The 1952 USA basketball team defeated Russia to win the gold medal in Finland. Lawrence residents Bill Lienhard, Charlie Hoag and Bill Hougland were part of the team.
Former Olympic champion Bill Lienhard takes a jump shot in this file photo. Lienhard helped the U.S. to an Olympic victory over the U.S.S.R. in 1952.
Charlie Hoag was a key member of the 1952 Olympic basketball team that won the Games in Finland.
This scoreboard displays the final score of the 1952 Olympic gold medal men's basketball championship. The United States defeated the U.S.S.R, 36-25.