Basketball at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics

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Basketball
at the II Summer Youth Olympic Games
Basketball pictogram.svg
Venue Wutaishan Sports Center
Dates August 18–26
No. of events 4 (2 boys, 2 girls)
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Basketball at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics was held from August 18 to August 26. In 2014 the Basketball events took place at the Wutaishan Sports Center in Nanjing, China. As in 2010 the 3x3 format returned, along with a new event, the skill challenge.

Qualification[edit]

Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) can enter a maximum of 2 teams, 1 team of 4 athletes per each gender. As hosts, China was given 2 teams, 1 per each gender. 6 teams, 3 per each gender will qualify from the 2013 U18 3x3 World Championships and another 6 teams, 3 per each gender will qualify from the 2013 3x3 World Tour Final. The remaining 13 teams per gender will qualify based on the FIBA 3x3 National Federation Ranking updated on 1 June 2014. All continents must have at least one team present in each gender and no more than 10 from the same continent can participate. Also a minimum of 30 NOCs must participate across all events.[1]

To be eligible to participate at the Youth Olympics athletes must have been born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 1997. Furthermore, all team members must have participated in two FIBA sanctioned 3x3 events between 1 April 2013 and 8 June 2014.[1]

Boys[edit]

Event Location Date Total Places Qualified
Host Nation - - 1  China
2013 U18 3x3 World Championships[2][3] Indonesia Jakarta 26–29 September 2013 3  Argentina
 France
 Russia
2013 3x3 World Tour Final[2][3] Turkey Istanbul 4–5 October 2013 3  Romania
 Slovenia
 Venezuela
FIBA 3x3 National Federation Ranking[2][3] - 1 June 2014 13  Andorra
 Brazil
 Germany
 Guatemala
 Hungary
 Indonesia
 Lithuania
 New Zealand
 Poland
 Puerto Rico
 Spain
 Tunisia
 Uruguay
TOTAL 20

Girls[edit]

Event Location Date Total Places Qualified
Host Nation - - 1  China
2013 U18 3x3 World Championships[2][3] Indonesia Jakarta 27–29 September 2013 3  Estonia
 Spain
 United States
2013 3x3 World Tour Final[2][3] Turkey Istanbul 4–5 October 2013 3  Romania
 Slovenia
 Venezuela
FIBA 3x3 National Federation Ranking[2][3] - 1 June 2014 13  Andorra
 Belgium
 Brazil
 Chinese Taipei
 Czech Republic
 Egypt
 Germany
 Guam
 Hungary
 Indonesia
 Netherlands
 Syria
 Thailand
TOTAL 20

Format[edit]

The boys' and girls' tournament will adopt a round robin group stage and a single-elimination medal round, where the 20 participating teams are split into 2 pools of 10. Each team will play once against the other teams in its pool, and the top 8 teams from each pool will qualify for the knock-out stages.

Boys[edit]

Pool A Pool B
 Hungary  Andorra
 Germany  Spain
 Uruguay  Brazil
 Lithuania  Romania
 Poland  New Zealand
 France  Guatemala
 Puerto Rico  Venezuela
 Indonesia  Argentina
 China  Tunisia
 Slovenia  Guam

Girls[edit]

Note: Guam entered a Girls Basketball team into Group B of the competition, there was no Guam Boys team at the tournament

Pool A Pool B
 Hungary  Belgium
 Spain  Andorra
 Germany  Chinese Taipei
 Brazil  Czech Republic
 Netherlands  United States
 China  Romania
 Estonia  India
 Venezuela  Egypt
 Syria  Thailand
 Slovenia  Russia

Schedule[edit]

The schedule was released by the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee.[4]

All times are CST (UTC+8)
Event Date Event Day Starting Time Event Details
August 18 Monday 17:00 Boys' Tournament: Group Stage
Girls' Tournament: Group Stage
August 19 Tuesday 17:00 Boys' Tournament: Group Stage
Girls' Tournament: Group Stage
August 20 Wednesday 17:00 Boys' Tournament: Group Stage
Girls' Tournament: Group Stage
August 21 Thursday 19:30 Boys' Dunk Contest
Girls' Shoot-Out Contest
August 22 Friday 17:00 Boys' Tournament: Group Stage
Girls' Tournament: Group Stage
August 23 Saturday 17:00 Boys' Tournament: Group Stage
Girls' Tournament: Group Stage
August 24 Sunday 17:00 Boys' Tournament: Group Stage
Girls' Tournament: Group Stage
August 25 Monday 17:00 Boys' Tournament: Round of 16
Girls' Tournament: Round of 16
Boys' Tournament: Quarterfinals
Girls' Tournament: Quarterfinals
August 26 Tuesday 17:30 Boys' Tournament: Semifinals
Girls' Tournament: Semifinals
Boys' Tournament: Medal Matches
Girls' Tournament: Medal Matches

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 France (FRA)1102
2 Spain (ESP)1012
 United States (USA)1012
4 Lithuania (LTU)1001
5 Slovenia (SLO)0202
6 Netherlands (NED)0101
7 Argentina (ARG)0011
 China (CHN)0011
Totals (8 nations)44412

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Boys' tournament
details
 Lithuania  France  Argentina
Girls' tournament
details
 United States  Netherlands  Spain
Boys' dunk contest
details
Karim Mouliom
 France
Ziga Lah
 Slovenia
Fu Lei
 China
Girls' shoot-out contest
details
Lucia Togores Carpintero
 Spain
Ela Micunovic
 Slovenia
Katie Samuelson
 United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Qualification System: Basketball" (PDF). FIBA. May 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "3x3 basketball". FIBA. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "3x3 - Pools unveiled for 3x3 event at 2014 Youth Olympic Games". FIBA. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Sport Explanatory Brochure: Basketball" (PDF). Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.