FIBA Europe Review 2004

Dear Friends,

In pure competition terms, it has been an unprecedented year for European basketball.  We have seen the completion of 4 club competitions in April and May this year, 10 European youth championships in the summer and qualification games for the 2005 European Championships for Men and Women in September.

FIBA Europe President Praises Unity In European Basketball
The FIBA Europe President Mr. George Vassilakopoulos has commended the harmony in European basketball following the meeting of the Board of FIBA Europe in Tallinn, Estonia this weekend.
Eurobasket 2007 To Be Held In Spain, European Championship for Women In Italy

The Board of FIBA Europe has awarded Eurobasket 2007 to the national basketball federation of Spain. The 2007 European Championship for Women has been assigned to Italy.

In addition, the 2009 European Championship for Men will be hosted by the national basketball federation of Poland and the 2011 Championship by the national basketball federation of Lithuania.

FIBA Europe Board Meets In Tallinn

The Board of FIBA Europe met today in Tallinn, Estonia for its 8th meeting in the 2002-2006 term of office.

2005 Youth Calendar

The Board approved the venues and dates for the 12 European Youth Championships which will be held in 2005.

FIBA Europe Launches SmartStats For Basketball

FIBA Europe has launched the first ever officially approved basketball statistics software, SmartStats For Basketball.

The software was developed for FIBA Europe by Lithuanian company Media Benz Communications and is available for use by all national federations and clubs participating in FIBA Europe Competitions free of charge.

FIBA Europe to support the inaugural Special Olympics European Basketball Week

FIBA Europe will support Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia (SOEE) during the first Special Olympics European Basketball Week to be held November 24-December 4, 2004 across the region.

SOEE will organize basketball activities during the week throughout the region – from tournaments to clinics to exhibition matches – and involve thousands of children and adults and male and female players with mental handicaps.

FIBA Europe and ULEB Sign Historic Agreement In Geneva
FIBA is pleased to announce that at the meeting held today in Geneva at FIBA’s headquarters, FIBA Europe and the Union of European Basketball Leagues (ULEB) have effectively ended a 4-year dispute over European Club Competitions, that started in 2000.
European Championship 2007 Site Visits Complete

FIBA Europe’s Bid Evaluation Commission has completed its visits of the 3 countries bidding to host the 2007 European Championship for Men.

The 3 candidates are Lithuania, Poland and Spain.

U16, U18 and U20 European Championship Line-Ups Set For 200514.09.2004
Vassilakopoulos and Zanolin Praise Olympic Ideal14.08.2004
European Youth Championships Attract Record Viewers04.08.2004
Video Broadcasts From The U18 Men In Zaragoza - Only On!13.07.2004
FIBA Europe 2004/2005 Club Competition Line-up Complete29.06.2004
FIBA Europe meets ULEB22.06.2004
European Union recognises the importance of Sport in its new Constitution21.06.2004
Changes to the EuroLeague Women Competition Format and Date Changes for the European Championships 200501.06.2004
Special Olympics Basketball Festival In Rhodes26.05.2004
FIBA Europe General Assembly Meets in Prague17.05.2004
2004 European Championships for U18 Men and Women - Draw Results08.05.2004
European Championship for U18 Men and Women Draws07.05.2004
2004 FIBA Europe League Review29.04.2004
FIBA and the NBA Join Together for Fourth Annual Basketball without Borders Camp31.03.2004
Ruling on Appeal of Ekaterinburg Case19.03.2004
FIBA Europe Judge Rules on UMMC Ekaterinburg04.03.2004
EuroLeague Women Quarter-Final Playoffs: Game Dates Change27.02.2004
4 Countries Express Interest in Hosting 2007 European Championship02.02.2004
2004 Youth Competition Draw Results01.02.2004
French Basketball Federation to host upcoming FIBA Europe Youth Competition Draws29.01.2004
FIBA Europe League All Star Day Set for March in Kiev22.01.2004
FIFA and FIBA Europe meet to address the common challenges of sports in Europe 15.01.2004
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