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1980 Tournament of the Americas

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Host nation  Puerto Rico
Venues  1 (in 1 host city)
Dates  April 18–25, 1980
1980 Tournament of the Americas
Teams  7 (from 38 federations)
Champions  Puerto Rico (1st title)

The 1980 Tournament of the Americas, known now as the FIBA Americas Championship, was a basketball championship hosted by Puerto Rico from April 18 to April 25, 1980. The games were played in San Juan. This FIBA Americas Championship was to earn the berths allocated to the Americas for the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. The United States did not participate in the tournament. Puerto Rico won the tournament by going 5-1 in the round robin. Because of the U.S.-led boycott of the Olympics, eventual berths went to Brazil, the fourth-place finisher, and Cuba, the sixth-place finisher.


Competing nations

The following national teams competed:


  • Puerto Rico wins gold medal based on head-to-head victory over Canada. Argentina wins bronze medal based on head-to-head victory over Brazil.
  • April 18, 1980

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    April 25, 1980


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