Canada's quest to qualify for the men's basketball tournament at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will take place at home.
FIBA announced Friday that Canada will play host to one of the four final Olympic qualifying tournaments. Victoria, B.C., and the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre will be the site of the six-team tournament which takes place Jun. 23-28, 2020.
Three similar tournaments will also be played in Split, Croatia, Kaunas, Lithuania and Belgrade, Serbia.
The road to Tokyo for the men will see 24 teams compete in four qualifying tournaments of six teams each, with seven teams qualified directly from the recent FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.
The four remaining places in the 12-team Tokyo 2020 Olympic field are reserved for the winners of each of the four FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, set to take place on June 23-28, 2020.
The list of teams qualified for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments:
The official Draw Ceremony for both the men's and women's FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will take place at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball, FIBA headquarters, on November 27, 2019. The draw will divide qualified teams from the five FIBA regions into geographically balanced groups and the ceremony will be livestreamed via the FIBA YouTube channel and also the FIBA Facebook account.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 15 November 2019 - 11:45 AM.