Olympic Basketball 2021 is one of the 33 sports in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics that you can enjoy. If you are an avid fan of Basketball sport, you will definitely follow the enthusiastic sport right through your favorite screen.
There have been a lot of questions regarding the Olympics Basket but most of them scones to the most common aspects like the venues of the events, the participants, times, schedule, and so on.
If you have such questions, then you are not alone. The US basketball team is looking to the winning of the medals in Basketball to preserve their championship position. The Olympic Games in Tokyo in July and August 2021 will be the coolest months this year since we have the opportunity to watch the tight competition between the top basketball players on earth.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2021 Olympic Basketball.
2021 Olympic Basketball Dates and Venues
The Olympic Basketball dates and venues information has been available in the official page to see. The good news is that you will have plenty of time to watch all of the matches. The men’s tournament will take place from 25 July to 7 August 2021. Meanwhile, the women’s basketball tournament will happen from 26 July to 8 August 2021.
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The schedule and all times will be in the JST – Japan Standard Time. It is imperative to convert the times to the local times in order to follow the matches on time.
The Olympic Basketball venue at Tokyo 2020 is at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama. It is great news for Saitama residents since they have the chance to visit the venue to root for their favorite basketball teams to win the competition.
Saitama Super Arena is one of the largest arenas in the world which has hosted a lot of big sport events including NBA season games, FIBA world Championship, and World Figure Skating Championship.
Olympic Basketball Rules
There are twelve teams who take part in each basketball tournament in the upcoming Olympics. The officials will split them into three groups of four teams. They will be participating in a single round-robin match.
The team who wins and becomes runner-up in each group will join the two best third placed teams. In the qualification, they will compete for the slots for Final Phase. The quarter final matches take place on August 3, semi-finals will happen on 5 August. Meanwhile, the final is on Saturday, 7 August 2021.
Olympics Basketball History
As the creator country of the sport, it is fair to see that the team USA has such pretty great records in the entire Olympics history.
The officials introduced it in the Olympics back in 1904. But folks needed to wait for almost three decades to make it official as a medal event. 1936 is the first year of the medal event for men’s basketball. Meanwhile, the women’s basketball medal event made its debut in 1976.
Top Olympic Basketball Teams at Tokyo Olympics
The team USA will come out as the most favorite team ever competing in the Tokyo Olympics. But then, ;let’s not forget Hachimura Rui’s team Japan who poses threats to other teams. There are also Argentina and Spain world cup champs.
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