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Olympic Basketball Overview

Basketball was first played at the 1936 Olympics as an outdoor sport for ameture players only. It was introduced as an indoor sport in 1948. In 1989 a rule was passed allowing professionals to play in international tournaments, including the Olympics. After dominence of the sport as amateurs, their domination continued when, in 1992, they fielded their first 'Dream Team' and won the gold without taking a time out.

Basketball Venue

Preliminary rounds and the quarterfinals will be held at the Basketball Arena and the semis and finals at North Greenwich Area 1.

2012 Basketball Schedule

July 28th - August 12th

2012 Basketball Favourites

Coming later.

Beijing 2008 Olympic Medalists

EVENT

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

Men's Team

USA
USA

Spain
Spain

Argentina
Argentina

Women's Team

USA
USA

Australia
Australia

Russia
Russia


2012 Olympics Dates

July 27th - August 12th

Olympic Resources Links

Latest Ticket News

Tickets will not go on sale until 2011 but the prices are finally out! Check out the London 2012 tickets page for more details.

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