FIBA holds draws for Olympic basketball tournaments

USA Basketball won’t have to wait long for intrigue at the Tokyo Olympics. The U.S. men will face France in its group opener and the U.S. women were placed in the same group as host Japan when the draw for the rescheduled Tokyo Games was held. The draw took place in Switzerland at FIBA headquarters. The U.S. men will also face Iran and the winner of the qualifying tournament in Canada as its other Group A rivals. The last time the Americans played France was in 2019 in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup in China. France prevailed to end the U.S. medal hopes.