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NBA, FIBA and Senegalese Basketball Federation to host 17th edition of Basketball Without Borders Africa in Senegal

NEW YORK/MIES/DAKAR, July 9, 2019: The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Senegalese Basketball Federation today announced that Basketball Without Borders Africa 2019 will take place Sunday, July 28 – Wednesday, July 31 in Senegal. The 17th edition of BWB Africa will be held at The NBA

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FIBA and Genius Sports announce long-term extension of historic technology partnership

Lausanne, July 4, 2019: FIBA, the world governing body of basketball, and Genius Sports, a global leader in sports data, technology and integrity services, today announced a long-term renewal of their landmark partnership. Since 2004, FIBA and Genius Sports have worked closely together to develop and deploy ground-breaking technology that has transformed

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IBF and Special Olympics Announce Partnership to Promote Inclusive Sport

Mies, Switzerland, June 17, 2019: The International Basketball Foundation (IBF) and Special Olympics announced their partnership during the FIBA Open in Mies (IBF Special Olympics Partnership). This cooperation marks their joint commitment to leverage the power of Special Olympics Unified Sports® with the aim of fostering inclusion on and off the basketball

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USA complete unprecedented double at FIBA 3×3 U18 World Cup 2019

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 7, 2019: USA complete unprecedented double at the FIBA 3×3 U18 World Cup 2019 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on June 3-7, 2019. No team has previously won this competition with both men and women in the same edition. The success in the women’s category did not come as a surprise

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FIBA to launch FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series

Mies, May 29, 2019: The first-ever FIBA 3×3 competition dedicated to women will start on May 31, 2019 (FIBA 3×3 Women Series). “We are excited to launch the FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series,” FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said. “Similar to what FIBA achieved in basketball with the new women’s national team competition

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Apply for media accreditation to the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Heraklion, Greece

Mies, May 20, 2019: Dear media representatives, FIBA is happy to announce that the media accreditation process for the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2019 taking place at Heraklion Greece from June 29 to July 7 is now open. The deadline to apply is Friday 21 June 2019 (23:59 CET). Both local

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Basketball World Cup legend Dirk Nowitzki becomes China 2019 global ambassador, joining Yao and Kobe

Mies, May 16, 2019: Former German national team and NBA superstar Basketball legend Dirk Nowitzki on Thursday (May 16) was revealed as a global ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. Nowitzki becomes the third global sporting icon to be named an ambassador of the first-ever 32-team World Cup, joining Yao

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Riga Ghetto wins FIBA 3×3 World Tour Doha Masters

Doha, April 19, 2019: Riga Ghetto wins FIBA their first Masters after defeating world No.1 Liman (SRB) 15-14 in a tense final of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Doha Masters on April 18-19, 2019. In a spectacular start to the season, it was a hard-fought, low-scoring game but the world No.3 finally

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FIBA and Molten unveil next generation basketball, set for debut at World Cup in China

SHENZHEN/TOKYO, March 15, 2019: FIBA and Molten on Friday exclusively revealed the Molten BG5000, a next generation basketball that will make its debut on the biggest stage, at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China. The BG5000 brings Molten’s range of basketballs into a new era. The Japanese manufacturer and basketball’s

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First tickets go on sale for China 2019

Mies/Beijing, February 28, 2019: Tickets for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 went on sale on Thursday with the launch of the Team Pass. China 2019 Global Ambassador Yao Ming received the first World Cup ticket during a Ticketing Launch Ceremony held at the Beijing Olympic Tower to mark the latest milestone