Men's Basketball -
1) 1972 - lost to the Soviet Union in the gold medal game.
2) 1988 - lost to the Soviet Union in the semi-finals. The Soviet Union went on to win the gold medal.
3) 2004 - lost to Argentina in the semi-finals. Argentina went on to win the gold medal.
Women's basketball -
1) 1976 - lost to the Soviet Union in the gold medal game.
2) 1992 - lost to the Unified Team in the semi-finals. The Unified Team went on to win the gold medal.
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, that was the semi-final round at the 1992 Games in Barcelona when the Unified Team defeated the United States, 79-73.
2004 Games in Athens .... Argentina won gold and the U.S. won bronze.
1996 in Atlanta
2008 bejing Olymipics
From 1928 Amsterdam Olympics to 1956 Melbourne Olympics India won six consecutive gold medals at hockey. The two other gold medals for India came in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 1980 Moscow Olympics
Ben Ainslie in sailing at the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Summer Games.
At the 2008 Games in Beijing, the United States (Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers).
The winners of the last five Olympic Gold medals were as follows: 1992: Unified Team ( Team of players from Russia & former republics) 1994: Sweden 1998: Czech Republic 2002: Canada 2006: Sweden
Australia's Betty Cuthbert's last Olympic medal was gold in women's 400 meter run at the 1964 Games in Tokyo.
2012 london olympics
The last gold medal of the Beijing Olympics went to Samuel Wanjiru (Kenya) for the Men's Marathon
Not only did she fail to medal, she was dead last in the final.
USA and Argentina
2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Canada won 14 Gold medals, setting two records.
Samuel Wanjiru in the Olympic Modern Marathon.
Andy Murray won the gold medal for men at the 2012 London olympics. Although he is from Scotland his medal counted toward the Great Britain total-- a first gold medal in this sport!
Tug-of-war's last appearance in the Olympics was at the 1920 Games in Antwerp. The team from Great Britain won the gold medal.
In the 2004 Athen's Olympics, Romania took home the team gold.
Shizuka Arakawa of Japan won the women's figure skating gold in the 2006 Turin Olympic Games.
2008 summer: Micheal felps 2010 winter: Sean white