The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation and Paris 2024 have announced the competition schedule for wheelchair basketball at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, which are scheduled to take place from 29 August to 8 September.

The competitions take place in the Bercy Arena in the heart of Paris. Eight male and eight female national teams compete for the coveted Paralympic medals.

@IWBF, Paris 2024

Both the men's and women's tournaments at Paris 2024 will begin on 29 August, the day after the opening ceremony. The first match will be an all-European affair, with Great Britain facing Germany in the men's Group A match at 10:30 CEST. The women's competition will begin in the same session at 12:45, with European silver medallists Great Britain facing another European opponent, Spain, in the women's Group A match.

The group stage of both tournaments will last until September 2, after which the knockout matches will begin on September 3. The format will see a round-robin phase within the groups, leading to quarter-finals, semi-finals and then the final. The men's final will take place on September 7 and the women's final on September 8.

The full schedule can be found on the IWBF website.

Women's competition

The group draw for the wheelchair basketball competition at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games took place on June 14. The draw generated excitement and anticipation among athletes and fans alike as the world's best teams prepare to compete for glory in Paris.

For the women, Group A features Great Britain, China, Canada and Spain, which guarantees an exciting and competitive series of matches. Group B, which includes world and Paralympic champions the Netherlands, as well as Japan, the USA and Germany, should be just as exciting, with each team bringing their unique strengths to the pitch.

Reigning champions Netherlands will compete in Group B. @Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Group A

Great Britain, China, Canada, Spain

Group B

Netherlands, Japan, USA, Germany

Men's competition

In the men's competition, Group A features a mix of top European teams. Host France has decided to join the group with European champions Great Britain, as well as Germany and Canada, who have a long tradition at the Paralympics. This promises exciting and high-caliber games.

Meanwhile, Group B includes defending champions USA and other strong competitors such as Spain, the Netherlands and Australia.

Tokyo 2020 winners the USA will open their campaign on August 29. @Bob Martin/OIS

Group A

Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France

Group B

USA, Spain, Netherlands, Australia

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