The draw of the pre-Olympic qualifying stage is taking place right now in Venezuela and TalkBasket will be covering it live.
The event will be held in Venezuela during July 2-8. There will be a total of twelve National Teams competing for, three of which will get a ticket for London 2012 Olympic Games.
The twelve teams are separated in three pots, separated geographically, rather than based on their FIBA ranking.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3|
|South Korea||New Zealand||Greece|
The teams will be divided into four groups, each consisting of three teams, in the preliminary round. After a round robin, the top two teams of each group will make it to the quarter finals. A single elimination game format will then be applied until the final and the third spot final.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Puerto Rico||Venezuela||Dominican Republic||New Zealand|