Basketball Summer Olympics 2012 games will held from 28th July to 12th August of the stated year. All the competitions will br held at the recently built Basketball Arena, having the capacity of 12,000 viewers and fans audience.The US men’s and women’s teams will be defending their current gold medal championships.
Total twelve qualified nations will take part and will be divided into two groups each consisting six teams. After a robin-round, the four highest placed teams in each group will advance to a knock-out round to decide the medals.
The National Olympic Committees may enter up to one 12-player men's team and up to one 12-player women's team.
nitially, basketball was the only discipline in which the host nation was not to be automatically awarded entry. This was because the Great Britain basketball teams did not exist until 2006, and FIBA, the world governing body of basketball, was concerned about the future of the unified British teams after 2012, as well as the total lack of competitiveness of British basketball. However, in a meeting held in Lyon, France, on March 13, 2011, the FIBA Executive Board agreed to allow the British teams to qualify automatically.
Basketball Summer Olympics 2012 Men's qualification:
Basketball Summer Olympics 2012, Men's qualification occurred from 2010–2012. All five FIBA (International Basketball Federation) zones sent in teams.2010 FIBA World Championship was the first tounament for qualifying in which the successful 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 doubles as intercontinental championships, to determine which teams will participate in the 2012 London Olympics.
A total of 12 teams will take part in the Olympics, with each NOC sending in one team. The host nation (Great Britain) qualifies automatically as hosts.There are 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:
- FIBA Africa: 1 team (Champion)
- FIBA Americas: 2 teams (Champion and runner-up)
- FIBA Asia: 1 team (Champion)
- FIBA Europe: 2 teams (Champion and runner-up)
- FIBA Oceania: 1 team (Champion)
Furthermore, the current world champion, United States qualified automatically by winning at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.Qualification via the wildcard tournamentThe additional three teams will be determined at the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, with the best non-qualifying teams participating from teams that did not qualify outright. Each zone is allocated with the following berths:
- FIBA Africa: 2 teams
- FIBA Americas: 3 teams
- FIBA Asia: 2 teams
- FIBA Europe: 4 teams
- FIBA Oceania: 1 team
Basketball at the 2012 Olympic Games is scheduled to be held from 28 July to 12 August. Competitions will be held at the newly built Basketball Arena, which will seat 12,000 spectators, and the O2 (called North Greenwich Arena because of the ban on commercialization in arena names during Olympic events) in London. The United States men's and women's teams will be defending their current gold medal championships. Olympic BasketballTickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange at nominal prices. SportTicketExchange.com is an excellent place for Olympic fans to buy or sell Olympic Tickets especially Basketball Tickets.