2012 Olympic Games Basketball Tournament – qualifying process


12 teams will take part in the London 2012 Olympic Basketball tournaments for men. Qualification is secured as follows:

1 place for the host nation (GB)*
1 place for the FIBA World Champion (USA)
2 places for FIBA Americas (2011 FIBA Americas Championship winner and runner-up)
2 places for FIBA Europe (2011 EuroBasket winner and runner-up)
1 place for FIBA Africa (2011 FIBA Africa Championship winner)
1 place for FIBA Asia (2011 FIBA Asia Championship winner)
1 place for FIBA Oceania (2011 FIBA Oceania Championship winner)
3 or 4 places through Olympic Qualifying Tournament#

* granted to GB following the FIBA Central Board meeting on 12-13 March 2012
# Olympic Qualifying Tournament
12 team tournament, top 3 teams earn a place in the Olympic Basketball tournament

Qualify for Olympic Qualifying tournament
4 places for FIBA Europe (2011 EuroBasket ranks 3-6)
3 places for FIBA Americas (2011 FIBA Americas Championship ranks 3-5)
2 places for FIBA Africa (2011 FIBA Africa Championship ranks 2-3)
2 places for FIBA Asia (2011 FIBA Asia Championship ranks 2-3)
1 place for FIBA Oceania (2011 FIBA Oceania Championship runner-up)
 

UPDATE (8 July 2012): Russia, Lithuania and Nigeria are the 3 qualifyied teams from 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Caracas.