Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was held from 6 to 21 August 2016. The preliminary and knockout matches for men were played inside the Carioca Arena 1 in Olympic Park which seats up to 16,000 spectators, and the matches for women were played in Youth Arena. This marked the first time that the men's and women's Olympic tournaments were played in multiple/separate venues. Hosting country, Brazil, failed to make it to the quarterfinals of both the men's and women's division after being eliminated from the group stage. Three countries in both categories took all of the medals: United States (who took both gold medals), Serbia and Spain.

19th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Rio de Janeiro 2016
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Tournament details
Olympics2016 Summer Olympics
Host nationBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Duration6–21 August 2016
Men's tournament
Teams12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists Serbia
3 Bronze medalists  Spain
Women's tournament
Teams12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists Spain
3 Bronze medalists  Serbia
Official website
www.rio2016.com/en/basketball
Tournaments
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Contents

Competition scheduleEdit

G Group stage Round of 16 ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final
Date
Event
Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20 Sun 21
Men G G G G G G G G G G ¼ ½ B F
Women G G G G G G G G G ¼ ½ B F

VenuesEdit

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Carioca Arena 1 Youth Arena
Capacity: 16,000 Capacity: 5,000
   

Carioca Arena 1, the largest among the three Carioca Arenas, and Youth Arena, are the arenas that are being used for the basketball tournaments. The Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, site of the 1954 FIBA World Championship and the 1963 FIBA World Championship, hosted the indoor volleyball tournaments instead.

Carioca Arena 1 hosted the entire men's tournament and the women's knockout stage, while Youth Arena hosted the women's preliminary round.

QualificationEdit

The National Olympic Committees might enter up to one 12-player men's team and up to one 12-player women's team.

HostsEdit

Just as in 2012, the Olympic hosts were not guaranteed an Olympic berth. On 9 August 2015, it was announced that the Brazil men's and women's national teams would compete in the Olympic Basketball Tournament at the 2016 Rio Games after FIBA's Central Board decided to grant them automatic places at its meeting in Tokyo.[1]

Men's qualificationEdit

Means of qualification[2] Date Venue Berths Qualified
2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup 31 August – 14 September 2014   Spain 1   United States
Host nation[1] 9 August 2015   Tokyo 1   Brazil
2015 FIBA Oceania Championship 15–18 August 2015 Various 1   Australia
AfroBasket 2015 19–30 August 2015   Radès 1   Nigeria
2015 FIBA Americas Championship 31 August – 12 September 2015   Mexico City 2   Venezuela
  Argentina
EuroBasket 2015 5–20 September 2015 Various 2   Spain
  Lithuania
2015 FIBA Asia Championship 23 September – 3 October 2015   Changsha 1   China
2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 4–10 July 2016   Belgrade[3] 1   Serbia
  Pasay[3] 1   France
  Turin[3] 1   Croatia
Total 12

Women's qualificationEdit

Means of qualification[2] Date Venue Berths Qualified
2014 FIBA World Championship 27 September – 5 October 2014   Turkey 1   United States
EuroBasket Women 2015 11–28 June 2015 Various 1   Serbia
Host nation[1] 9 August 2015   Tokyo 1   Brazil
2015 FIBA Americas Championship 9–16 August 2015   Edmonton 1   Canada
2015 FIBA Oceania Championship 15–17 August 2015 Various 1   Australia
2015 FIBA Asia Championship 29 August – 5 September 2015   Wuhan 1   Japan
AfroBasket Women 2015 24 September – 3 October 2015   Yaoundé 1   Senegal
2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament 13–19 June 2016   Nantes[3] 5   Belarus
  China
  France
  Spain
  Turkey
Total 12

Men's competitionEdit

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stageEdit

The teams were divided into two groups of six countries, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for a victory, one for a loss. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 5 5 0 524 407 +117 10 Quarter-finals
2   Australia 5 4 1 444 368 +76 9
3   France 5 3 2 423 378 +45 8
4   Serbia 5 2 3 426 387 +39 7
5   Venezuela 5 1 4 315 444 −129 6
6   China 5 0 5 318 466 −148 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Croatia 5 3 2 400 407 −7 8[a] Quarter-finals
2   Spain 5 3 2 432 357 +75 8[a]
3   Lithuania 5 3 2 392 428 −36 8[a]
4   Argentina 5 3 2 441 428 +13 8[a]
5   Brazil (H) 5 2 3 411 407 +4 7
6   Nigeria 5 1 4 392 441 −49 6
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d In games among the four teams at 3–2, Croatia and Spain were 2–1 while Argentina and Lithuania were 1–2. Croatia beat Spain 72–70, and Lithuania beat Argentina 81–73.

Knockout stageEdit

The knockout stage was a single-elimination tournament consisting of three rounds. Semi-final losers played for the bronze medal.

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal
 
          
 
17 August
 
 
  Australia90
 
19 August
 
  Lithuania64
 
  Australia61
 
17 August
 
  Serbia87
 
  Croatia83
 
21 August
 
  Serbia86
 
  Serbia66
 
17 August
 
  United States96
 
  Spain92
 
19 August
 
  France67
 
  Spain76
 
17 August
 
  United States82 Bronze medal
 
  United States105
 
21 August
 
  Argentina78
 
  Australia88
 
 
  Spain89
 

Women's competitionEdit

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stageEdit

The teams were divided into two groups of six countries, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for a victory, one for a loss. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 5 5 0 400 345 +55 10 Quarter-finals
2   France 5 3 2 344 343 +1 8[a]
3   Turkey 5 3 2 324 325 −1 8[a]
4   Japan 5 3 2 386 378 +8 8[a]
5   Belarus 5 1 4 347 361 −14 6
6   Brazil (H) 5 0 5 335 384 −49 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head record: France 3 pts, +8 PD; Turkey 3 pts, −2 PD; Japan 3 pts, −6 PD

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 5 5 0 520 316 +204 10 Quarter-finals
2   Spain 5 4 1 387 333 +54 9
3   Canada 5 3 2 340 347 −7 8
4   Serbia 5 2 3 385 406 −21 7
5   China 5 1 4 371 428 −57 6
6   Senegal 5 0 5 309 482 −173 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

Knockout stageEdit

The knockout stage was a single-elimination tournament consisting of three rounds. Semi-final losers played for the bronze medal.

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
 
          
 
16 August
 
 
  France68
 
18 August
 
  Canada63
 
  France67
 
16 August
 
  United States86
 
  United States110
 
20 August
 
  Japan64
 
  United States101
 
16 August
 
  Spain72
 
  Spain64
 
18 August
 
  Turkey62
 
  Spain68
 
16 August
 
  Serbia54 Bronze medal
 
  Australia71
 
20 August
 
  Serbia73
 
  France63
 
 
  Serbia70
 

Medal summaryEdit

RefereesEdit

The following referees were selected for the tournament.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Brazil's national teams granted automatic places at 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournament". FIBA. 9 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Qualification System – Games of the XXXI Olympiad" (PDF). FIBA. February 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Italy, Philippines and Serbia to host Olympic Qualifying Tournaments; France to stage Women's Tournament". FIBA. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  4. ^ Referees

External linksEdit