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25 July
07 August, 2021
15 Gregor Hrovat (SLO), 5 Luka Rupnik (SLO), 77 Luka Doncic (SLO)
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Following FIBA OQTs, Tokyo 2020 Men's Olympics Basketball Tournament field set

BELGRADE / KAUNAS / SPLIT / VICTORIA (Serbia / Lithuania / Croatia / Canada) - The Czech RepublicGermany, Italy and Slovenia complete the Men's Olympic Basketball field for Tokyo 2020 by winning their respective FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments. 

On June 29, the four Olympic Qualifying Tournament began in Belgrade, Kaunas, Split and Victoria and concluded with the Finals on July 4, with each of the four countries that emerged victorious from their respective six-team tourney earning their participation in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 

Twelve countries will compete in Tokyo for Olympic Gold in Men’s Basketball. The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 produced seven directly qualified teams for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Japan received automatic qualification as the hosts of the event.

The OQT winners join the eight previously qualified countries: Argentina, Australia, France, Iran, Japan, Nigeria, SpainUSA.

 

Originally slated for the summer of 2020, the Tokyo Olympics will take place from July 23 to August 8. This will be Tokyo’s second time hosting the Olympics, having also hosted the 1964 Games. 

To find out more about the clutch play and defining moments that led to their Olympic qualification, click on the respective FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament game report below: 

OQT Belgrade: Serbia v Italy

OQT Kaunas: Lithuania v Slovenia

OQT Split: Brazil v Germany

OQT Victoria: Czech Republic v Greece


The qualifying teams' performance were also assisted by notable individual performances that earned one player from each tournament the TISSOT Most Valuable Player award. Here are the winners: 

OQT Belgrade: Achille Polonara

OQT Kaunas: Luka Doncic

OQT Split: Moritz Wagner

OQT Victoria: Tomas Satoransky

For images from the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, here are the links:

OQT Belgrade: Image Gallery

OQT KaunasImage Gallery

OQT SplitImage Gallery

OQT Victoria: Image Gallery

Slovenia celebrating winning the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Kaunas, Lithuania

 

Italy celebrate on court after earning their Tokyo 2020 ticket through the Olympic qualifier in Belgrade

 

Germany with their golden ticket to Tokyo 2020 after winning the FIBA OQT Split

The Czech Republic celebrate earning their tickets to Tokyo 2020 after winning the OQT Victoria

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