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Just the Facts: 2021 Olympic Men's Basketball

  • Date:
    Feb 26, 2020

OFFICIAL EVENT TITLE:

Games of the XXXII Olympiad

OFFICIAL TEAM NAME:

2021 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team

EVENT SITE:

Tokyo, Japan

EVENT VENUE:

Saitama Super Arena

OFFICIAL EVENT INTERNET SITE:

https://www.olympic.org/news/tokyo-2020 

 

COMPETITION DATES:

July 23-August 8, 2021

Group Phase: July 25-August 1; Quarterfinals: August 3; Semifinals: August 5; Gold and Bronze Medal Games: August 7.

 

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP DATES:

July TBA, 2021

USA BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP SITE:

TBA

EVENT DESCRIPTION: 

First held in 1936 and conducted every four years since 1948, the rescheduled 2021 Olympic Summer Games will be held July 23-August 8, in Tokyo, Japan. 

ELIGIBILITY:

Athletes must be U.S. citizens.

 

USA FINALISTS ROSTER:

44 Finalists Announced for 2020 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

USA Finalists Roster


2021 QUALIFIED TEAMS (12):

In addition to host Japan, nations qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics men's basketball competition include Argentina, Australia, France, Iran, Nigeria, Spain, USA.  

Four additional teams will qualify through FIBA's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments. The four men's FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, taking place from June 22-July 4, 2021, will be played in Canada, Croatia, Lithuania and Serbia. The winners of the four tournaments will qualify for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. Click here to view the competition schedule.

Belgrade, Serbia 

Group A - Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Serbia

Group B - Puerto Rico, Italy, Senegal


Kaunas, Lithuania

Group A - Lithuania, Korea, Venezuela

Group B - Poland, Slovenia, Angola


Split, Croatia

Group A - Germany, Russia, Mexico

Group B - Tunisia, Croatia, Brazil


Victoria, Canada

Group A - Greece, China, Canada

Group B - Uruguay, Czech Republic, Turkey

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND GROUPS:

FIBA Official Draw:  TBA

Note: There will be 12 participating teams. The 12 teams will be divided into three groups (A, B and C) of four teams each. The Group Stage of the competition is played in a round robin format, with each team playing all other teams in its group (a total of 3 games for each team). The teams placed first and second in each group and the 2 best third-placed teams in the Group Phase qualify for the Final Phase. The remaining 4 teams take no further part in the competition.

A draw will take place following the conclusion of the Group Phase to determine the pairings of the quarterfinals. The winners of the groups and the second-placed team with the best result from the Group Phase are placed in one pot (D), while the 2 remaining second-placed teams and 2 best third-placed teams in another pot (E). Teams from the same group in the Group Phase cannot be drawn against each other in the quarterfinals. This stage of the competition is played in a knockout format and the draw will produce an Olympic bracket for the road to the gold medal.

To be crowned Olympic champion, a team has to win six games - three in the Group Phase and three in the Final Phase (quarterfinals, semifinals, gold medal game), instead of 8 as in past Olympics.

U.S. OLYMPIC HISTORY:

U.S. Olympic men's basketball teams have medaled in each of the 18 Olympics they have participated in, winning 15 gold medals, one silver and two bronze medals.  Owning a 138-5 overall win-loss record, the USA in 2021 will look to claim a fourth straight Olympic gold medal.

Click here to view USA Olympic History

U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM PLAYERS OF NOTE:

Members of past U.S. Olympic men's teams have included standouts such as four-time medalist Carmelo Anthony; three-time medalists Lebron James and David Robinson; two-time gold medalists Charles Barkley; Carlos Boozer; Kobe Bryant; Kevin Durant; Patrick Ewing; Burdette Haldorson; William Hougland; Michael Jordan; Jayson Kidd; Robert Kurland; Karl Malone; Chris Mullin; Chris Paul; Gary Payton; Scottie Pippen; John Stockton; Dwyane Wade; and Deron Williams.  All-Time USA Alphabetical Roster
 

 

 

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