2016 Olympic Basketball Schedule

The 2016 Olympic basketball schedule (men’s) starts with the preliminary round of play between the teams of each group (A and B) on August 6, 2016. Out of group play, the top four teams in each group will earn a sport in the single elimination, quarterfinals that will be held on August 17th, 2016. The semifinals then follow on August 19th, with the Bronze medal game to be held on the am of August 21st followed by the Gold Medal game in the afternoon. The United States will enter the FIBA sponsored tournament as the overall favorites to take home the Gold, and there will be a number of NBA players who participated in the 2012 Olympic Games expected to make the final cuts for the team this season before playing five exhibition games prior to kicking off the Rio Olympics after the 2016 NBA Draft takes place. Despite a lot of chatter about the potential impact of the Zika virus and Brazilian economy, there are no plans to delay or reschedule the Olympics writ large or the basketball tournament.

LeBron, Carmelo, Kobe, Wade, Bosh Olympics 2008

What Spots are Left for Olympic Qualification this Year?

At the time of this writing there are three spots left to fill for the 2016 Rio Olympics schedule. FIBA will be hosting three different OQTs (Olympics Qualifying Tournaments) between July 4-11, 2016. The gold medal winner of each tournament will earn a place in the Rio Olympics. The locations of the tournaments include Manila, Philippines; Belgrade, Serbia; and Turin, Italy.

Rio Olympic Basketball Groups for 2016

2016 Rio Olympics Basketball Groups
Group A Group B
Australia Argentina
China Brazil
USA Lithuania
Venezuela Nigeria
OQT 1 Spain
OQT 2 OQT 3

2016 Rio Olympic Basketball Schedule (Men’s)

2016 Rio Basketball Schedule(Preliminary Round)

2016 Rio Basketball Schedule (Preliminary Round)
Saturday August 6 2016
Group A
Matchup Time Location
AUS v OQT 1 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
China vs USA Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
VEN vs OQT 2 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Sunday August 7 2016
Group B
Matchup Time Location
BRA vs LTU Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Nigeria vs Argentina @Barra Carioca Arena 1
OQT 3 vs Spain Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Monday August 8 2016
Group A
Matchup Time Location
OQT 1 vs China Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
OQT 2 vs Australia Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
USA vs Venezuela Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1


2016 Rio Basketball Schedule (Preliminary Round)
Tuesday August 9 2016
Group B
Matchup Time Location
Argentina vs OQT 3 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Spain vs Brazil Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Lithuania vs Nigeria Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Wednesday August 10 2016
Group A
Matchup Time Location
Australia vs USA Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
OQT 2 vs OQT 1 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Venezuela vs China Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Thursday August 11 2016
Group B
Matchup Time Location
Brazil vs OQT 3 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Lithuania vs Argentina Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Nigeria vs Spain Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Friday August 12 2016
Group A
Matchup Time Location
China vs Australia Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
OQT 1 vs Venezuela Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
USA vs OQT 2 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Saturday August 13 2016
Group B
Matchup Time Location
Argentina vs Brazil Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Spain vs Lithuania Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
OQT 3 vs Nigeria Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1


2016 Rio Basketball Schedule (Preliminary Round)
Sunday August 14 2016
Group A
Matchup Time Location
Australia vs Venezuela Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
OQT 2 vs China Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
USA vs OQT 1 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Monday August 15 2016
Group B
Matchup Time Location
Spain vs Argentina Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Lithuania vs OQT 3 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Nigeria vs Brazil Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1

2016 Olympic Basketball Quarterfinals Schedule

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

2016 Rio Basketball Schedule (Quarterfinal Round)
Matchup Time Location
A1 vs B4 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
A2 vs B3 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
B1 vs A4 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
B2 vs A3 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1

2016 Olympic Basketball Semifinals Schedule

2016 Rio Basketball Schedule (Semifinals Round)
Friday August 19 2016
Winner A1/B4 vs Winner A3/B2 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Winner A4/B1 vs Winner A2/B3 Time TBD @Barra Carioca Arena 1

2016 Rio Olympics Basketball Medal Rounds Schedule

2016 Olympic Basketball Bronze Medal Game

Sunday, August 21, 2016

2016 Rio Basketball Schedule (Bronze Medal Game)
Semifinals 1 Loser vs Semifinals 2 Loser 10:30 AM EDT @Barra Carioca Arena 1

2016 Olympics Basketball Gold Medal Game

2016 Rio Basketball Schedule (Gold Medal Game)
Sunday August 21 2016
Semifinals 1 Winner vs Semifinals 2 Winner 2:45 PM EDT @Barra Carioca Arena 1

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