Basketball

Exclusive: FIBA still hoping that Rio 2016 door may open for 3x3

By David Owen

FIBA still hope that 3x3 basketball will be added to the Olympic programme for Rio 2016 ©FIBAJanuary 29 - The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has not given up hope of getting 3x3 basketball included at Rio 2016, in spite of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s decision last July not to add any new disciplines to the programme for the Games. 

United States Basketball names 28-player pool as prepares to defend World Championship and Olympic titles

By Paul Osborne

USA Basketball has announced the 28-player pool in preparation for the 2014 World Championships and 2016 Rio Olympics ©Getty ImagesJanuary 23 - USA Basketball has announced the 28 players who have been selected for the 2014-2016 men's national team pool, from which the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympic teams will be chosen.

Kobe Bryant says he has no intention of playing at Rio 2016 Olympics

By Paul Osborne

Kobe Bryant has said he has no intention of playing for the US team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesJanuary 20 - Two-time Olympic gold medallist Kobe Bryant has claimed he will not play basketball for the United States at Rio 2016.

NBA All-Star Luol Deng set to return for GB in EuroBasket qualifiers

By Paul Osborne at the O2 Arena in London 

Luol Deng is set to return to the Great Britain team for this summer's EuroBasket qualifiers ©Getty Images January 15 - National Basketball Association (NBA) All Star Luol Deng is set to return to the Great Britain team ahead of the EuroBasket qualifiers this summer, British Basketball has confirmed.

Last remaining survivor from Ireland's 1948 Olympic basketball team dies

By Paul Osborne

Former Irish basketballer Harry Boland has passed away at the age of 88 ©OCIDecember 22 - Harry Boland, former Irish Olympic basketballer and long-time friend and business partner of former Taoiseach Charles J Haughey, has died at the age of 88.

FIBA chief warns Japan they might miss out on automatic place at Tokyo 2020 unless problems resolved

By Paul Osborne

Patrick Baumann advises JBA to resolve national basketball issues or face far greater problems in the future ©Getty ImagesDecember 20 - Japan Basketball Association (JBA) has been warned by Patrick Baumann, secretary general of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), they need to resolve problems found in the nation's basketball circle or face far greater risks in the future.

Slovenia's Brezovica win inaugural FIBA 3x3 Basketball All Stars

By Paul Osborne

Slovenia's Brezovica win the inaugural FIBA 3x3 All Stars in Doha, Qatar ©Getty ImagesDecember 12 - Slovenia's Team Brezovica have been crowned champions of the International Basketball Federation's (FIBA) inaugural 3x3 All Star competition in Doha.

World's best 3x3 basketball stars head to Qatar for All Stars event

By Paul Osborne

The inaugaral FIBA 3x3 All Stars event is due to get underway in Doha, Qatar tomorrow ©FIBADecember 11 - The International Basketball Federation's (FIBA) 3x3 All Stars event will get underway in Doha tomorrow as the number one players from across the world prepare to battle for basketball supremacy on the Katara Beach.

Hosts announced for opening stages of FIBA Americas League

By Paul Osborne

Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia and Ecuador will host the opening group games for next years FIBA Americas League ©Getty ImagesDecember 10 - Group stage matches for the 2014 International Basketball Federation's (FIBA) Americas League will be held in Uruguay, Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador, organisers announced today.
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