Record Number Of Teams Enter 2008 Youth Competitions

A record 223 teams from 50 national federations have entered the FIBA Europe Youth competitions for 2008.

The dates of the FIBA Europe Youth Championships for the coming year were decided during the Central Board meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, November 10-11.

European Team Sports Back Dutch-French Memorandum On Specificity Of Sport
The leading European team sports today welcomed a new initiative by the European Affairs Ministers of the Netherlands and France which aims to provide greater legal security for sport in Europe. 

Mr Frans Timmermans and Monsieur Jean-Pierre Jouyet, respectively the Dutch and French Ministers responsible for EU matters, have authored a Memorandum in which they outline their concerns regarding the lack of legal clarity in relation to key issues concerning sport, in particular, team sport in Europe.

EuroBasket Refs Professional In Attitude
The standard of referees' officiating in this year's EuroBasket 2007 and EuroBasket Women 2007 was one of the highest so far in a major tournament, according to FIBA's Technical Director Lubomir Kotleba who believes that European basketball referees are becoming professional in their attitude.

The feedback from the EuroBasket referees who were asked to evaluate the technology and the level of competition suggests likewise.

Technology Meets Basketball

There are few areas of the world of sports where high technology has not found a home in the last decade.

At EuroBasket 2007 fans have enjoyed live scoring, streaming video and other features that make watching games more and more of an interactive experience.

Olympic Dreams On The Line

As the qualifying round of EuroBasket wraps up in Madrid this might be a good time to remind people exactly what is on the line these next three days.

Eight teams will continue on to the Quarterfinals, which begin in Thursday, and no doubt all of them dream of a spot on the podium Sunday night but they also understand that there is more on the line then just that, like a ticket to Beijing and the 2008 Olympics.

Referees EuroBasket's 17th Team

For the first time FIBA Europe has incorporated a tournament clinic for referees nominated to EuroBasket.

The first phase of the clinic started in Menorca during the three days of the Additional Qualifying Tournament, and continued in each of the cities for the preliminary round, under the guidance of four instructors at each venue.

EuroBasket Goes Mobile

FIBA Europe is pleased to announce that EuroBasket 2007 can be followed wherever and whenever you want via your mobile telephone.

The mobile feature, which is being provided in cooperation with FIBA and Nokia, will allow users to access the latest scores, stories, interviews, features and statistics of the tournament.

Watch EuroBasket Live Online
FIBA Europe and MediaZone, a leading global online broadcaster of licensed video and audio content, today announced their strategic partnership to offer LIVE online coverage of all EuroBasket 2007 and EuroBasket Women's games over the internet.

With a European Championship and Olympic qualification on the line, these hard-fought, passionate basketball tournaments will feature some of the world's best players including NBA stars Tony Parker, Mehmet Okur, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol and Andrei Kirilenko as well as European league stars such as Marco Belinelli and Rudy Fernandez.
AQT, Relegation Tournament Fixtures Drawn
The draw to decide the order of games in the Additional Qualifying Tournament (AQT) for EuroBasket 2007 and the Relegation Tournament took place in the headquarters of FIBA Europe in Munich, Germany on Monday.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia and Israel have qualified for the AQT in Menorca, Spain, August 29-31. Denmark, Hungary and Sweden are all involved in the Relegation Tournament which also tips off August 29 in the same place.

FIBA Europe 2007/2008 Draw Complete

The draws for FIBA Europe's 2007/2008 club competition season were conducted this morning at the Kempinski Hotel in Munich, Germany.

A total of 115 clubs will be participating in the EuroCup, EuroLeague Women and EuroCup Women.

Participants And Instructors Praise FECC04.08.2007
EuroCup Competition Format Approved, Cyprus To Host All Star Game04.08.2007
EuroLeague Women All Star Game To Spartak Moscow04.08.2007
Club Draw And General Assembly Set For The Weekend03.08.2007
FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate Unites Coaches In Crete28.07.2007
Club Competitions Participants Announced19.07.2007
EU White Paper On Sport: Much Work Remains To Be Done12.07.2007
International Under-15 Camp Wraps Up07.07.2007
Over 30 Teams Registered For EuroCup By National Federations26.06.2007
FIBA Europe Camp For Under-15 Girls Underway25.06.2007
FIBA Europe Introduces Attractive Club Competition Model21.06.2007
Initial Reaction Of European Team Sports To The Draft EU White Paper On Sport 13.06.2007
ULEB Violates Signed Agreement11.06.2007
Polish Government Behind EuroBasket 200912.05.2007
Kajetan Hadzelek Named Honorary Board Member12.05.2007
Latvia To Host EuroBasket Women 200911.05.2007
"Sport Should Not Be Ruled By Judges": European Basketball, Football, Handball And Volleyball Are United In Defending The European Sports Model09.05.2007
FIBA Europe Board And General Assembly To Meet In Poland07.05.2007
FIBA Europe Visit Lithuania18.04.2007
FIBA Europe Decides To Expand EuroLeague Women, Evaluates EuroCup Format16.04.2007
IOC President Issues Joint Statement On White Paper16.04.2007
FIBA Europe Announces International Camp For U15 Girls05.04.2007
Board Meets In Chieti18.03.2007
Girona To Host EuroCup Final Four16.03.2007
FIBA Europe Team With MediaZone's Social TV Service To Provide Unprecedented Broadband Coverage05.03.2007
EuroLeague Women Final Four To Moscow02.03.2007
EuroLeague Women All Star Game Available Free Online28.02.2007
FIBA Europe And The UBE Finalise Exhibition Game Preparations28.02.2007
European Champions To Host Exhibition Games06.02.2007
FIBA Europe Announces Coaching Certificate06.02.2007
Youth Draw Set For This Weekend23.01.2007
FIBA Europe Insures Players For 50 Million Euros19.01.2007
FIBA Europe Discuss All Star Game Plans With Local Organisers18.01.2007
Statement By FIBA Europe - Governing Body Of Basketball In Europe16.01.2007
FIBA Europe Meet With UBE15.01.2007