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This site is devoted to a very famous and very controversial event in sports history - the 1972 Olympics basketball tournament final game between the teams from the USSR and the USA. More specifically, most of our attention will be paid to the events that started with only three seconds left in the game.

The game was interrupted several times; the referees and officials made a lot of mistakes. Finally, the Soviet team was announced as winner. The Americans refused to accept the outcome, however, so their silver medals remained in the possession of the International Olympic Committee.

I tried to collect as much information as I could, and based on what I have, I made some conclusions.

I will guide you through the controversial episodes of the game, so you can draw your own conclusions.