The Soviet Union ended the Friendship Games by winning both the men's and women's basketball finals in Moscow on August 30.
MEN'S MATCH - SOVIET UNION v CZECHOSLOVAKIA, (USSR IN RED SHIRTS & SHORTS)
1. GV Tip-off. Soviet team attack and first basket scored by Alexander Belostenny. PAN UP TO scoreboard 0.15
2. GV & SV Czech attack thwarted. Soviet team counter-attack and score basket by Arvidas Sabonis as their coach looks on (2 shots) 0.33
3. GVs Play continues with Soviet player NO. 8 scoring a basket. Applause (2 shots) 1.00
4. GVs & SV Soviets attacking with Anatoli Myshkin, No. 12, scoring another 2 baskets. Crowd applaud (3 shots) 1.21
5. GV & SV Crowd applaud as team captains for USSR, Czechoslovakia & Cuba raise winning trophies - vases - aloft (2 shots) 1.29
WOMEN'S MATCH - USSR v BULGARIA. (USSR IN ALL RED)
6. GV Soviet team scores from tip-off 1.44
7. GV & SV Soviet attack broken down by Bulgarian defence, who attack. No. 15 for Bulgaria scores basket (2 shots) 2.08
8. GVs and SV Soviet team attacks. No. 8 takes long shot and scores basket (3 shots) 2.19
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Background: MOSCOW, USSR
The Soviet Union ended the Friendship Games by winning both the men's and women's basketball finals in Moscow on August 30. The men's team, the 1982 world champions, crushed Czechoslovakia 105-70. The Soviets started strongly, building up a ten point lead before the Czechs scored. After the match, Soviet coach Alexander Gomelsky claimed that his team would have won at the Los Angeles Olympics had the Soviets participated. The Soviet women beat Bulgaria 99-65 to prove Soviet domination in that event - and most others - at the Friendship Games. The Games were held to give Eastern bloc athletes, who did not take part in the Los Angeles Olympics because of the Soviet Union-led boycott, a chance to take part in international competition.