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6th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Tokyo 1964
1964 Olympics basketball stamp of Japan.jpg
Tournament details
Olympics1964 Summer Olympics
Host nationJapan
CityTokyo
DurationOctober 11–23
Men's tournament
Teams16
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists Soviet Union
3 Bronze medalists  Brazil
Tournaments
← Rome 1960  Mexico City 1968 →

Basketball contests at the 1964 Summer Olympics was the sixth appearance of the sport of basketball as an official Olympic medal event. It took place at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan from October 11 to October 23. The United States defeated the Soviet Union to win their sixth consecutive gold medal at this event, while Brazil earned the bronze against Puerto Rico.[1]

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's basketball  United States
Jim Barnes
Bill Bradley
Larry Brown
Joe Caldwell
Mel Counts
Richard Davies
Walt Hazzard
Lucious Jackson
John McCaffrey
Jeff Mullins
Jerry Shipp
George Wilson
 Soviet Union
Valdis Muižnieks
Mykola Bahley
Armenak Alachachian
Alexandr Travin
Viacheslav Khrynin
Jānis Krūmiņš
Levan Moseshvili
Yury Korneev
Alexsandr Petrov
Gennadi Volnov
Jaak Lipso
Juris Kalniņš
 Brazil
Amaury Antônio Pasos
Wlamir Marques
Ubiratan Pereira Maciel
Carlos Domingos Massoni
Friedrich Wilhelm Braun
Rosa Branca
Jatyr Eduardo Schall
Edson Bispo dos Santos
Antônio Salvador Sucar
Victor Mirshauswka
Sérgio de Toledo Machado
José Edvar Simões

Qualification

Automatic qualifications were granted to the host country and the first eight places at the previous tournament. Additional spots were decided by various continental tournaments held by FIBA plus two additional intercontinental tournaments that granted six extra berths total, after the withdrawal of United Arab Republic and Czechoslovakia.

Means of qualification[2] Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  Japan
1960 Summer Olympics 26 August–10 September 1960 Italy Rome 8 6  United States
 Soviet Union
 Brazil
 Italy
 Czechoslovakia[a]
 SFR Yugoslavia
 Poland
 Uruguay
1963 Pan American Games 23 April–3 May 1963 Brazil São Paulo 2  Puerto Rico
 Peru
FIBA Africa Championship 1964 4–8 March 1964 Morocco Casablanca 1  United Arab Republic[a]
European Pre-Olympic Tournament 4–13 June 1964 Switzerland Geneva 2  Finland
 Hungary
Pan-Continental Pre-Olympic Tournament 25 September–3 October 1964 Japan Yokohama 2 4  Mexico
 Australia
 Canada[b]
 South Korea[b]
Total 16

Format

Squads

For the team rosters see: Basketball at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's team rosters.

Preliminary round

The top two teams from each group advance to the semifinals, while the remaining teams compete for 5th through 16th places in separate brackets. Both group leaders, the United States and the Soviet Union advanced undefeated to the knockout stage.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Soviet Union 7 7 0 562 424 +138 14 Semifinals
2  Puerto Rico 7 5 2 493 454 +39 12
3  Poland 7 4 3 467 448 +19 11[a] 5th–8th classification round
4  Italy 7 4 3 495 480 +15 11[a]
5  Mexico 7 3 4 485 514 −29 10[b] 9th–12th classification round
6  Japan (H) 7 3 4 421 428 −7 10[b]
7  Hungary 7 2 5 407 469 −62 9 13th–16th classification round
8  Canada 7 0 7 408 521 −113 7
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Poland 1–0 Italy
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Mexico 1–0 Japan

