Basketball Archive


EuroChallenge 2013-14 Clubs Confirmed

Munich – Germany, July 03, 2013: FIBA Europe announced on Wednesday the teams which will participate in the upcoming season of EuroChallenge. The list is headed by defending champions Krasnye Krylia from Russia. It also includes 2011 winners Krka Novo Mesto of Slovenia; 2012 Final Four participants Szolnoki Olaj and Triumph Lyubertsy;


EuroLeague, EuroCup Women Teams Announced

Munich – Germany, July 04, 2013: FIBA Europe announced on Wednesday the composition of its two European club competitions for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Twenty teams will participate in the EuroLeague Women, with 17 of them having seen action also last season, including defending Champions UMMC Ekaterinburg. The three ‘newcomers’ are French


Spain Grab Gold In Dramatic Blockbuster

France, July 01, 2013: Blockbuster, Turning Point: It was a quite beautiful moment for Spanish fans and women’s basketball lovers everywhere as Spain showed great composure in crunch time. Marta Xargay held the ball to run down the clock, gave it to Laia Palau who penetrated and dished it to Sancho Lyttle


EuroBasket First Rounds Tickets On Sale Monday

Munich – Germany, June 28, 2013: First round tickets to EuroBasket go on sale Monday, 1st July at 5pm (CET). Ticket prices and venue maps are available BELOW:,49h2l7GO-rwHOSR6CmT2.compID_qMRZdYCZI6EoANOrUf9le2.season_2013.html Tickets will be available for people living outside of Slovenia from, whilst Croatian fans can also purchase tickets from Petrol gas stations.


FIBA Europe, President Rafnsson Passes Away

Munich – Germany, June 19, 2013: President Rafnsson, FIBA Europe and FIBA were shocked and saddened to learn on Wednesday evening of the unexpected passing away of FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson, age 50. Mr Rafnsson died during a visit to Geneva, where he had been attending Tuesday’s official opening of FIBA’s


Youth Championships 2013 Accreditation Open

Munich – Germany, June 03, 2013: Youth Championships, The media accreditation procedure for all Youth European Championships 2013 is now open. Media representatives wishing to cover the Division A events are required to complete the accreditation application online, on the FIBA Europe Media Centre. Once your accreditation request has been confirmed by


EuroBasket 2013 Accreditation Deadline Extended

Germany, May 02, 2013: Basketball, Due to the overwhelming demand please note that the deadline for applying for accreditation to EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia has now been extended to 10 May. All interested media must submit their applications online, via the FIBA Europe Media Centre ( Please, be reminded that the application


3×3 EuroTour Set To Heat Up Summer

Munich – Germany, April 18, 2013: The inaugural 3×3 EuroTour is set to heat up the 2013 summer with nine stopovers across Europe before rocking up in Budapest for the Final. Sticking with a “basketball for everybody” approach, over 100 teams will take to the court in each of the nine destinations,


CAS Rules In Favour Of FIBA Europe

Munich – Germany, April 11, 2013: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne ruled in favour of FIBA Europe, rejecting a motion by a number of its federations to bring forward elections for a new Board last year. According to the CAS ruling Europe’s governing basketball body acted within the


Media Accreditation for the EuroChallenge

The Media Accreditation for the EuroChallenge2013 Final Four, in Izmir Turkey, 26-28 April, is now open. Procedure: Media individuals and organisations wishing to apply for credentials can do so through FIBA Europe’s Media Centre ( Applications through email, fax or post will not be answered or considered. Those media that do not