OLYMPIC TOURNAMENT SEARCHABLE DATABASE (1936-2016)
(Next update: 2020 Edition)

I present here a very powerful and complete searchable database containing all the 1,802 games played in the Olympic Basketball Tournament (also including pre-olympic tournaments), from its inception in 1936 to Rio de Janeiro 2016 edition. You will be able to make queries about editions, host cities, venues, rounds, national squads, and point difference, either specifically or by combining different fields. National squads are listed with their international English name, together with their original local name (if necessary) in parentheses. But don't worry: as input for the search box you can also use plain text (with no accents or especial diacritics), truncated forms (first, middle, or last letters of the team's name), or localized spellings (the common name of the team in English or Spanish), and the database will generate the desired results. The use of this database is very easy and intuitive: simply specify or combine the desired data, and the program will generate the list of games that matches those criteria. Remember that you don't have to fill all the fields and also that your query should be logical.

EDITION
Only Final Stage
GAME DETAILS
Venue

 

Round
MATCH
OPTION 1 (recommended): DATA INPUT
Free Text. Broad search
(non-context sensitive)
.
vs.
OPTION 2: SELECT MENU
English names. Narrow search (
context sensitive)
.

vs.

POINT DIFFERENCE

INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS

Following is a brief introduction and explanation of the different searchable fields:

1) EDITION. Select the desired Olympic Tournament edition. By default, the database will retrieve ALL the games played in the competition, from the Pre-Olympic Tournaments to the Final Stage. If you only want to retrieve the matches of this final round in the host city (Olympic Tournament proper), you should select YES in "Only Final Stage." It's also possible to use the option "Only Final Stage" as a filter combined with each of the fields VENUE and ROUND below.

2) GAME DETAILS. You can further refine your search by selecting VENUE (the place where a Olympic Tournament game is played, written in its original spelling or a transcription into Latin alphabet) and ROUND (continental Pre-Olympic Tournaments and the different rounds of the Olympic Tournament).

3) MATCH. There are two search options to retrieve games between national teams: a) Data input: The search box will accept almost any combination of plain text, truncated forms, or localized names (English, Spanish, and even the original spelling in the native language/-s and alphabet/-s, which in time can be truncated), as long as it uniquelly identifies a specific team; by default, the query under this option is reversible, so the match "Country A" vs. "Country B" will generate games "Country A-Country B" (Country A comes first in the official competition calendar) and "Country B-Country A" (Country A plays "away"). b) Select menu: The English name of the country can be selected in this drop down index; please, note that this option, although very quick and easy to use, can only generate the fixed order of games specified in the search criteria (that is, "Country A" vs. "Country B," but not the corresponding "Country B" vs. "Country A"). Because this option is context sensitive to the calendar order of games, in order to make sure you retrieve all the matches of a specific team you have to select it in both the first and second menus.

4) POINT DIFFERENCE. This field lists the global difference of points in all the games of the Olympic Tournament.

The generated games include the score at halftime (in parentheses) and a link to the particular edition. Also, note the following abbreviations attached to some scores, containing additional information on the games: ot (overtime), wo (walkover or forfeit).

By combining these basic fields, you can make countless queries according to your specific interest. After you complete your query, the resulting match list is displayed in the following ascendent order: 1) by edition; 2) by round; 3) by specific date (the chronological order is respected, except when it conflicts with the specific stages of the rounds, in which case the latter are listed first).

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