Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Basketball
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
Basketball, Tokyo 2020.svgBasketball (3x3), Tokyo 2020.svg
Basketball pictograms
VenueSaitama Super Arena
Aomi Urban Sports Park (3x3)
Dates24 July – 8 August 2021
No. of events4
Competitors352 from 24 nations
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Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan was held from 24 July to 8 August 2021.[1] The basketball competitions were held at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, while the 3x3 competitions were held at the temporary Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo.[2]

Medal summary

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Japan)

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States3003
2 Latvia1001
3 ROC0202
4 France0112
5 Japan*0101
6 Australia0011
 China0011
 Serbia0011
Totals (8 entries)44412

Events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
 United States
Bam Adebayo
Devin Booker
Kevin Durant
Jerami Grant
Draymond Green
Jrue Holiday
Keldon Johnson
Zach LaVine
Damian Lillard
JaVale McGee
Khris Middleton
Jayson Tatum
 France
Andrew Albicy
Nicolas Batum
Petr Cornelie
Nando de Colo
Moustapha Fall
Evan Fournier
Rudy Gobert
Thomas Heurtel
Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot
Frank Ntilikina
Vincent Poirier
Guerschon Yabusele
 Australia
Aron Baynes
Matthew Dellavedova
Dante Exum
Chris Goulding
Josh Green
Joe Ingles
Nick Kay
Jock Landale
Patty Mills
Duop Reath
Nathan Sobey
Matisse Thybulle
Women
details
 United States
Ariel Atkins
Sue Bird
Tina Charles
Napheesa Collier
Skylar Diggins-Smith
Sylvia Fowles
Chelsea Gray
Brittney Griner
Jewell Loyd
Breanna Stewart
Diana Taurasi
A'ja Wilson
 Japan
Himawari Akaho
Saki Hayashi
Rui Machida
Evelyn Mawuli
Saori Miyazaki
Yuki Miyazawa
Naho Miyoshi
Nako Motohashi
Moeko Nagaoka
Monica Okoye
Maki Takada
Nanaka Todo
 France
Alexia Chartereau
Héléna Ciak
Alix Duchet
Marine Fauthoux
Sandrine Gruda
Marine Johannès
Sarah Michel
Endéné Miyem
Iliana Rupert
Diandra Tchatchouang
Valériane Vukosavljević
Gabby Williams
Men 3x3
details
 Latvia
Agnis Čavars
Edgars Krūmiņš
Kārlis Lasmanis
Nauris Miezis
 ROC
Ilia Karpenkov
Kirill Pisklov
Stanislav Sharov
Alexander Zuev
 Serbia
Dušan Domović Bulut
Dejan Majstorović
Aleksandar Ratkov
Mihailo Vasić
Women 3x3
details
 United States
Stefanie Dolson
Allisha Gray
Kelsey Plum
Jackie Young
 ROC
Evgeniia Frolkina
Olga Frolkina
Yulia Kozik
Anastasia Logunova
 China
Wan Jiyuan
Wang Lili
Yang Shuyu
Zhang Zhiting

Qualification summary

NOC Men Women Total
5-on-5 3x3 5-on-5 3x3 Athletes
 Argentina Yes 12
 Australia Yes Yes 24
 Belgium Yes Yes 16
 Canada Yes 12
 China Yes Yes Yes 20
 Czech Republic Yes 12
 France Yes Yes Yes 28
 Germany Yes 12
 Iran Yes 12
 Italy Yes Yes 16
 Japan Yes Yes Yes Yes 32
 Latvia Yes 4
 Mongolia Yes 4
 Netherlands Yes 4
 Nigeria Yes Yes 24
 Poland Yes 4
 Puerto Rico Yes 12
 Romania Yes 4
 ROC Yes Yes 8
 Serbia Yes Yes 16
 Slovenia Yes 12
 South Korea Yes 12
 Spain Yes Yes 24
 United States Yes Yes Yes 28
Total: 24 NOCs 12 8 12 8 352

5-on-5 basketball

Qualification

The National Olympic Committees may enter only one 12-player men's team and only one 12-player women's team. The men's qualification was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic whereas the women's qualification ended on time and unaffected.

Men's qualification


Means of qualification[3] Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation[4] 1  Japan
2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Africa 31 August – 15 September 2019  China 1  Nigeria
Americas 2  Argentina
 United States
Asia 1  Iran
Europe 2  France
 Spain
Oceania 1  Australia
2020 FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 29 June – 4 July 2021 Canada Victoria 1  Czech Republic
Croatia Split 1  Germany
Lithuania Kaunas 1  Slovenia
Serbia Belgrade 1  Italy
Total 12


Women's qualification

Twelve teams qualified for the women's tournament. The host nation and the 2018 World Cup winners qualified. Those two teams, however, had to play in the pre-qualifying and qualifying tournaments and each took up one of the qualifying spots from those tournaments. Thus, while two of the World Qualifying Tournaments provided quota spots to their three top teams, the other two tournaments provided quota spots only to the top two teams plus either the host nation or the World Cup winners.[5]

Teams had to qualify for the World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments through Women's EuroBasket or Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (which themselves had to be qualified for through Continental Cups).


