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Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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19th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Rio de Janeiro 2016
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Tournament details
Olympics 2016 Summer Olympics
Host nation Brazil
City Rio de Janeiro
Duration 6–21 August
Men’s tournament
Teams 12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists  Serbia
3 Bronze medalists  Spain
Women’s tournament
Teams 12
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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Basketball at the
2016 Summer Olympics

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Tournament
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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 inYouth Arena. This marked the first edition that the men’s and women’s Olympic tournaments were played in multiple separate venues. Hosts Brazil, both in men’s and women’s, failed to make it to the quarterfinals after achieving poor athletic performances as they were both eliminated from the group stage.

Competition schedule[edit]

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

Venues[edit]

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

Qualification[edit]

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

Hosts[edit]

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 qualification[edit]

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 Japan Tokyo 1  Brazil
2015 FIBA Oceania Championship 15–18 August 2015 Various 1  Australia
AfroBasket 2015 19–30 August 2015 Tunisia Radès 1  Nigeria
2015 FIBA Americas Championship 31 August – 12 September 2015 Mexico Mexico City 2  Venezuela
 Argentina
EuroBasket 2015 5–20 September 2015 Various 2  Spain
 Lithuania
2015 FIBA Asia Championship 23 September – 3 October 2015 China Changsha 1  China
2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 4–10 July 2016 Serbia Belgrade[3] 1  Serbia
Philippines Pasay[3] 1  France
Italy Turin[3] 1  Croatia
Total 12

Women’s qualification[edit]

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 Japan Tokyo 1  Brazil
2015 FIBA Americas Championship 9–16 August 2015 Canada Edmonton 1  Canada
2015 FIBA Oceania Championship 15–17 August 2015 Various 1  Australia
2015 FIBA Asia Championship 29 August – 5 September 2015 China Wuhan 1  Japan
AfroBasket Women 2015 24 September – 3 October 2015 Cameroon Yaoundé 1  Senegal
2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament 13–19 June 2016 France Nantes[3] 5  Belarus
 China
 France
 Spain
 Turkey
Total 12

Men’s competition[edit]

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

Group stage[edit]

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 A[edit]

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 B[edit]

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. ^ Jump up to: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 stage[edit]

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

Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal
17 August
 Australia 90
19 August
 Lithuania 64
 Australia 61
17 August
 Serbia 87
 Croatia 83
21 August
 Serbia 86
 Serbia 66
17 August
United States 96
 Spain 92
19 August
 France 67
 Spain 76
17 August
United States 82 Bronze medal
United States 105
21 August
 Argentina 78
 Australia 88
 Spain 89

Women’s competition[edit]

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

Group stage[edit]

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 A[edit]

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. ^ Jump up to:a b c Head-to-head record: France 3 pts, +8 PD; Turkey 3 pts, −2 PD; Japan 3 pts, −6 PD

Group B[edit]

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 stage[edit]

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

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal
16 August
 France 68
18 August
 Canada 63
 France 67
16 August
 United States 86
 United States 110
20 August
 Japan 64
 United States 101
16 August
 Spain 72
 Spain 64
18 August
 Turkey 62
 Spain 68
16 August
 Serbia 54 Bronze medal
 Australia 71
20 August
 Serbia 73
 France 63
 Serbia 70

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 2 0 0 2
2 Serbia 0 1 1 2
Spain 0 1 1 2
Total 2 2 2 6

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
 United States (USA)
Jimmy Butler
Kevin Durant
DeAndre Jordan
Kyle Lowry
Harrison Barnes
DeMar DeRozan
Kyrie Irving
Klay Thompson
DeMarcus Cousins
Paul George
Draymond Green
Carmelo Anthony
 Serbia (SRB)
Miloš Teodosić
Marko Simonović
Bogdan Bogdanović
Stefan Marković
Nikola Kalinić
Nemanja Nedović
Stefan Birčević
Miroslav Raduljica
Nikola Jokić
Vladimir Štimac
Stefan Jović
Milan Mačvan
 Spain (ESP)
Pau Gasol
Rudy Fernández
Sergio Rodríguez
Juan Carlos Navarro
José Calderón
Felipe Reyes
Víctor Claver
Willy Hernangómez
Álex Abrines
Sergio Llull
Nikola Mirotić
Ricky Rubio
Women
details
 United States (USA)
Lindsay Whalen
Seimone Augustus
Sue Bird
Maya Moore
Angel McCoughtry
Breanna Stewart
Tamika Catchings
Elena Delle Donne
Diana Taurasi
Sylvia Fowles
Tina Charles
Brittney Griner
 Spain (ESP)
Leticia Romero
Laura Nicholls
Silvia Domínguez
Alba Torrens
Laia Palau
Marta Xargay
Leonor Rodríguez
Lucila Pascua
Anna Cruz
Laura Quevedo
Laura Gil
Astou Ndour
 Serbia (SRB)
Tamara Radočaj
Sonja Petrović
Saša Čađo
Sara Krnjić
Nevena Jovanović
Jelena Milovanović
Dajana Butulija
Dragana Stanković
Aleksandra Crvendakić
Milica Dabović
Ana Dabović
Danielle Page

Referees[edit]

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

  • Oman Ahmed Al-Bulushi
  • United States Steven Anderson
  • Australia Scott Paul Beker
  • Serbia Ilija Belošević
  • Morocco Chahinaz Boussetta
  • Greece Christos Christodoulou
  • Dominican Republic Natalia Cuello Cuello
  • China Duan Zhu
  • Spain Juan González
  • United States Lauren Holtkamp
  • South Korea Hwang In-tae
  • Slovenia Damir Javor
  • Angola Carlos Julio
  • Canada Karen Lasuik
  • Latvia Olegs Latisevs
  • Argentina Leandro Lezcano
  • Brazil Guilherme Locatelli
  • Germany Robert Lottermoser
  • Brazil Cristiano Maranho
  • Australia Vaughan Mayberry
  • Germany Anne Panther
  • Philippines Ferdinand Pascual
  • Poland Piotr Pastusiak
  • Croatia Sreten Radović
  • Mexico José Reyes
  • Ukraine Borys Ryzhyk
  • Canada Stephen Seibel
  • Puerto Rico Roberto Vázquez
  • France Eddie Viator
  • Ivory Coast Nadege Anaize Zouzou

See also