Rio 2016 Olympic Womens Basketball Groups Set

Rio 2016 Olympic Womens Basketball Tournament (August 6th – August 20th)

Group A

  • WOQT 5
  • Japan
  • Brazil
  • Australia
  • WOQT 3
  • WOQT 1

Group B

  • Canada
  • WOQT 4
  • USA
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • WOQT 2

The teams above set as Qualifiers 1, 2,3, 4 & 5 will be those qualifying through the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQTs) in Nantes, France from June 13-19 2016. They will be drawn into the Olympic Basketball Tournament’s five (5) vacant positions following the conclusion of the last game in Nantes, France on Sunday June 19th.

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Rio Womens Olympic Basketball Schedule



Both men’s and women’s tournaments will open with a Group Phase played in a round robin format (each team faces the other five (5) in its group). The top four (4) classified teams from each group will then move on to the Final Phase which will be played in a standard knock-out system consisting of Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Bronze Medal Game and Gold Medal Game.


Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments to Rio 2016

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

women's olympic qualifier

  • Group A: 1. Cuba; 2. New Zealand; 3. France.
  • Group B: 1. Cameroon; 2. Turkey; 3. Argentina.
  • Group C: 1. Belarus; 2. Korea; 3. Nigeria.
  • Group D: 1. Venezuela; 2. Spain; 3. China.

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Senegal Posts Big Win Over Cameroon To Win Afrobasket Will Go to Rio!


Senegal 81 – 66 Cameroon

Led by both Aya Traore and Astou Traore who combined for 33 points of the 81 team points and Aye Traore was named the Afrobasket MVP. Traore was also named to the All-Star Five Team. Senegal qualifies directly for the 2016 Rio Olympics!

All-Star Five

  • Aya Traore (Senegal)
  • Ramses Lonlack (Cameroon)
  • Geraldine Robert (Gabon)
  • Deolinda Ngulela (Mozambique)
  • Adaora Elonu (Nigeria)

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AfroBasket Women 2015 final standings:
1. Senegal*
2. Cameroon**
3. Nigeria**
4. Angola
5. Mali
6. Mozambique
7. Gabon
8. Egypt
9. Guinea
10. Uganda
11. Algeria
12. South Africa

*The champions earned direct qualification to the 2016 Rio Games
**Teams that came in second and third booked places in the 2016 FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT).

Serbia Wins First Ever Eurobasket For Direct Entry to 2016 Rio Games

Serbia had never before been on the podium at the Eurobasket Championships and now they are champions with a big win over last year’s winner France 76-68. The game was close throughout but defensively Serbia was better while shooting well.



Canada Last Squad Standing at FIBA Americas – Earns Ticket To Rio


Winning on home soil couldn’t feel any better for Team Canada who defeated a tough Cuba 82-66 in Edmonton, Canada at the FIBA Americas Championships. Canada was undefeated throughout the entire tournament and will look forward to Rio next summer.



Japan Earns Ticket To Rio Olympics With Win Over China

Japan defeated China in the FIBA Asia Championships  (85-50) to defend title. In 2013, Japan captured the Asia Championships over Korea however not as commanding as over China.

Australia Earns Another Trip to Olympic Games 7th Consecutive


Australia Opals defeated the New Zealand Tall Ferns to earn yet another trip to the Olympic Games. Australia will participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The final game finished with an impressive Australia 80-63 win.