Basketball at the 2020 Tokyo Games will feature a 12-team men’s tournament and a 12-team women’s tournament.

Basketball at the Olympics is similar to the NBA/WNBA, with a few notable differences:

  • Game duration – Olympics: 40 minutes (10-min quarters)
  • Game duration – NBA: 48 minutes (12-min quarters)

 

  • Court dimensions – Olympics: 91 feet, 10 inches X 49 feet, 2.5 inches
  • Court dimensions – NBA/WNBA: 94 feet X 50 feet

 

  • 3-point line – Olympics, WNBA: 22 feet, 1.75 inches
  • 3-point line – NBA: 22 feet along sideline; 23 feet, 9 inches elsewhere

 

  • Player foul limit – Olympics: 5
  • Player foul limit NBA/WNBA: 6

The United States has dominated Olympic basketball, winning six consecutive women’s gold medals and six of the past seven men’s gold medals (2004 bronze).

More information:

Tokyo 2020 – Basketball

USA Basketball

International Basketball Federation