FIBA Basketball

Basketball is a truly international sport and Tissot is the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch for two different international competitions, leveraging the sport's great exposure.

The world of basketball was preparing the road to the 2012 Olympic Games last season with the FIBA Continental Championships determining which teams would make it to the event. Nine places have been assigned with three places left and twelve teams fighting for them.

In the EuroBasket 2011, Spain and France reached the finals, earning them both a place at the Games. And Spain won the title 98-85. The United States are already qualified for London through their victory in the 2010 FIBA World Championships, and Argentinia won the 2011 edition. In addition to that, China won the FIBA Asia Championship in Wuhan, China and Australia beat New Zealand in the final of the 20th Edition of the Oceania Tournament.

The next and final step, representing the last chance for the teams to secure their place at the Olympic Games is the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, which will take place from July, in Venezuela and Turkey for Men and Women respectively.




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