US faces China, Australia at Olympics


LAUSANNE: Defending champions United States will take on China and Australia in the group stages of the Olympic Games basketball tournament following the draw made on Friday (Saturday in Manila).

The US were drawn in Group A alongside China, Australia, Venezuela and two qualifiers.

Group B will feature European champions Spain, Argentina, Lithuania, Brazil, Nigeria and one qualifier.

The qualifying event will be held in Manila from July 4-11.

In the women’s event, the US are in Group B with Canada, Serbia and Senegal.

Group A: US, Venezuela, China, Australia, two qualifying countries
Group B: Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Lithuania, Nigeria, one qualifier

Group A: Japan, Brazil, Australia, three qualifying countries
Group B: Canada, USA, Senegal, Serbia, two qualifying countries.



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