4 (in 4 host cities)
| June 2 - June 12|
Brazil (1st title)
| 16 (from 5 federations)|
The 1994 FIBA Women's World Championship was hosted by the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia from 2 June to 12 June, 1994. Brazil won the tournament, defeating China 96-87 in the final.
Teams from 16 nations participated in the championship. These teams were divided into four groups for the Preliminary Round. Based on the results of the Preliminary round, the teams were then resorted into groups for the Quarterfinal round, with the top two finishers in each Preliminary group placed into Quarterfinal Groups A and B, and the bottom two finishers placed into Groups C and D. Based on the placement in the Quarterfinal round, the teams were then sorted into groups of four, each of which played a two-round knockout draw to determine the final standings.
The Sydney Entertainment Centre hosted some preliminary round games and all of the finals. Other venues used for the championship were the 8,000 capacity Clipsal Powerhouse in Adelaide, the 5,400 seat Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart and the 4,000 seat Silverdome in Launceston, Tasmania.
1994 FIBA World Championship for Women Wikipedia
In the Preliminary Round, each team played games against the other three teams in its group. The top two teams in each group were then placed into Groups A and B for the Quarterfinal Round, while the remaining teams were placed into Groups C and D for the Quarterfinal Round. Teams placed into Groups A and B for the Quarterfinal Round were eligible for the Championship bracket, while teams placed into Groups C and D finished no higher than 9th place.
In the Quarterfinal Round, each team played games against the other three teams in its group. The top two teams in Groups A and B qualified for the Championship bracket, while the remaining teams from Groups A and B were placed in the bracket to determine places 5 through 9. The top two teams from Groups C and D were placed in the bracket to determine places 9 through 12, and the remaining teams were placed in the bracket to determine places 13 through 16.