October 11


13:30
Poland  56–53  Hungary

16:00
Italy  85–80  Mexico

17:30
Japan  55–65  Puerto Rico

19:00
Soviet Union  87–52  Canada

October 12


10:30
Italy  74–64  Puerto Rico

12:00
Poland  81–57  Japan

19:00
Soviet Union  87–76  Mexico

20:30
Canada  59–70  Hungary

October 13


12:00
Italy  58–61  Poland

13:30
Puerto Rico  73–55  Mexico

16:00
Soviet Union  84–42  Hungary

19:00
Canada  37–58  Japan

October 14


9:00
Soviet Union  82–63  Puerto Rico

12:00
Hungary  41–58  Japan

16:00
Canada  54–66  Italy

20:30
Mexico  71–70  Poland

October 16


12:00
Mexico  78–68  Canada

16:00
Hungary  73–77  Italy

17:30
Soviet Union  72–59  Japan

20:30
Puerto Rico  66–60  Poland

October 17


9:00
Japan  72–68  Italy

10:00
Hungary  69–61  Mexico

12:00
Soviet Union  74–65  Poland

13:30
Puerto Rico  88–69  Canada

October 18


9:00
Puerto Rico  74–59  Hungary

10:00
Poland  74–69  Canada

12:00
Japan  62–64  Mexico

13:30
Soviet Union  76–67  Italy

Group B

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States 7 7 0 569 333 +236 14 Semifinals
2  Brazil 7 5 2 473 452 +21 12[a]
3  Yugoslavia 7 5 2 529 453 +76 12[a] 5th–8th classification round
4  Uruguay 7 4 3 472 482 −10 11
5  Finland 7 3 4 409 475 −66 10 9th–12th classification round
6  Australia 7 2 5 434 460 −26 9[b]
7  Peru 7 2 5 431 453 −22 9[b] 13th–16th classification round
8  South Korea 7 0 7 432 641 −209 7
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Brazil 1–0 Yugoslavia
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Australia 1–0 Peru

October 11


9:00
South Korea  72–80  Finland

10:30
Brazil  50–58  Peru

12:00
SFR Yugoslavia  84–71  Uruguay

20:30
United States  78–45  Australia

October 12


9:00
South Korea  64–105  Uruguay

13:30
Brazil  68–64  SFR Yugoslavia

16:00
United States  77–51  Finland

17:30
Australia  81–62  Peru

October 13


9:00
United States  60–45  Peru

10:30
Finland  55–73  Uruguay

13:30
Australia  70–74  SFR Yugoslavia

20:30
South Korea  65–92  Brazil

October 14


10:30
United States  83–28  Uruguay

13:30
Peru  64–73  SFR Yugoslavia

17:30
Finland  54–61  Brazil

19:00
Australia  65–58  South Korea

October 16


9:00
Finland  61–59  Australia

10:30
Peru  84–57  South Korea

13:30
Uruguay  68–80  Brazil

19:00
United States  69–61  SFR Yugoslavia

October 17


16:00
SFR Yugoslavia  99–66  South Korea

17:30
Peru  59–63  Finland

19:00
United States  86–53  Brazil

20:30
Uruguay  58–57  Australia

October 18


10:30
United States  116–50  South Korea

13:30
SFR Yugoslavia  74–45  Finland

17:30
Brazil  69–57  Australia

20:30
Uruguay  69–59  Peru

Knockout stage

Championship playoffs

Semifinals (October 21)
One-game playoff
Gold medal Final (October 23)
One-game playoff
      
A1 Soviet Union Soviet Union 53
B2 Brazil Brazil 47
B1 United States United States 73
A1 Soviet Union Soviet Union 59
B1 United States United States 62
A2 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 42 Bronze medal game (October 23)
One-game playoff
A2 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 60
B2 Brazil Brazil 76

Classification brackets

5th–8th Place

Semifinals (October 20) 5th place (October 22)
      
A3  Poland 82
B4  Uruguay 69
A3  Poland 59
A4  Italy 79
B3  SFR Yugoslavia 63
A4  Italy 75 7th place (October 22)
B3  SFR Yugoslavia 78
B4  Uruguay 55

9th–12th Place

Semifinals (October 21) 9th place (October 23)
      
A5  Mexico 58
B6  Australia 70
B6  Australia 64
A6  Japan 57
B5  Finland 45
A6  Japan 54 11th place (October 23)
A5  Mexico 72
B5  Finland 73

13th–16th Place

Semifinals (October 20) 13th place (October 22)
      
A7  Hungary 99
B8  South Korea 83
A7  Hungary 68
A8  Canada 65
B7  Peru 81
A8  Canada 82 15th place (October 22)
B7  South Korea 66
B8  Peru 71

Awards

1964 Olympic Basketball Champions
United States
United States
Sixth title

Final standings

Rank Team W L
1st place, gold medalist(s)  United States 9 0
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Soviet Union 8 1
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Brazil 6 3
4th  Puerto Rico 5 4
5th  Italy 6 3
6th  Poland 5 4
7th  SFR Yugoslavia 6 3
8th  Uruguay 4 5
9th  Australia 4 5
10th  Japan 4 5
11th  Finland 4 5
12th  Mexico 3 6
13th  Hungary 4 5
14th  Canada 1 8
15th  Peru 3 6
16th  South Korea 0 9

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Basketball at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
  2. ^ Velasco, Santiago. "VI Olympic Basketball Tournament (Tokyo 1964)". Lingua Sports. Retrieved 2 September 2015.

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