Nigeria were crowned as continental champions for the first time after beating Angola 74-65 to win this year's AfroBasket.
Australia gain male and female double over New Zealand to close in on Rio 2016 basketball qualification
Australia have moved within one win of Rio 2016 Olympic qualification after a fiercely contested 71-59 victory over New Zealand in the first match of a two-game series, which is doubling as the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Oceania Championships, while their female counterparts also won their first match.
Canada made history this evening at Toronto 2015 with a first ever Pan American Games basketball gold as their women recovered from an early deficit to dispatch the United States 81-73 in an electric atmosphere generated by a sellout crowd.
United States' capped the final full day of action at the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade with a magnificent fightback to beat Germany in the men's basketball final after their female counterparts had earlier overcome Canada.
Ukraine have declined the opportunity to host the 2017 EuroBasket due to a lack of funding and the country’s ongoing political turmoil.
Rio 2016 have received 1.2 million ticket applications from Brazilian residents since sales began on March 31, it is claimed.