Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification

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The men's qualification for the Olympic basketball tournament occurred from 2010–2012; all five FIBA (International Basketball Federation) zones sent in teams.

The first qualifying tournament was the 2010 FIBA World Championship in which the champion was guaranteed of a place in the Olympics. Throughout the next two years, several regional tournaments served as qualification for the zonal tournaments, which doubled as intercontinental championships, to determine which teams would participate in the 2012 London Olympics.


Current qualifying situation.[clarification needed]

Outright qualification[edit]

A total of 12 teams took part in the Olympics, with each NOC sending in one team. The host nation (Great Britain) qualified automatically as hosts.

There were a total of 5 zonal tournaments (doubling as intercontinental championships) that determined the qualifying teams, with a total of 7 teams qualifying outright. Each zone was allocated with the following qualifying berths:

Furthermore, the current world champion, United States qualified automatically by winning at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

Qualification via the wild card tournament[edit]

The additional three teams were determined at the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men, with the best non-qualifying teams participating from teams that did not qualify outright. Each zone was allocated with the following berths:


Qualified for the Olympics outright
Qualified automatically
Qualified for the wild card tournament

These are the final standings of the different Olympic qualifying tournaments. The venues are as follows, with the city of the knockout stage mentioned first:

Rank World Africa Americas Asia Europe Oceania Wild card
1st  United States  Tunisia  Argentina  China  Spain  Australia  Lithuania
Ranked 1st
2nd  Turkey  Angola  Brazil  Jordan  France  New Zealand
3rd  Lithuania  Nigeria  Dominican Republic  South Korea  Russia  Nigeria
4th  Serbia  Ivory Coast  Puerto Rico  Philippines  North Macedonia  Dominican Republic
5th  Argentina  Senegal  Venezuela  Iran  Lithuania  Angola
 North Macedonia
 Puerto Rico
Ranked 5th
6th  Spain  C.A.R.  Canada  Lebanon  Greece
7th  Russia  Cameroon  Uruguay  Japan  Slovenia
8th  Slovenia  Morocco  Panama  Chinese Taipei  Serbia
9th  Brazil  Mali  Paraguay  Syria  Germany
Ranked 9th
 South Korea
 New Zealand
Ranked 9th
10th  Australia  Mozambique  Cuba  United Arab Emirates
11th  Greece  Egypt  Malaysia  Turkey
Ranked 11th
12th  New Zealand  Rwanda  Uzbekistan
13th  France  Madagascar  Indonesia  Croatia
 Great Britain
Ranked 13th
14th  Croatia  South Africa  India
15th  Angola  Chad  Bahrain
16th  China  Togo  Qatar
17th  Germany  Ukraine
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ranked 17th
18th  Puerto Rico
19th  Iran
20th  Lebanon
21st  Ivory Coast  Montenegro
Ranked 21st
22nd  Canada
23rd  Jordan
24th  Tunisia