Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 03:45 PM 21 Aug (Rio)
Men's Gold Medal Game

66 (Lost)

96 (Won)


United States of America

United States of America (USA)
Serbia (SRB)

(Local) / 11:30 AM 21 Aug (Rio)
Men's Bronze Medal Game

88 (Lost)

89 (Won)



Chris Goulding Patrick Mills Andrew Bogut Joe Ingles Matthew Dellavedova Ryan Broekhoff Cameron Bairstow Kevin Lisch Aron Baynes David Andersen Brock Motum Damian Martin

Spain (ESP)

(Local) / 03:30 PM 20 Aug (Rio)
Women's Gold Medal Game

101 (Won)

72 (Lost)

United States of America


United States of America (USA)
Spain (ESP)

(Local) / 11:30 AM 20 Aug (Rio)
Women's Bronze Medal Game

63 (Lost)

70 (Won)



Serbia (SRB)

(Local) / 07:00 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Men's Semifinal

61 (Lost)

87 (Won)



Chris Goulding Patrick Mills Andrew Bogut Joe Ingles Matthew Dellavedova Ryan Broekhoff Cameron Bairstow Kevin Lisch Aron Baynes David Andersen Brock Motum Damian Martin

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Players turning heads overseas will help Australia’s podium push

Both the Australian men’s and women’s teams will be bolstered by international experience with around a dozen NBA and WNBA players set to take to the court for Australia at the Rio Olympic Games. The men will be aiming for their first podium finish, while the women will be looking to continue their medal run which started back at Atlanta 1996.

Both teams will look to secure their Rio spots by defeating New Zealand in a two-game series in August, 2015. 

Men to watch: The Aussie men's team is one of the strongest to date with six NBA plyaers set to line up in the Green and gold in Rio. Patty MillsAron BaynesAndrew Bogut and Matt Dellavedova have all won NBA Championships since 2014 while Joe Ingles and Cameron Bairstow also line up in the world's toughest league and will give Australia an imposing line-up come tip-off in Rio. The side is joined by European based stars Ryan Broekhoff, David Andersen, Brock Motum, while after lighting up the NBL the past couple of seasons Chris Goulding has also had the chance to play in Italy and Spain. NBL MVP Kevin Lisch and NBL Finals MVP Damian Martin round out the team.  

Women to watch: Australia's women will look to continue their podium success at the Rio 2016 Games as they go in search of a sixth straight Olympic medal. Laura Hodges will look to become Australia's third basketball athlete to win four Olympic medals in Rio while Penny Taylor returns to Olympic competition for her third Games after injury ruled her out of London. Liz Cambage - the first women to dunk in-game at an Olympics - Rachel Jarry and Erin Phillips are off to their second Games while the side features seven Olympic debutants - Marianna Tolo, Katie-Rae Ebzery, Nat Burton, Tessa Lavey, Leilani MitchellStephanie Talbot and Cayla George.

Qualification, Nomination & Selection

The Australian men's and women's basketball teams both qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after defeating New Zealand to claim each of their respective Oceania Championships. The men's side won the opening match in Melbourne 71-59 before heading to Wellington to defeat the Tall Blacks 89-79. The Aussie women won 61-41 in Melbourne before again dominating in the second encounter to claim a 80-63 in Tauranga.

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Nomination to the AOC

Following the qualification of both Men’s and Women’s Teams, the respective Basketball Australia Selection Panel will consider the nomination of athletes to attain optimum team compatibility and balance to assist in achieving the best possible result. There are also a series of mandatory performance or participation requirements athletes must satisfy to be eligible for nomination. 

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For the full detail on the women's nomination >>>

Selection by the AOC

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Appeals Tribunal Chair

Deborah Healey

Teams qualified

  • Men (final 12) – Australia, USA, Brazil, Nigeria, China, Venezuela, Argentina, Spain, Lithuania, France, Italy, Serbia 
  • Women (final 12) – Australia, USA, Serbia, Brazil, Canada, Senegal, Japan, Belarus, China, France, Spain, Turkey

Competition Format & Events

Each team consists of 12 players, with five players per team on the court at any one time. Olympic basketball matches consist of two 20-minute halves. If the score is tied at the end of 40 minutes of play, a five-minute overtime period is played. Further overtime periods are played until the deadlock is broken.

There are 12 teams in both men’s and women’s Olympic tournaments. The teams are grouped into two pools of six, with an even spread of top seeded teams. The top four teams in each pool following the preliminary games progress to the quarter-finals where the elimination format begins. The draw for the Olympic competition will be held once qualification concludes in July 2016. 

Australia and Olympic Basketball

The Australian women have not missed a medal since they stood on the podium for the first time at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games when they won bronze. In Sydney, Athens and Beijing the Australian women won silver medals, losing to the United States on all three occasions. In 2012 the women lost a preliminary match against France in overtime to finish second in their pool and face the United States in the semi-final. After falling to the US 86-73, flagbearer Lauren Jackson led the team to an 83-74 win over Russia to seal the bronze medal.

The Australian men have come close to the Olympic podium on three occasions, placing fourth in 1988, 1992 and 2000. In Beijing and London the men’s team reached the quarter-finals where they were knocked out by the USA on both occasions. 

Australia's Olympic basketball medal tally is: 5 (0 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)

Read more about Basketball at the Olympics and Australia’s history here>>>

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Did you know

  • Olympic basketball matches consist of two 20-minute halves. If the score is tied at the end of 40 minutes of play, a five-minute overtime period is played, and further overtime periods until the deadlock is broken.
  • Andrew Gaze represented Australia at five Olympic Games from 1984 – 2000. In Sydney he had the honour of being the flagbearer as he led Australia’s biggest Olympic Team out at the Opening Ceremony. Lauren Jackson was the flagbearer at the London 2012 Games.
  • Brazil’s Oscar Schmidt scored a record of 1,094 points, for an average of 28.8 points per game (from 38), across five Olympics. 
  • Australia's Patty Mills topped the scoring average at the London 2012 Olympics when he put up 21.2 points per game.

Pre-Rio AUS Tally

0 Gold
3 Silver
2 Bronze


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Australia to play Serbia for gold medal match berth 19 August 2016 (AEDT)

Australia will face Serbia for a berth in the gold medal game.


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