The upcoming edition of this exciting event will see 12 teams come together in one venue to fight it out for the last five priceless tickets on offer for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
- Africa: Cameroon, Nigeria
- Americas: Cuba, Argentina, Venezuela
- Asia: China, Korea
- Europe: France, Spain, Belarus, Turkey
- Oceania: New Zealand
These teams will compete in a single 12-team WOQT, with the top five teams earning berths for the Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament. The host nation of the WOQT will be selected from the 12 qualified teams.
The most recent editions of the FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament took place in 2008 and in 2012. They witnessed some highly enjoyable and momentous games, played out amongst intense excitement and tension - with unforgettable contrasts in emotions between those who fell short and others who were left joyously celebrating their successful Olympic passage.
There have also been several chapters of women’s basketball history. In Madrid in 2008, Belarus announced their arrival on the global stage by winning the event and punching their ticket to the Olympic Games in Beijing off the back of stellar efforts from their twin towers Yelena Leuchanka and Anastasiya Verameyenka.
Fast-forward four years later in Ankara and it was France celebrating as they cemented a place at London 2012 and then claimed an Olympic silver medal.
And, with five places for Rio still waiting to be filled, plenty more emotional, exhilarating and potentially historic moments are lying in wait.