When it comes to the basketball battle of the sexes, it is the women who reign supreme over the men in Romania. Encouragingly for fans of the female game, it isn't just at senior level, with the Federation also encouraged and excited by last years results at youth level.
While the senior team will once again have the opportunity of staking their claim for a place at Eurobasket Women in the summer, the U20 Women also now find themselves in Division A having gained promotion last year thanks mainly to the exciting trio of Claudia Pop, Ramona Tarta and Elisabeth Pavel.
Russia have started the U16 European Championship Women with six wins in a row, which has left many observers wondering - how far can this team go?
FIBA Europe women's basketball specialist Paul Nilsen weighs in on the news that Becky Hammon is set to become the first fully-paid female coach in NBA history.
BASKETBALL IN EUROPE
It may have only been a preparatory game for the FIBA World Championship for Women, but Les Bleues beating USA has made everyone sit up and take notice.
The Belarusian Basketball Federation (BBF) conveyed an extraordinary conference on 11 September, leading to significant changes within the federation's governing body.
This was not the kind of summer that Swedish basketball had dreamt of, as its senior national team fell short in their bid to qualify to a EuroBasket tournament for the second time in a row.
Belarus face a tough task in repeating their superb run to the semi-finals of the FIBA World Championship for Women when they step out in Istanbul next week.
While the forthcoming FIBA World Championship for Women has been heralded as the moment for a wonderful generation of Turkey players to seal success on home soil, it isn't only about the here and now.
Player of the year
On Wednesday Spain introduced to the public their national team who will compete in the FIBA World Championship in Turkey later this year and began by honoring one of Europe's brightest stars.
FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin was on hand to present Ricky Rubio with the 2009 FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year Award.
The names of ten lucky basketball fans who won Molten basketballs, were announced by FIBA Europe.
The winners were picked among the 15,000 voters who cast their ballot online for the FIBA Europe Player of the Year awards 2009.