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.
fibaeurope.com blogger Kamile Nacickaite reflects on her time in France.
Check out the latest from EuroBasket Women 2013 blogger, Lithuania's very own Gossip Girl, Kamile Nacickaite. Today she shares with us a typical day in the Lithuanian camp.
BASKETBALL IN EUROPE
The men's French basketball national team in its entirety has been nominated for the French Athlete of the Year (Le Sportif Français) 2013 award in the Gallic country.
Villeneuve have handed Tango Bourges their first defeat after nine consecutive wins in the French domestic league, whilst Liga Femenina title hopefuls Rivas Ecopolis were upset by Burgos.
The Russian Basketball Federation (RBF) confirmed on Friday the appointment of up-and-coming tactician Evgeny Pashutin as the new head coach of the senior men's national team.
Two-time Turkish Airlines Euroleague champions Olympiacos are hoping to extend their winning streak in the competition to seven games on Thursday, when they host Galatasaray Liv Hospital.
The EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualification Round gets under way in the summer and even the draw takes place after the winter break, but Montenegro fans have every reason to already feel optimistic about their chances.
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.