After a 17-year wait, it is time for the Italians to shine. It's an extraordinary Italy that dominates the Nikolic Arena in Belgrade and conquers the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, after their last appearance in Athens 2004, when the ‘Azzurri’ (Italian athletes) won the Olympic silver medal. This is Italy's 12th time participating in the Olympic Games: 1936 (7th place), 1948 (17th place), 1960 (4th place), 1964 (5th place), 1968 (8th place), 1972 (4th place), 1976 (5th place), 1980 (Silver), 1984 (5th place), 2000 (5th place), 2004 (Silver).
In Tokyo 2020, Italy will play in the round with Australia, Nigeria and Germany, who won the Qualifying Tournament in Split, Croatia. The qualification of the national men's basketball team means that the Italian Team has a record number of qualifying players: 384 Italian athletes who will live their Olympic dream in Tokyo. There will also be basketball. The wait is over. There are 384 Italian athletes who qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympicsin 36 different disciplines: