By Eurohoops Team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spanish Basketball Federation and Municipality of Valencia have officially applied to host one of the four 2024 Olympic Qualifying Tournaments. Spain is one of the national teams that will compete in the Olympic Qualifiers for a spot in Paris.
Spain has consistently participated in the Olympic Games since 2000 primarily by getting automatic qualification due to ranking high in FIBA tournaments. Next year, they will play in the Qualifiers after finishing 9th in the FIBA World Cup and seventh among European national teams.
Apart from Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Montenegro, Greece, Georgia, Finland, Croatia, Poland, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Bahamas, Egypt, Angola, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, New Zealand, Lebanon, the Philippines and Bahrain will participate in the Olympic Qualifiers. Each Qualifying Tournament will feature six countries and only four out of the 24 national teams will manage to advance to the Olympic Games.
2024 Olympic Games host France, newly crowned world champion Germany, World Cup finalist Serbia, bronze medal winner Canada and fourth-placed Team USA have already booked their ticket, along with South Sudan, Japan and Australia.