The Basketball events of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be held at the Carioca Arena 1 and Youth Arena of the Olympic Training Center in Olympic Park from 6 to 21 August 2016.
In this game of basketball, two teams of five players each try to score points by putting the ball into the opposing side’s basket as many times as possible before time runs out
The Basketball Event made its Olympic debut at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin .
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Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Basketball Events :
There will be two medal event namely – Men’s and Women’s Event.
Men’s Team Event : 12 teams will compete for 1 medal event.
Women’s Team Event : 12 teams will compete for 1 medal event.
As of January 2016, 9 Men’s teams have qualified while the remaining three spots will be decided by July 2016 during the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.
So far Qualified Men’s Teams : United States, Brazil, Australia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Argentina, Spain, Lithuania, China.
As of January 2016, 7 Women’s teams have qualified while the remaining five spots will be decided by July 2016 during the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
So far Qualified Women’s Teams : United States, Serbia, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Japan, Senegal