Basketball

Japan given six months to merge leagues as FIBA works out steps for JBA to overturn suspension

By Paul Osborne

FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann met with key figureheads within Japanese basketball ©FIBAInternational Basketball Federation (FIBA) secretary general Patrick Baumann has given Japan six months to merge its two leagues after accusing the nation's leaders of a "lack of vision" in developing the sport across Japan.

Basketball World Cup candidates attend workshop at FIBA headquarters

By Daniel Etchells

FIBA President Horacio Muratore (front, third from left) with the delegations of the six countries on the shortlist to stage the 2019 and 2023 editions of the Basketball World Cup ©FIBASix countries shortlisted to stage the next two editions of the Basketball World Cup have attended a workshop at the International Basketball Federation's (FIBA) headquarters in Mies. 

Spain to host Women's Basketball World Cup in 2018

By Paul Osborne

Spain has been appointed hosts of 2018 Women's Basketball World Cup ©Getty ImagesSpain has been chosen to host the first ever Women's Basketball World Cup in 2018, it was announced today. 

Serbian side overcomes Qatari opposition to win FIBA 3x3 All Stars

By Nick Butler 

Qatar Olympic Committee secretary general Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani with FIBA President Horacio Muratore and members of the winning team ©QOCQatari officials have hailed the growth of basketball in the nation following the FIBA 3x3 All Stars in Doha, won by Serbian outfit Team Novi Sad. 

Qatar among nations bidding to host Basketball World Cup in 2019 and 2023

By Paul Osborne

Six nations are in contention to host the 2019 and 2023 FIBA World Cups ©FIBAThe International Basketball Federation (FIBA) revealed today there are six nations, including Qatar, bidding to host the Men's World Cup in 2019 and 2023. 

Draw made for EuroBasket 2015 as tournament to be spread around continent

By Paul Osborne

The draw for EuroBasket 2015 has been made ©FIBAThe official draw for Europe's premier basketball event has been held in Disneyland Paris, France, as the continent's hottest basketball nation's battle for one of the sport's most prestigious titles at EuroBasket 2015.

Israel launch bid to host 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup

By Duncan Mackay

Israel has launched a bid to host the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup ©IBAIsrael has launched a bid to host the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, it was announced today. 

FIBA appoints five regional directors in first meeting of new Executive Committee

By Paul Osborne

First meeting of FIBA Executive Committee ©FIBAThe International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has appointed five regional directors in the first meeting of the newly-established FIBA Executive Committee.

Hungary third choice to host 2015 FIBA Under-18 3x3 World Championships

By Paul Osborne

Hungary will host the FIBA 3x3 Under 18 World Championships ©FIBAHungary has been awarded the 2015 3x3 Basketball Under-18 World Championships after two other countries turned down the opportunity to host the event, it was announced today. 
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