Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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18th Basketball Olympic Tournament
London 2012
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Olympics2012 Summer Olympics
Host nation United Kingdom
CityLondon
Duration28 July – 12 August
Men's teams12
Men's medals:
Gold medal.svg Gold medalists United States
Silver medal.svg Silver medalists Spain
Bronze medal.svg Bronze medalists Russia
Women's teams12
Women's medals:
Gold medal.svg Gold medalists United States
Silver medal.svg Silver medalists France
Bronze medal.svg Bronze medalists Australia
Official website
http://www.london2012.com/games/olympic-sports/basketball.php
 
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18th Basketball Olympic Tournament
London 2012
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Olympics2012 Summer Olympics
Host nation United Kingdom
CityLondon
Duration28 July – 12 August
Men's teams12
Men's medals:
Gold medal.svg Gold medalists United States
Silver medal.svg Silver medalists Spain
Bronze medal.svg Bronze medalists Russia
Women's teams12
Women's medals:
Gold medal.svg Gold medalists United States
Silver medal.svg Silver medalists France
Bronze medal.svg Bronze medalists Australia
Official website
http://www.london2012.com/games/olympic-sports/basketball.php
Basketball at the
2012 Summer Olympics

Basketball pictogram.svg
Tournament
men  women
Rosters
men  women

Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics was held from 28 July to 12 August 2012. The preliminary matches and the women's quarterfinal matches were played in the new Basketball Arena in Olympic Park which seats up to 12,000 spectators. The men's knockout games and the women's games from semifinals onward were played in the North Greenwich Arena.

The US men's and US women's teams both successfully defended their Olympic basketball championships of 2008.

Settings[edit]

Two settings in London have been used for the basketball tournaments: The O2 Arena (referred to as the "North Greenwich Arena" during the Olympics) and the Basketball Arena in Olympic Park at Stratford. The North Greenwich Arena was the setting for the knockout stages for the men, and also from the semifinal games onward for the women, whereas the Basketball Arena was the setting for the preliminary rounds and the women's quarterfinals.

Greenwich, London
Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics (London Borough of Newham)
Stratford, London
North Greenwich ArenaBasketball Arena
Capacity: 20,000Capacity: 12,000
Basket Ball at the O2 Arena.jpgLondon Olympics 2012 Basketball Arena.jpg

Qualification[edit]

Competing countries in the Olympic basketball championship: green for both men's and women's tournaments, blue for the men's tournament and pink for the women's tournament.

The National Olympic Committees may enter up to one 12-player men's team and up to one 12-player women's team.

Host[edit]

Initially, basketball was the only team sport in which the host country was not automatically awarded a team in the tournament. This was because the British basketball teams did not exist until 2006, and hence FIBA, the world's regulatory body of basketball, was concerned about the future of the British national basketball teams after 2012, as well as the probable lack of competitiveness of the British teams. However, in a meeting held in Lyon, France, on 13 March 2011, the FIBA's executive board agreed to allow the two British teams to enter automatically, after all.[1][2]

Men's qualification[edit]

Means of qualification[3]DateVenueBerthsQualified
Host nation6 July 20051 Great Britain
2010 FIBA World Championship28 August – 12 September 2010 Turkey1 United States
2011 FIBA Africa Championship17–28 August 2011 Madagascar1 Tunisia
2011 FIBA Americas Championship30 August – 11 September 2011 Argentina2 Argentina
 Brazil
2011 FIBA Oceania Championship7–11 September 2011 Australia1 Australia
2011 FIBA Europe Championship31 August – 18 September 2011 Lithuania2 Spain
 France
2011 FIBA Asia Championship15–25 September 2011 China1 China
2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament2–8 July 2012 Venezuela3 Lithuania
 Russia
 Nigeria

Women's qualification[edit]

Means of qualification[3]DateVenueBerthsQualified
Host nation6 July 20051 Great Britain
2010 FIBA World Championship23 September – 3 October 2010 Czech Republic1 United States
2011 FIBA Europe Championship18 June – 3 July 2011 Poland1 Russia
2011 FIBA Asia Championship21–28 August 2011 Japan[4]1 China
2011 FIBA Oceania Championship7–11 September 2011 Australia1 Australia
2011 FIBA Americas Championship24 September – 1 October 2011 Colombia[5]1 Brazil
2011 FIBA Africa Championship23 September – 2 October 2011 Mali1 Angola
2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament25 June – 1 July 2012 Turkey5 France
 Turkey
 Czech Republic
 Croatia
 Canada
Total12

Competition format[edit]

Twelve qualified nations were drawn into two groups, each consisting of six teams. Each game result merits a corresponding point:

ResultPoints
Win2
Loss1
Loss via default*1
Loss via forfeiture**0

*The team has less than two players available to play on the court.
**A team cannot present five players at the start of the game, or its actions prevent play from being resumed.

In case teams are tied on points, the tiebreaking criteria are, in order of first application:

  1. Results of the games involving the tied teams (head-to-head records)
  2. Goal average of the games involving the tied teams
  3. Goal average of all of the games played
  4. Points scored
  5. Drawing of lots

The teams with the four best records qualified for the knockout stage, which was a single-elimination tournament. The semifinal winners contested for the gold medal, while the losers played for the bronze medal.

