Tickets for the 2008 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men are now available to the general public, the Hellenic Basketball Federation announced today. The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men will be played in Athens (Greece), in the 18.000-seat OAKA Sports Arena, located in Maroussi, from 14th to 20th July 2008.

Tickets can be bought via a secure online credit card payment system through The tickets will then be dispatched to the buyers via an express courier company.

Tickets will also be sold in Greece at selected shops of the Open24 network and from the box offices that will operate at the OAKA Sports Arena during the tournament itself.

The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men will determine the remaining three men’s berths for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and will feature the following participants: Cameroon and Cape Verde (Africa), Puerto Rico, Brazil and Canada (Americas), Lebanon and Korea (Asia), Greece, Germany, Croatia and Slovenia (Europe) and New Zealand (Oceania).

The following nine teams have already booked their tickets for the Olympic Basketball Tournament for Men that will take place in Beijing, China, from 10th to 24th August 2008: China (host), Spain (World Champion), Angola (African Champion), USA (Champion of the Americas), Argentina (Americas runner-up), Iran (Asian Champion), Russia (European Champion), Lithuania (European Bronze medalist) and Australia (Oceanian Champion)

For more information on the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men, please visit

Listed below are the composition of the four groups, as well as the complete tournament schedule. Please note that all tip-off hours are local time in Athens, Greece.