Tokyo Olympic Basketball Draw set for February 2

Tokyo Olympic Basketball Draw set for February 2

On January 29, 2021 FIBA announced that the Draw Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Basketball Tournaments, for both women and men, will take place on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland.

Due to the current health pandemic, the Draw will take place behind closed doors and will be streamed across FIBA's digital channels on YouTube and Facebook at 8.30pm AEDT.

Here are the draw procedures for both tournaments:

Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament Draw Procedure
The Chemist Warehouse Australian Opals are one of twelve teams that have qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament, representing five continents. They are:

Africa: Nigeria
Americas: Canada, Puerto Rico and the USA
Asia: China, Japan (host) and Korea
Europe: Belgium, France, Serbia and Spain
Oceania: Australia

Each team will be allocated to four pots based on the FIBA Women's World Ranking, presented by Nike. The Draw will distribute the teams in three groups of four teams each and all teams will be drawn and placed into either Group A, B or C. There can be a maximum of one group with two European teams and no more than one team from other continents in the same group.

Below is the draw procedure for the Tokyo 2020 Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament:

 

Men's Olympic Basketball Tournament Draw Procedure
The Australian Boomers are one of eight teams that have already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Men's Olympic Basketball Tournament through the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, representing five continents. They are:

Africa: Nigeria
Americas: Argentina and the USA
Asia: Iran and Japan (host)
Europe: France and Spain
Oceania: Australia

The remaining four slots will be awarded to the four teams winning the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments scheduled from June 29 to July 4, 2021, in Victoria, CanadaSplit, CroatiaKaunas, Lithuania; and Belgrade Serbia.

The 12 teams will be divided into four pots based on the FIBA Men's World Ranking, presented by Nike. The distribution of the four FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments' future winners is based on the team with the highest ranking in each event. The Draw will distribute the teams in three groups of four teams each. There can be a maximum of two European teams in the same group and no more than one team from other continents in the same group. All teams will be drawn and placed into either Group A, B or C.

Below is the draw procedure for the Tokyo 2020 Men's Olympic Basketball Tournament: