Rio 2016 Men’s Basketball Tournament, quarter-finals

The Olympic basketball quarter-finals got underway today as the men's tournament now enters the knockout phases and the race for gold intensifies. AUSTRALIA HAMMER LITHUANIA For...

FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament (day 2)

The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for women continues for a second day as teams look to build on performances from the first day and...

Spain gain revenge, topple France in OT for spot in EuroBasket final

With last year’s FIBA World Cup quarter-final defeat on home soil still in his mind, Pau Gasol was not about to let France get...
Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

From sightseeing to potential gold medal in ten years: Steph Curry’s possible Rio adventure

NBA MVP and FIBA World Cup gold medal winner Steph Curry loved the Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro when he went on a...

Olympic Basketball Tournament: USA all the way? (Group A look)

Usually a team stacked with the NBA's elite at the Olympics, this year the USA are without those superstars but are still the hot...

Simone Pianigiani to remain with Italian national side through Rio 2016

The Italian Basketball Federation president Gianni Petrucci has confirmed that Simone Pianigiani will remain at the helm of the national team and will...

Ettore Messina named new coach of Italy

Ettore Messina has been named as the Italian national side head coach replacing Simone Pianigiani, who is likely to remain with the Federation in...

France finish as group winners, and Turkey pip Senegal to the four

Turkey overcame Senegal 68-62 to advance to the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament semi-finals in Manila and send the proud African nation home. Bobby Dixon paced...

Brazil given automatic Olympic spots

Brazil’s men’s and women’s national teams will compete in the Olympic Basketball Tournament at the 2016 Rio Games after FIBA’s Central Board decided to...

Rio 2016 Women’s Basketball Tournament (day 7)

Eurobasket Women holders Serbia are still looking for their first win at the Rio Games and have a good chance as they face China...

Olympic hosts Brazil announce final roster without two key figures

Rio 2016 hosts Brazil have announced their final roster for the summer games but they will be without the services of Tiago Splitter, who...

Dario Saric: I played like the biggest pussy

Dario Saric's Olympic dream is over, but despite a quarter-final finish, the new Philadelphia 76ers forward has given the fans of the historic city...

France name 12-man squad for Rio Olympics

France have announced their 12-man squad for the Rio Olympics, that start in three weeks. The team has five NBA stars and Euroleague MVP Nando...
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Tony Parker may miss Rio Olympics due to wife’s pregnancy

San Antonio Spurs and France point guard Tony Parker announced during a radio show that his wife is pregnant and is expecting at the...

Non-European rosters for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Eighteen nations will begin their respective journeys by competing across three venues, all vying for three spots at the Rio 2016 Olympics, which begin...

Canada edge through, dream for the hosts however ends

Canada are through to the semi-finals of the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers but it was heartbreak for the hosts as the Philippines were eliminated by...

Pau Gasol wants officials to provide more information on Zika virus

Spain forward Pau Gasol has urged the Olympic Committee to provide athletes with more information on the Zika virus ahead of this summer's Rio...

Rio 2016 Mens basketball tournament – an analytics look – Day 2

Introduction After the 2nd day games at the Rio Olympics I wanted to share my overall analysis and lineup break downs. Given the games played over...

Rio 2016 Women’s Basketball Tournament (day 9)

Today saw the final day of group stage action in the women's basketball tournament. The USA looked to make it 5-0 when they faced...

Rio 2016 schedule as all groups are finalised

The FIBA Olympic Qualifiers concluded today when France claimed the final spot, outlasting Canada in Manila. And with the women's qualifying tournament ending in...

James Harden and Russell Westbrook withdraw from USA Olympic squad

Houston Rockets guard James Harden and 2016 NBA All-Star Game MVP Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder have added their names to the...

Rio 2016 Women’s Basketball Tournament (day 8)

Group A concludes with Australia needing to defeat Belarus in its last game to guarantee top spot in the pool for which they currently...

Rio 2016 Men’s Basketball Tournament (day 6)

Croatia take on hosts Brazil and Lithuania face-off against Argentina in a battle of the undefeated teams in Group B of the Olympic basketball...

Rio 2016 Women’s Basketball Tournament (day 1)

The Olympic basketball tournament got underway in Rio with a clash between two countries that have braved numerous terror attacks over the past year...
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