Found April 30, 2012 on Sports-Glory:
The men's and women's Olympic basketball tournament team draw was held Monday as teams were divided into two groups of six teams each.   During the perliminary round teams will play the five other members of their group.  The top four teams of each group will move onto the Quarter-Finals in a classic knock-out tournament.   The tournaments will be held July 28 to August 12 at the Olympic Basketball Arena and the North Greenwich Arena.   Here are the results of the draw from    Men's Olympic Basketball Tournament  

Group A: Argentina, France, Tunisia, USA, FIBA Olympic Qualifying Team No. 1, OQT 2

Group B: Australia, Brazil, China, Great Britain, Spain, OQT 3

So far nine men's national teams (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Great Britain, Spain, Tunisia and USA) have already qualified.

The last three teams will qualify via the 12-team FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) for Men taking place in Caracas, Venezuela, 2-8 June. The OQT (Men) teams are: Angola, Dominican Republic, FYROM, Greece, Jordan, Korea, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Russia and hosts Venezuela.

Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament  

Group A: Angola, China, USA, OQT 1, OQT 2, OQT 4

Group B: Australia, Brazil, Great Britain, Russia, OQT 3, OQT 5

To date, seven women's national teams (Angola, Australia, Brazil, China, Great Britain, Russia and USA) have already qualified.

The last five teams will secure their places via the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) for Women in Ankara, Turkey. The OQT (Women) teams are: Argentina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Japan, Korea, Mali, Mozambique, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and hosts Turkey.

Following the draw, FIBA secretary general and IOC member Patrick Baumann said: "For every major Championship, the draw is a major milestone. Players begin picturing themselves on the court and thinking about match-ups. Fans start imagining the atmosphere ...

"The 2008 Men's Final between the USA and Spain was one of the greatest Olympic moments. It showed the huge strides international basketball had made in becoming more and more competitive. I expect this year's Olympic Basketball Tournaments will be a great and memorable spectacle for all."


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