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lunes, 14 de marzo de 2016

Listos los grupos de baloncesto para las Olimpiadas de Río 2016

Draw results in for Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournaments

MIES, Switzerland (Rio 2016 Olympic Games) - The Official Draws of the Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournaments for Men and Women took place at the House of Basketball on Friday afternoon.

Here are the results of the two draws:

Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournament (6-21 August)
Group A: 1. OQT 1; 2. USA; 3. Venezuela; 4. OQT 2; 5. China; 6. Australia.
Group B: 1. Argentina; 2. Spain; 3. Brazil; 4. Lithuania; 5. OQT 3; 6. Nigeria.

Teams designated as OQT 1, OQT 2 and OQT 3 will be those qualifying through the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQTs) in Belgrade (Serbia), Manila(Philippines) and Turin (Italy) from 4-10 July. They will be drawn into the Olympic Basketball Tournament's three (3) vacant positions following the conclusion of the last game in Manila on Sunday 10 July.

2016 Rio Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament (6-20 August)
Group A: 1. WOQT 5; 2. Japan; 3. Brazil; 4. Australia; 5. WOQT 3; 6. WOQT 1.
Group B: 1. Canada; 2. WOQT 4; 3. USA; 4. Senegal; 5. Serbia; 6. WOQT 2.

Teams designated as WOQT 1, WOQT 2, WOQT 3, WOQT 4 and WOQT 5 will be those qualifying through the 2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) in Nantes, France from 13-19 June. They will be drawn into the Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament's five (5) vacant positions following the conclusion of the last game in Nantes on Sunday 19 June.

On hand for this milestone event on the Road to Rio 2016 were distinguished guests including: FIBA Secretary General Emeritus, Mr Borislav Stankovic; FIBA President, Mr Horacio Muratore; FIBA Honorary President and FIBA Foundation President, Mr Yvan Mainini; FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member, Mr Patrick Baumann; FIBA Africa President and FIBA Vice-President Hamane Niang; FIBA Europe President and FIBA Vice-President, Mr Turgay Demirel. They were joined by members of FIBA's Central Board and FIBA's Executive Committee.

Competition System for Olympic Basketball Tournaments (Men and Women)
Both men's and women's tournaments will open with a Group Phase played in a round robin format (each team faces the other five (5) in its group). The top four (4) classified teams from each group will then move on to the Final Phase which will be played in a standard knock-out system consisting of Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Bronze Medal Game and Gold Medal Game.

jueves, 10 de septiembre de 2015

Ya están los 16 que buscarán el pase Olímpico en el EuroBasket 2016

EuroBasket 2015 Round of 16 Line-Up Completed

The 16 teams who will compete in the Final Phase of EuroBasket 2015 are now known.

On the last day of the Group Phase, there were still a number of scenarios which could have played out to determine who would claim the six remaining tickets to advance to the Final Phase, that will be played in the 27,000-seat Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille, France (12-20 September).

Belgium was the first team of the day to claim one of the remaining spots, with a 79-71 win over Ukraine in the early game from Group D in Riga. They are joined by Latvia, who overturned an 16-point deficit to eventually get past a courageous Estonian side 75-64.

At the same time in Berlin's Group B, another classic was being played out as Germany heartbreakingly lost a third thriller, this time to Spain 77-76, ending their participation in EuroBasket 2015 and assuring the progress of Spain.

In the second Group C game of the day in Zagreb, Georgia gave their hopes a serious boost by shocking hosts Croatia 71-58. Following a nervy wait, their ticket was finally stamped when the undefeated Greece shook off a tenacious Dutch effort, 68-65.

The Round of 16 fixtures are as follows (all times CET/GMT +2):
Saturday 12 September
12:00 Latvia v Slovenia
14:30 Greece v Belgium
18:30 Spain v Poland
21:00 France v Turkey

Sunday 13 September
12:00 Croatia v Czech Republic
14:30 Serbia v Finland
18:30 Israel v Italy
21:00 Lithuania v Georgia

All Final Phase games can be watched live on (registration and subscription required; geo-blocking may apply; click here ​for the full list of territories and broadcasters) and highlights will be available on

Keep up-to-date with the official EuroBasket 2015 app, available for iOS here and Android here.

 Tony Parker Becomes EuroBasket All-time Leading Scorer

 Tony Parker has become the all-time leading scorer in EuroBasket Final Rounds after claiming the record in Monday's Group A clash with Poland in Montpellier.
The France guard needed one more point to surpass the mark of 1030 total points, which he tied for with Nikos Galis in Sunday's 81-54 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. He duly moved past the legend with 16 points as France picked up their third win in as many days, holding off Poland 69-66.
"When I started my career, I never thought it would end up like this in my life," Parker, now aged 33, said. "My career, my plans, I could never have imagined it. It's been like a dream. When you're talking about the leading scorer in history, winning a EuroBasket, all the individual records, you don't appreciate the significance of all the things you's an honour to be in a conversation for the best European player in history.
"You don't think of that when you start. You have all the names, guys like (Toni) Kukoc, (Drazen) Petrovic who stood out in European basketball. It's bizarre to think of someone from France being near number one."
Galis, part of the Greek side that won the EuroBasket title in 1987, featured in 33 Finals games during his career. Parker, who led Les Bleus to the championship in 2013, has now played 62 EuroBasket finals ties amid 150 appearances for the national side since his debut in 2000. And with four NBA titles on top, the San Antonio Spurs guard's legacy is secure.
"Tony is everything for this team," praised long-time team-mate Mickael Gelabale. "When he's not here, we have to give a little bit more. The coach gives a little bit more. How he changes the game is huge, even in practice. You can see the difference he makes.
"Year after year, you've seen him grow up. He's now a father. He's not quite as cool but he's more mature. With his son now, he doesn't have time to waste. He's coming to get something done. He'd prefer to be with his son, sure, but this is really special."