Turkish national basketball teams seek final tickets to Rio Olympics
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULJan 19, 2016 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Jan 19, 2016 12:00 am
In line with the final standings of EuroBasket 2015 and the FIBA World Ranking, Turkey has been invited to complete in the 18-team OQTs line-up
Turkey's Men's and Women's National Basketball Teams will take part in Qualifying Tournaments for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, top basketball body of the World FIBA announced Tuesday. The tournaments will be the last chance for Turkish teams to take part in Rio 2016.
The Executive Committee of FIBA announced that Italy, the Philippines and Serbia will host Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments and France will be the host of the Women's Qualifying Tournament.
The winners of each tournament, which will include six teams, will qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The announcement said that Turin of Italy, Manila of Philippines and Belgrade of Serbia will host the men's tournaments between July 4 and 10.
In line with the final standings of EuroBasket 2015 and the FIBA World Ranking, Latvia, Croatia and Turkey are will compete with Angola, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Serbia and Tunisia to receive the last three tickets to Rio 2016.
French city of Nantes will host the women's tournament on June 13 to 19, which will be held in two groups that will include Argentina, Belarus, Cameroon, China, Cuba, France, Korea, New Zealand, Nigeria, Spain, Turkey and Venezuela.
Group draws will be held on January 26 at the FIBA headquarters in Mies, Switzerland.