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The basketball competitions at the London 2012 Summer Olympics will be held from July to August. The competition will be held at the Basketball Arena and The Arena.

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FIBA's Secretary General and IOC member, Patrick Baumann announced on June 12, 2009 that the International Basketball Federation would like to have more mens national teams playing at the 2012 Summer Olympics. FIBA is pushing the International Olympic Committee to consider 16 teams at the men's tournament.[1]

Events

2 sets of medals will be awarded in the following events:

  • Basketball Men (16 teams)
  • Basketball Women (12 teams)

Qualification

An NOC may enter up to 1 men's team with 12 players and up to 1 women's team with 12 players.

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Men

  • Great Britain
Competition Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host nation - - 1  Great Britain
2010 FIBA World Championship August 28 - September 12, 2010  Turkey 1
2011 FIBA Africa Championship 2011 TBD 2
FIBA Asia Championship 2011 2011 TBD 2
2011 FIBA Americas Championship 2011 TBD 2
2011 FIBA Europe Championship 2011  Lithuania 2
2011 FIBA Oceania Championship 2011 TBD 2
World Olympic Qualifying Tournament July 2 - July 8, 2012 TBD 4
TOTAL 16

Olympic Qualifying Tournament:

  • Europe: 4 teams
  • America: 4 teams
  • Africa: 3 teams
  • Asia: 3 teams
  • Oceania: 2 team

Women

  • Great Britain
Competition Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host nation - - 1  Great Britain
2010 FIBA World Championship September 23 - October 3, 2010  Czech Republic 1
2011 FIBA Africa Championship 2011  Mali 1
2011 FIBA Asia Championship 2011 TBD 1
2011 FIBA Americas Championship 2011 TBD 1
2011 FIBA Europe Championship 2011  Poland 1
2011 FIBA Oceania Championship 2011 TBD 1
World Olympic Qualifying Tournament June 25 - July 1, 2012 TBD 5
TOTAL 12

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