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.
Icelandic international Jon Stefansson has been referred to, in sports pages of newspapers in at least four different European countries, as an ambassador of his country.
Following a recent Euroleague Top 16 clash, fibaeurope.com talked with Zalgiris Kaunas and Lithuanian swingman Martynas Pocius.
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Wisla Can-Pack and Good Angels Kosice both received a confidence boost ahead of their respective EuroLeague Women play-off series after collecting silverware over the weekend.
Predrag (Sasha) Danilovic earned European basketball legend status immediately upon his retirement at the turn of the century, but on Sunday he received an honour only a select few can aspire to, even among legends.
In a thrilling weekend of action, both Perfumerias Avenida and ZVVZ USK Prague recaptured their respective domestic Cup titles.
The NBA trade deadline came and went on Thursday night and in the end all three European players that had been involved in transfer scenarios at one time or another, stayed put.
Sergio Llull drilled a jumper with just one tenth of a second left in the Spanish Copa del Rey final on Sunday to gift Real Madrid a 77-76 triumph over defending cup champions FC Barcelona
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.