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Basketball At the 2000 Summer Olympics

15th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Sydney 2000
Tournament details
Olympics 2000 Summer Olympics
Host nation Australia
City Sydney
Duration 16 September - 1 October
Men's tournament
Teams 12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists France
3 Bronze medalists  Lithuania
Women's tournament
Teams 12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists Australia
3 Bronze medalists  Brazil
Tournaments

Basketball contests at the 2000 Summer Olympics were held from 16 September 2000 to 1 October 2000. Games took place at the Sydney SuperDome and the Dome in Sydney, Australia. The United States claimed the gold medals in both the men's and women's competitions.

Venues

Medalists

Qualification

A National Olympic Committee (NOC) may enter up to one men's team with 12 players and up to one women's team with 12 players. The reigning world champions and the host country qualify automatically, as do the winners of the five continental championships, plus the Americas runner-up and four additional berths from Europe in the men's competition, and the second and third place from the Americas tournament plus three additional squads from Europe in the women's competition.

Basketball - Men

Basketball - Women

Format

  • Twelve teams are split into two preliminary round groups of six teams each.
  • The top four teams from both groups qualify for the knockout stage.
  • Fifth-placed teams from both groups compete for 9th place in an additional match.
  • Sixth-placed teams from both groups compete for 11th place in an additional match.
  • In the quarterfinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B4, A2 vs. B3, A3 vs. B2 and A4 vs. B1.
    • From the eliminated teams at the quarterfinals, the loser from A1 vs. B4 competes against the loser from A2 vs. B3 for 5th place in an additional match. The remaining two loser teams compete for 6th place in an additional match.
  • The winning teams from the quarterfinals meet in the semifinals as follows: A1/B4 vs. A3/B2 and A2/B3 vs. A4/B1.
  • The winning teams from the semifinals contest the gold medal. The losing teams contest the bronze.

Tie-breaking criteria:

  1. Head to head results
  2. Goal average (not the goal difference) between the tied teams
  3. Goal average of the tied teams for all teams in its group

Men's tournament

2000 men's teams.

Championship bracket

  Quarterfinals
(28 September)
Semifinals
(29 September)
Gold medal game
(1 October)
                           
  A1  United States 85  
B4  Russia 70  
  A1  United States 85  
  A3  Lithuania 83  
B2  Yugoslavia 63
  A3  Lithuania 76  
    A1  United States 85
  A4  France 75
  A2  Italy 62  
B3  Australia 65  
  B3  Australia 52 Third place
  A4  France 76  
B1  Canada 63 A3  Lithuania 89
  A4  France 68   B3  Australia 71

Women's tournament

2000 women's teams.

Championship bracket

  Quarterfinals
(27 September)
Semifinals
(29 September)
Gold medal game
(30 September)
                           
  A1  Australia 76  
B4  Poland 48  
  A1  Australia 64  
  A3  Brazil 52  
B2  Russia 67
  A3  Brazil 68  
    A1  Australia 54
  B1  United States 76
  A2  France 58  
B3  South Korea 69  
  B3  South Korea 65 Bronze medal game
  B1  United States 78  
B1  United States 58 A3  Brazil (OT) 84
  A4  Slovakia 43   B3  South Korea 73

Final standings

Rank Men Women
Team Pld W L Team Pld W L
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States 8 8 0  United States 8 8 0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  France 8 4 4  Australia 8 7 1
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Lithuania 8 5 3  Brazil 8 4 4
4th  Australia 8 4 4  South Korea 8 4 4
Eliminated at the quarterfinals
5th  Italy 7 4 3  France 7 5 2
6th  Yugoslavia 7 4 3  Russia 7 3 4
7th  Canada 7 5 2  Slovakia 7 3 4
8th  Russia 7 3 4  Poland 7 3 4
Preliminary round 5th placers
9th  Spain 6 2 4  Cuba 6 2 4
10th  China 6 2 4  Canada 6 2 4
Preliminary round 6th placers
11th  New Zealand 6 1 5  New Zealand 6 1 5
12th  Angola 6 0 6  Senegal 6 0 6

References


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