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25 July, 2021
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Men’s Olympic Basketball Tournament ready for tip-off tomorrow as final rosters confirmed

TOKYO (Japan) - The Men's Olympic Basketball Tournament is ready for tip-off tomorrow at the Saitama Super Arena following the roster confirmation for the 12 participating teams of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

With all competing nations having now trimmed their final rosters to 12 players, the edition of the men’s event in the Japanese capital opens at 10:00 local time (GMT +9) with Iran taking on the Czech Republic.

Click on the teams below to see the full rosters:

Group Phase action takes place from July 25th - August 1st. The top two teams from each of the three groups and the best two third-placed teams will progress to the Quarter-Finals. After the Group Phase, a draw for the Final Phase follows that will produce the pathway to the Tokyo 2020 gold medal.

Teams from the same grouping cannot be drawn against each other in the Quarter-Finals. From the Quarter-Finals onwards, the competition follows a knockout format. To be crowned Olympic champion, a team has to play six games - three in the Group Phase and three in the Final Phase (Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Gold Medal Game), instead of eight games as in past tournaments. For more information, check out the Competition System.

Having stood atop the podium at the past three Olympic Games and medaled in each of the 18 Olympics they have participated in, the USA men come in as the favorites to earn their 16th Olympic gold medal in Tokyo.

With their victory at the Olympic Games Athens 2004, Argentina comes in as the only other competing nation in Tokyo to have won Olympic gold in men’s basketball. The Czech Republic and Slovenia will make their Olympic debut in the event.

Keep up to date on the official website and follow #Tokyo2020 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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