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Countries with the Most Olympic Medals at Basketball

Can you name the countries that have won at least 3 Olympic medals at the sport of basketball?
Some countries/teams no longer exist
Includes men's and women's events
Quiz by CMJ
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Last updated: August 8, 2021
First submittedOctober 26, 2015
Times taken27,848
Average score66.7%
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G
S
B
Medals
Country
25
2
3
30
United States
4
4
4
13
Soviet Union / Unified Team
1
5
2
8
Yugoslavia
0
3
3
6
Australia
0
4
1
5
France
G
S
B
Medals
Country
0
4
1
5
Spain
0
1
4
5
Brazil
0
0
3
3
Lithuania
0
0
3
3
Russia
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Level 54
Aug 22, 2016
Was blanking on #2 and #3...then read "Some countries/teams no longer exist" and crushed it for 100% with 2:57 remaining.
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Level 60
Aug 17, 2021
I should have read the notes...I guessed all the former Yugoslavia countries, and didn't even think of the Soviet Union.
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Level 75
Aug 25, 2016
Only 68% for Serbia. People are guessing here. They did not watch final game this year :)
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Level 43
Aug 17, 2021
It's a pretty boring sport for most of the world's tastes. As a spectator sport, the wheelchair basketball is so much more fun.
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Level 36
Aug 17, 2021
Yeah I agree... I love watching all sports except basketball and baseball
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Level 75
Aug 25, 2016
"Soviet Union" is probably worth a 13th medal - in 1992 the "Unified Team" (all of the just-dissolved Soviet Union, minus Georgia) won the women's gold.
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Level 58
Aug 25, 2016
I don't know the quizmasters rules, but I always separate the Unified Team from the Soviet Union because it was less than the Soviet Union (just the republics minus Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), and more than just Russia.

Yugoslavia actually has 8, Biggie Smalls is correct, but those are only the men's medals for Yugoslavia. The women won bronze in 1980 and 1988. Serbia does only have two.

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Level 84
Aug 25, 2016
on a recent QM quiz, the united team is counted along with the Soviet Union. I think I would group them together, as well. The medals don't belong to any one country... the athletes had been training together because they used to be Soviets... I think it makes the most sense to award them posthumously to the USSR.
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Level ∞
Aug 26, 2016
Gave the USSR an extra medal for the Unified Team
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Level 75
Aug 28, 2016
Sorry, my mistake - Georgia WAS a part of the Unified Team. The ones that were not were Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
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Level 55
Feb 16, 2022
Ther was some basketball players from Latvia compeating in unfied basketball team in 1992
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Level 30
Jun 14, 2018
Cool quiz! I would probably cut the time in half since there's only 9 answers though.
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Level 65
Aug 29, 2018
Lithuania, so tiny country but so passionate in basketball <3
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Level 76
Feb 18, 2021
I had 30 secs remaining until I noticed the description that it includes former countries!
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Level 68
Aug 17, 2021
If 3x3 basketball was to be added to this Quiz we would have 2 more countries that would join the list:

Serbia (Silver (M) and Bronze (W) in 2016, 3x3 Bronze (M) in 2021)

China (Silver (W) in 1992, Bronze (W) in 1984 and 3x3 Bronze (W) in 2021)

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Level 58
Aug 17, 2021
Does 3x3 Basketball count?
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Level 45
Aug 17, 2021
i think you got one wrong. 4+4+4 is 12, not 13, so 12 medals, not 13.
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Level 61
Aug 17, 2021
Really should have read the caveats for this one.
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Level 37
Aug 18, 2021
I gave up when I realised that I was just naming countries at random.

Do these medals come from men's and women's basketball?

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Level 37
Aug 18, 2021
Ah, it must be both as I'm pretty sure that our bronze medal at this year's Tokyo Games is the Boomers' very first one.
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2021
I typed Serbia several times... surely...