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Basketball at Tokyo 2020 Olympics will start on June 24 and conclude on August 8. The sport will have 12 teams competing for the gold medal in the men's and women's basketball events at the Tokyo Olympics.

All the matches are scheduled to be held at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.

As per the tournament format in both the men's and women's events, 12 participating nations have been divided into three groups of four. In the group stage, each team will compete in a round-robin format as they play all other teams in their group for a total of three games.

The winners and runners-up of each group and the two best third-place teams will qualify for the knockout stage.

Since basketball was introduced in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, the United States has been the most dominant nation in the quadrennial event. While the US men’s team has bagged a staggering 15 gold medals, the women’s team has claimed eight gold medals. 

Both the US men’s and women’s basketball teams head into Tokyo 2020 as the defending champions after clinching gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

The likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have represented the US men’s basketball team in the previous Olympics.

However, this time around, the United States will face tough competition from other nations and they are no longer guaranteed a medal.

Interestingly, the US men’s basketball team has suffered back-to-back defeats against Nigeria and Australia in the exhibition matches leading up to the Tokyo Olympics.

Featuring players such as Kevin Durant and Draymond Green at Tokyo 2020, the US men’s basketball team will look to secure their fourth consecutive gold medal in the Summer Games.

Basketball at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Schedule, fixtures and live India match times

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST) 

Day and Date

Event

Match

Time

Sunday, July 25

Men’s Preliminary Round Group A

Iran vs Czech Republic

6:30 AM

Sunday, July 25

Men’s Preliminary Round Group B

Germany vs Italy 

10:10 AM

Sunday, July 25

Men’s Preliminary Round Group B

Australia vs Nigeria

1:50 PM

Sunday, July 25

Men’s Preliminary Round Group A

France vs United States 

5:30 PM

Monday, July 26

Women’s Preliminary Round Group A

Korea vs Spain

6:30 AM

Monday, July 26

Men’s Preliminary Round Group C

Argentina vs Slovenia

10:10 AM

Monday, July 26

Women’s Preliminary Round Group A

Serbia vs Canada 

1:50 PM

Monday, July 26

Men’s Preliminary Round Group C

Japan vs Spain

5:30 PM

Tuesday, July 27

Women’s Preliminary Round Group B

Japan vs France

6:30 AM

Tuesday, July 27

Women’s Preliminary Round Group B

Nigeria vs United States

10:10 AM

Tuesday, July 27

Women’s Preliminary Round Group C

Australia vs Belgium 

1:50 PM

Tuesday, July 27

Women’s Preliminary Round Group C

Puerto Rico vs China

5:30 PM

Wednesday, July 28

Men’s Preliminary Round Group B

Nigeria vs Germany

6:30 AM

Wednesday, July 28

Men’s Preliminary Round Group A

United States vs Iran

10:10 AM

Wednesday, July 28

Men’s Preliminary Round Group B

Italy vs Australia

1:50 PM

Wednesday, July 28

Men’s Preliminary Round Group A

Czech Republic vs France

5:30 PM

Thursday, July 29

Women’s Preliminary Round Group A

Canada vs Korea

6:30 AM

Thursday, July 29

Men’s Preliminary Round Group C

Slovenia vs Japan

10:10 AM

Thursday, July 29

Women’s Preliminary Round Group A

Spain vs Serbia

1:50 PM

Thursday, July 29

Men’s Preliminary Round Group C

Spain vs Argentina

5:30 PM

Friday, July 30

Women’s Preliminary Round Group C

Belgium vs Puerto Rico 

6:30 AM

Friday, July 30

Women’s Preliminary Round Group B

United States vs Japan

10:10 AM

Friday, July 30

Women’s Preliminary Round Group B

France vs Nigeria 

1:50 PM

Friday, July 30

Women’s Preliminary Round Group C

China vs Australia

5:30 PM

Saturday, July 31

Men’s Preliminary Round Group A

Iran vs France

6:30 AM

Saturday, July 31

Men’s Preliminary Round Group B

Italy vs Nigeria

10:10 AM

Saturday, July 31

Men’s Preliminary Round Group B

Australia vs Germany

1:50 PM

Saturday, July 31

Men’s Preliminary Round Group A

United States vs Czech Republic

5:30 PM

Sunday, August 1

Women’s Preliminary Round Group A

Canada vs Spain

6:30 AM

Sunday, August 1

Men’s Preliminary Round Group C

Argentina vs Japan

10:10 AM

Sunday, August 1

Men’s Preliminary Round Group C

Spain vs Slovenia

1:50 PM

Sunday, August 1

Women’s Preliminary Round Group A

Korea vs Serbia

5:30 PM

Monday, August 2

Women’s Preliminary Round Group B

Nigeria vs Japan

6:30 AM

Monday, August 2

Women’s Preliminary Round Group B

France vs United States

10:10 AM

Monday, August 2

Women’s Preliminary Round Group C

China vs Belgium

1:50 PM

Monday, August 2

Women’s Preliminary Round Group C

Australia vs Puerto Rico

5:30 PM

Tuesday, August 3

Men’s Quarter-final

TBC vs TBC

6:30 AM

Tuesday, August 3

Men’s Quarter-final

TBC vs TBC

10:10 AM

Tuesday, August 3

Men’s Quarter-final

TBC vs TBC

1:50 PM

Tuesday, August 3

Men’s Quarter-final

TBC vs TBC

5:30 PM

Wednesday, August 4

Women’s Quarter-final

TBC vs TBC

6:30 AM

Wednesday, August 4

Women’s Quarter-final

TBC vs TBC

10:10 AM

Wednesday, August 4

Women’s Quarter-final

TBC vs TBC

1:50 PM

Wednesday, August 4

Women’s Quarter-final

TBC vs TBC

5:30 PM

Thursday, August 5

Men’s Semi-final

TBC vs TBC

9:45 AM

Thursday, August 5

Men’s Semi-final

TBC vs TBC

4:30 PM

Friday, August 6

Women’s Semi-final

TBC vs TBC

10:10 AM

Friday, August 6

Women’s Semi-final

TBC vs TBC

4:30 PM

Saturday, August 7

Men’s Gold medal match

TBC vs TBC

8:00 AM

Saturday, August 7

Women’s Bronze medal match

TBC vs TBC

12:30 PM

Saturday, August 7

Men’s Bronze medal match

TBC vs TBC

4:30 PM

Sunday, August 8

Women’s Gold medal match

TBC vs TBC

8:00 AM

Where to watch Basketball at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics live in India?

Basketball at Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be telecast on Sony TEN 2, Sony Six and their corresponding HD TV channels in India. Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 3 HD, Sony TEN 4 and Sony TEN 4 HD will broadcast Tokyo 2020 in regional languages.

Live streaming of the Basketball matches at Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.

Featured photo: Twitter/Olympics




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