The Philippines’ dream to send a basketball team to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is still alive, after the Men’s Team secured a ticket to India for the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) in March 2020.
FIBA officially unveiled four teams per gender who qualified directly to the 2020 Olympics, and also the 20 teams per gender who earned a ticket to the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifier in March 2020 during a show on the eve of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final held in Utsunomiya, Japan.
India, as the host of the OQT, joins the top three teams from the World Cup and the 16 teams from the rankings to compete for three Olympic berths.
The top 4 teams in the FIBA 3×3 Federation Ranking in the women’s category (Russia, China, Mongolia and Romania) has already earned a trip to Tokyo. Meanwhile, Serbia, Russia and China joins the Japan, who claims an automatic berth as host nation of the quadrennial games.
The last ticket (per gender) to the Olympics will be awarded at the Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament, taking place in Hungary in April 2020.
3X3 basketball, which will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, will feature 8 teams from men’s and women’s teams and will take place in the Aomi Urban Sports Venue on July 25-29, 2020.
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