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UDSSR-USA 1972

In the controversial gold medal basketball game, the United States‘ Olympic basketball winning streak, which started in 1936, was ended by the Soviet team’s victory in the gold medal game, which USA Basketball calls „the most controversial game in international basketball history“.[1] Doug Collins made two free throws with three seconds left to give the USA a 50-49 lead, despite the horn going off in the middle of his second attempt. The Soviets failed to score on the ensuing possession, but the clock was stopped at 0:01 after one official heard the earlier horn and the Soviets were frantically urging time-out. The clock had to be reset to three seconds but it was showing 0:50 when play began again. Again, the Soviets failed to score, time apparently expired, and the United States began celebrating, with ABC displaying the 50-49 margin as „final“. However, after the vehement protests of FIBA secretary general R. William Jones of Great Britain, the referees added three seconds back to the clock due to error in re-starting the clock. Jones had no authority to intervene during a game, but his reputation was such that the officials dared not disobey him.[citation needed] The extra three seconds allowed the Soviet Union to have one more chance. The Soviets threw the ball downcourt, and Aleksandr Belov made a lay-up as time expired for the final margin of 51-50. A U.S. protest, filed after the match, was denied by FIBA, which voted 3-2 against the protest along Cold War lines (Italy and Puerto Rico voted in favor; Hungary, Poland, and Cuba voted against) and award the gold medal to the Soviets. The U.S. team voted unanimously to refuse the silver medal, and to this day still have not accepted them. They remain in a vault in Lausanne, Switzerland. USA team captain Kenny Davis even has written in his will that his wife and children can never accept the silver medal.[2] The end of the USA-USSR gold medal game remains one of the most controversial events in Olympic history and has been the subject of numerous film and television specials, including HBO’s documentary 0:03 Seconds from Gold.

Vielleicht …

sollten wir uns auch solche Körbe beorgen, ich will auch mal dunken können…

1, 68 m… Spud Webb

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