2016 Rio Olympics – Basketball – Final – Men’s victory ceremony – Carioca Arena 1 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 21/8/2016. Team USA pose with their gold medals. REUTERS/Jim Young

TORONTO, June 28 (Reuters) – You only need three letters to sum up Olympic basketball – “USA”.

If any gold medals are virtual slam dunks at the Tokyo Games it will be the U.S. taking top spot on the podium in the men’s and women’s hoops.

The U.S. women have dominated the Olympic hardwood in a way few other teams in any sport at the Games ever have.


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