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FIBA holds Olympic Draw today

30/04/2012

RIO DE JANEIRO (Olympics) - With the start of the Olympic Games less than three months away, another major milestone will be passed today, with the draw for the men's and women's Basketball Tournaments.

The draw can be watched live and for free on FIBAtv.com or followed in real time on draws.fiba.com at 16:00 CET (11:00 local time).

For both tournaments, the qualified teams will be drawn into two groups of six teams each.

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Great Britain, Spain, Tunisia and USA go into the draw for the Men's tournament, with the final three teams being decided at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men in Caracas, Venezuela from 2 to 8 July.

Angola, Australia, Brazil, China, Great Britain, Russia and USA go into the draw for the Women's tournament, with the final five teams being decided at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women in Ankara, Turkey from 25 June to 1 July.

The two Olympic Basketball Tournaments will then see teams play the five other teams in their respective groups during the Preliminary Round.

The top four classified teams from each group will then move on to the Quarter-Finals of a standard knock-out tournament.

FIBA

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Group A Women's Draw: USA, China, Angola, Qualified 1, 2 and 4

Group B Women's Draw: Australia, Brazil, Great Britain, Russia, Qualified 3 and 5

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Men`s Draw

Group A: USA, FRance, Argentina, Tunisia, Qualified 1 and 2

Group B: Spain, Australia, Brazil, China, Great Britain, Qualified 3

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according the draw's press kit

Men:

A1 - Q1

A2 - Tunisia

A3 - USA

A4 - France

A5 - Q2

A6 - Argentina

B1 - China

B2 - Great Britain

B3 - Brazil

B4 - Australia

B5 - Q3

B6 - Spain

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Women

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A1 - Q1

A2 - Angola

A3 - USA

A4 - Q2

A5 - Q4

A6 - China

B1 - Russia

B2 - Q5

B3 - Australia

B4 - Great Britain

B5 - Brazil

B6 - Q3

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Looks like I've got tickets to Brazil v. Q5, and Australia v. UK on the first day of the men's tournament. Too bad I just missed out on Team USA!

Edited by Citizen-Seth

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Looks like I've got tickets to Brazil v. Q5, and Australia v. UK on the first day of the men's tournament. Too bad I just missed out on Team USA!

They haven't set the times yet, they probably won't do that until closer to the Olympics. If you have tickets to the last of the 3 sessions on July 28th, I wouldn't assume you have the last 2 matchups listed there

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Oh, well, then, I guess theres hope for me yet!

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NBA propose under-23 format for Olympic basketball

The NBA wants to pull basketball's top players out of future Olympic Games and model the competition on the under-23 format used in football.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the original United States 'Dream Team', the squad featuring Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird that won gold in Barcelona in the first year NBA players took part, a team widely credited with helping spark the global popularity of the sport.

The game's biggest stars are in line to play in London this summer, but it could be the last Games in which they feature.

Plans floated by commissioner David Stern and his deputy Adam Silver at a press conference last night ahead of the draft lottery would see Olympic basketball transformed into a youth tournament because of fears over player burn-out.

Silver said: "Owners have raised repeatedly the issue of our players playing in essence year round when you add the Olympics to our newly renamed World Cup of Basketball (formerly the FIBA World Championship).

"So when you have the Olympics, the World Cup of Basketball, we are taking a very close look at whether it makes sense from an NBA standpoint and a global basketball standpoint for the top players to be playing at that level on a year-round basis, and somewhere (every) summer."

Silver said the NBA is planning talks with USA Basketball and FIBA following the London Olympics to discuss the matter.

Olympic football squads are made up of under-23 players, with a maximum of three 'overage' players in the group.

http://www.independe...ll-7807674.html

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I think that idea is a complete joke. That is what is wrong with the Football tournament, the fact it is an U23 tournament. I want the best players from all sports at the Olympics. That is the whole point of them in my opinion. Stern is just being selfish and looking after his own backyard.

