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11/02/2024
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Relief for Canada as they survive in Sopron for an eighth Olympic Games outing

SOPRON (Hungary) - Canada will appear at Paris 2024 after all, having had their place confirmed thanks to Spain's win against hosts Hungary at the FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Sopron.

 

 

It had looked like Canada might have blown their chances when they went down in absorbing 86-82 clash with Japan. That meant a nervous wait and watching the already qualified Spain go up against Hungary.  Spain eventually came out with a big favor as they claimed a victory and that now means Canada will go the big show for an 8th time. 

Now, the pivotal question arises: Will Canada make the most of their second chance and make a medal push in Paris?

Canada Women's National Team Olympic history:

Appearances: 7 - 1976 (6th); 1984 (4th); 1996 (11th); 2000 (10th); 2012 (8th); 2016 (7th); 2020 (9th)
Medals: 0

Canada hosted the first ever Games back in 1976 in Montreal - although it was a mixed experience after not managing to grind out a single win. 

This will be the fourth time in a row Canada will appear - something they have never done previously. Their best finish was in 1984 when they made the Semi-Finals and last time out in Tokyo 2020 it felt like they missed an opportunity after not reaching the Quarter-Finals as expected  before the event.  

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