On This Date 8/8/1992

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The Dream Team completed its mission, winning the Gold Medal in Basketball by beating Croatia 117-85 in the Barcelona Olympics. It was the first time professionals were used in the Olympics, and Team USA was great curiosity throughout the games. With 11 future Hall of Famers on the roster, the American Men’s Basketball team rolled through the tournament. It helped spur new interest in Basketball throughout Europe, helping the sport grow enormously in the following years.