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Both Japan’s women’s and men’s basketball teams will compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after the sport’s governing body decided Saturday to allocate them host nation qualification places.

The decision, taken at a meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, ends a long saga for Japanese basketball which as recently as 2015 had seen its governing body, the Japan Basketball Association, banned by FIBA for its organizational shortcomings.

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