Press Releases 2013

EuroChallenge Last 16 Field Completed
After six games in the Regular Season of the EuroChallenge, 16 teams qualified for the second stage of the competition.
EuroCup Women Last 16 Pairings Set
The pairings of the Eighth Finals of the EuroCup Women have been set after the conclusion of the competition's Regular Season, on Thursday.
Player Of The Year Voting Commences
FIBA Europe is proud to announce the beginning of voting for FIBA Europe Player of the Year 2013.
Positive Vibe At Youth Workshop, Forum
The Draws of the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round and the 2014 Youth European Championships were not the only highlight of the weekend in Munich.
Youth European Championships '14 Drawn
The Youth European Championships 2014 Draw took place on Sunday in Freising, Germany.
EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd QR Drawn
The Draw for the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round was completed in Freising, Germany on Sunday.
Championships Of The Small Countries Drawn
The draw for the European Championship of the Small Countries Men and Women took place on Sunday in Freising, Germany.
Draw Seeding Announced
FIBA Europe announced, Thursday, the seeding pots for the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round, ahead of Sunday's draw.
2014 Youth Championship Host Cities
Ahead of this weekend's draw in Munich, Germany, the host cities for nearly all of the 2014 European youth championships have now been released.
FIBA Family Grows
FIBA's last Central Board meeting of 2013 came to a close on Sunday in Buenos Aires, Argentina with important discussions and exchange of information taking place on a variety of topics.
Novak Set To Inspect Ukraine
FIBA Europe Secretary General Kamil Novak will visit Ukraine in December to visit all of the designated venues for EuroBasket 2015.
FIBA Europe Launches New Facebook Page
On Tuesday 19 November, FIBA Europe launched a new Facebook page, "EuroBasket" which now incorporates all EuroBasket tournaments.
Draws To Take Place on 1st December
Following on from the announcement of all host countries for 2014 events at the FIBA Europe Board Meeting in Madrid, Spain over the weekend, the official draw is the next major event on the FIBA Europe calendar.
EuroBasket Format Set To Change
The FIBA Europe Board has approved a major change in the competition system of the EuroBasket finals format as of 2017, dispensing of the Second Round and moving into the elimination rounds directly after the first phase.
FIBA Europe Official App Online Now
Following on from the success of the EuroBasket 2013 App which was launched back in August, FIBA Europe has now launched the "FIBA Europe Official App".
FIBA Europe Hosts Youth Discussion Group
On request of a number of federations and as part of the on-going evaluation of youth basketball carried out by FIBA Europe, a meeting of performance directors was organised in Munich.
FIBA Europe Launches New Website
In anticipation of the start of the new EuroChallenge season on 5 November, FIBA Europe has launched a website exclusive to the competition.
U14 Get Together A Success
Over the weekend in Prague, Czech Republic, mini basketball enthusiasts, coaches and specialists from around Europe met for the annual U14 Get Together. 
Final Eight To Return To Ekaterinburg
The EuroLeague Women Final Eight 2014 will be hosted by the city of Ekaterinburg and the local club UMMC, FIBA Europe announced on Monday.
FIBA Partner With Perform
Digital sports media company PERFORM has partnered with FIBA, the FIBA zones including FIBA Europe and Euroleague Basketball, to provide a live streaming destination for global basketball.
U14 Get Together In Prague
The Czech capital, Prague, is getting ready to welcome the FIBA Europe 2013 U14 Get Together and Mini Basketball Convention, from 18-20 October.
Siutat Receives French Honour
The President of the French Basketball Federation (FFBB), Jean-Pierre Siutat, has been awarded the rank of Chevalier of the Legion of Honour by French President François Hollande.
Process To Gain FIBA World Cup Wildcard
Following the completion of EuroBasket 2013, 20 of the 24 nations who will compete at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain from 30 August-14 September are now known.
An Obituary: Philippe Verreydt
The Belgian basketball community has been in mourning following the passing of former Belgian Basketball Federation President, Philippe Verreydt. Mr Verreydt was aged 66.
EuroBasket 2015 Logo Unveiled

The logo and visual identity of EuroBasket 2015 were unveiled on Sunday at a special ceremony and press-conference at Stozice Arena in Ljubljana a few hours before the EuroBasket 2013 medal games.

