Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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18th Olympic Basketball Tournament
London 2012
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Olympics 2012 Summer Olympics
Host nation United Kingdom
City London
Duration 28 July – 12 August
Men's tournament
Teams 12
Medals
Gold medal.svg Gold medalists  United States
Silver medal.svg Silver medalists  Spain
Bronze medal.svg Bronze medalists  Russia
Women's tournament
Teams 12
Medals
Gold medal.svg Gold medalists  United States
Silver medal.svg Silver medalists  France
Bronze medal.svg Bronze medalists  Australia
Official website
www.london2012.com/games/olympic-sports/basketball.php
Tournaments
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Basketball at the
2012 Summer Olympics

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Tournament
men  women
Rosters
men  women

Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics was held from 28 July to 12 August 2012. The preliminary matches and the women's quarterfinal matches were played in the new Basketball Arena in Olympic Park which seats up to 12,000 spectators. The men's knockout games and the women's games from semifinals onward were played in the North Greenwich Arena.

The US men's and US women's teams both successfully defended their Olympic basketball championships of 2008.

Settings[edit]

Two settings in London have been used for the basketball tournaments: The O2 Arena (referred to as the "North Greenwich Arena" during the Olympics) and the Basketball Arena in Olympic Park at Stratford. The North Greenwich Arena was the setting for the knockout stages for the men, and also from the semifinal games onward for the women, whereas the Basketball Arena was the setting for the preliminary rounds and the women's quarterfinals.

Greenwich, London
Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics (London Borough of Newham)
Stratford, London
North Greenwich Arena Basketball Arena
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 12,000
Basket Ball at the O2 Arena.jpg London Olympics 2012 Basketball Arena.jpg

Qualification[edit]

Competing countries in the Olympic basketball championship: green for both men's and women's tournaments, blue for the men's tournament and pink for the women's tournament.

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

Host[edit]

Initially, basketball was the only team sport in which the host country was not automatically awarded a team in the tournament. This was because the British basketball teams did not exist until 2006, and hence FIBA, the world's regulatory body of basketball, was concerned about the future of the British national basketball teams after 2012, as well as the probable lack of competitiveness of the British teams. However, in a meeting held in Lyon, France, on 13 March 2011, the FIBA's executive board agreed to allow the two British teams to enter automatically, after all.[1][2]

Men's qualification[edit]

Means of qualification[3] Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation 6 July 2005 1  Great Britain
2010 FIBA World Championship 28 August – 12 September 2010  Turkey 1  United States
2011 FIBA Africa Championship 17–28 August 2011  Madagascar 1  Tunisia
2011 FIBA Americas Championship 30 August – 11 September 2011  Argentina 2  Argentina
 Brazil
2011 FIBA Oceania Championship 7–11 September 2011  Australia 1  Australia
2011 FIBA Europe Championship 31 August – 18 September 2011  Lithuania 2  Spain
 France
2011 FIBA Asia Championship 15–25 September 2011  China 1  China
2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2–8 July 2012  Venezuela 3  Lithuania
 Russia
 Nigeria

Women's qualification[edit]

Means of qualification[3] Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation 6 July 2005 1  Great Britain
2010 FIBA World Championship 23 September – 3 October 2010  Czech Republic 1  United States
2011 FIBA Europe Championship 18 June – 3 July 2011  Poland 1  Russia
2011 FIBA Asia Championship 21–28 August 2011  Japan[4] 1  China
2011 FIBA Oceania Championship 7–11 September 2011  Australia 1  Australia
2011 FIBA Americas Championship 24 September – 1 October 2011  Colombia[5] 1  Brazil
2011 FIBA Africa Championship 23 September – 2 October 2011  Mali 1  Angola
2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament 25 June – 1 July 2012  Turkey 5  France
 Turkey
 Czech Republic
 Croatia
 Canada
Total 12

Competition format[edit]

Twelve qualified nations were drawn into two groups, each consisting of six teams. Each game result merits a corresponding point:

Result Points
Win 2
Loss 1
Loss via default* 1
Loss via forfeiture** 0

*The team has less than two players available to play on the court.
**A team cannot present five players at the start of the game, or its actions prevent play from being resumed.

