With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Olympic moments in history. Today, 9 August 2020, the Beijing 2008 men's basketball final
The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 16 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting memories from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!
Beijing 2008 Men's Basketball Final
For some, this was the redemption match for Team USA after losing the gold medal in Athens 2004 against Argentina.
This time, the 'Dream Team' were even hungrier to triumph, but their rivals were not easy: Spain. A team that featured the likes of Pau Gasol, Rudy Fernandéz, Ricky Rubio. However, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade had other ideas and scored 20 and 27 points respectively. Eventually, Team USA defeated a colossal Spanish team 107-118 in one of the most dramatic Olympic Basketball finals in history.
USA wins the Gold medal and Spain the Silver in the men's basketball final at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Game