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5 greatest basketball teams in Olympic history

Kaushal Raj
SENIOR ANALYST
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 07:37 IST

4) Yugoslavia - 1988 

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Yugoslavia seen in action against Russia at the 1988 Olympics

Despite having lost in the final in 1988, the Yugoslavian national team boasted of one of the most talented bunch of players the basketball world has ever seen. The team comprised of a number of stars including Drazen Petrovic, Vlade Divac, Toni Kukoc and Dino Radja, all of whom grew up together and the team were known for their fluid style of play. 

It was a team that went onto achieve a number of great things in the next couple of years, winning the FIBA EuroBasket the very next year in 1989 and emerging champions in the FIBA World Championship in 1990. 

In 1992, a fraction of the players from the Yugoslavian national team represented Croatia on their road to the final, where they lost to the United States. 

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Published 24 Jul 2016, 23:12 IST
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