Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's qualification

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The women's qualification for 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 continental championships, to determine which teams would participate in the 2012 London Olympics.


Current qualifying situation.

Outright qualification[edit]

A total of 12 teams took part in the Olympics, with each National Olympic Committee potentially nominating one team. The host nation (the Great Britain) qualified automatically as hosts.

There were a total of 5 zonal tournaments (doubling as continental championships) that determined the qualifying teams, with a total of 5 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 for Women.

Qualification via the wild card tournament[edit]

The additional five teams were determined at the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women, 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  Angola  Brazil  China  Russia  Australia  France
 Czech Rep.
 Turkey Ranked 1st
2nd  Czech Rep.  Senegal  Argentina  South Korea  Turkey  New Zealand
3rd  Spain  Mali  Canada  Japan  France
4th  Belarus  Nigeria  Cuba  Chinese Taipei  Czech Rep.
5th  Australia  Mozambique  Puerto Rico  Lebanon  Croatia  Canada
6th  France  Cameroon  Mexico  India  Montenegro  Japan
7th  Russia  DR Congo  Colombia  Malaysia  Lithuania  South Korea
Ranked 7th
8th  South Korea  Ivory Coast  Jamaica  Kazakhstan  Latvia
9th  Brazil  Rwanda  Paraguay  Indonesia  Belarus
 Great Britain
Ranked 9th
 New Zealand
 Puerto Rico Ranked 9th
10th  Japan  Tunisia  Chile  Uzbekistan
11th  Greece  Guinea  Singapore
12th  Canada  Ghana  Sri Lanka
13th  China  Greece
Ranked 13th
14th  Argentina
15th  Mali
16th  Senegal

Wild card tournament[edit]

This tournament consisted of 12 teams of which the top five teams earned a place in the Olympic Basketball tournament. It was held 25 June – 1 July 2012 in Ankara, Turkey.[1] The top eight teams qualified for the knockout round. All four quarterfinal winners advanced to the Olympics, then the four quarterfinal losers played two rounds to allocate the final slot. The four European teams won their quarterfinal matches, and Canada qualified for the final slot.


  1. ^ "FIBA - Venezuela and Turkey to host 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments" (Press release). FIBA. 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-30.