Sports: Canada to face China in three-game series as part of Rio preparations

(From Fiba)

Canada will begin shortlisting the final 12-player roster for the 2016 Rio Olympics when they open a training camp on 21 May in Edmonton, Basketball Canada (BC) announced on Wednesday.

But before they host China in a three-game series from 9-11 July at the Saville Centre in Edmonton, Lisa Thomaidis’ team will be expected to play exhibition games in France and Spain.

2015 FIBA Americas Women's Championship, Edmonton (Canada), Preliminary Round, 9 August 2015.

2015 FIBA Americas Women’s Championship, Edmonton (Canada)

Facing China ahead of the Rio Games reflects Canada’ Olympics aspirations.

Runners-up at the 2015 FIBA Asia Women’s Championship, the Chinese – No.8 in the FIBA World Ranking Women – have competed in the last three Olympics and will try to reach Rio via the 2016 FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT). Read More


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