Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan will be held from 24 July to 8 August 2021.[1]

20th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Tokyo 2020
Tournament details
Olympics2020 Summer Olympics
Host nationJapan
Duration24 July – 8 August 2021
Men's tournament
Women's tournament
← 2016  2024 →


The National Olympic Committees might enter only one 12-player men's team and only one 12-player women's team.

Men's qualificationEdit

Means of qualification[2] Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation[3] N/A N/A 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
Oceania 1   Australia
2020 FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 22 June – 4 July 2021   Victoria 1   TBD
  Split 1   TBD
  Kaunas 1   TBD
  Belgrade 1   TBD
Total 12

Women's qualificationEdit

Twelve teams will qualify for the women's tournament. The host nation and the 2018 World Cup winner qualify. Those two teams, however, must play in the pre-qualifying and qualifying tournaments and will each take up one of the qualifying spots from those tournaments. Thus, while two of the World Qualifying Tournaments will provide quota spots to their three top teams, the other two tournaments will provide quota spots only to the top two teams plus either the host nation or the World Cup winner.[4]

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

Means of qualification Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation N/A N/A 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   Ostend 2   Belgium
  Bourges 3   Australia
  Puerto Rico
  Belgrade 2   Nigeria
3   China
  South Korea
Total 12

Competition scheduleEdit

G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Gold medal match


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 B F
Women G G G G G G ¼ ½ B F
Sat 24 Sun 25 Mon 26 Tue 27 Wed 28
3x3 basketball G G G G ¼ ½ F

3x3 basketballEdit

In June 2017, the International Olympic Committee announced that 3x3 basketball would be contested at the Summer Olympics for the first time in 2021.[8]


Qualification for 3x3 will determine the eight teams in each of the men's and women's tournaments. The host country, Japan, is guaranteed only one place, not one per gender. Four teams per gender (reduced to three if Japan uses its guaranteed place) will be determined via world ranking. Three teams per gender will be selected through an Olympic Qualifying Tournament. The final team per gender will be determined in a Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "IOC announces dates for basketball events at Tokyo Games". Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Qualification for Olympic Games". FIBA. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  3. ^ Stein, Mark (2 May 2017). "USA Basketball to use non-NBA players for qualifying after FIBA changes". ESPN. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  4. ^ "FIBA Internal Regulations – Competitions". Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Schedule – Basketball Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Basketball Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  7. ^ "3x3 Basketball Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  8. ^ "IOC adds 3-on-3 basketball to 2020 Olympics". National Basketball Association. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Qualification System – Games of the XXXII Olympiad". Missing or empty |url= (help)