Calendar[edit]

PPreliminaries¼Quarterfinals½SemifinalsFFinal
Event↓/Date →Sat 28Sun 29Mon 30Tue 31Wed 1Thu 2Fri 3Sat 4Sun 5Mon 6Tue 7Wed 8Thu 9Fri 10Sat 11Sun 12
MenPPPPP¼½F
WomenPPPPP¼½F


Men's competition[edit]

The draw for the groups of the men's tournament was made on 30 April 2012.[6] Included are the teams' FIBA World Rankings prior to the tournament.

Group AGroup B
 Argentina (3) Australia (9)
 France (12) Brazil (13)
 Lithuania (5) China (10)
 Nigeria (21) Great Britain (43)
 Tunisia (32) Russia (11)
United States (1) Spain (2)

Women's competition[edit]

The draw for the groups of the women's tournament was made on 30 April 2012.[6] Included are the teams' FIBA World Rankings before the tournament.

Group AGroup B
 Angola (27) Australia (2)
 China (7) Brazil (6)
 Croatia (31) Canada (11)
 Czech Republic (4) France (8)
 Turkey (21) Great Britain (49)
 United States (1) Russia (3)

Referees[edit]

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) named the following 30 referees to officiate the basketball games at the 2012 Olympics.[7]

  •  MAR Samir Abaakil
  •  TUR Recep Ankaralı
  •  ESP Juan Carlos Arteaga
  •  AUS Michael Aylen
  •  SRB Ilija Belošević
  •  IND Snehal Bendke
  •  PUR José Anibal Carrion
  •  ITA Guerrino Cerebuch
  •  RUS Elena Chernova
  •  GRE Christos Christodoulou
  •  FRA Carole Delauné
  •  ARG Pablo Alberto Estévez
  •  BRA Marcos Fornies Benito
  •  KEN Vitalis Odhiambo Gode
  •  USA Felicia Andrea Grinter
  •  FIN Carl Jungebrand
  •  USA William Gene Kennedy
  •  ITA Luigi Lamonica
  •  LAT Oļegs Latiševs
  •  GER Robert Lottermoser
  •  BRA Cristiano Jesus Maranho
  •  AUS Vaughan Charles Mayberry
  •  LIB Rabah Noujaim
  •  CHN Peng Ling
  •  SLO Saša Pukl
  •  UKR Borys Ryschyk
  •  ARG Fernando Jorge Sampietro
  •  CAN Stephen Seibel
  •  JPN Shoko Sugruro
  •  PUR Jorge Vázquez

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States2002
2 France0101
Spain0101
4 Australia0011
Russia0011
Total2226

Events[edit]

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men
details
 United States (USA)

Tyson Chandler
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Russell Westbrook
Deron Williams
Andre Iguodala
Kobe Bryant
Kevin Love
James Harden
Chris Paul
Anthony Davis
Carmelo Anthony

 Spain (ESP)

Pau Gasol
Rudy Fernández
Sergio Rodríguez
Juan Carlos Navarro
José Calderón
Felipe Reyes
Víctor Claver
Fernando San Emeterio
Sergio Llull
Marc Gasol
Serge Ibaka
Víctor Sada

 Russia (RUS)

Alexey Shved
Timofey Mozgov
Sergey Karasev
Vitaly Fridzon
Alexander Kaun
Evgeny Voronov
Viktor Khryapa
Semyon Antonov
Sergey Monya
Dmitry Khvostov
Anton Ponkrashov
Andrei Kirilenko

Women
details
 United States (USA)

Lindsay Whalen
Seimone Augustus
Sue Bird
Maya Moore
Angel McCoughtry
Asjha Jones
Tamika Catchings
Swin Cash
Diana Taurasi
Sylvia Fowles
Tina Charles
Candace Parker

 France (FRA)

Isabelle Yacoubou
Endéné Miyem
Clémence Beikes
Sandrine Gruda
Edwige Lawson-Wade
Céline Dumerc
Florence Lepron
Émilie Gomis
Marion Laborde
Élodie Godin
Emmeline Ndongue
Jennifer Digbeu

 Australia (AUS)

Jenna O'Hea
Samantha Richards
Jennifer Screen
Abby Bishop
Suzy Batkovic
Kathleen MacLeod
Kristi Harrower
Laura Summerton
Belinda Snell
Rachel Jarry
Liz Cambage
Lauren Jackson

Final standings[edit]

RankMenWomen
TeamPldWLTeamPldWL
1 United States880 United States880
2 Spain853 France871
3 Russia862 Australia862
4th Argentina844 Russia853
Eliminated at the quarterfinals
5th Brazil642 Turkey642
6th France642 China633
7th Australia633 Czech Republic624
8th Lithuania624 Canada624
Preliminary round 5th placers
9th Great Britain514 Brazil514
10th Nigeria514 Croatia514
Preliminary round 6th placers
11th Tunisia505 Great Britain505
12th China505 Angola505

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