PRESS RELEASES 2005

23.12.2005
FIBA Europe Review 2005

2005 has been an intensely busy period for FIBA Europe:

• 198 National Youth teams
• 39 National Men teams
• 33 National Women teams
• Total of 270 National teams from
• 48 countries which participated in
• 16 European Championships and played
• 934 official FIBA Europe games between July and September
• as well as:

20.12.2005
FIBA Europe Meets with the European Union Commissioner

FIBA Europe President George Vassilakopoulos (left in picture) and Secretary General Nar Zanolin (right in picture) met for the second time with the European Union’s Commissioner for Sport and Education, Mr. Jan Figel on Monday in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The focus of the talks was for the European Union to recognise that sport is a “social expression” with a specific role in society.

29.11.2005
FIBA Europe 2006 National Team Competition Calendar Set

FIBA Europe will run 22 national team competitions in 2006, ranging from U16 to senior team qualifiers for EuroBasket 2007 Men and Women.

Following the distribution of the four World Championship wildcards by FIBA at the Central Board meeting on 28th November, FIBA Europe has now finalised the 2006 national team calendar.

18.11.2005
EuroLeague Women All Star Day 2006 Set For March

FIBA Europe officially announced today the EuroLeague Women All Star Game 2006, a new date in the European basketball calendar.

The All Star Game will take place on 8th March, 2006 and will be hosted by Hungarian EuroLeague Women club MiZo Pécs.

10.11.2005
FIBA Europe continues to support Special Olympics European Basketball Week

FIBA Europe will support Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia (SOEE) for the second consecutive year during the Special Olympics European Basketball Week to be held 26 November- 4 December, 2005 across the region. 

Special Olympics will be organizing basketball activities during the week throughout the region – tournaments, clinics, exhibition matches – and involve 10,000 children and adults and male and female players with intellectual disabilities in 30 countries.

27.10.2005
FIBA Europe Secretary General Opens Lemesos Arena

FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin was in Cyprus on Wednesday where he officially opened EuroCup side EKA AEL Lemesos' brand new arena.

Lemesos opened their tenure at the 2,500 capacity Nikos Solomonides Arena (named after a former president of the club) in style, beating Estonian side BC Kalev 67-49 in the EuroCup.

21.10.2005
FIBA Europe Conducts Youth Basketball Conference

FIBA Europe conducted a conference at the weekend in Vierumaki, Finland to discuss the future of youth basketball and specifically the U14 age category.

The conference was attended by Secretary General Nar Zanolin, Sports Director Kosta Iliev, Youth Commission President Asterios Zois and held in co-ordination with the FIBA Europe Youth Commission.

18.10.2005
FIBA Europe Mourns Loss

FIBA Europe would like to offer its deepest condolences to FIBA Secretary General Emeritus Mr. Borislav Stankovic whose wife, Mimica, passed away after a long illness on Monday in Belgrade.

Mr. Stankovic has devoted his life to FIBA and the support of his family has been a pillar in many of his extraordinary achievements in basketball.

Foundation Launches Fifth Biennial Basketball In The Arts Contest14.10.2005
FIBA Europe 2005/2006 Club Competitions Line-Up01.07.2005
Souvré Receives French Honour30.06.2005
2005/2006 EuroLeague Women Line-Up Complete27.06.2005
Club Competition Calendar Set For 2005/200613.06.2005
General Assembly Meets In Slovenia23.05.2005
FIBA Europe Meets European Union19.04.2005
FIBA Europe Cup Women Final Four Pope Tribute03.04.2005
FIBA Europe Final Fours Determined29.03.2005
FIBA Europe Board Meets in Budapest, Hungary14.03.2005
FIBA Europe 2005 Youth Events Finalised12.02.2005
FIBA Europe Youth Draws Set For Weekend10.02.2005
FIBA Europe Executive Committee & Competitions Commission Meets08.02.2005
Eurobasket Women 2005 Draw Set For Friday26.01.2005
Vassilakopoulos Speaks Out On ULEB and NBA Agreements24.01.2005
Lithuania Confirmed As Eurobasket 2011 Hosts19.01.2005
Eurobasket 2005 Draw Set For Weekend11.01.2005
Wheelchair Basketball: Logo Goldcup Revealed - Official Website Online06.01.2005
2005 FIBA Europe Register Now Available!