CARACAS, Venezuela | LONDON, UK (Olympic Basketball Tournament for Men) – Following the conclusion of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT), the groups and schedule of the London 2012 Olympic Basketball Tournament have been finalised.
Lithuania, Russia, and Nigeria complete the line-up having secured qualification through the OQT, held in Caracas, Venezuela from 1-8 July.
Immediately after the conclusion of the tournament, the three qualified teams were drawn into the two groups of six teams, previously determined at the Olympic Basketball Draw in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 30 April, as follows:
Group A: Lithuania, Tunisia, USA, France, Nigeria, Argentina
Group B: China, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia, Russia, Spain (order of teams determined by way of draw)
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As a result, all 24 teams of the Olympic Basketball Tournament for Men and Women are now known, with the five last teams from the women’s tournament having been decided at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women held in Ankara, Turkey from 25 June to 1 July.
The two tournaments will take place from 28 July until 12 August at the Olympic Basketball Arena and the North Greenwich Arena.
With identical formats for the men and women’s tournaments, the 12 qualified teams are divided into two pools of six and will play the five other teams in their respective groups during the Preliminary Round. The top four classified teams from each group will then move on to the Quarter-Finals of a standard knock-out tournament.
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