Korean men’s basketball will not participate in the pre-qualifying competition for the 2024 Paris Olympics. The Korea Basketball Association announced on the 8th that it had notified the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) that it would be difficult to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics pre-qualifier competition in Syria. Korea was scheduled to participate in the FIBA ​​Olympics pre-qualification tournament to be held in Syria from the 12th. If they won this competition, in which eight countries participate, they could have obtained the right to participate in the final qualifying round for the Paris Olympics, but they were eventually banned from participating in the competition as Syria is designated as a travel ban country. As a result, Korean men’s basketball has not been able to compete in the Olympic finals since the 1996 Atlanta Games and the 2000 Sydney Olympics Of course, even if Korea 스포츠토토존 competed in the Paris Olympics pre-qualifier and won the Syrian competition, the possibility of qualifying for the Olympics was not high, as it had to defeat European teams in the final qualifying round to advance to the Olympic finals. However, it is regrettable that the opportunity to gain more experience in international games, such as the Syrian competition and the final qualifiers if won here, is gone. In addition, FIBA’s disciplinary action for not participating in this tournament is a concern. South Korea was disqualified after failing to participate in this year’s FIBA ​​World Cup Asian regional qualifiers for reasons such as the possibility of spreading a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19). The men’s national team, led by head coach Chu Il-seung, plans to prepare for the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September. The women’s national basketball team failed to make it to the top 4 at the FIBA ​​Asia Cup in June, which also failed to qualify for the Paris Olympics.

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