Basketball

British Government announces u-turn in basketball funding row

By Emily Goddard

British Basketball is to receive £1.18 million in Government funding ©Getty ImagesBritish Basketball is to receive £1.18 million ($1.87 million/€1.50 million) in funding after the Government today performed a u-turn on its decision to strip the national governing body of its financial support earlier this year.

Japan avoid suspension from international basketball despite missing league merger deadline as activity report reviewed

By Paul Osborne

Japan are yet to be suspended by FIBA despite no merger between its two basketball leagues after deadline ©Getty ImagesJapan has avoided suspension by the International Basketball Association (FIBA) despite failing to merge its leagues by the October 31 deadline as basketball's world governing body reviews an activity reported handed in by the Japan Basketball Association (JBA).

Chinese basketball league season tips off in Beijing

By Daniel Etchells

The Chinese Basketball Association Professional League tipped off on Saturday ©2013 Sohu.comThe 20th edition of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Professional League has tipped off as the defending champions Beijing Ducks beat the Guangdong Southern Tigers 103-89 in the capital's MasterCard Centre.

Spain submits bid to host 2018 Women's Basketball World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Spain has officially submitted its candidature to host the 2018 Women's Basketball World Cup ©FIBASpain has officially submitted its candidature to host the 2018 Women's Basketball World Cup.

Tickets for NBA Global Games in London sell out in new record time

By Daniel Etchells

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony is likely to be in action at the O2 arena on January 15 ©NBAE/Getty ImagesTickets for the National Basketball Association (NBA) Global Games London 2015 featuring the Milwaukee Bucks versus the New York Knicks have sold out in a new record time.

British basketball chief welcomes funding review as UK Sport launches public consultation

By Gary Anderson

The head of British Basketball has welcomed news that UK Sport is to launch a public consultation into its funding policy ©Getty ImagesUK Sport has announced that it is to launch a first ever public consultation into how it distributes funding following fierce criticism of its "no compromise" policy which led to the slashing of funding to a number of governing bodies earlier this year.

FIBA claims no doping positives prove basketball is drugs-free

By Daniel Etchells

Patrick Baumann (left), International Basketball Federation secretary general, said the scale of the anti-doping programme was "bigger than ever before" ©Getty ImagesAn extensive anti-doping programme carried out by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has confirmed that basketball is a low-risk doping sport, it has been claimed by officials. 

FIBA World Cup showcased innovations in our marketing strategy, claims leading official

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

The FIBA World Cup, won by the United States last month, has been hailed as a huge success ©AFP/Getty ImagesLast month's International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Men's World Cup was a major boost for the sport, and the result of a detailed effort to maximise its appeal, director general of FIBA Media and Marketing Services Frank Leenders has claimed.

Basketball stars urge fans to get behind EuroBasket Women 2015

By Gary Anderson

FIBA Europe secretary general Kamil Novak joins EuroBasket Women 2015 ambassadors Ilona Korstin, Amaya Valdemoro and Edwige Lawson-Wade in Istanbul ©FIBA EuropeThree legends of international women's basketball have called on fans to get out and support their teams as the countdown to EuroBasket Women 2015 gets underway.
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