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Draw results in for Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournaments
MIES, Switzerland (Rio 2016 Olympic Games) - The Official Draws of the Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournaments for Men and Women took place at the House of Basketball on Friday afternoon.
Here are the results of the two draws:
Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournament (6-21 August)
Group A: 1. OQT 1; 2. USA; 3. Venezuela; 4. OQT 2; 5. China; 6. Australia.
Group B: 1. Argentina; 2. Spain; 3. Brazil; 4. Lithuania; 5. OQT 3; 6. Nigeria.
Teams designated as OQT 1, OQT 2 and OQT 3 will be those qualifying through the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQTs) in Belgrade (Serbia), Manila (Philippines) and Turin (Italy) from 4-10 July. 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 10 July.
Here is the full schedule of the Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournament
2016 Rio Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament (6-20 August)
Group A: 1. WOQT 5; 2. Japan; 3. Brazil; 4. Australia; 5. WOQT 3; 6. WOQT 1.
Group B: 1. Canada; 2. WOQT 4; 3. USA; 4. Senegal; 5. Serbia; 6. WOQT 2.
Teams designated as WOQT 1, WOQT 2, WOQT 3, WOQT 4 and WOQT 5 will be those qualifying through the 2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) in Nantes, France from 13-19 June. They will be drawn into the Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament's five (5) vacant positions following the conclusion of the last game in Nantes on Sunday 19 June.
Here is the full schedule of the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament
On hand for this milestone event on the Road to Rio 2016 were distinguished guests including: FIBA Secretary General Emeritus, Mr Borislav Stankovic; FIBA President, Mr Horacio Muratore; FIBA Honorary President and FIBA Foundation President, Mr Yvan Mainini; FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member, Mr Patrick Baumann; FIBA Africa President and FIBA Vice-President Hamane Niang; FIBA Europe President and FIBA Vice-President, Mr Turgay Demirel. They were joined by members of FIBA's Central Board and FIBA's Executive Committee.
Competition System for Olympic Basketball Tournaments (Men and Women)
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.
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