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Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Basketball contests at the 2008 Summer Olympics were held from August 9, 2008 to August 24, 2008. Competitions were held at the Wukesong Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China.[1]

17th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Beijing 2008
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Tournament details
Olympics2008 Summer Olympics
Host nationChina
CityBeijing
DurationAugust 9 – August 24
Men's tournament
Teams12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists Spain
3 Bronze medalists  Argentina
Women's tournament
Teams12
Medals
1 Gold medalists  United States
2 Silver medalists Australia
3 Bronze medalists  Russia
Official website
www.olympicbasketball.fiba.com
Tournaments
← Athens 2004  London 2012 →

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Flag bearersEdit

Basketball players that carried their flags at the opening ceremony were Yao Ming (for the People's Republic of China), Šarūnas Jasikevičius (for Lithuania), Dirk Nowitzki (for Germany), Andrei Kirilenko (for the Russian Federation), and Manu Ginóbili (for Argentina).

EventsEdit

Two sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

  • Basketball – Men
  • Basketball – Women

QualificationEdit

An NOC may enter up to one men's team with 12 players and up to one women's team with 12 players. The reigning world champions and the host country qualify automatically, as do the winners of the five continental championships (plus the men's runners-up from Europe and the Americas).

The best teams from the continental championships that did not automatically qualify participated in the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament or FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women to determine the final spots in Beijing.

Italicized teams qualified via the wildcard tournaments.

Basketball – MenEdit

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania Automatic qualifiers
  Angola   United States
  Argentina
  Iran   Russia
  Lithuania
  Croatia
  Greece
  Germany
  Australia   SpainWorld champions
  China – Olympic hosts

Basketball – WomenEdit

Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania Automatic qualifiers
  Mali   United States
  Brazil
  South Korea   Russia
  Spain
  Czech Rep.
  Latvia
  Belarus
  New Zealand   AustraliaWorld champions
  China – Olympic hosts

FormatEdit

  • Twelve teams are split into two preliminary round groups of six teams each.
  • The top four teams from both groups qualify for the knockout stage.
  • Fifth-placed teams from both groups are ranked 9th–10th by basis of their records.
  • Sixth-placed teams from both groups are ranked 11th–12th by basis of their records.
  • In the quarterfinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B4, A2 vs. B3, A3 vs. B2 and A4 vs. B1.
    • The eliminated teams at the quarterfinals are ranked 5th–8th by basis of their preliminary round records
  • The winning teams from the quarterfinals meet in the semifinals as follows: A1/B4 vs. A3/B2 and A2/B3 vs. A4/B1.
  • The winning teams from the semifinals contest the gold medal. The losing teams contest the bronze.

Tie-breaking criteria:

  1. Head to head results
  2. Goal average (not the goal difference) between the tied teams
  3. Goal average of the tied teams for all teams in its group

CalendarEdit

    Preliminary round     Quarterfinals     Semifinals  M  Event finals
August 9th
S
10th
S
11th
M
12th
T
13th
W
14th
T
15th
F
16th
S
17th
S
18th
M
19th
T
20th
W
21st
T
22nd
F
23rd
S
24th
S
Gold
medals
Men M 1
Women M 1

RostersEdit

MenEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals

The four best teams from each group advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Group AEdit

Team W L PF PA PD Pts
  Lithuania 4 1 425 400 +25 9
  Argentina 4 1 425 361 +64 9
  Croatia 3 2 399 380 +19 8
  Australia 3 2 457 405 +52 8
  Russia 1 4 387 406 −19 6
  Iran 0 5 323 464 −141 5
August 10, 2008
Russia   71 – 49   Iran
Lithuania   79 – 75   Argentina
Australia   82 – 97   Croatia
August 12, 2008
Iran   67 – 99   Lithuania
Croatia   85 – 78   Russia
Argentina   85 – 68   Australia
August 14, 2008
Australia   106 – 68   Iran
Lithuania   86 – 79   Russia
Argentina   77 – 53   Croatia
August 16, 2008
Russia   80 – 95   Australia
Croatia   73 – 86   Lithuania
Iran   82 – 97   Argentina
August 18, 2008
Iran   57 – 91   Croatia
Australia   106 – 75   Lithuania
Argentina   91 – 79   Russia

