#100MomentsIn100Days: USA v USSR - 3 Seconds of Chaos

Olympics

ByTheMinRio2016

AND THEY FIND HIM!! AND HE CATCHES IT!! AND HE SINKS THE BUCKET!!

THE SOVIET UNION WIN!!! THE USA HAVE LOST IN OLYMPIC BASKETBALL FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER USA 50 USSR 51 - ITS ALL OVER

Incredible scenes a the Soviets mob Belov. This is the most ridiculous ending to any sporting event I have ever seen. The USA are at the scorers bench protesting, but I have no idea what the hell is going on.

But that is it. The US can complain all they want. This game will be dissected for all time but the Soviet Union are the Olympic Champions.

The ecstasy and the agony in three chaotic seconds!!

The result would go to a protest and 14 hours after the final (or at least the 3rd final) siren the Soviet Union were announced as the Olympic Champions.

The USA never collected their silver medals and to this day have never accepted them. They would not meet the Soviet Union again until 1988 when they lost in the semi-final. 4 years after that the entrance of professional athletes saw the Dream Team re-assert US dominance on the basketball court.

You can catch those crazy closing moments here. Hope you enjoyed our re-living of the event. Thanks for reading.