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The Basketball World Championship or Basketball World Cup was created by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). It is held every four years between Olympic Games and was first held in Argentina in 1950. Until 2002, the top sixteen national basketball teams were part of every World Cup, but beginning in Japan 2006, the number of participating nations was increased to 24. In 2010 the tournament was held in Turkey

More Information: Year by year - Summary of winners - Winners by Continent

Year by year Basketball World Cup Champions

Year Host Country World Champion Second Third
1950 Argentina Argentina USA Chile
1954 Brazil USA Brazil Philippines
1959 Chile Brazil USA Chile
1963 Brazil Brazil Yugoslavia USSR
1967 Uruguay USSR Yugoslavia Brazil
1970 Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Brazil USSR
1974 Puerto Rico USSR Yugoslavia USA
1978 Philippines Yugoslavia USSR Brazil
1982 Colombia USSR USA Yugoslavia
1986 Spain USA USSR Yugoslavia
1990 Argentina Yugoslavia USSR USA
1994 Canada USA Russia Croatia
1998 Greece Yugoslavia Russia USA
2002 USA Yugoslavia Argentina Germany
2006 Japan Spain Greece USA
2010 Turkey USA Turkey Lithuania

Summary of Basketball World Cup Champions

Country Champion Runner Up 3rd Place Championship years
Yugoslavia 5 3 2 2002 - 1998 - 1990 - 1978 - 1970
USA 4 3 4 2010 - 1994 - 1986 - 1954
USSR/Russia 3 5 2 1982 - 1974 - 1967
Brazil 2 2 2 1963 - 1959
Argentina 1 1 - 1950
Spain 1 - - 2006
Greece - 1 -  
Turkey - 1 -  
Chile - - 2  
Croatia - - 1  
Germany - - 1  
Lithuania - - 1  
Philippines - - 1  

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