Basketball Archive


FIBA holds Olympic Draw as part of Central Board in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (FIBA), April 27, 2012: Olympic Draw, FIBA convenes its first Central Board of 2012 this weekend and the meeting will culminate with the draw for the Olympic Basketball Tournaments. The attention will be on the 2012 London Games when the draw for the Olympic Basketball Tournaments for Men and


FIBA files application for .BASKETBALL Generic Top-Level Domain

GENEVA (FIBA) – April 25, 2012: FIBA on Wednesday announced that it was submitting an official application for the .BASKETBALL generic top-level domain (“gTLD”) to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). As the world governing body for basketball, FIBA has decided to apply in view of keeping the .BASKETBALL


Olympic Qualifying Tournament and U17 WC accreditation underway

GENEVA (FIBA) – April 12, 2012: With another huge summer of international basketball fast approaching, the application process for media accreditation to the 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (Men & Women) and the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships (Men & Women) is now underway (accreditation underway). For each Championship there are two


FIBA 3×3 basketball partners with Connor Sport Court International

GENEVA/SALT LAKE CITY (fiba 3×3 basketball) April 04, 2012:– FIBA has joined forces with Connor Sports Court International (CSCI), manufacturer of Sport Court® sports surfaces. The partnership will see the American-based sports flooring company become exclusive suppliers with their patented outdoor courts for all of FIBA’s 3×3 basketball events until the end


Media Accreditations EuroChallenge Final Four 2012

Munich-Germany March 30, 2012: EuroChallenge Final Four, The Media accreditation procedure for the EuroChallenge 2012 Final Four in Debrecen, Hungary, 27 – 29 April, is now open. To apply, please log on to your FIBA Europe Media Centre account or create a new one at Please note that requests for accreditation will be


FIBA Europe Opposes Violence in Basketball

Munich-Germany, March 31, 2012: Opposes Violence, The FIBA Europe Executive Committee has issued a statement, reacting to the incidents around the game between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce at the EuroLeague Women Final Eight. In a meeting on Saturday morning, the committee discussed the events that took place on Thursday evening. The violent incidents between


Inaugural World Tour launches first full season of 3×3 basketball

GENEVA, Switzerland (3×3 Basketball) –March 21, 2012: FIBA has officially announced the first ever FIBA 3×3 World Tour to be held in some of the world’s most iconic cities. The 2012 calendar of 3×3 basketball events also includes senior and U18 World Cups for men and women. FIBA Secretary General and IOC


Stage set for Qatar Schools Olympic Program Finals Festival

Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2012: The fifth edition of the Qatar Olympic Committee’s (QOC) Schools Olympic Program is entering the final stages of the competition at the Aspire Academy of Sports Excellence, in Doha. Qatar Schools This year’s edition of the Schools Olympic Program has the theme ‘Sport and Family’ which sees school


FIBA-Europe: Quarter-Final Pairings Decided 28 February 2012

The EuroChallenge Quarter Final pairings were decided on Tuesday night, following a thrilling final round of action in the Last 16. Group J is the one that perhaps better reflects just how narrow the gap between success and failure can be. All four teams finished with a 3-3 record but Szolnoki Olaj


Draw results for FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women

ANKARA, Turkey Feb 15, 2012: (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women) – With just over four months to go until the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) for Women, the draw was held in Ankara on Wednesday 15 February. Attending the draw were a large number of officials, dignitaries and media, as well