Ph to host Olympic Basketball Qualifying Tournament


The Philippines will be one of the host countries for the Olympic Basketball Qualifying Tournaments (OQT) for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

FIBA Qualifying Tournaments 2016
FIBA Qualifying Tournaments 2016 [via FIBA]

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced the Philippines, together with Italy and Serbia, will host the six-team events of the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers with the winner qualifying for a spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics. France will host the 12-team FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT), where the top five teams in the event will secure places at Rio 2016.

The Manila qualifiers will be conducted on July 4-10.

The teams that will compete in the three OQTs taking place in the cities of Turin (Italy), Manila (Philippines