Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's 3x3 qualification

In the 2020 Olympics, eight teams will qualify for the Olympic 3x3 men's basketball tournament.

FormatEdit

Four teams will qualify based on the 1 November 2019 world ranking list. Japan, as the host nation, is guaranteed one quota spot.[1]

Three teams will qualify through the 2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT). This will be a 20-team tournament. NOCs already qualified through the ranking list will not be eligible to play in the OQT. The 20 teams for the OQT will consist of the OQT hosts, the three highest-placed teams at the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, and 16 teams on the world ranking list (with Japan being guaranteed a spot if not already qualified for the Olympics). The first 10 quota spots for the OQT are open to any team that has not qualified for the men's Olympic tournament, but the remaining 10 spots are subject to two restrictions. First, an NOC that has a team qualified for the women's tournament is excluded from these restricted quota places. Second, no more than 10 NOCs from any given continent may compete at the OQT.[1]

The final quota place will be determined through the 2020 FIBA Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament (UOQT). This will be a 6-team tournament. NOCs already qualified through the ranking list or the OQT will not be eligible to play in the UOQT. Further, any NOC that has had a men's or women's team play in the basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics or basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics tournaments is ineligible for the UOQT. The 6 teams for the UOQT will consist of the UOQT hosts and 5 teams on the world ranking list (with Japan being guaranteed a spot if not already qualified for the Olympics; Japan is eligible for the UOQT despite having a women's team play basketball in the 2016 Summer Olympics).[1]

TableEdit

Means of Qualification Date(s) Location Berth(s) Qualifier(s)
Host nation 1   Japan
FIBA 3x3 World Ranking[2] 1 November 2019   Utsunomiya 3   China
  Russia
  Serbia
2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament 26 – 30 May 2021   Graz 3
2020 FIBA Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament TBA (2021)   Budapest 1
TOTAL 8

World rankingEdit

The top four teams (three if Japan uses the host quota place in the men's tournament) on the FIBA 3x3 men's basketball ranking list on 1 November 2019 will qualify for the Olympics. These rankings are also used to determine entrants to both the OQT and UOQT.

OQTEdit

Teams already qualified for the Olympics are excluded. The hosts of the OQT, the top three teams from the World Cup, and 16 teams from the rankings (including Japan, if not already qualified) will compete for 3 Olympic qualifying places. It was initially scheduled to be held from 18 to 22 March 2020.[3] but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4] The tournament was initially scheduled to be held in Bangalore, India[3] but the tournament was moved to Graz, Austria and will be held from 26 to 30 May 2021. Games will be held at a temporary makeshift 2,000-seat capacity at the Hauptplatz.[5]

Qualified teamsEdit

Means of Qualification Date Venue Berth(s) Qualifier(s)
OQT hosts[5] 1   Austria
2019 FIBA 3x3 World Cup 23 June 2019   Amsterdam 3   United States
  Latvia
  Poland
FIBA 3x3 World Ranking 1 November 2019   Utsunomiya 16   Mongolia
  Slovenia
  Netherlands
  France
  Lithuania
  Brazil
  Belgium
  Qatar
  Canada
  Croatia
  Philippines
  South Korea
  Turkey
  Czech Republic
  New Zealand
  Dominican Republic
Total 20

ResultsEdit

UOQTEdit

Teams already qualified for the Olympics are excluded. NOCs which have had teams in either the men's or women's competitions at the 2012 or 2016 Olympics are also excluded, except for Japan. The hosts of the UOQT and five teams from the rankings (including Japan, if not already qualified) will compete for one Olympic qualifying place.

Qualified teamsEdit

Means of Qualification Date Venue Berth(s) Qualifier(s)
UOQT hosts 1   Hungary
FIBA 3x3 World Ranking 1 November 2019 5   Mongolia
  Slovenia
  Netherlands
  Latvia
  Poland
Total 6

ResultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Qualification System – Games of the XXXII Olympiad" (PDF). Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  2. ^ "National Federation ranking" (PDF). FIBA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 November 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Bengaluru to host FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament". FIBA. 29 January 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  4. ^ Lozada, Bong (21 May 2020). "Fiba moves 3×3 Olympic qualifiers to 2021". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Austria to host FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in May 2021". FIBA. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.

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