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Olympic basketball contenders will first play in Spain

Olympic basketball contenders will first play in Spain

MAS announce the first contenders for the 2012 Spanish National Team Pre-Olympic Tour: USA*, Australia, France, Brazil and Argentina have been invited to play on Spanish soil vs Spain between the 10th to the 25th of July 2012, prior to the London Olympics.

Media Action Sports commercialise on behalf of FEB (Spanish Basketball Federation) all media, television and marketing rights worldwide for all matches excluding the USA match, for which MAS have only the rights for the territory of Spain.

We already have the ninth guest to the “Basketball Fest” at the London Games. China will join Spain, newly crowned champion of Europe, France, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Tunisia and the host Great Britain in the Olympic tournament after beating Jordan (70-69) in the final of the Asian Championship. Therefore, the Asian giant ensures their presence in an appointment that have not missed since the games in Los Angeles in 1984.

China gained the ticket to London after conquering the tournament played in their own country, in a thrilling match up, not decided until the last moments in which Yi Jianlian took control with 25 points leading his team to victory, and named MVP of the tournament.