In case teams are tied on points, the tiebreaking criteria are, in order of first application:

  1. Results of the games involving the tied teams (head-to-head records)
  2. Goal average of the games involving the tied teams
  3. Goal average of all of the games played
  4. Points scored
  5. Drawing of lots

The teams with the four best records qualified for the knockout stage, which was a single-elimination tournament. The semifinal winners contested for the gold medal, while the losers played for the bronze medal.

Calendar[edit]

P Preliminaries ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals F Final
Event↓/Date → Sat 28 Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31 Wed 1 Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12
Men P P P P P ¼ ½ F
Women P P P P P ¼ ½ F


Men's competition[edit]

The draw for the groups of the men's tournament was made on 30 April 2012.[6] Included are the teams' FIBA World Rankings prior to the tournament.

Group A Group B
 Argentina (3)  Australia (9)
 France (12)  Brazil (13)
 Lithuania (5)  China (10)
 Nigeria (21)  Great Britain (43)
 Tunisia (32)  Russia (11)
United States (1)  Spain (2)

Women's competition[edit]

The draw for the groups of the women's tournament was made on 30 April 2012.[6] Included are the teams' FIBA World Rankings before the tournament.

Group A Group B
 Angola (27)  Australia (2)
 China (7)  Brazil (6)
 Croatia (31)  Canada (11)
 Czech Republic (4)  France (8)
 Turkey (21)  Great Britain (49)
 United States (1)  Russia (3)

Referees[edit]

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) named the following 30 referees to officiate the basketball games at the 2012 Olympics.[7]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 2 0 0 2
2 France 0 1 0 1
Spain 0 1 0 1
4 Australia 0 0 1 1
Russia 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 2 6

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
 United States (USA)

Tyson Chandler
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Russell Westbrook
Deron Williams
Andre Iguodala
Kobe Bryant
Kevin Love
James Harden
Chris Paul
Anthony Davis
Carmelo Anthony

 Spain (ESP)

Pau Gasol
Rudy Fernández
Sergio Rodríguez
Juan Carlos Navarro
José Calderón
Felipe Reyes
Víctor Claver
Fernando San Emeterio
Sergio Llull
Marc Gasol
Serge Ibaka
Víctor Sada

 Russia (RUS)

Alexey Shved
Timofey Mozgov
Sergey Karasev
Vitaly Fridzon
Alexander Kaun
Evgeny Voronov
Viktor Khryapa
Semyon Antonov
Sergey Monya
Dmitry Khvostov
Anton Ponkrashov
Andrei Kirilenko

Women
details
 United States (USA)

Lindsay Whalen
Seimone Augustus
Sue Bird
Maya Moore
Angel McCoughtry
Asjha Jones
Tamika Catchings
Swin Cash
Diana Taurasi
Sylvia Fowles
Tina Charles
Candace Parker

 France (FRA)

Isabelle Yacoubou
Endéné Miyem
Clémence Beikes
Sandrine Gruda
Edwige Lawson-Wade
Céline Dumerc
Florence Lepron
Émilie Gomis
Marion Laborde
Élodie Godin
Emmeline Ndongue
Jennifer Digbeu

 Australia (AUS)

Jenna O'Hea
Samantha Richards
Jennifer Screen
Abby Bishop
Suzy Batkovic
Kathleen MacLeod
Kristi Harrower
Laura Summerton
Belinda Snell
Rachel Jarry
Liz Cambage
Lauren Jackson

Final standings[edit]

Rank Men Women
Team Pld W L Team Pld W L
1 United States 8 8 0  United States 8 8 0
2  Spain 8 5 3  France 8 7 1
3  Russia 8 6 2  Australia 8 6 2
4th  Argentina 8 4 4  Russia 8 5 3
Eliminated at the quarterfinals
5th  Brazil 6 4 2  Turkey 6 4 2
6th  France 6 4 2  China 6 3 3
7th  Australia 6 3 3  Czech Republic 6 2 4
8th  Lithuania 6 2 4  Canada 6 2 4
Preliminary round 5th placers
9th  Great Britain 5 1 4  Brazil 5 1 4
10th  Nigeria 5 1 4  Croatia 5 1 4
Preliminary round 6th placers
11th  Tunisia 5 0 5  Great Britain 5 0 5
12th  China 5 0 5  Angola 5 0 5

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