What is your favourite international Olympic basketball moment?
At Barcelona 1992, NBA stars are permitted to participate in the Games for the first time. The US “Dream Team”, including Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, averages 117 points per game with an average margin of victory of 44 points to win gold.
At London 2012, Australia’s Belinda Snell scores a three-pointer from inside her own half of the court to tie the game with only one second left.
At Seoul 1988, Brazil’s Oscar Schmidt scores an Olympic record 55 points during a preliminary round match against Spain.
At Munich 1972, the Soviet Union ends the United States’ Olympic unbeaten streak at 62 games to win men’s gold.
The United States wins its fifth straight women’s basketball gold medal at London 2012, a record for a women’s team sport at the Olympic Games.
At Sydney 2000, American Vince Carter leaps over 7’2” French centre Frédéric Weis on his way to the basket for a slam dunk.
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