From ACC Now concerning US Olympic Basketball:
That's a calculated risk in a version of the game that allows hand-checking, which somewhat neutralizes the athletic advantage of the U.S., and has tilted toward determining the best 3-point shooting team.
So international basketball allows hand checking and three point shooting is the most important part of the offense.
No wonder they selected Mike Krzyzewski to be the coach.
Also, how in the world did Greg Paulus not end up on this team if they allow hand checking? Then again, I am not sure what the rules on flopping are nor do you want a guy who has had this done to him on your team.
Yeah, I do not need much of an excuse to break that image out.