Group BEdit

Team W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 5 0 515 354 +161 10
  Spain 4 1 418 369 +49 9
  Greece 3 2 415 375 +40 8
  China 2 3 366 400 −34 7
  Germany 1 4 330 390 −60 6
  Angola 0 5 321 477 −156 5
2008-08-10
Germany   95 – 66   Angola
Spain   81 – 66   Greece
United States   101 – 70   China
2008-08-12
Greece   87 – 64   Germany
China   75 – 85 (OT)   Spain
Angola   76 – 97   United States
2008-08-14
Germany   59 – 72   Spain
Angola   68 – 85   China
United States   92 – 69   Greece
2008-08-16
Greece   102 – 61   Angola
China   59 – 55   Germany
Spain   82 – 119   United States
2008-08-18
Greece   91 – 77   China
Angola   50 – 98   Spain
United States   106 – 57   Germany

Tournament bracketEdit

  Quarterfinals
(2008-08-20)
Semifinals
(2008-08-22)
Gold medal game
(2008-08-24)
                           
  A2   Argentina 80  
B3   Greece 78  
  A2   Argentina 81  
  B1   United States 101  
B1   United States 116
  A4   Australia 85  
    B1   United States 118
  B2   Spain 107
  B2   Spain 72  
A3   Croatia 59  
  B2   Spain 91 Bronze medal game
  A1   Lithuania 86  
A1   Lithuania 94 A2   Argentina 87
  B4   China 68   A1   Lithuania 75

WomenEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals

The four best teams from each group advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Group AEdit

Team W L PF PA PD Pts
  Australia 5 0 349 264 +85 10
  Russia 4 1 278 258 +20 9
  Belarus 2 3 320 332 −12 7
  South Korea 2 3 352 360 −8 7
  Latvia 1 4 266 315 −49 6
  Brazil 1 4 337 354 −17 6
2008-08-09
Belarus   64 – 83   Australia
South Korea   68 – 62 (OT)   Brazil
Latvia   57 – 62   Russia
2008-08-11
South Korea   72 – 77   Russia
Latvia   57 – 79   Belarus
Australia   80 – 65   Brazil
2008-08-13
Belarus   65 – 71   Russia
Brazil   78 – 79   Latvia
South Korea   62 – 90   Australia
2008-08-15
Latvia   73 – 96   Australia
Russia   74 – 64   Brazil
South Korea   53 – 63   Belarus
2008-08-17
Australia   75 – 55   Russia
South Korea   72 – 68   Latvia
Brazil   68 – 53   Belarus

Group BEdit

Team W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 5 0 491 276 +215 10
  China 4 1 358 346 +12 9
  Spain 3 2 357 324 +33 8
  Czech Republic 2 3 346 356 −10 7
  New Zealand 1 4 320 423 −103 6
  Mali 0 5 255 402 −147 5
2008-08-09
Mali   72 – 76   New Zealand
China   67 – 64   Spain
Czech Republic   57 – 97   United States
2008-08-11
New Zealand   62 – 85   Spain
Czech Republic   81 – 47   Mali
China   63 – 108   United States
2008-08-13
Spain   74 – 55   Czech Republic
China   80 – 63   New Zealand
Mali   41 – 97   United States
2008-08-15
Czech Republic   90 – 59   New Zealand
China   69 –48   Mali
United States   93–55   Spain
2008-08-17
Mali   47 – 79   Spain
China   79 – 63   Czech Republic
New Zealand   60 – 96   United States

Tournament bracketEdit

  Quarterfinals
(2008-08-19)
Semifinals
(2008-08-21)
Gold medal game
(2008-08-23)
                           
  A2   Russia 84  
B3   Spain 65  
  A2   Russia 52  
  B1   United States 67  
B1   United States 104
  A4   South Korea 60  
    B1   United States 92
  A1   Australia 65
  B2   China 77  
A3   Belarus 62  
  B2   China 56 Bronze medal game
  A1   Australia 90  
A1   Australia 79 A2   Russia 94
  B4   Czech Republic 46   B2   China 81

Final standingsEdit

Rank Men Women
Team Pld W L Team Pld W L
    United States 8 8 0   United States 8 8 0
    Spain 8 6 2   Australia 8 7 1
    Argentina 8 6 2   Russia 8 6 2
4th   Lithuania 8 5 3   China 8 5 3
Eliminated at the quarterfinals
5th   Greece 6 3 3   Spain 6 3 3
6th   Croatia 6 3 3   Belarus 6 2 4
7th   Australia 6 3 3   Czech Republic 6 2 4
8th   China 6 2 4   South Korea 6 2 4
Preliminary round 5th placers
9th   Russia 5 1 4   Latvia 5 1 4
10th   Germany 5 1 4   New Zealand 5 1 4
Preliminary round 6th placers
11th   Iran 5 0 5   Brazil 5 1 4
12th   Angola 5 0 5   Mali 5 0 5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2008-08-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit