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UPDATE REGARDING FIBA OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT

Canada Basketball and Friends of Victoria Basketball remain committed to hosting the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Victoria when details related to the timing of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been confirmed. When tournament details are finalized, Friends of Victoria Basketball will provide ticket holders with options for refunds, if necessary.

Canada Basketball will continue discussions with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as it relates to the likely postponement of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Victoria, originally scheduled to take place from June 23-28, 2020. However, the tournament will only be held at a time when the health and safety of all athletes, coaches, officials, support staff, volunteers and spectators can be ensured.

 

Canada Basketball announced today that the Ticket Package Presale for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 hosted in Victoria, B.C. will start at 10:00 am PST on Friday, January 31st. The winner of the tournament will qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

Canada will face Greece and China in Group A, while Uruguay, Czech Republic and Turkey have been drawn into Group B.

Each team will play the other two teams in its own group (two games for each team). The top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinals. The two semifinal winners will advance to the winner-takes-all final for the remaining Olympic spot.

All games will be played at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Arena – tip-off times will be announced soon.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

June 23:
Group A – Game 1: Greece versus Canada
Group B – Game 2: Uruguay versus Turkey

June 24:
Group A – Game 3: Canada versus China
Group B – Game 4: Turkey versus Czech Republic

June 25:
Group A – Game 5: China versus Greece
Group B – Game 6: Czech Republic versus Uruguay

June 27:
Game 7: Semifinal game #1 (1st A versus 2nd B)
Game 8: Semifinal game #2 (1st B versus 2nd A)

June 28:
Final: (Winner Game 7 versus Winner Game 8) with winner advancing to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (July 24 – August 9, 2020)

Canada is currently ranked 21st in the world based on the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE and is looking to return to the Olympics for the first time since 2000.

Detailed event information, including game times, community celebrations, and volunteer information will be announced in the coming weeks. To stay up to date with event news and information, please follow @canadabasketball on Facebook and @CanBball on Twitter.

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