Boomers pooled with USA in Rio

The Australian Boomers and Opals have managed favourable draws for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. At the official draw conducted by FIBA in Switzerland, the Boomers will also face Venezuela, China and two teams yet to secure a place via the upcoming Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in Pool A. In Pool B, European heavyweights Spain and Lithuania were grouped with hosts Brazil, Argentina and Nigeria and one place yet to be filled. It is a favourable outcome for the Boomers, avoiding the best teams in Europe and South America.

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