The United States won gold in both men's and women's basketball competition at the 2008 Games.
The men's gold medal was won by Argentina and the women's gold medal was won by the United States.
the Olympic team has won 31 gold medals in basketball.
USA team won the women's basketball gold medal in 2004 Olympics.
United States won the gold medal
In 1976 and 1980 the women's gold medal in basketball was won by the Soviet Union. In 1992 the gold medal was also won by the Unified Team which was representing Russia.
United States won the gold medal for 1996 olympic basketball by beating Yugoslavia 95 - 69 in the finals.