Who won the first Olympic title for basketball?
The 1956 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team was as dominant as any team in Olympic history, winning each of its eight games by at least 30 points, capped by an 89-55 victory over the Soviet Union in the gold medal game at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games.
Who was the first Olympic gold medalist?
First Modern Champion
On 6 April 1896, the American James Connolly won the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in more than 1,500 years. He also finished second in the high jump and third in the long jump.
Who beat the Dream Team?
However, on June 24, the Dream Team lost to the NCAA team, 62–54, after underestimating the opposition. Daly intentionally limited Jordan’s playing time and made non-optimal substitutions; assistant coach Mike Krzyzewski later said that the head coach “threw the game” to teach the NBA players that they could be beaten.