Olympic Qualifying Tournament and U17 WC accreditation underway

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 accreditation periods. All things equal, priority will be given to media having applied during the first application period. Applicants will be informed of the success of their accreditation requests as specified below.

2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men in Caracas, Venezuela (2 – 8 July)

First period: until 27 May, answer by 5 June

Second period: 28 May – 17 June, answer by 23 June

2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women in Ankara, Turkey (25 June – 1 July)

First period: until 27 May 2012, answer by 5 June

Second period: 28 May – 9 June 2012, answer by 17 June

2012 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men in Kaunas, Lithuania (29 June – 8 July)

First period: until 27 May 2012, answer by 5 June

Second period: 28 May – 17 June 2012, answer by 23 June

2012 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in Amsterdam, Netherlands (17 – 26 August)

First period: until 8 July, answer by 22 July

Second period: 9 July – 6 August 2012, answer by 8 August

To apply for accreditation to all FIBA Championships visit http://www.fiba.com/media-accreditation.

The password for the online registration portal is: fiba2012

Information regarding accreditation to the FIBA 3×3 World Tour, the FIBA 3×3 World Cup and the FIBA 3×3 U18 World Cup will be provided at a later date. Please note that FIBA is NOT responsible for accreditation for the Olympic Games and we remind you that the accreditation deadline for London 2012 has already passed.

About FIBA

FIBA (fiba.com) – the world governing body for basketball – is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQT) will see the last remaining teams qualify for the Olympic Basketball Tournaments. The top three teams from the Men’s tournament and the top five teams for the Women’s will book their places for London 2012.

The FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women were held for the first time in 2010 in Germany and France respectively, with the USA winning gold on both occasions.

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