Lithuania vs United States - London Olympics Basketball

Lithuania vs. United States

2012 London Olympics - Men's Basketball
August 4 - 2:30pm - Preliminary Round Group A

Basketball with the 2012 Olympic Video games is scheduled to be held from 28 July to 12 August. Competitions might be held at the recently crafted Basketball Arena, which can seat 12,000 spectators, and therefore the O2 Arena (known as North Greenwich Arena on account of the ban on commercialisation in arena names for the period of Olympic events) in London. The united states men's and women's groups will be defending their recent gold medal championships.

The National Olympic Committees may perhaps enter approximately an individual 12-player men's group and around one particular 12-player women's staff.

To begin with, basketball was the one willpower in which the host region was not to get mechanically awarded entry. This was since the Amazing Britain basketball teams did not exist until such time as 2006, and FIBA, the world governing physique of basketball, was concerned about the long run for the unified British teams upon 2012, on top of that because the claimed complete deficiency of competitiveness of British basketball. Nevertheless, inside of a assembly held in Lyon, France, on 13 March 2011, the FIBA Govt Board agreed to permit the British groups to qualify routinely.

Twelve trained nations were being drawn into two groups, every single consisting of six teams. Following a preliminary round robin phase, the 4 highest-placed groups in every single team will advance to a knock-out round to determine the medals.

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