Online Ticket Sales for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women
Τickets for the 2008 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women are available to the general public as of today, 22nd May 2008, the Spanish Basketball Federation has announced.
The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women will be played in Madrid (Spain), in the 10.500-seat Telefónica Madrid Arena, from 9th to 15th June 2008.
www.entradas.com. Purchasing a daily event ticket, for just 6 euros, will allow the buyer to attend all games played on a particular competition date. Tickets will be available for pick-up as of 9th June at the Telefónica Madrid Arena box offices upon presentation of the proof of payment, together with the credit card used for the transaction and an official ID. For further information on ticket-related issues, please feel free to send an email to the following email address: email@example.com.
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The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women will determine the remaining five women's berths for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and will feature the following participants: Senegal and Angola (Africa), Cuba, Brazil and Argentina (Americas), Japan and Chinese Taipei (Asia), Spain, Belarus, Latvia and Czech Republic (Europe) and Fiji (Oceania).
The following seven teams have already booked their tickets for the Olympic Basketball Tournament for Women that will take place in Beijing (China), from 9th to 23rd August 2008: China (host), Australia (World Champion), Mali (African Champion), USA (Champion of the Americas), Korea (Asian Champion), Russia (European Champion) and New Zealand (Oceanian runner-up).
For more information on the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women, please visithttp://www.madrid2008.fiba.com.
Listed below are the composition of the four groups, as well as the complete tournament schedule. Please note that all tip-off hours are local time in Madrid, Spain.
1. Composition of groups:
Group A: Japan, Latvia and Senegal
Group B: Angola, Argentina and Czech Republic
Group C: Brazil, Fiji and Spain
Group D: Belarus, Chinese Taipei and Cuba
2. Preliminary Round:
9th June 2008:
12:45 hours: Spain vs. Fiji
15:30 hours: Chinese Taipei vs. Cuba
17:45 hours: Latvia vs. Senegal
20:00 hours: Czech Republic vs. Argentina
10th June 2008:
12:45 hours: Cuba vs. Belarus
15:00 hours: Senegal vs. Japan
17:15 hours: Fiji vs. Brazil
19:30 hours: Argentina vs. Angola
11th June 2008:
12:45 hours: Brazil vs. Spain
15:00 hours: Latvia vs. Japan
17:15 hours: Belarus vs. Chinese Taipei
19:30 hours: Angola vs. Czech Republic
The teams placed 1st and 2nd in each group will advance to the Quarter-Finals; the teams placed 3rd in each group will be eliminated and may return home.
12th June 2008: Rest Day
13th June 2008:
Game 13: A1 vs. B2
Game 14: B1 vs. A2
Game 15: C1 vs. D2
Game 16: D1 vs. C2
The games of the Quarter-Finals will be played at 12:45 hours, 15:00 hours, 17:15 hours and 19:30 hours. The order of games will be confirmed after the end of the Preliminary Round.
The four winners of the Quarter-Finals will qualify for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and may return home. The four losers will play in the Semi-Finals.
14th June 2008:
Game 17: Loser 13 vs. Loser 15
Game 18: Loser 14 vs. Loser 16
The Semi-Final games will be played at 17:15 hours and 19:30 hours. The order of games will be confirmed after the end of the Quarter-Finals.
15th June 2008:
Game 19 (19:30 hours): Winner 17 vs. Winner 18
The winner will qualify for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
FIBA (www.fiba.com), the world governing body for basketball, is an independent association formed by 213 National Federations of basketball throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Its main upcoming events are the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Men and Women (to take place in the summer of 2008) that will decide the final berths for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the FIBA World Championships for Men and Women, held every four years. The 2010 FIBA World Championship will be played in Turkey, while the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women will take place in the Czech Republic.