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  • USSR vs Yugoslavia - Men’s Basketball Final | Video

    USSR vs Yugoslavia - Men’s Basketball Final

    The stage was set. Yugoslavia had beaten Australia, while the USSR had won against the reigning champions team USA in the semi-finals.   The two final teams had already met in their very first match in the 1988 Summer Games. In that Group B match, the Yugoslavian team had won by 92 – 79. But now the stakes were higher with the Seoul 1988 Olympic gold medal to be won.   Yugoslavia, led by Moscow 1980 Olympic gold medalist Drazen Petrovic, had an impressive start getting to a 24 - 12 lead before the end of the first half. However, The USSR weren’t going to give away the gold medal that easily and, by half-time, had taken the lead in to their hands with a 31 – 26 score.   Back in the game and ahead in the scoreboard, the Soviet team kept its cool in the second half. With Sharunas Marchulionis and Arvydas Sabonis scoring over 20 points each, the USSR maintained a minimum 9 points lead until the final 76 – 63 score gave them their second Olympic gold medal.
  • JEWELL Tyler - USSR | Video

    JEWELL Tyler - USSR

    Figure skating/men/individual - United States of America 1980 (Winter)
  • BELL Nancy - USSR | Video

    BELL Nancy - USSR

    Swimming/men/50m freestyle, Swimming/men/100m freestyle, Swimming/men/4x100m freestyle relay, Swimming/men/4x100m medley relay - Spain 1992 (Summer)
  • India Dominates Hockey | Video

    India Dominates Hockey

    India prevail in men's hockey at the Summer Olympics in Finland, Australia, Japan and the USSR. India win consecutive gold medals from 1928 to 1956 and then regain supremacy in 1964. After twenty six years off the top of the podium, India play Spain in the men's hockey final in Moscow and win 4-3. Hockey Men - Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics, Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics, Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics, Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics
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