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Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan will be held within July to August 2020.

at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
VenueSaitama Super Arena
Aomi Urban Sports Venue
Dates25 July – 9 August
No. of events4
← 2016
2024 →
20th Olympic Basketball Tournament
Tokyo 2020
Tournament details
Olympics2020 Summer Olympics
Host nationJapan
Men's tournament
Women's tournament
← 2016  2024 →


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

Men's qualificationEdit

Means of qualification[1] Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation[2] 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 World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 23–28 June 2020   TBA 1   TBD
  TBA 1   TBD
  TBA 1   TBD
  TBA 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.[3]

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 World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 15–21 June 2020   TBA 3   TBD
  TBA 3   TBD
  TBA 2   TBD
  TBA 2   TBD
Total 12

Competition scheduleEdit

G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final
Sun 26 Mon 27 Tue 28 Wed 29 Thu 30 Fri 31 Sat 01 Sun 02 Mon 03 Tue 04 Wed 05 Thu 06 Fri 07 Sat 08 Sun 09
Men G G G G G G ¼ ½ F B
Women G G G G G G ¼ ½ F B
Sat 25 Sun 26 Mon 27 Tue 28 Wed 29
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 2020.[4]


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-driven Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Qualification for Olympic Games". FIBA. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ Stein, Mark (2 May 2017). "USA Basketball to use non-NBA players for qualifying after FIBA changes". ESPN. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  3. ^ "FIBA Internal Regulations - Competitions". Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  4. ^ "IOC adds 3-on-3 basketball to 2020 Olympics". 9 June 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Qualification System – Games of the XXXII Olympiad". Missing or empty |url= (help)