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The women's qualification for Olympic basketball tournament occurred from 2006-2008; all five FIBA (International Basketball Federation) zones sent in teams.

The first qualifying tournament was the 2006 FIBA World Championship in which the champion was guaranteed of a place in the Olympics. Throughout the next two years, several regional tournaments served as qualification for the zonal tournaments, which doubles as continental championships, to determine which teams will participate in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.




Outright qualification

A total of 12 teams will take part in the Olympics, with each NOC sending in one team. The host nation (the People's Republic of China) qualifies automatically as hosts.

There are a total of 5 zonal tournaments (doubling as continental championships) that determined the qualifying teams, with a total of 5 teams qualifying outright. Each zone was allocated with the following qualifying berths:

Furthermore, the current world champion, Australia qualified automatically by winning at the 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women.

Qualification via the wildcard tournament

The additional five teams will be determined at the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women 2008, with the best non-qualifying teams participating from teams that did not qualify outright. Each zone is allocated with the following berths:


Qualified for the Olympics outright
Qualified automatically
Qualified for the Wildcard Tournament

These are the final standings of the different Olympic qualifying tournaments. The venues are as follows, with the city of the knockout stage mentioned first:

Rank World Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania Wildcard
1st  Australia  Mali  USA  Korea  Russia  Australia  Spain
 Czech Republic
Ranked 1st
2nd  Russia  Senegal  Cuba  China  Spain  New Zealand
3rd  USA  Angola  Brazil  Japan  Belarus  Fiji
4th  Brazil  Mozambique  Argentina  Chinese Taipei  Latvia
5th  France  Nigeria  Canada  Thailand  Czech Rep.  Brazil
6th  Lithuania  Cameroon  Chile  Malaysia  Lithuania  Cuba
7th  Czech Rep.  DR Congo  Mexico  India  Belgium  Japan
Ranked 7th
8th  Spain  Côte d'Ivoire  Jamaica  Hong Kong  France
9th  Argentina  Cape Verde  Uzbekistan  Turkey
Ranked 9th
 Chinese Taipei
Ranked 9th
10th  Canada  Madagascar  Vietnam
11th  Cuba  Tunisia  Singapore
12th  China  Kenya  Sri Lanka
13th  Korea  Israel
Ranked 13th
14th  Chinese Taipei
15th  Senegal
16th  Nigeria

Qualified teams

The twelve teams that qualified for Beijing 2008 are:

The italicized teams are the wildcards.



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