Qualification for Olympic Games

As of 2020, qualification for the Olympic Games is through the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Universality remains in place for the qualifying process for the Olympic Games, thereby ensuring that each continent is represented.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will produce seven directly qualified national teams for the Olympic Games, with hosts France receiving automatic qualification to the event. The seven spots will include two teams from Americas, two teams from Europe, one team from Africa, one team from Asia and one team from Oceania. 

The four remaining places in the 12-team Olympic field are reserved for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2024, with two rounds of Qualifying Tournaments for Paris 2024.

The first round, the FIBA Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments, took place at the continental level in August 2023 and provided 40 countries that did not make it to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 hope of still reaching the Paris Olympic Games in 2024. The tournaments produced five teams who will go through to the second round, the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2024. More information on the FIBA Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments can be found here

Twenty-four teams will be participating in four Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, which will take place from July 2 to 7, 2024. The highest-placed team for each region of Africa, Americas, and Asia/Oceania (three teams), after the eight teams directly qualified, will be selected before the 16 highest-placed teams from the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 and five teams through the pre-qualifying tournaments. The winner of each tournament will qualify for the Men’s Olympic Basketball Tournament.

The next Olympic Games will take place in Paris in 2024 from July 26 to August 11.  

Click here to view the full explanation of the Qualification System.