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2012 London Olympics Basketball Schedule Announced

2012 London Olympics Basketball Schedule Announced : Basketball Arena
The London 2012 Olympic Basketball competition schedule has today been confirmed, revealing when teams will play each other in the preliminary rounds of the tournament.


The Basketball Arena on the Olympic Park will be one of two venues used for the Basketball competition this summer.

The women’s tournament will tip-off at the Basketball Arena on Saturday 28 July, with Great Britain v Australia among the games on the first day. The men’s tournament begins the following day, when defending Olympic champions USA take on France.

Competition format


Teams have been drawn into two groups for the preliminary rounds and will play each other in their respective groups, before the top four teams from each group move on to the quarter-final stage.

London 2012 Organising Commitee Director of Sport Debbie Jevans said: 'The Olympic Basketball tournament is sure to be one of the big hits of the summer with some of the biggest basketball stars in the world coming to London to compete for gold.

'With the competition schedule now confirmed, teams and fans alike can start to get ready for the exciting encounters, world-class players and top teams we’ll see in action this summer.

Olympic men’s tournament:

Group A
Argentina
France
Tunisia
USA
*Two remaining qualifiers

Group B
Australia
Brazil
China
Great Britain
Spain
*One remaining qualifier

Olympic women’s tournament:

Group A
Angola
China
USA
*Three remaining qualifiers

Group B
Australia
Brazil
Great Britain
Russia
*Two remaining qualifiers

Olympics: 28 July – 12 August
The Countdown to Olympics has already begun.