David Andersen

David Andersen is a three-time Olympian (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012). Andersen started his basketball career at the AIS and after just one season in Australia's NBL, moved to play internationally. He has enjoyed much success playing in the Russian Super league for CSKA Moscow and also in the NBA.


With Australia losing their opening two preliminary matches to Brazil and Spain at the London 2012 Games, they went on to defeat China, hosts Great Britain and Russia to set up a quarter-final match against the USA. The Australians went down 119-86 to the eventual gold medallists to finish seventh.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Men
Preliminary Round Group B - 01 HT: 35-36 BRA 71 - 75 Loss
Preliminary Round Group B - 05 HT: 32-37 ESP 70 - 82 Loss
Preliminary Round Group B - 07 HT: 49-33 CHN 81 - 61 Win
Preliminary Round Group B - 12 HT: 46-36 GBR 106 - 75 Win
Preliminary Round Group B - 13 HT: 46-45 RUS 82 - 80 Win
Quarterfinal - 02 HT: 42-56 USA 86 - 119 Loss
Final Placing 7 / 12

Beijing 2008 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Men
Preliminaries Group A - Match 11 - AUS V CRO HT: 31-47, FT: 82-97 CRO 82-97 Loss
Preliminaries Group A - Match 24 - ARG V AUS HT: 39-29, FT: 85-68 ARG 85-68 Loss
Preliminaries Group A - Match 32 - AUS V IRI HT: 53-29, FT: 106-68 IRI 106-68 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 44 - RUS V AUS HT: 33-49, FT: 80-95 RUS 80-95 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 56 - AUS V LTU HT: 55-29, FT: 106-75 LTU 106-75 Win
Quarterfinal HT: 43-55, FT: 85-116 USA 85-116 Loss
Final Placing 7 / 12

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Men
Preliminaries Group B - Match 12 - GRE V AUS HT: 35-33 GRE 76-54 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Match 20 - AUS V ANG HT: 45-29 ANG 83-59 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 33 - USA V AUS HT: 47-51 USA 89-79 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Match 43 - AUS V PUR HT: 51-41 PUR 82-87 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Match 56 - LTU V AUS HT: 52-28 LTU 100-85 Loss
Classification 9-10 HT: 34-48 NZL 80-98 Win
Final Placing 9 / 12