EuroBasket Final 1979: Israel incapable of disturbing the Soviet Union

The Eurobasket was held in Italy in 1979, with the Grand Final in Turin. After two phases, the medals were played between the Soviet Union and Israel for Gold, and Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia for Bronze. In the final we didn’t have much of a match (98-76), where Israel seemed to be aware of their inferiority against the Soviets and very happy for their silver, and without the possibility of being able to stop Belov, Tarakanov and Tkatchenko

Olympic Games 1972 Final: Belov scores a basket for history

In 1972, the Olympic Games were held in Munich, Germany, where for the first time in the history of Olympism, the United States could not be Gold after being defeated in the final against the Soviet Union (51-50). Some call it ‘the robbery of the century’ and others call it ‘the biggest surprise of the century’, depending on which side of the trenches you look from, but the only thing that is certain is that Belov was able to score that basket which over the decades has become a legend in the sport. The U.S. team protested the result, did not attend the medal ceremony and did not accept the silver medal, which is still in a Swiss bank