Means of qualification Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  Japan
2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 22–30 September 2018  Spain 1  United States
2020 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 6–9 February 2020 Belgium Ostend 2  Belgium
 Canada
France Bourges 3  Australia
 France
 Puerto Rico
Serbia Belgrade 2  Nigeria
 Serbia
3  China
 South Korea
 Spain
Total 12


Competition schedule

Legend
G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Gold medal match
Date
Event
Sat 24 Sun 25 Mon 26 Tue 27 Wed
28
Thu 29 Fri 30 Sat 31 Sun 1 Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8
Men G G G G G G ¼ ½ F B
Women G G G G G G ¼ ½ B F
3x3 Men G G G G ¼ ½ B F
3x3 Women G G G G ¼ ½ B F

[6][7][8]

Men's tournament

Preliminary round

Group A
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 3 0 259 215 +44 6 Quarterfinals
2 United States 3 2 1 315 233 +82 5
3  Czech Republic 3 1 2 245 294 −49 4
4  Iran 3 0 3 206 283 −77 3
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) classification points; 2) head-to-head results; 3) head-to-head game points difference; 4) head-to-head number of game points scored.
Group B
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 3 3 0 259 226 +33 6 Quarterfinals
2  Italy 3 2 1 255 239 +16 5
3  Germany 3 1 2 257 273 −16 4
4  Nigeria 3 0 3 230 263 −33 3
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) classification points; 2) head-to-head results; 3) head-to-head game points difference; 4) head-to-head number of game points scored.
Group C
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Slovenia 3 3 0 329 268 +61 6 Quarterfinals
2  Spain 3 2 1 256 243 +13 5
3  Argentina 3 1 2 268 276 −8 4
4  Japan (H) 3 0 3 235 301 −66 3
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) classification points; 2) head-to-head results; 3) head-to-head game points difference; 4) head-to-head number of game points scored.
(H) Host
Third-placed team rankings
Pos Grp Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 C  Argentina 3 1 2 268 276 −8 4 Quarterfinals
2 B  Germany 3 1 2 257 273 −16 4
3 A  Czech Republic 3 1 2 245 294 −49 4
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) classification points; 2) game points difference; 3) number of game points scored; 4) FIBA ranking.

Knockout stage

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal
 
          
 
3 August
 
 
 Italy75
 
5 August
 
 France84
 
 France90
 
3 August
 
 Slovenia89
 
 Slovenia94
 
7 August
 
 Germany70
 
 France82
 
3 August
 
United States87
 
 Spain81
 
5 August
 
United States95
 
United States97
 
3 August
 
 Australia78 Bronze medal
 
 Australia97
 
7 August
 
 Argentina59
 
 Slovenia93
 
 
 Australia107
 

Final standings

Rank Team[9] Record
Gold medal icon.svg United States 5–1
Silver medal icon.svg  France 5–1
Bronze medal icon.svg  Australia 5–1
4  Slovenia 4–2
5  Italy 2–2
6  Spain 2–2
7  Argentina 1–3
8  Germany 1–3
9  Czech Republic 1–2
10  Nigeria 0–3
11  Japan 0–3
12  Iran 0–3

Women's tournament

Preliminary round

Group A
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 3 0 234 205 +29 6 Quarterfinals
2  Serbia 3 2 1 207 214 −7 5
3  Canada 3 1 2 208 201 +7 4
4  South Korea 3 0 3 183 212 −29 3
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) classification points; 2) head-to-head results; 3) head-to-head game points difference; 4) head-to-head number of game points scored.
Group B
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 260 223 +37 6 Quarterfinals
2  Japan (H) 3 2 1 245 239 +6 5
3  France 3 1 2 239 229 +10 4
4  Nigeria 3 0 3 217 270 −53 3
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) classification points; 2) head-to-head results; 3) head-to-head game points difference; 4) head-to-head number of game points scored.
(H) Host
Group C
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  China 3 3 0 247 191 +56 6 Quarterfinals
2  Belgium 3 2 1 234 196 +38 5
3  Australia 3 1 2 240 230 +10 4
4  Puerto Rico 3 0 3 176 280 −104 3
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) classification points; 2) head-to-head results; 3) head-to-head game points difference; 4) head-to-head number of game points scored.
Third-placed team rankings
Pos Grp Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 C  Australia 3 1 2 240 230 +10 4 Quarterfinals
2 B  France 3 1 2 239 229 +10 4
3 A  Canada 3 1 2 208 201 +7 4
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) classification points; 2) game points difference; 3) number of game points scored; 4) FIBA ranking.

