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Paris 2024 Olympics basketball draw: Australia’s group opponents revealed – details

The draw for basketball at the Paris 2024 Olympics was announced at the FIBA headquarters in Mies, Switzerland on Wednesday (AEDT).

The Australian women’s basketball team has been drawn in Group B, alongside Canada, hosts France and Nigeria. Meanwhile, the Boomers find themselves in Group A with Canada and the winners of the Olympic Qualification Tournaments (OQT), to be held in Greece and Spain in July.

Women’s basketball at Paris 2024 Olympics: Groups

Group A: Serbia, Spain, China, Puerto Rico

Group B: Canada, Nigeria, Australia, France

Group C: Germany, USA, Japan, Belgium

The Opals, third in the women’s FIBA rankings, will be the top side in Group B ahead of Canada, who are fifth. France are world No. 7 while Nigeria are 12th.

The Australian women’s basketball team has appeared at the Olympic Games nine times previously, winning three silver medals and two bronze. However, Australia women’s last medal, a bronze, came in 2012.

“There’s no easy path to a gold medal,” former Australian basketball player Penny Taylor said. “So I think we (Australia) have to play everyone, we have to play the best teams in the world to get to the gold, so I’m very pragmatic about our position as of now and we will need to do the work we need to do.”

World No. 1 USA, the reigning Olympic champions, were drawn with Belgium (world No. 6), Japan (world No. 9) and Germany (world No. 19).