Australia vs Russian Federation - London Olympics Basketball

Australia vs. Russian Federation

2012 London Olympics - Men's Basketball
August 6 9:00am London Time - Preliminary Round Group B

Basketball with the 2012 Olympic games is planned to get held from 28 July to 12 August. Competitions may be held in the freshly created Basketball Arena, that will seat 12,000 spectators, and also the O2 Arena (called North Greenwich Arena on account of the ban on commercialisation in arena names for the period of Olympic events) in London. The usa men's and women's teams can be defending their recent gold medal championships.

The National Olympic Committees could possibly enter up to one 12-player men's crew and approximately one 12-player women's crew.

At first, basketball was the sole discipline by which the host region wasn't to become routinely awarded entry. This was as the Superb Britain basketball teams didn't exist until finally 2006, and FIBA, the earth governing overall body of basketball, was worried about the future of your unified British teams immediately after 2012, in addition for the reason that claimed complete lack of competitiveness of British basketball. In spite of this, inside of a assembly held in Lyon, France, on 13 March 2011, the FIBA Executive Board agreed to permit the British groups to qualify mechanically.



Twelve capable countries have been drawn into two groups, each consisting of six groups. After a preliminary round robin stage, the four highest-placed teams in each group will advance into a knock-out spherical to choose the medals.

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