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FIBA launches revolutionary digital platform 3×3

Geneva, Switzerland, June 13, 2012: (3×3 basketball) – FIBA on Wednesday launched, the revolutionary community website and individual worldwide ranking system for players and tournament organisers. Once players have registered and created a personalised profile on, they can connect and communicate with other 3×3 users, find team mates and opponents,


Media Accreditation for Youth Championships 2012

Media Accreditation For Youth Championships 2012 Now Open May 22, 2012 WHAT: Start of the Media accreditation process for the FIBA Europe 2012 Youth European Championships in all age categories. HOW: For all Division A events applications are accepted exclusively online, via the FIBA Europe Media Centre ( If you already have


General Assembly 2012 Concludes In Ljubljana

Ljubljana-Slovenian, General Assembly Ljubljana, The FIBA Europe General Assembly 2012 concluded in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, Saturday, with a message of unity among its member Federations and a promise to work harder to bring further success to European basketball on and off the court. FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson reconfirmed the organisation’s


FIBA sets up subsidiary, takes commercial activities to next level

GENEVA, Switzerland (FIBA), May 16, 2012: Commercial Activities, The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced an important step in order to strengthen its commercial organisation and activities by establishing the wholly-owned subsidiary FIBA Media & Marketing Services SA. This affiliate will operate from the FIBA offices in Geneva, Switzerland. FIBA Media & Marketing


Central Board meets in Rio, awards 2013 U19s to Czech Republic and Lithuania

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (FIBA) May 03, 2012: FIBA’s first Central Board meeting of 2012 took place this past weekend, with a number of major moves made and a lot of key information shared. The Central Board attributed the hosting duties for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men (27 June-7


Draw results for the London 2012 Olympic Basketball Tournaments

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Olympics) April 30, 2012:- The draw for the Olympic Basketball Tournaments for Men and Women at this summer’s London Games was held on Monday. The qualified teams for both the Men and Women’s tournaments were divided into two groups of six teams each. The two Olympic Basketball Tournaments


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