Currently ranked world no. 2 by FIBA, Spain is making their sixth straight appearance at the Summer Olympics. Spain is placed alongside Argentina, Slovenia and hosts Japan in Group C. With Sergio Scariolo as their head coach and the likes of active NBA players such as Ricky Rubio, Marc Gasol, and Willy Hernangomez along with former NBA players Pau Gasol, Alex Abrines, and Rudy Fernandez, Spain will be keen to extend their run of medals.
The defending World Cup champions, Spain is a three-time silver medalist at the Olympics. They won the bronze at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. They have competed in a total of 12 Summer Olympics. In Group C, Spain is the favorite to win the group phase and set up a gold medal clash with USA or Australia on another world stage podium finish.