China Wins Fiba Asia and Gets a Direct Ticket to Rio


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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Argentina Will Face Venezuela In FIBA America Finals


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


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

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How To Buy 2016 Olympic Rio Basketball Tickets

A lot of luck, money and a few tricks of the trade! All of draw tickets have been sold and awarded unfortunately at this time however there are a lot of vendors who have purchased tickets wholesale and are available until sold out. Below are a few reputable sources to purchase tickets to the 2016 Rio Basketball Games.

CoSport -Rio 2016 Authorized Ticket Reseller for the United States. Currently some days are sold out so it is important to get your tickets while they last at a decent price.

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Ticket 4 Summer Games – The have purchased an allotted amount of tickets. These can be purchased on their active website. If in doubt, shoot them an email and read the terms and conditions very carefully.


Note: Many tickets will be available for less than $20 USD. The highest-priced tickets are the best seats for the Opening Ceremony, which run for nearly $2,000. Opening Ceremony tickets start at about $86.

2016 FIBA Qualifier Tournament Format


The 2016 Rio Olympics Qualifier Tournament will consist of 18 teams that will compete in 2016 are to consist of 15 which have qualified – through their respective 2015 continental championships – for the OQTs and three that are OQT hosts.

Africa: 3
Americas: 3
Asia: 3
Europe: 5
Oceania: 1
OQT hosts: 3