Complete 2016 Rio Olympics Basketball Schedule

The complete 2016 Rio Olympics basketball schedule is now set. One of the most anticipated international basketball tournaments of the year will kick off with group level play in Rio on August 6th. The Olympic tournament is setup to send the top four teams in each group on to the knockout round similar to major soccer tournaments. This round, also known as the quarterfinals, will commenced on August 17th and the Gold and Bronze medal games will take place on August 21st. Despite some of the rumors to the contrary, the overall Summer Olympics schedule is expected to take place on-time without any delays. Many of the popular International teams such as the United States that have earned sports in the tournament will play several friendlies against upper-tier FIBA competitors prior to time to kick off the Rio Games.

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When did the Final Olympic Qualifying Tournaments Take Place?

Heading into the early summer, there were still three open spots left for the 2016 Games. The final three qualifying tournaments were held in Manila, Belgrade, and Turin (Italy) respectfully between July 4th and July 2016. The remainder of the Olympic field earned their berths in various qualifying tournaments held by FIBA over the past year across the world. The final three teams to earn Olympic berths include Croatia, France and Serbia.

2016 Summer Olympics Basketball Groups

2016 Summer Olympics Basketball Groups
Group A Group B
Australia Argentina
China Brazil
USA Lithuania
Venezuela Nigeria
France Spain
Serbia Croatia

2016 Rio Olympics Basketball Schedule (Men’s)

*Note: All times listed are in local Brazil time and GMT so that fans can calculate the best time for their local area to check out the action.

2016 Rio Olympics Basketball Bracket (Group Play

2016 Rio Olympics Basketball Bracket (Group Play)
Saturday August 6 2016
Group A
Matchup Time Location
AUS v FRA Time 1415/1715 GMT @ Barra Carioca Arena 1
China vs USA Time 1900/2200 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
VEN vs SER 2230/0130 @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Sunday August 7 2016
Group B
Matchup Time Location
BRA vs LTU Time 1415/1715 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Nigeria vs Argentina 2230/0130 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Croatia vs Spain 1900/2200 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Monday August 8 2016
Group A
Matchup Time Location
FRA vs China 2230/0130 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
SER vs Australia 1415/1715 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
USA vs Venezuela 1900/2200 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Tuesday August 9 2016
Group B
Matchup Time Location
Argentina vs Croatia 2230/0130 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Spain vs Brazil 1415/1715 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Lithuania vs Nigeria 1900/2200 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Wednesday August 10 2016
Group A
Matchup Time Location
Australia vs USA 1900/2200 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
SER vs FRA 1415/1715 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Venezuela vs China 2230/0130 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1


2016 Rio Olympics Basketball Bracket (Preliminary Round)
Thursday August 11 2016
Group B
Matchup Time Location
Brazil vs Croatia 1415/1715 @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Lithuania vs Argentina 2230/0130 @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Nigeria vs Spain 1900/2200 @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Friday August 12 2016
Group A
Matchup Time Location
China vs Australia 1415/1715 @Barra Carioca Arena 1
FRA vs Venezuela 2230/0130 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
USA vs SER 1900/2200 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Saturday August 13 2016
Group B
Matchup Time Location
Argentina vs Brazil 1415/1715 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Spain vs Lithuania 1900/2200 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Croatia vs Nigeria 2230/0130 @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Sunday August 14 2016
Group A
Matchup Time Location
Australia vs Venezuela 1900/2200 @Barra Carioca Arena 1
SER vs China 2230/0130 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
USA vs FRA 1415/1715 @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Monday August 15 2016
Group B
Matchup Time Location
Spain vs Argentina 1900/2200 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Lithuania vs Croatia 2230/0130 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Nigeria vs Brazil 1415/1715 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1

2016 Summer Olympics Basketball Quarterfinals Schedule

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

2016 Rio Olympics Basketball Bracket (Quarterfinal Round)
Matchup Time Location
A1 vs B4 1100/1400 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
A2 vs B3 1430/1730 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
B1 vs A4 1845/2145 @Barra Carioca Arena 1
B2 vs A3 2215/0115 @Barra Carioca Arena 1

2016 Summer Olympics Basketball Schedule (Semifinals)

2016 Rio Basketball Bracket (Semifinals Round)
Friday August 19 2016
Winner A1/B4 vs Winner A3/B2 1530/1830 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1
Winner A4/B1 vs Winner A2/B3 1900/2200 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1

2016 Summer Olympics Basketball Medal Round Schedule

2016 Summer Olympics Basketball Bronze Medal Game

Sunday, August 21, 2016

2016 Rio Basketball Bracket (Bronze Medal Game)
Semifinals 1 Loser vs Semifinals 2 Loser 11:30/1430 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1

2016 Olympics Basketball Championship Game (Gold Medal)

2016 Olympics Basketball Championship Game
Sunday August 21 2016
Semifinals 1 Winner vs Semifinals 2 Winner 1545/1845 GMT @Barra Carioca Arena 1

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