2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men

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2012 FIBA World Olympic
Qualifying Tournament
For Men
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Tournament details
Host nationFlag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela
Dates 2–8 July
Teams 12
Venues 1  (in 1 host city)
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The 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament was a men's basketball tournament that consisted of 12 national teams, where the top three teams earned a place in the 2012 Olympics basketball tournament. It was held on 2–8 July 2012 in Caracas, Venezuela.

The FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, formerly known as the Pre-Olympic Basketball Tournament, is the last qualifying tournament for the Olympic Basketball Tournament. The best non-champions from the different FIBA World zones qualify for the tournament and compete for the last remaining berths in the Summer Olympic Games.

Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Basketball at the Summer Olympics was held from 28 July to 12 August 2012. The preliminary matches and the women's quarterfinal matches were played in the new Basketball Arena in Olympic Park which seated up to 12,000 spectators. The men's knockout games and the women's games from semifinals onward were played in the North Greenwich Arena.

Caracas Capital City in Capital District, Venezuela

Caracas, officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital and largest city of Venezuela, and centre of the Greater Caracas Area. Caracas is located along the Guaire River in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range. Terrain suitable for building lies between 760 and 1,140 m above sea level, although there is some settlement above this range. The valley is close to the Caribbean Sea, separated from the coast by a steep 2,200-metre-high (7,200 ft) mountain range, Cerro El Ávila; to the south there are more hills and mountains. The Metropolitan Region of Caracas has an estimated population of 5,297,026.

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Lithuania, Russia and Nigeria qualified for the 2012 Olympics through this tournament.

The Lithuania men's national basketball team participates in FIBA's competitions. Despite Lithuania's small size, with a population of just almost 2.8 million, the country's devotion to basketball has made them a traditional force of the sport in Europe.

The Russian national basketball team is organized and run by the Russian Basketball Federation (RBF). The team came into existence after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and its basketball team.

Nigeria national basketball team national sports team

The Nigerian national basketball team is overseen by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). It is generally considered to be one of the best national basketball teams in the FIBA Africa zone, along with Angola and Senegal. Nigeria will be ranked 16th in the FIBA World Rankings after the 2016 Olympic Men's Basketball Tournament in Rio, making them the top climber in FIBA rankings from last year.

Qualifying

The best non-champions from each of FIBA's 2011 continental championships qualified for this tournament.

Host selection

Only the teams that qualified were allowed to bid for hosting. Venezuela were chosen over Angola, Macedonia and Lithuania. [1] The host was determined on a meeting of the FIBA Central Board held on 10–11 December 2011 in Madrid, Spain.

Madrid Capital of Spain

Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole. The city has almost 3.2 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union (EU), smaller than only London and Berlin, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the third-largest in the EU, smaller only than those of London and Paris. The municipality covers 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi).

Spain Kingdom in Southwest Europe

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a country mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country (Morocco). Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.

Participating nations

The teams were divided into three pots, corresponding to their continental zones: The draw was held on 31 January 2012 in Caracas. [2]

Pot 1Pot 2Pot 3

Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece

Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand

Flag of Angola.svg  Angola
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea

Format

Squads

Preliminary round

Qualified for the quarterfinals

All times are local (UTC−04:30)

Group A

Team W L PF PA Diff Pts.
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 2 0 205 147 +58 4
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 1 1 177 150 +27 3
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 0 2 115 200 −85 2
2 July
13:30
Greece  Flag of Greece.svg10763Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan
Scoring by quarter:33–12, 23–11, 29–20, 22–20
Pts: Papanikolaou 19
Rebs: Bourousis, Printezis 7
Asts: Spanoulis 7
Pts: Soobzokov 14
Rebs: Abbas 7
Asts: Soobzokov 4
Poliedro de Caracas , Caracas
Referees: Vicente Bultó (ESP), Alejandro César Chiti (ARG), Qiao Longsheng (CHN)
3 July
17:00
Jordan  Flag of Jordan.svg5293Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 11–29, 11–25, 10–18, 20–21
Pts: Daghles 17
Rebs: Daghles 7
Asts: Daghles 3
Pts: Ramos 20
Rebs: Ramos 9
Asts: Rodríguez 6
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Juan Carlos García González (ESP), Juan José Fernández (ARG), Nachid Messaoudi (ALG)
4 July
19:30
Puerto Rico  Flag of Puerto Rico.svg8498Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Scoring by quarter: 27–30, 20–19, 15–21, 22–28
Pts: Ramos 15
Rebs: Ramos 7
Asts: Barea 4
Pts: Spanoulis 27
Rebs:four players 4
Asts: Spanoulis, Calathes 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Bradley Jon Giersch (AUS), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Michael John Weiland (CAN)

