 1973, the competition adopted the name FIBA Intercontinental Cup William Jones, to honor the general of FIBA. After that tournament however, the competition was succeeded by the McDonalds Championship, the McDonalds Championship however, was not an official tournament like the Intercontinental Cup. In 2016, the tournament changed format, with the champion of Europes 3rd-tier level league and this change was done because FIBA refused to allow the EuroLeague champions to participate in the tournament, due to the ongoing FIBA–Euroleague Basketball controversy. The tournament is referred to as the FIBA Intercontinental Cup of Clubs, the FIBA Intercontinental Cup unofficially began with a friendly test game in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1965. The game was played by the champions of the South American Club Championship, Corinthians. It was held at the Ginásio Principal, Corinthians won the game 118 to 109. Due to the test tournaments great success, the FIBA Intercontinental Cup was made an annual tournament by FIBA.
The first official FIBA Intercontinental Cup tournament was held the following year. FIBA Intercontinental Cup official website FIBA Intercontinental Cup History Basquetepinheirense FIBA World Cup FIBA World Cup of Clubs FIBA World Cup of Clubs