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EuroBasket 2009 Preparations On Track

02 June 2008

The EuroBasket 2009 preparations in Poland are continuing according to plan, FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin corroborated Monday.

Mr. Zanolin led a FIBA Europe delegation who visited the venues of the tournament and discussed organizational matters with its organizing committee, headed by the Polish Basketball Federation president Roman Ludwiczuk.

"The EuroBasket 2009 organisers have now appointed most departmental heads within the organizing committee and I have received assurances that the few ones missing will also be in place very soon," said Zanolin.

One open question before the latest visit was the capacity of the Final Round venue in Katowice.

"The Mayor of Katowice has now confirmed to us that the venue will seat over 11,500 spectators, with a possible option to amplify further, so that is not an issue anymore," commented Zanolin.

EuroBasket 2009 will take place in seven Polish cities from 7-20 September 2009.

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