Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Basketball At The 1948 Summer Olympics

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Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics was the second appearance of the sport as an official medal event. A total number of 23 nations entered the competition.

Olympic basketball returned to indoor competition in Harringay Arena, after the disastrous weather conditions of the final game in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

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Preliminary round

The 23 teams were split into 4 pools of 6 teams each, with one pool being of 5 teams. There was a round-robin in each pool with every team playing each of the 5 other teams once. 2 points were given for a win, 1 point for a loss. Ties were broken by the ratio of points scored to points allowed.

Group A

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  • Uruguay def. Great Britain, 69-17
  • Brazil def. Hungary, 45-41
  • Canada def. Italy, 55-37

  • Brazil def. Uruguay, 36-32
  • Canada def. Great Britain, 44-24
  • Hungary def. Italy, 32-19

  • Brazil def. Great Britain, 76-11
  • Hungary def. Canada, 37-36
  • Uruguay def. Italy, 46-34

  • Italy def. Great Britain, 49-28
  • Uruguay def. Hungary, 49-31
  • Brazil def. Canada, 57-35

  • Hungary def. Great Britain, 60-23
  • Brazil def. Italy, 47-31
  • Canada def. Uruguay, 52-50

Group B

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  • Philippines def. Iraq, 102-30
  • Korea def. Belgium, 29-27
  • Chile def. China , 44-39

  • Chile def. Iraq, 100-18
  • Philippines def. Korea, 35-33
  • China def. Belgium, 36-34

  • Chile def. Philippines, 68-39
  • Belgium def. Iraq, 98-20
  • China def. Korea, 49-48

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