FIBA Europe, LOC Pleased With Event
FIBA Europe and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of EuroBasket 2013 presented their respective reports on the tournament at a press conference in Ljubljana ahead of the medal games on Sunday.
VTB League Officially Recognised
FIBA Europe has officially ratified the status of VTB United League as an officially recognised organization, during the meeting of its Executive Committee Wednesday, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Statement Regarding Tickets
FIBA Europe and the Local Organising Committee of EuroBasket 2013 understand that a number of fans have bought their ticket for the wrong game in the Second Round, apparently being misled by incorrect times in the Game Schedule on the official website.
FIBA Europe Saddened By Gyor Tragedy
FIBA Europe was shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic accident on Saturday afternoon involving the team bus of Hungarian EuroLeague Women club Uni Gyor.
EuroBasket Goes Mobile
With the year's biggest basketball tournament just around the corner, FIBA Europe has released the Official EuroBasket 2013 App for mobile devices, which makes it possible to follow EuroBasket 2013 from almost everywhere.
Novak Impressed With Organisation
At a press conference held before the final games at the U16 European Championship Men in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Sunday, FIBA Europe Secretary General Kamil Novak expressed his satisfaction with the tournament and the country's preparations ahead of EuroBasket 2015.
Netherlands Incur Penalty
The Netherlands have been voided of two wins in the EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round for  playing two naturalised players.
Novak Congratulates Bulgarian Legend
FIBA Europe Secretary General Kamil Novak was honoured to attend the birthday celebrations of Bulgarian basketball legend Simeon Varchev on Wednesday night.
Novak Impressed By U15 Camp
FIBA Europe Secretary General Kamil Novak was impressed by the skills on display by Europe's next generation of stars at the 7th FIBA Europe International Basketball Camp for U15 Girls
Youth Tournaments On TV
FIBA Europe is proud to announce that for a fourth year running the final stages of all 2013 Youth European Championships Division A will be produced for television and also be streamed on
EuroLeague Women Season 2013-14 Drawn
The EuroLeague Women draw for the 2013-14 season concluded on Friday in Munich, Germany.
EuroChallenge Logo Unveiled
The draw for the new season of EuroChallenge in Munich, Germany, was headlined by the presentation of the competition's new logo.
EuroCup Women 2013-14 Drawn
The Draw for EuroCup Women 2013-14 has concluded in Munich, Germany.
EuroChallenge 2013-14 Drawn
The Draw for EuroChallenge 2013-14 has concluded in Munich, Germany.
President Rafnsson Laid To Rest
FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson was laid to rest on a sunny afternoon in his native Iceland on Thursday.
EuroChallenge Draw Seedings Released
FIBA Europe announced on Thursday the seedings for the draw of the EuroChallenge 2013-14 season, which will take place in Munich, on Friday, 5 July.
EuroLeague, EuroCup Draw Seedings
FIBA Europe released on Thursday the seedings for the 2013-14 EuroLeague Women and EuroCup Women Draw, to take place at Munich's Kempinski Hotel on Friday, 5 July.
EuroChallenge 2013-14 Clubs Confirmed
FIBA Europe announced on Wednesday the teams which will participate in the upcoming season of EuroChallenge.
EuroLeague, EuroCup Teams Announced
FIBA Europe announced on Wednesday the composition of its two women's European club competitions for the upcoming 2013-14 season.
FIBA, France Televisions Agree TV Deal
Basketball's world governing body, FIBA, and France's public broadcaster, France Televisions, have agreed a deal covering the men's and women's 2013 and 2015 EuroBasket Championships as well as the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain and the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey.
Basketball World To Pay Final Respects
FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson's funeral will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland on 4th July at 3pm.
3x3 EuroTour Bratislava: Cancellation
The second leg of the 3x3 EuroTour, set for Bratislava from 28th June -30th June, has been cancelled due to circumstances outside of the control of 3x3 EuroTour and FIBA Europe.
Basketball Community Pays Respect
Moments of silence out of respect for the late FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson have been taken throughout European basketball tournaments and will continue in the coming days.
An Obituary: Olafur Rafnsson
The world of basketball was shocked on Wednesday at the news of the untimely death of FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson in Geneva, Switzerland.
President Rafnsson Passes Away
FIBA Europe and FIBA were shocked and saddened to learn on Wednesday evening of the unexpected passing away of FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson, age 50.
Semi-Finalists Found09.06.2013
Europeans Amongst New Inductees28.05.2013
Ukraine, FIBA Europe Presidents Meet24.05.2013
Condijts Awarded For Services23.05.2013
Miloslav Kriz, 89, Passes Away22.05.2013
General Assembly Concludes In Wales18.05.2013
EuroBasket 2013 Presented In London11.05.2013
Final Four Live on FIBA Europe TV26.04.2013
Mediaset Acquire EuroBasket Rights 18.04.2013
3x3 EuroTour Heating Up Summer17.04.2013
CAS Rules In Favour of FIBA Europe 11.04.2013
Ursula Frank Passes Away09.04.2013
Molten Signs New Deal04.04.2013
EuroBasket Quarter-Finals Rescheduled29.03.2013
Izmir Picked to Host Final Four27.03.2013
Oldenburg, Karsiyaka Move Into Final Four19.03.2013
FIBA Europe Studies New Comp. Models 18.03.2013
EuroBasket 2013 Tickets On Sale Monday14.03.2013
FIBA Europe, Betancor Part Ways13.03.2013
Giorgos Kolokythas Passes Away05.03.2013
F8 Schedule, Ticket Sales Announced28.02.2013
2013 Final Eight Line-Up Complete27.02.2013
EuroChallenge Quarter-Final Pairings26.02.2013
EuroBasket Referee Nominations Announced25.02.2013
EuroBasket 2013 Schedule Announced25.02.2013
Radu Draganescu Passes Away22.02.2013
FIBA Asia Meets FIBA Europe19.02.2013
EuroCup Women Finalists Decided14.02.2013
Kirilenko Men's POY 201212.02.2013
Dumerc Women's POY 201211.02.2013
Valanciunas Young Men’s POY 201206.02.2013
EuroLeague Women Play-Off Pairings Set06.02.2013
Iagupova Young Women’s POY 201205.02.2013
EuroCup Women Semi-Finalists Decided24.01.2013
Novak: New Year’s Resolutions24.01.2013
1st Qualification Round Hosts Announced23.01.2013
FE Concerned About Developments In LTU11.01.2013