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I 'm surprised how narrow minded NBA officials are. They seem to forget how much basketball (and NBA) has grown in the last 20 years,when NBA players started playing in the Olympics.

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future of Team GB basketball in doubt following Games after Wales reject full merger

A vote by Basketball Wales not to become part of a wider British Basketball governing body could threaten the future of the emerging Great Britain sides.

As with a number of sports in Great Britain Basketball has separate governing bodies in Wales, Scotland and England – Northern Ireland have amalgamated with Ireland – and they compete in FIBA age group tournaments.

When Great Britain won the bid to host the London Olympics a Great Britain team had to be formed, along the lines of the GB Football team, and FIBA have made it quite clear that in the long term they will required GB Basketball to be governed as one uniformed body.

The exact FIBA requirement is that GB Basketball come under one body by 2016 and that by 2017 all representative teams, from seniors - of both sexes - be Great Britain representative sides thus ending Wales and Scotland's ability to field representative sides.

The first part of this process comes on July 1 when the FIBA Central Board requires the Welsh, English and Scottish Basketball Boards to take a formal vote on the proposal, but following a statement on the Basketball Wales website it appears they have made up their mind.

"The result from Wales is disappointing but not unexpected," said GB performance director Chris Spice. "This is the start of what could be a long process and the key requirement we need to focus on is that FIBA insist that we be under one governing body by 2016. We have four years' grace on that and there is a long way to go yet.

"We are very proud of what the emergence of credible GB teams – men and women – has done for basketball in Wales, Scotland and England in recent years and the structures we now have in place to offer young players from all three a pathway to the elite game and will fight to protect that legacy."

GB centre Kieron Achara, a proud Scotsman with the Scottish flag tattooed on his forearm, insists nonetheless that his federation must vote for the GB option.

The Scots wre meant to be making a decision at a board meeting on Friday but are understood to have deferred that vote until next week - they have until June 30 to make their views known.

"This is a very good opportunity for Scotland to be part of something bigger," says Achara in Houston where he is training with GB Olympic squad.

"I look at some of the young guys in Scotland like Alasdair Fraser who is a phenomenal talent and that could be the end of it for him. Back in Scotland there is only the Scotland senior team, with GB he becomes part of the programme they have put in place - the Futures programme and the under-23. It's a great programme, a great thing.

"A GB Federation all looks like a good and positive thing for Scotland Basketball. I actually think there would be more opportunity for funding through being part of GB rather than existing as an 'independent' team.

"I'm just hoping the voting can work itself out and the GB team can survive. We must have the major targets that GB can provide - qulaifying for European, World and Olympic championships."

http://www.telegraph..._medium=twitter

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future of Team GB basketball in doubt following Games after Wales reject full merger

A vote by Basketball Wales not to become part of a wider British Basketball governing body could threaten the future of the emerging Great Britain sides.

As with a number of sports in Great Britain Basketball has separate governing bodies in Wales, Scotland and England – Northern Ireland have amalgamated with Ireland – and they compete in FIBA age group tournaments.

When Great Britain won the bid to host the London Olympics a Great Britain team had to be formed, along the lines of the GB Football team, and FIBA have made it quite clear that in the long term they will required GB Basketball to be governed as one uniformed body.

The exact FIBA requirement is that GB Basketball come under one body by 2016 and that by 2017 all representative teams, from seniors - of both sexes - be Great Britain representative sides thus ending Wales and Scotland's ability to field representative sides.

The first part of this process comes on July 1 when the FIBA Central Board requires the Welsh, English and Scottish Basketball Boards to take a formal vote on the proposal, but following a statement on the Basketball Wales website it appears they have made up their mind.

"The result from Wales is disappointing but not unexpected," said GB performance director Chris Spice. "This is the start of what could be a long process and the key requirement we need to focus on is that FIBA insist that we be under one governing body by 2016. We have four years' grace on that and there is a long way to go yet.

"We are very proud of what the emergence of credible GB teams – men and women – has done for basketball in Wales, Scotland and England in recent years and the structures we now have in place to offer young players from all three a pathway to the elite game and will fight to protect that legacy."