Group B

Team W L PF PA Diff Pts.
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 1 1 180 168 +12 3
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1 1 155 151 +4 3
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 1 1 153 169 –16 3
2 July
19:30
Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg6971Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela
Scoring by quarter:18–17, 9–12, 23–22, 19–20
Pts: Diogu 14
Rebs: Diogu 10
Asts: Skinn, Dagunduro 4
Pts: Vásquez 24
Rebs: Echenique 9
Asts: Cubillan 6
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Juan Carlos García González (ESP), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Rüştü Nuran (TUR)
3 July
19:30
Venezuela  Flag of Venezuela.svg82100Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 21–23, 15–26, 28–31, 18–20
Pts: Vásquez 24
Rebs: Graterol 8
Asts: Vásquez 7
Pts: Kleiza 28
Rebs: Mačiulis 8
Asts: Kalnietis 8
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Bradley Jon Giersch (AUS), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Michael John Weiland (CAN)
4 July
17:00
Lithuania  Flag of Lithuania.svg8086Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 20–20, 18–21, 19–26, 23–19
Pts: Kleiza 22
Rebs: Mačiulis, Valančiūnas 5
Asts: Kalnietis 8
Pts: Obasohan 20
Rebs: Aminu 9
Asts: Skinn, Oyedeji 3
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Vicente Bultó (ESP), Yuji Hirahara (JPN), Nachid Messaoudi (ALG)

Group C

Team W L PF PA Diff Pts.
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2 0 175 125 +50 4
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 1 1 164 169 −5 3
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 0 2 141 186 −45 2
2 July
11:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg9156Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Scoring by quarter:27–16, 18–10, 22–16, 24–14
Pts: Kirilenko 16
Rebs: Khryapa 9
Asts: Shved 4
Pts: Lee S-J. 15
Rebs: Kim J-K., Kim T-S. 5
Asts: Kim S-H., Kim T-S. 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Bradley Jon Giersch (AUS), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Nachid Messaoudi (ALG)
3 July
11:00
South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg8595Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter:19–17, 22–20, 24–34, 20–24
Pts: Lee S-J. 21
Rebs:three players 6
Asts: Kim T-S. 6
Pts: Horford 30
Rebs: Martínez 25
Asts: Horford, Ramon 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Alejandro César Chiti (ARG), Qiao Longsheng (CHN)
4 July
13:30
Dominican Republic  Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg6984Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 18–23, 20–21, 15–21, 16–19
Pts: Horford 22
Rebs: Martínez 12
Asts: Coronado 5
Pts: Fridzon, Kirilenko 16
Rebs: Kirilenko 13
Asts: Kirilenko 7
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Rüştü Nuran (TUR), Juan José Fernández (ARG), Roberto Oliveros (VEN)

Group D

Team W L PF PA Diff Pts.
Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 1 1 168 150 +18 3
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 1 1 152 152 0 3
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1 1 130 148 −18 3
2 July
16:30
Angola  Flag of Angola.svg8884Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia
Scoring by quarter:32–21, 21–19, 19–19, 16–25
Pts: Mingas 24
Rebs: Gomes 11
Asts: Mingas 6
Pts: McCalebb 21
Rebs: Samardžiski 7
Asts: Ilievski, McCalebb 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Michael John Weiland (CAN), Juan José Fernández (ARG), Yuji Hirahara (JPN)
3 July
13:30
Macedonia  Flag of Macedonia.svg8462Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Scoring by quarter:26–11, 18–20, 16–17, 24–14
Pts: McCalebb 23
Rebs: Antić 10
Asts: McCalebb 11
Pts: Pledger 11
Rebs: Pledger 11
Asts: Kenny 6
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Vicente Bultó (ESP), Roberto Oliveros (VEN), Rüştü Nuran (TUR)
4 July
11:00
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg6864Flag of Angola.svg  Angola
Scoring by quarter:14–12, 26–14, 18–26, 10–12
Pts: Webster 21
Rebs: Pledger 9
Asts: Tait 5
Pts: Mingas 17
Rebs: Mingas 10
Asts:four players 3
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Juan Carlos García González (ESP), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Qiao Longsheng (CHN)

