FIBA Diamond Ball


FIBA Diamond Ball

The FIBA Diamond Ball is an official international basketball tournament organized by FIBA, held every Olympic year prior to the Olympics. The first tournament was held in 2000 for men's teams only; starting in 2004, tournaments have been held for both men and women.

The competing teams are the host country, the host country of that year's Olympics and the reigning world and intercontinental champions, minus the United States men's team (if they are the Americas champions). The United States women's team did not participate in the 2004 event even though it was the then-reigning world champion; however, it did compete in the 2008 event as FIBA Americas champion.

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Men's results

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2000
Details
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Australia
78–71
Yugoslavia

Italy
82–74
Canada
2004
Details
Serbia and Montenegro
Belgrade

Serbia and Montenegro
93–80
Lithuania

Argentina
84–74
China
2008
Details
China
Nanjing

Argentina
95–91
Australia

China
75–46
Iran

2000 teams

  •  Angola – African champions
  •  Australia – Olympics hosts
  •  Canada – Americas runners-up (USA was Americas champions)
  •  China – Asian champions
  •  Italy – European champions
  •  Yugoslavia – world champions

2004 teams

2008 teams

  •  Angola – African champions
  •  Argentina – Americas runners-up (USA was Americas champions)
  •  Australia – Oceania champions
  •  China – Olympics host
  •  Iran – Asian champions
  •  Serbia – Diamond Ball 2004 winners (Russia was Europe champions)

Participation Details

Team Hong Kong
2000
Serbia and Montenegro
2004
China
2008
Total
 Angola 6th 6th 6th 3
 Argentina 3rd 1st 2
 Australia 1st 5th 2nd 3
 Canada 4th 1
 China 5th 4th 3rd 3
 Iran 4th 1
 Italy 3rd 1
 Lithuania 2nd 1
 Serbia 2nd 1st 5th 3

Women's results

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2004
Details
Greece
Heraklion

Australia
74–70
China

Brazil
73–70
Greece
2008
Details
China
Haining

United States
71–67
Australia

China
63–51
Latvia

Participation Details

Team Greece
2004
China
2008
Total
 Australia 1st 2nd 2
 Brazil 3rd 1
 China 2nd 3rd 2
 Greece 4th 1
 Korea 5th 1
 Latvia 4th 1
 Mali 6th 1
 Nigeria 6th 1
 Russia 5th 1
 United States 1st 1

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