Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London 2012 two competitions were held in basketball from July 28 to August 12. At the tournament took in women and men twelve teams participate. Venue was the Basketball Arena in the Olympic Park, which offered 12,000 spectators. The finals were in the O ₂ Arena, which was called during the Games from sponsors legal reasons North Greenwich Arena and 20,000 spectators could seat discharged.

  • 2.1 medalists
  • 2.2 Preliminary
  • 2.3 Final Round
  • 4.1 Qualification Criteria
  • 4.2 Qualifiers 4.2.1 Men
  • 4.2.2 Women

Olympic Tournament Men


Preliminary round

Final round

Olympic Tournament Women


Preliminary round

Final round

Medal Tally


Qualification criteria

There are 288 athletes take part in the competitions, twelve teams per gender with twelve players each. Qualified for the Olympic tournament is the 2010 World Champion and the winner of five Continental Associations, 2011. In the men also qualify the finalists of the European and Americas Championship. Last qualifications possibility is then a tournament in 2012, in which the five best teams in the women and the three best teams in the men qualify. Attendees will include twelve teams, the two best African and Asian, the three best American, the four best European and the best team in the oceanic continental championships 2011, which does not qualify in this tournament.

After the FIBA initially decided in April 2010 that the teams from the UK are not automatically qualified as hosts, the decision of 13 March 2011 has been revised. Thus, Britain no longer had to qualify on the European Championship 2011.

Overview of all qualifying competitions:

  • FIBA World Championship in Turkey Turkey, August 28 - September 12, 2010
  • African Cup of Madagascar Madagascar 17 - August 28, 2011
  • Americas Championship in Argentina, August 30 - September 11, 2011
  • Euro Basket in Lithuania Lithuania 31 August - 18 September 2011
  • Ozeanienmeisterschaft in Australia, 7th - September 11, 2011
  • Asian Championships in China People's Republic of China 15 - September 25, 2011
  • International Olympic qualification tournament in Venezuela, 2nd - July 8th, 2012


  • FIBA World Championship in Czech Republic Czech Republic, September 23 - October 3, 2010
  • Euro Basket in Poland Poland, June 18 - July 3, 2011
  • Asia Cup in Japan Japan 21 - August 28, 2011
  • Ozeanienmeisterschaft in Australia, 7th - September 11, 2011
  • African Cup of Nations in Mali Mali, September 23 - October 2, 2011
  • America Cup in Colombia, September 24 - October 1, 2011
  • International Olympic qualifying tournament in Turkey Turkey, June 25 - July 1, 2012

The U.S. team qualified in women and men respectively as world champion. At the European Championships also secured with the women and Russia in the men's Spain and France to participate in the America Cup respectively Brazil and Argentina in the men. As African champions is also qualified in the men's Tunisia and Angola among women, as the Oceania Australia and each as Asian champions respectively China for the Olympic tournament.


The winners of the two semi-finals qualify for the Olympic tournament and no longer play from the final. The losers play the last station in the small final against each other.


The winners of the four quarter-finals qualify for the Olympic tournament. The losers play in two knockout rounds of the last qualifying spot.

Qualified teams