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Basketball Schedule and Venue for Rio 2016 Olympic Games



Basketball at Olympics: Basketball is a team sport, which is essentially an indoor game. The game is played on a basketball court following strict rules and regulations. However, there are other versions of the game also. These versions are played casually. The most common version of basketball is "the half court game", where only one half of the court is used. The other popular versions include "streetball" and "one-on-one".


The 2016 Games in Numbers


  • Nations Participating : 17
  • Number of Athletes : 288
  • Total Events : 2

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Basketball Schedule


DateStart TimeEnd TimeDisciplineGenderEventsMedalVenueZone
Aug 6, 201612:0016:00BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 6, 201614:1516:00BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 6, 201617:3021:30BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 6, 201619:0020:45BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 6, 201622:300:15BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 7, 201612:0016:00BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 7, 201614:1516:00BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 7, 201617:3021:30BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 7, 201619:0020:45BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 7, 201622:300:15BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 8, 201612:0016:00BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 8, 201614:1516:00BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 8, 201617:3021:30BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 8, 201619:0020:45BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 8, 201622:300:15BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 9, 201612:1514:00BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 9, 201614:1516:00BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 9, 201615:3019:30BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 9, 201619:0020:45BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 9, 201622:300:15BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCariocaBarra
Aug 10, 201612:1514:00BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 10, 201614:1516:00BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 10, 201615:3019:30BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 10, 201619:0020:45BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 10, 201622:300:15BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 11, 201612:1514:00BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 11, 201614:1516:00BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 11, 201615:3019:30BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 11, 201619:0020:45BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 11, 201622:300:15BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 12, 201612:1514:00BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 12, 201614:1516:00BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 12, 201619:0020:45BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 12, 201615:3019:30BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 12, 201622:300:15BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 13, 201612:1514:00BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 13, 201614:1516:00BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 13, 201619:0020:45BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 13, 201615:3019:30BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 13, 201622:300:15BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 14, 201612:1514:00BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 14, 201614:1516:00BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 14, 201619:0020:45BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 14, 201615:3019:30BasketballFWomen's Preliminary RoundNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 14, 201622:300:15BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 15, 201614:1516:00BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 15, 201619:0020:45BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 15, 201622:300:15BasketballMMen's Preliminary RoundNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 16, 201611:0012:45BasketballFWomen's Quarter-finalNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 16, 201614:3016:15BasketballFWomen's Quarter-finalNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 16, 201618:4520:30BasketballFWomen's Quarter-finalNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 16, 201622:150:00BasketballFWomen's Quarter-finalNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 17, 201611:0012:45BasketballMMen's Quarter-finalNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 17, 201614:3016:15BasketballMMen's Quarter-finalNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 17, 201618:4520:30BasketballMMen's Quarter-finalNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 17, 201622:150:00BasketballMMen's Quarter-finalNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 18, 201615:0017:00BasketballFWomen's Semi-finalNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 18, 201619:0021:00BasketballFWomen's Semi-finalNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 19, 201615:3017:30BasketballMMen's Semi-finalNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 19, 201619:0021:00BasketballMMen's Semi-finalNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 20, 201611:3013:30BasketballFWomen's Bronze Medal GameNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 20, 201615:3018:00BasketballFWomen's Gold Medal GameYesCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 21, 201611:3013:30BasketballMMen's Bronze Medal GameNoCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 21, 201615:4518:15BasketballMMen's Gold Medal GameYesCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 6, 20160:0020:16BasketballFFollow My Team - Women's FinalsYesCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 6, 20160:0020:16BasketballFFollow My Team - Women's PreliminariesNoYouth ArenaDeodoro
Aug 6, 20160:0020:16BasketballMFollow My Team - Men's FinalsYesCarioca Arena 1Barra
Aug 6, 20160:0020:16BasketballMFollow My Team - Men's PreliminariesNoCarioca Arena 1Barra

In the basketball game, two teams consisting of five players each play against each other. The aim of the game is to score by throwing a ball through the opponents' basket from above. The game involves various techniques for shooting the ball into the basket, passing and dribbling. Different strategies are taken by the teams to win the game. The players' position and offensive and defensive structures of them during the game are also included in the game plans. Both men and women play basketball at the international level. At the beginning, it was amateurs' game. However, with time basketball got the professional status. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) are the two governing bodies of basketball at international level.


Basketball in the Summer Games: Basketball made its first appearance at the Summer Games at the 1904 St. Louis Games as a demonstration event. The game was given the status of the full medal sport at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games. Basketball at the Olympics was played only by men till the 1976 Montreal Games, when women's event was included in the Olympic schedule. The United States of America has been leading the field of both men and women's basketball in the Summer Games since its advent. Russia has also emerged as a prominent figure in the field.


In the Olympics basketball competition, each game is divided in 4 periods of 10 minutes each. The game is extended into five-minute overtime, if there is a tie. In both the men's and women's competition twelve teams participate.


Rules of Basketball: The National Basketball Association or NBA and the International Basketball Federation or FIBA are authorized to set rules fro basketball at the international level. Some of the rules followed during the basketball game are-


  • The players have to follow the rule concerning their attire during the game.
  • A successful shot is worth two points. However, the shot taken from place beyond the three point arc carries three points.
  • During the basketball games, one referee, one or two umpires and table officials are appointed to monitor the game.
  • The size and the weight of the basketball are specified in the rule set by the FIBA and NBA.
  • The shape and size of the basket ball court is determined by the FIBA and the NBA.
  • Players' movement with the ball during the game has to be in accordance with the regulations of the game. A violation of the rule is punishable.
  • The number of fouls committed by a team is predetermined by the FIBA and the NBA. More number of fouls can be penalized.
  • The techniques of shooting, passing and dribbling the ball are specified by the FIBA and the NBA.
  • Illegal physical contact during the game is a punishable offence. Players are not allowed to obstruct the opponent players on their way in any illegal manner.

Medal winners in Basketball: The United States of America and Russia are the leading nations in the field of basketball. Earl Boykins, Darko Milicic, Moochie Norris, LeBron James, Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Ruben Boumtje- Boumtje, Kareem Rush, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Lucious Harris, Nene, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Nate Archibald, Paul Arizin, Larry Bird, Rick Barry, Billy Cunningham, Julius Erving, Reggie Miller, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Emeka Okafor, Diana Taurasi, Richard Hamilton, Sarunas Jasikevicius, Jameer Nelson, Manu Ginobili, J.R.Smith, Taylor Coppenrath, Pau Gasol, Yao Ming, Tim Duncan, Shaquille O'Neal, Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Dwyane Wade, Steve Nash and Tracy McGrady are the leading players in the field of international basketball.


Tina Thompson , Diana Taurasi , Sheryl Swoopes, Jacqueline Batteast, Jamie Carey, Ashley Earley, Ruth Riley, Yolanda Griffith, Lisa Leslie, Shyra Ely, Katie Feenstra, Roneeka Hodges, Sandora Irvin, Dionnah Jackson, Temeka Johnson, Laurie Koehn, Caity Matter, Janel McCarville, Heather Schreiber, Kendra Wecker, Dee Dee Wheeler, Tan White and Tanisha Wright are some of the famous female basketball players of the world.


Basketball Top Men Medalists


Men Medals
CountyNameGoldSilverBronzeTotal
USA  141217
URS  2439
YUG 1315


Basketball Top Women Medalists


WomenMedals
CountyNameGoldSilverBronzeTotal
USA  7119
AUS 0325
URS 2013


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Last updated on: August 03, 2016



Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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