PRESS RELEASES 2008

16.12.2008
Youth Competitions 2009 Calendar Confirmed

FIBA Europe has announced the official venues and dates for the Youth European Championships 2009.

A total of 215 teams have entered the 14 men and women's tournaments in three age groups - Under 20, 18 and 16.

12.12.2008
FIBA Europe Player of the Year Award Nominees Announced

FIBA Europe has announced the nominees for its annual Player of the Year awards for 2008.

Awards will be given in four different categories, Men, Young Men, Women and Young Women.

02.12.2008
EU Ministers Confirm Support For Sports Movement

The European Union Sports Ministers have again confirmed their shared positions with the European and international Olympics and sports movement on the specificity and autonomy of sport, during their meeting in Biarritz, France, November 27-28.

Their declaration followed discussions in the first European sport forum, which preceded the ministers' meeting in the French city.

01.12.2008
CSKA Reinstated In EuroLeague Women

The Executive Committee of the Board of FIBA Europe has unanimously decided to reinstate the women's club CSKA Moscow in the current EuroLeague Women season 2008-09.

The decision was taken after the Russian Federation confirmed they have secured a sponsor for the club.

15.11.2008
EuroChallenge Regular Season Groups Set

Representatives of the teams who have earned qualification to the EuroChallenge Regular Season gathered in Munich, Germany on Saturday to find out in which groups they will compete for the chance to advance to the Top 16.

The 32 remaining teams were drawn into eight groups of four with FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin presiding over the draw.

14.11.2008
FIBA Europe Endorses Special Olympics Basketball Week

FIBA Europe will endorse Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia (SOEE) for the fifth consecutive year during the Special Olympics European Basketball Week to be held 29 November-7 December 2008 across the region. 

Basketball Week is expected to involve 15,000 basketball players with intellectual disabilities from 35 countries in a wide range of activities.

12.11.2008
Lucky Losers KK Zagreb Into EuroChallenge Regular Season

FIBA Europe has announced Wednesday that KK Zagreb, the best-ranked club over the last three seasons from the teams that did not progress from Qualifying Round II, will advance to the EuroChallenge Regular Season as a lucky loser.

The decision was taken by the FIBA Europe Competitions Commission in order to complete a roster of 32 clubs for the EuroChallenge Regular Season.

08.11.2008
EuroBasket 2009 Draw Complete

The eyes of European basketball were on Poland Saturday and the EuroBasket 2009 Draw held at the Capitol Theatre in Warsaw.

Dignitaries such as Serbian great Vlade Divac were on hand as the Preliminary Round groups were decided.

07.11.2008
EuroBasket 2009 Draw Countdown In Warsaw

The elite of Europe's basketball world are gathered in Warsaw, Poland this weekend for the EuroBasket 2009 draw, to take place on Saturday, November 8.

Fifteen teams have already qualified for Europe's top basketball tournament while a sixteenth participating nation will be decided through the Additional Qualifying Round (AQR), next summer.

17.10.2008
FIBA Europe, NBA Meet In Berlin

FIBA Europe President George Vassilakopoulos and Secretary General Nar Zanolin met with NBA Commissioner David Stern last Tuesday, 14th October in Berlin, Germany to discuss issues involving to the relationship between FIBA Europe and the NBA.

The meeting touched on topics ranging from the availability of European players playing in the NBA who wish to compete for their national teams, matters related to insurance for those players, agents and scouts and other general issues.

Riga Hosts EuroBasket Women 2009 Draw15.10.2008
Clubs Replaced In European Competitions10.10.2008
FIBA Europe Announces Seedings for EuroBasket Draws06.10.2008
IOC, Sports Federations Discuss Sport in EU23.09.2008
Seven Teams Book Ticket To EuroBasket 200921.09.2008
Nine Teams Qualify For EuroBasket Women 200914.09.2008
FIBA Europe Approves EuroBasket 2009 Venues12.09.2008
European Basketball Mourns Passing Of Ernesto Segura de Luna30.08.2008
Georgia Games Rescheduled22.08.2008
Pyrgos Gym Named After FIBA Europe President03.08.2008
Kirilenko Presented With Player Of The Year Award26.07.2008
Young Talent Shines Again In Slovenia26.07.2008
Rubio Receives Young Player Of The Year Award22.07.2008
EuroLeague Women Draw Complete10.07.2008
Women's Competitions Draw Kicks Off Season10.07.2008
EuroCup Women Elimination And Preliminary Rounds Drawn10.07.2008
FIBA Europe President: Historical Times For European Basketball09.07.2008
EuroChallenge and EuroCup Qualifying Rounds Drawn08.07.2008
EuroChallenge Draw Procedure Set07.07.2008
Euroleague And EuroCup Women Teams Announced03.07.2008
EuroChallenge Participants Announced03.07.2008
Slovenia To Host Second Annual Girls Camp03.07.2008
FIBA Europe Announces EuroChallenge Format02.07.2008
FIBA Europe And ULEB Announce Names, Format Of Club Competitions02.07.2008
FIBA Europe Mourns Passing Of Jacobsen01.07.2008
European Team Sport Federations meet at EHF Headquarters20.06.2008
Ireland, Finland First To Receive Development Grant 18.06.2008
FIBA Europe President Meets Patriarch Alexei12.06.2008
EuroBasket 2009 Preparations On Track02.06.2008
Weiss Elected To The Board Of FIBA Europe17.05.2008
FIBA Europe, European Federations And Leagues Meet14.05.2008
A Look Inside A Sponsors Mind29.04.2008
Stennett Brings Football Experience To Basketball World28.04.2008
Spain, Sweden Pass Their Experience To Rest Of Europe25.04.2008
Seminar For National Federations Offers Guidance22.04.2008
FIBA Europe To Hold Seminar For National Federations In Cyprus31.03.2008
Poland Awarded EuroBasket Women 201118.03.2008
EuroCup and EuroLeague Women Events Available Online11.03.2008
FIBA Europe and ULEB Reach Agreement07.03.2008
The Little Prince Follows The Big Draw18.02.2008
National Team Competitions Draw Complete16.02.2008
Klingbiel's Passing A Loss For Basketball14.02.2008
FIBA Europe And ULEB Meet, 12 February 200812.02.2008
A New Home For FIBA Europe06.02.2008
EuroBasket And Youth Draw Open To Media21.01.2008
EuroBasket 2009 Logo Unveiled14.01.2008
End Of Year Of Women's Basketball A New Beginning15.11.2007