Canada, Britain, Japan and Algeria will host respective continental qualification events for next year's Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has confirmed.
Teams from across the Americas, including London 2012 men's champions Canada, will have an opportunity to confirm their Rio 2016 spot during August's Parapan American Games in Toronto, with two male and three female spots available in addition to that already guaranteed for hosts Brazil, who automatically qualify men's and women's teams.
The IWBF European Championships in Britain, set to take place at the University of Worcester from August 28 to September 6, will serve as the European qualifier, with five male and four female teams able to confirm their places.
Chiba in Japan will then play host to the Asia/Oceania Zonal Championships from October 7 to 18, with three male and three female qualification spots at stake.
The African Zonal Championships will then complete the lineup, with action due to take place in Algerian capital Algiers from October 30 until November 8, with just the winner of the eight-team men's event gaining qualification for the Games.
A women's spot will also be available from a four-team competition, with Rio 2016 set to mark the first Games in which a female African team will participate.
Canada defeated Australia 64-58 to win the men's title at London 2012, while the United States got the better of hosts Great Britain for bronze.
There was more of a European flavour to the women's event, as Germany beat Australia 58-44 to win the gold medal, while The Netherlands beat the US to third place.
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