GB centre Kieron Achara, a proud Scotsman with the Scottish flag tattooed on his forearm, insists nonetheless that his federation must vote for the GB option.

The Scots wre meant to be making a decision at a board meeting on Friday but are understood to have deferred that vote until next week - they have until June 30 to make their views known.

"This is a very good opportunity for Scotland to be part of something bigger," says Achara in Houston where he is training with GB Olympic squad.

"I look at some of the young guys in Scotland like Alasdair Fraser who is a phenomenal talent and that could be the end of it for him. Back in Scotland there is only the Scotland senior team, with GB he becomes part of the programme they have put in place - the Futures programme and the under-23. It's a great programme, a great thing.

"A GB Federation all looks like a good and positive thing for Scotland Basketball. I actually think there would be more opportunity for funding through being part of GB rather than existing as an 'independent' team.

"I'm just hoping the voting can work itself out and the GB team can survive. We must have the major targets that GB can provide - qulaifying for European, World and Olympic championships."

http://www.telegraph..._medium=twitter

If Wales featured some high-cailiber talent internationally on its national team at least at the European level instead of being at the lowest Eurobasket level with the likes of Moldova, Azerbaijian, and even Gibraltar, the Welsh would have a stronger position not to participate. I'm thinking the Welsh are afraid of losing its identity as a Home Nation in basketball and keeping it like in soccer and rugby. The best and deepest basketball talent in Britain tends to reside in England with a few Scots sprinkled in, anyway. Besides, I doubt highly there will a Welsh player in London. Better to develop and send better Welsh players for the British basketball future.

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ANKARA, Turkey | LONDON, UK (Olympic Basketball Tournament for Women) – Following the conclusion of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women (OQTW), the groups and schedule of the London 2012 Olympic Basketball Tournament have been finalised.

Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France and Turkey complete the line-up having secured qualification through the OQTW, held in Ankara, Turkey from 25 June to 1 July.

Immediately after the conclusion of the tournament, the five qualified teams were drawn into the two groups of six teams, previously determined at the Olympic Basketball Draw in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 30 April, as follows:

Group A: Czech Republic, Angola, USA, Croatia, Turkey, China

Group B: Russia, France, Australia, Great Britain, Brazil, Canada

(order of teams determined by way of draw)

FIBA

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USA Basketball announces final roster for 2012 Olympics

Nominated for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks); Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers); Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers); James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunder); Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers); LeBron James (Miami Heat); Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers); Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder); and Deron Williams (Brooklyn Nets).

NBA

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Greece got kicked out of the Preolympic tournament a couple of days ago by Nigeria, on a surprising turn of events. Dominican Republic will play against Nigeria today at the third place match to know who will be the third team to qualify to the olympics.

Since Lithuania and Russia will play the finals, they both have sealed their qualification.

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Nigeria snatch final London basketball berth

Nigeria will make their Olympic basketball debut in London after beating the Dominican Republic 88-73 in the decisive qualifier on Sunday.

Having arrived in Venezuela as complete underdogs in the 12-team tournament offering three London berths, Nigeria completed their memorable campaign with a resounding victory over the Dominicans - another surprise package.

Apart from the west African nation, who stunned former European champions Greece to reach the last four, Russia and Lithuania have also booked their London berths from this qualifier on Saturday.

The trio will join United States, Argentina, Spain, France, Tunisia, Brazil, Australia and China who had qualified earlier alongside hosts Great Britain.

Reuters

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Congratulations to Nigeria for snatching the final result. A massive result for them

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Davis to replace Griffin on Olympic squad

Anthony Davis, the number one pick in the 2012 NBA draft, will replace Blake Griffin on the United States squad at the London Olympics, USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo said Friday.

Griffin, a two-time All-Star forward with the Los Angeles Clippers, has been diagnosed with a medial meniscus tear of his left knee and will not play in the London Games, Colangelo said.

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Reuters

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So, which luxury hotel that is close to the Olympic Action will all of these NBA players be staying in?

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