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FIBA Americas Championship

FIBA Americas Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015 FIBA Americas Championship
Formerly Tournament of the Americas
Sport Basketball
Founded 1980
Inaugural season 1980
No. of teams 10
Country FIBA Americas member nations
Continent FIBA Americas (Americas)
Most recent champion(s)  Venezuela (1st title)
Most titles  United States (6 titles)
Qualification FIBA Basketball World Cup
Olympic Games
Related competitions Centrobasket
South American Basketball Championship
Official website FIBA Americas

The FIBA Americas Championship is the name commonly used to refer to the American Basketball Championship that takes place every two years between national teams of the continents. Through the 2015 edition, the Americas Championship is also a qualifying tournament for the FIBA Basketball World Cup and the Summer Olympic Games. Beginning in 2017, the championship, along with all other FIBA continental championships for men, will be played once every four years, and the continental championships will no longer be part of the qualifying process for either the World Cup or Olympics.[1]

Since FIBA organized the entire Western Hemisphere west of the Atlantic Ocean under one zone, countries from Northern America, Central America, the Caribbean and South America compete in this tournament.

The United States is the most successful team in this tournament, having won it six times. Argentinean Luis Scola is both the all-time leading scorer in tournament history, and the player who has won the most tournament MVPs, with four.

Contents

  • Summaries 1
  • Championships per nation 2
  • Participation details 3
  • MVP Awards 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6
  • References 7

Summaries

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1980
Details
 Puerto Rico
(San Juan)

Puerto Rico
Round Robin
Canada

Argentina
Round Robin
Brazil
1984
Details
 Brazil
(São Paulo)

Brazil
Round Robin
Uruguay

Canada
Round Robin
Panama
1988
Details
 Uruguay
(Montevideo)

Brazil
101–92[2]
Puerto Rico

Canada
87–70
Uruguay
1989
Details
 Mexico
(Mexico City)

Puerto Rico
89–80
United States

Brazil
158–124
Venezuela
1992
Details
 United States
(Portland)

United States
127–80
Venezuela

Brazil
93–91
Puerto Rico
1993
Details
 Puerto Rico
(San Juan)

United States
109–95
Puerto Rico

Argentina
98–91
Brazil
1995
Details
 Argentina
(Neuquén)

Puerto Rico
87–86
Argentina

Brazil
97–77
Canada
1997
Details
 Uruguay
(Montevideo)

United States
95–86
Puerto Rico

Brazil
76–75
Argentina
1999
Details
 Puerto Rico
(San Juan)

United States
92–66
Canada

Argentina
103–101
Puerto Rico
2001
Details
 Argentina
(Neuquén)

Argentina
78–59
Brazil

Canada
102–95
Puerto Rico
2003
Details
 Puerto Rico
(San Juan)

United States
106–73
Argentina

Puerto Rico
79–66
Canada
2005
Details
 Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)

Brazil
100–88
Argentina

Venezuela
93–83
United States
2007
Details
 United States
(Las Vegas)

United States
118–81
Argentina

Puerto Rico
111–107
Brazil
2009
Details
 Puerto Rico
(San Juan)

Brazil
61–60
Puerto Rico

Argentina
88–73
Canada
2011
Details
 Argentina
(Mar del Plata)

Argentina
80–75
Brazil

Dominican Republic
103–89
Puerto Rico
2013
Details
 Venezuela
(Caracas)

Mexico
91–89
Puerto Rico

Argentina
103–93
Dominican Republic
2015
Details
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(Mexico City)

Venezuela
76–71
Argentina

Canada
87–86
Mexico

Championships per nation

Map of best finishes per team.
  First place
  Second place
  Fourth place and better
  Eighth place and better
  Worse than eighth place
  FIBA Americas member, no appearance yet
  Not a FIBA Americas member
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 6 1 0 7
2  Brazil 4 2 4 10
3  Puerto Rico 3 5 2 10
4  Argentina 2 5 5 12
5  Venezuela 1 1 1 3
6  Mexico 1 0 0 1
7  Canada 0 2 4 6
8  Uruguay 0 1 0 1
9  Dominican Republic 0 0 1 1

Participation details

Team
1980

1984

1988

1989

1992

1993

1995

1997

1999

2001

2003

2005

2007

2009

2011

2013

2015
Total
 Argentina 3rd 7th 5th 8th 5th 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd 17
 Bahamas 8th 1
 Barbados 10th 1
 Brazil 4th 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 6th 2nd 7th 1st 4th 1st 2nd 9th 9th 17
 Canada 2nd 3rd 3rd 5th 6th 7th 4th 5th 2nd 3rd 4th 9th 5th 4th 6th 6th 3rd 17
 Cuba 6th 8th 7th 8th 5th 5th 6th 10th 10th 10th 10
 Dominican Republic 9th 6th 9th 7th 9th 7th 8th 6th 5th 3rd 4th 6th 12
 Ecuador 12th 1
 Jamaica 8th 1
 Mexico 5th 5th 6th 9th 9th 10th 9th 6th 10th 7th 7th 1st 4th 13
 Panama 4th 11th 7th 8th 9th 6th 5th 9th 8th 8th 7th 11
 Paraguay 10th 9th 10th 3
 Puerto Rico 1st 6th 2nd 1st 4th 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 4th 3rd 7th 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd 5th 17
 United States 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 10th 1st 4th 1st 9
 Uruguay 7th 2nd 4th 10th 10th 6th 8th 8th 8th 9th 8th 6th 6th 7th 7th 8th 16
 Venezuela 7th 4th 2nd 6th 9th 7th 5th 5th 5th 3rd 8th 9th 5th 5th 1st 15
 U.S. Virgin Islands 7th 10th 10th 10th 4

MVP Awards

Year MVP Award Winner
2001 Manu Ginóbili
2003 Steve Nash
2005 Marcelinho Machado
2007 Luis Scola
2009 Luis Scola
2011 Luis Scola
2013 Gustavo Ayón
2015 Luis Scola

See also

External links

  • FIBA Americas official website
  • 2011 FIBA Americas Championship
  • 2005 FIBA Americas Championship
  • Men's Tournament of the Americas – 2003
  • FIBA Americas Championship Qualifier – 2005
  • Brazil's History of Pre-Olympic Tournaments
  • Brazil's History of Pre-World Championship Tournaments
  • 2009 FIBA Americas Championship Qualifier – 2009 announcement

References

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