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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


Szolnoki Olaj KK Will Host Final Four

Munich-Germany, March 26, 2012: FIBA Europe announced on Monday that Szolnoki Olaj KK will host the EuroChallenge 2012 Final Four in Debrecen, Hungary. The tournament will take place from 27 to 29 April in the state-of-the-art Fönix Hall, the second largest multi-purpose indoor arena in Hungary, with a seating capacity of 8,500.


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


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


Dirk Nowitzki of Germany is Player Of The Year

FIBA Europe announced on Tuesday that Dirk Nowitzki of Germany has been voted the 2011 European Player of the Year. Nowitzki was the winner of the expert panel vote* ahead of Spain captain and EuroBasket 2011 MVP Juan Carlos Navarro and came in fourth in the public voting. It is the second


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


Jonas Valanciunas, Young Men’s Player Of 2011

FIBA Europe announced on Monday that Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania is the Young Men’s Player of the Year for 2011. Valanciunas was the winner of the expert panel vote* ahead of the U20 European Championship MVP Nikola Mirotic of Spain and came in second in the public vote. The Lithuanian international propelled


Emma Meesseman Young Women’s Player of the Year

Emma Meesseman, The 19-year-old center was the winner of the experts’ vote with 194 points* to edge Queralt Casas of Spain, who won the fans’ vote, in a very close contest. The 2010 winner, Nika Baric of Slovenia, came in third. The charismatic Meesseman had a dream summer with the national team.