Knockout stage

 QuarterfinalsSemifinals
               
  A1Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 79 
B2Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 80 
  B2Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 77 
 
  C1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 85 
C1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 80
  D2Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 65 
    No final semifinal winners
qualify for the Olympics.
 
  B1Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 76 
A2Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 72 
  B1Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 109Third place game
 
  C2Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 83 
D1Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 76  B2Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 88
  C2Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 86   C2Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 73

Quarterfinals

6 July
11:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg8065Flag of Angola.svg  Angola
Scoring by quarter:25–21, 18–5, 17–16, 20–23
Pts: Fridzon 18
Rebs: Monia 6
Asts: Kirilenko, Shved 5
Pts: Mingas 20
Rebs: Paulo 9
Asts: Barros 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Bradley Jon Giersch (AUS), Nachid Messaoudi (ALG)
6 July
13:30
Greece  Flag of Greece.svg7980Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 21–21, 21–9, 14–20, 23–30
Pts: Spanoulis 25
Rebs: Spanoulis 7
Asts: Spanoulis 5
Pts: Diogu 17
Rebs: Diogu 12
Asts: Aminu 2
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Vicente Bultó (ESP), Juan José Fernández (ARG), Roberto Oliveros (VEN)
6 July
17:00
Macedonia  Flag of Macedonia.svg7686Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter:23–10, 18–18, 15–26, 20–32
Pts: McCalebb 35
Rebs: Samardžiski 13
Asts: Ilievski, V. Stojanovski 3
Pts: García 28
Rebs: Horford 15
Asts: Coronado 5
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Michael John Weiland (CAN), Rüştü Nuran (TUR), Yuji Hirahara (JPN)
6 July
19:30
Lithuania  Flag of Lithuania.svg7672Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 16–22, 24–16, 17–17, 19–17
Pts: Kalnietis, Kleiza 14
Rebs: Mačiulis 11
Asts: Jasikevičius, Kalnietis 3
Pts: Galindo 17
Rebs: Peavy 12
Asts: Arroyo 8
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Juan Carlos García González (ESP), Alejandro César Chiti (ARG), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB)

Semifinals

7 July
17:00
Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg7785Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 23–26, 8–20, 22–22, 24–17
Pts: Diogu, Dagunduro 16
Rebs: Diogu 14
Asts: Dagunduro 5
Pts: Shved 22
Rebs: Kirilenko 8
Asts: Shved 6
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Michael John Weiland (CAN), Milivoje Jovčić (SRB), Yuji Hirahara (JPN)
7 July
19:30
Lithuania  Flag of Lithuania.svg10983Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter:21–16, 31–20, 23–25, 34–22
Pts: Mačiulis 19
Rebs: Valančiūnas 7
Asts: Kalnietis 9
Pts: Martínez 13
Rebs: Martínez 10
Asts: Coronado 4
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Vicente Bultó (ESP), Juan José Fernández (ARG), Bradley Jon Giersch (AUS)

Third place match

8 July
19:30
Nigeria  Flag of Nigeria.svg8873Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter:24–18, 23–21, 12–18, 29–16
Pts: Diogu 25
Rebs: Diogu 10
Asts: Skinn, Dagunduro 5
Pts: García 17
Rebs: Ramon, Martínez 9
Asts: Coronado 3
Poliedro de Caracas, Caracas
Referees: Juan Carlos García González (ESP), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Rüştü Nuran (TUR)

Final standings

# Team W–L Qualification
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 4-0 Qualify to the Olympics
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 3-1
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 3-2
4 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 2-3
5 Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 2-1
6 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 1-2
7 Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia 1-2
8 Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 1-2
9 Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 1-1
10 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1-1
11 Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 0-2
12 Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 0-2

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