Since the formation of the historic 1995-96 USA Basketball Women's National Team that compiled an overall 60-0 record, 52-0 in exhibition games and 8-0 to win Olympic gold, the USA Women's National Team has been virtually unstoppable. In 2012, the USA captured an unprecedented fifth-straight Olympic gold, a feat never before accomplished in any women’s traditional team sport, and in 2016 the U.S. women upped that streak to six in a row. Should they claim a seventh gold in 2020, the U.S. women would equal the U.S. men's streak of seven-straight gold medals, from 1936-1968.
After claiming gold with a 6-0 record at the 2014 FIBA World Championship, the USA owns a record nine gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals in World Championship play, while compiling an all-time 103-21 record at the event. In 2014, the U.S. defended its title after rolling through its competition by an average margin of victory of 28.8 points a game. The 2018 FIBA World Cup will be hosted by Spain.