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Basketball has always been a pivotal sport in Former Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia, when it existed, was a world power in international basketball, having earned 13 medals in the Olympics and and World Championship combined, as well as an additional 13 medals at European Championships. Players from the region became household names in the NBA during the 1980s and 1990s, including Vlade Divac, Drazen Petrovic and Peja Stojakovic. Today, Nikola Jokic, from Serbia, and Luka Doncic, from Slovenia, dominate and compete for the MVP title.


Founding of the Yugoslav National Team


First medal on the world stage (Silver at FIBA World Cup)


First medal at Olympics (silver)


Yugoslavia hosts their first ever FIBA World Cup and wins gold for the first time


First Gold Medal at Olympics


The last world competition that Yugoslavia participated in before its dissolution (Won Gold). This is the first time that the United States Dream Team was beaten