In 1980, Yugoslavia won their first and only Olympic gold at the 1980 Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament, to which the United States, as well as Argentina, Puerto Rico, Canada, and China, among others, did not participate due to the American-led boycott, thus withdrawing their national basketball teams from the tournament. Yugoslavia emerged as undefeated from both the Preliminary round and the Semi-final round.
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Yugoslavia played 66 basketball games in Olympic Games. It won 50 of them and lost 16. Here you have the detail with all games played against each National Team it faced in the history of this tournament.
USA vs. Yugoslavia Head-to-Head in the Olympic Basketball All-time games played between the National Teams of USA and Yugoslavia in the history of the Olympic Games Men's Basketball Tournament, with summary of games and points and details of results by year and stage of the tournament.
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It is clear that Yugoslavia is the best possible opponent for Team USA in the Olympics and it mainly has to do with their superstar players and their incredible size. Yugoslavia will punish Team ...
Toni Kukoc dominated Team USA in 1987 for Yugoslavia Decade after decade after decade, the United States dominated the game of basketball at the international level. Outside of a controversial loss to the Soviet Union in Munich in the championship game in 1972, the Americans had won every gold medal at the Olympics from 1936 to 1984, the year in which Michael Jordan won his first gold.
Athletes from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. 109 competitors, 92 men and 17 women, took part in 50 events in 14 sports. These would be the last Summer Games in which athletes from Montenegro and Serbia participated under the name of Yugoslavia. They would compete as Serbia and Montenegro at the 2004 Summer Olympics. The final days of the Olympics were overshadowed by the protests of its president Slobodan Milošević.