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28 Apr 2008
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IOC News , Beijing 2008

Qualified for Beijing: draws for the basketball tournaments


The draws for the Olympic basketball tournament took place on Saturday 26 April in the Beijing Olympic basketball venue, the brand new 18,000-seat Wukesong Indoor Stadium. The qualified teams, both men and women, were drawn into two groups of six teams each, with the assistance of three-time Olympic champion Lisa Leslie of the USA, Olympic silver medallist Nathalie Porter from Australia, and Chinese stars Whang Zhi Zhi and Sui Feifei. Find below the result of the draw.




Draw for the women’s tournament
Already qualified for Beijing 2008 are: Australia (World champion), China (host), Korea (Asian Champion), Mali (African Champion), New Zealand (Oceania runner-up), Russia (European champion) and USA (Champion of the Americas). The remaining five women's berths for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be decided at the 12-team FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women that will take place in Madrid (Spain), from 9 to 15 June 2008, featuring the following participants: Senegal and Angola (Africa), Cuba, Brazil and Argentina (Americas), Japan and Chinese Taipei (Asia), Spain, Belarus, Latvia and Czech Republic (Europe) and Fiji (Oceania). The draw for the remaining five qualified teams will be held on 15 June 2008 in Madrid, Spain. The women’s tournament takes place between 9 and 23 August 2008.





Group A: Australia, Korea, Russia, Qualifier A, Qualifier B and Qualifier C
Group B: China, Mali, New Zealand, USA, Qualifier D and Qualifier E






Draw for the men’s tournament

Already qualified for Beijing 2008 are the following nine teams: Angola (African champion), Argentina (Americas runner-up), Australia (Oceania champion), China (host), Iran (Asian champion), Lithuania (European bronze medallist), Russia (European champion), Spain (world champion) and USA (Champion of the Americas). The men’s tournament takes place between 10 and 24 August 2008. 





The remaining three men's berths for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be decided in the 12-team FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men that will take place in Athens (Greece), from 14 to 20 July, featuring the following participants: Cameroon and Cape Verde (Africa), Puerto Rico, Brazil and Canada (Americas), Lebanon and Korea (Asia), Greece, Germany, Croatia, and Slovenia (Europe) and New Zealand (Oceania). The draw for the remaining three qualified teams will be held on 20 July 2008 in Athens, Greece.
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