Rio 2016 Olympic Mens Basketball Groups Set

Rio 2016 Olympic Mens Basketball Tournament (August 6th – August 21st)
Group A

  • OQT 1
  • USA
  • Venezuela
  • OQT 2
  • China
  • Australia

Group B

  • Argentina
  • Spain
  • Brazil
  • Lithuania
  • OQT 3
  • Nigeria

The teams above set as Qualifiers 1, 2 & 3 will be those qualifying through the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQTs) in Belgrade (Serbia), Manila (Philippines) and Turin (Italy) from July 4th – July 10th 2016. They will be drawn into the Olympic Basketball Tournament’s three (3) vacant positions following the conclusion of the last game in Manila on Sunday July 10th.

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Rio Mens Olympic Basketball Schedule

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Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments to Rio 2016

The 2016 Basketball Olympic Qualifying Tournaments draw was held today. The follow groups have been released along with the games location.

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OQT Belgrade (Serbia)

  • Group A: 1. Serbia; 2. Angola; 3. Puerto Rico
  • Group B: 1. Japan; 2. Czech Republic; 3. Latvia

OQT Manila (Philippines)

  • Group A: 1. Turkey; 2. Senegal; 3. Canada
  • Group B: 1. France; 2. New Zealand; 3. Philippines

OQT Turin (Italy)

  • Group A: 1. Greece; 2. Mexico; 3. Iran
  • Group B: 1. Tunisia; 2. Croatia; 3. Italy

Read more here: http://www.fiba.com/olympics/2016/news/draw-results-for-2016-fiba-olympic-qualifying-tournaments

China Wins Fiba Asia and Gets a Direct Ticket to Rio

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China defeated the Philippines 78-67 with Yi Jianlian leading the way in MVP fashion and garnered this honor. Iran, Japan and the Philippines all booked places in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments at the 2016 Basketball Games.

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Read the full news and information at Fiba Asia

Eurobasket Finals Set – Spain to Face Lithuania, While France Square Off With Serbia for the Bronze

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Last night, Lithuania won an epic game against Serbia who were favorites going in the game by 3 points and will receive a ticket to Rio. Lithuania will now face Spain in the finals on Sunday September 20th at 7:00pm (local time) in what will be a great game of two teams who took the hard road to get to the finals. Both Spain and Lithuania aren’t new to the finals and matching up but this time both teams had a difficult road to get there. Spain will be led by Pau Gasol who is the leading scorer of the Eurobasket Championship with 25.6 points and 4th in rebounds with 8.4 per game. Lithuania point guard Mantas Kalnietis leads the championship with 8 assists per game and big man Jonas Valanciunas is 5th in scoring with 16.9 per game. The match up with both big men will be interesting, however as of yet no one has found an answer of how to stop big man Pau Gasol.

Read the full preview at Eurobasket

Meanwhile, France will face Serbia for the third place bronze medal at 2:00pm (local time). France will definitely try to win in front of their home crowd.

Venezuela Wins FIBA America 2015 Championships Over Argentina 76-71

Venezuela 76 – 71 Argentina 

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Venezuela made history by winning their first ever FIBA America Championship. They played with tenacious defensive and the offense was almost perfect for a final game. Venezuela held nothing back and their direct ticket to the Rio Olympic is even sweeter with this gold medal.

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Argentina Will Face Venezuela In FIBA America Finals

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Argentina got revenge over Mexico who defeated them earlier and will play in the FIBA America Finals against a surprising Venezuela National Team. With this Final appearance Argentina and Venezuela will receive a direct ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics, the second time in history. Mexico and Canada will match up for the 3rd place game today.

The schedule for today is:

  • Canada vs Mexico – 6:00PM local time
  • Venezuela vs Argentina – 8:30pm local time

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Eurobasket 2015 Sweet 16 Is Set

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With a lot of drama in stake during the first rounds, the last 16 teams have been set. Some new teams will be playing in the Eurobasket knock out stages. Russia was a bit disappointment while new and upcoming teams such as Belgium and Finland have surprised most in their respective groups. The schedule for the knockout stages is below:

Saturday 12 September

  • 12:00 Latvia vs Slovenia
  • 14:30 Greece vs Belgium
  • 18:30 Spain vs Poland
  • 21:00 France vs Turkey

Sunday 13 September

  • 12:00 Croatia v Czech Republic
  • 14:30 Serbia v Finland
  • 18:30 Israel v Italy
  • 21:00 Lithuania v Georgia

All Final Phase games can be watched live online and highlights will be available on youtube.com/fiba.

View more news: eurobasket2015.org

FIBA America Men’s Championship

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Who will be the qualifiers for the 2016 Olympics in Rio for the FIBA Americas Championships. The decision will be made on September 12th. Currently, Mexico and Argentina are undefeated (4-0) and the Argentinians are favorite to win it all.

Group A

  • Mexico
  • Dominican Republic
  • Panama
  • Uruguay
  • Brazil

Group B

  • Argentina
  • Canada
  • Venezuela
  • Puerto Rico
  • Cuba

View this weeks schedule for the second round and knockout stage.

September 8th

  • 12:00 vs Argentina vs Dominican Republic
  • 14:30 vs Venezuela vs Uruguay
  • 18:00 vs Panama vs Puerto Rico
  • 20:30 vs Mexico vs Canada

September 9th

  • 12:00 vs Panama vs Venezuela
  • 14:30 vs Dominican Republic vs Canada
  • 18:00 vs Uruguay vs Puerto Rico
  • 20:30 vs Mexico vs Argentina

September 11th

  • 18:00 Team X/1 Team X/4
  • 20:30 Team X/2 Team X/3

September 12th

  • 18:00 Loser of (37) Loser of (38)
  • 20:30 Winner of (39) Winner of (40)

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Nigeria beat Angola in AfroBasket 2015 For Ticket To Rio

Nigeria beat Angola 74-65 in the Final of AfroBasket 2015 to claim their first-ever continental championship and also qualify for the 2016 Olympics. View more news

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Final standings of AfroBasket 2015
1. Nigeria
2. Angola
3. Tunisia
4. Senegal
5. Egypt
6. Algeria
7. Mali
8. Gabon
9. Cameroon
10. Cape Verde
11. Mozambique
12. Cote d’Ivoire
13. Morocco
14. Central African Republic (CAF)
15. Uganda
16. Zimbabwe

Australia Squeeze Big Win Over New Zealand To Book Ticket to Rio

Both Women and Men’s team will be representing Australia in the 2016 Rio Olympic Basketball Games! Australia defeated New Zealand 89-79 to close out a very competitive FIBA Oceania Championships.

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