Knockout stage

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal
 
          
 
4 August
 
 
 Australia55
 
6 August
 
 United States79
 
 United States79
 
4 August
 
 Serbia59
 
 China70
 
8 August
 
 Serbia77
 
 United States90
 
4 August
 
 Japan75
 
 Japan86
 
6 August
 
 Belgium85
 
 Japan87
 
4 August
 
 France71 Bronze medal
 
 Spain64
 
7 August
 
 France67
 
 Serbia76
 
 
 France91
 

Final standings

Rank Team[10] Record
Gold medal icon.svg  United States 6–0
Silver medal icon.svg  Japan 4–2
Bronze medal icon.svg  France 3–3
4  Serbia 3–3
5  China 3–1
6  Spain 3–1
7  Belgium 2–2
8  Australia 1–3
9  Canada 1–2
10  South Korea 0–3
11  Nigeria 0–3
12  Puerto Rico 0–3

3x3 basketball

On June 9, 2017, the International Olympic Committee announced that 3x3 basketball would be contested at the Summer Olympics for the first time in 2020.[11]

Qualification

Qualification for 3x3 determined the eight teams in each of the men's and women's tournaments. The host country, Japan, was guaranteed only one place, not one per gender. Four teams per gender (reduced to three if Japan uses its guaranteed place) were determined via world ranking. Three teams per gender were selected through an Olympic Qualifying Tournament. The final team per gender were determined in a Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Men

Means of qualification Date(s) Location Berth(s) Qualifier(s)
Host nation 1  Japan
FIBA 3x3 World Ranking[12] 1 November 2019 Japan Utsunomiya 3  China
ROC
 Serbia
2021 FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 26–30 May 2021 Austria Graz 3  Poland
 Netherlands
 Latvia
2021 FIBA Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament[13] 4–6 June 2021 Hungary Debrecen 1  Belgium
Total 8

Women

Means of qualification Date(s) Location Berth(s) Qualifier(s)
Host nation 0
FIBA 3x3 World Ranking[14] 1 November 2019 Japan Utsunomiya 4 ROC
 China
 Mongolia
 Romania
2021 FIBA 3x3 Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 26–30 May 2021 Austria Graz 3  United States
 France
 Japan
2020 FIBA Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament[15] 4–6 June 2021 Hungary Debrecen 1  Italy
Total 8

Men's tournament

Pool

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1  Serbia 7 7 0 138 91 +47 Semifinals
2  Belgium 7 4[a] 3 126 127 −1
3  Latvia 7 4[a] 3 133 129 +4 Quarterfinals
4  Netherlands 7 4[a] 3 132 129 +3
5  ROC 7 3 4 116 125 −9
6  Japan (H) 7 2[b] 5 123 134 −11
7  Poland 7 2[b] 5 120 130 −10
8  China 7 2[b] 5 119 142 −23
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Wins; 2) Head-to-head record; 3) Points scored.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Belgium 2–0, Latvia 1–1, Netherlands 0–2
  2. ^ a b c Japan 1–1, 123 PS; Poland 1–1, 120 PS; China 1–1, 119 PS

Knockout stage

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal
 
          
 
 
 
 
28 July
 
 
 Serbia10
 
27 July
 
 ROC21
 
 Netherlands19
 
28 July
 
 ROC21
 
 ROC18
 
 
 Latvia21
 
 
28 July
 
 
 Belgium8
 
27 July
 
 Latvia21 Bronze medal
 
 Latvia21
 
28 July
 
 Japan18
 
 Serbia21
 
 
 Belgium10
 

Final standings

Rank Team[16]
Gold medal icon.svg  Latvia
Silver medal icon.svg  ROC
Bronze medal icon.svg  Serbia
4  Belgium
5  Netherlands
6  Japan
7  Poland
8  China

Women's tournament

Pool

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1  United States 7 6 1 136 98 +38 Semifinals
2  ROC 7 5[a] 2 129 90 +39
3  China 7 5[a] 2 127 97 +30 Quarterfinals
4  Japan (H) 7 5[a] 2 130 97 +33
5  France 7 4 3 118 116 +2
6  Italy 7 2 5 98 125 −27
7  Romania 7 1 6 89 142 −53
8  Mongolia 7 0 7 79 141 −62
Source: TOCOG and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Wins; 2) Head-to-head record; 3) Points scored.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c ROC 2–0, China 1–1, Japan 0–2

Knockout stage

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal
 
          
 
 
 
 
28 July
 
 
 United States18
 
27 July
 
 France16
 
 Japan14
 
28 July
 
 France16
 
 United States18
 
 
 ROC15
 
 
28 July
 
 
 ROC21
 
27 July
 
 China14 Bronze medal
 
 China19
 
28 July
 
 Italy13
 
 France14
 
 
 China16
 

Final standings

Rank Team[17]
Gold medal icon.svg  United States
Silver medal icon.svg  ROC
Bronze medal icon.svg  China
4  France
5  Japan
6  Italy
7  Romania
8  Mongolia

See also

References

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