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FIBA announce 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournaments

FIBA have announced that the Australian Boomers will compete in the Group A Category for the Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournaments. The 26-man roster for the Boomers was announced by Basketball Australia last week, with players from each Australian NBL team selected for the initial squad. This weekend the official draw (conducted by FIBA) placed Australia in the same pool as the USA, Venezuela, China and two qualifying teams yet to be decided. Games on 6 and 8 August will be confirmed at a later date, while the current schedule will see the Boomers face the USA on Wednesday 10 August, China on Friday 12 August and finally Venezuela on Sunday 14 August. The current pools and schedule can be found on the FIBA website here. Watch the draw from FIBA's headquarters in Mies (Switzerland) via the FIBA YouTube channel:
Competition System for Olympic Basketball Tournaments (Men and Women) Both men’s and women’s tournaments will open with a Group Phase played in a round robin format (each team faces the other five (5) in its group). The top four (4) classified teams from each group will then move on to the Final Phase which will be played in a standard knock-out system consisting of Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Bronze Medal Game and Gold Medal Game.

 

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