EuroLeague MVP Vasilije Micić shone with 16 points and five assists as Rio 2016 runners-up Serbia made a winning start to a home Olympic qualification tournament ©Getty Images

Host nations Canada, Lithuania and Serbia all made winning starts to the men's Olympic basketball qualification tournaments, which began today in four different countries.

Each will offer one Tokyo 2020 berth.

Canada opened their campaign in Victoria with a 97-91 victory over Greece, courtesy of strong contributions from Andrew Wiggins and RJ Bennett who registered 23 and 22 points respectively.

There was also a win for Turkey as Cedi Osman scored a game-high 27 points as well as nine rebounds and four assists in his side's 95-86 triumph against Uruguay.

Serbia beat the Dominican Republic 94-78 in the only match played in Belgrade today due to Senegal's withdrawal over a COVID-19 outbreak.

The hosts are without National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player (MVP) Nikola Jokić, although EuroLeague MVP Vasilije Micić shone with 16 points and five assists.

Filip Petrušev also scored 17 points for the Rio 2016 runners-up, with Boban Marjanović contributing 18 plus 10 rebounds.

In Kaunas, hosts Lithuania beat Venezuela 76-65, spearheaded by a Jonas Valančiūnas double-double.

Valančiūnas has 20 points, 11 rebounds.

Poland beat Angola 83-64 in the other group.

In Split in Croatia, Germany fought back to defeat Mexico 82-76 in Group A, while Brazil saw off Tunisia 83-57 to take an early lead of Group B.