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Oscar Furlong

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Oscar Alberto Furlong was an Argentine basketball player who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics and in the 1952 Summer Olympics.

Furlong's biggest success came when he won the world title with the national squad, at the first World Championship in 1950, being the star of the team, the top-scorer and the MVP of the tournament. He was the second scorer of the tournament with 67 points in 6 games .

Furlong took early retirement in 1959 while playing for Parque, after a controversy during the military government that censured all the winners of the 1950 World Cup for receiving gifts for the achievement from Juan Peron, who had to flee after the coup d'etat.

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