Karl Malone, John Stockton and the rest of the Dream Team beat Croatia 117-85 to secure the gold medal four years after the Soviet Union beat a group of U.S. college players 82-76 in the Olympic semifinals. Stockton said, "I think this one was special in that I don't know that you'll see all the elite guys in one place again — maybe not the Michaels, Magics, Larry Birds and Karl Malones of the world, all on the same team."