Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Sleeping basketball nations...

  1. #1
    Efes fan Levenspiel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Country: Turkey

    Default Sleeping basketball nations...

    I was checking the history page of Eurobasket, and noticed some nations who had had successful teams for quite a long time have in time completely stayed out of main stage for years.

    Czechoslovakia, for example, collected 12 medals(!) until 1985. The following 28 years, neither Czech Republic nor Slovakia could get anywhere near.

    Hungary has 3 medals; 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, all between 1945-1955. It's like their football. Near complete disappearance.

    Bulgaria is another nation with medals (just 2) collected in those days (1957-61).

    Other than these, all other medal-winning countries are still around somehow... will they also wake up one day? Czech Republic seems to have started hanging around again, in youth and senior levels.
    5 out 6 scientists say Russian roulette is safe.

  2. #2
    Senior Member UMUT_FB_LAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Country: Turkey


    Still waiting for Turkey to wake up

  3. #3
    Moderator Mindozas's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Country: Lithuania


    They might wake up of course, but these days it'd be much harder to get into medals race f.e., as lot of bball nations couldn't play in 1940-1990 period due to political reasons

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    Country: Australia


    Quote Originally Posted by UMUT_FB_LAL View Post
    Still waiting for Turkey to wake up pdfescape wp engine
    I am waiting for my nation India :; Some good players are coming up in NBA. Hope we get a national team soon.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Country: Serbia


    Crucial problem of the basketball in Europe is high number of countries in which basketball is on amateur level or half-amateur level .In countries whith hugh number of citizens ,problems is popularity of basketball,like Russia,Italy,Germany ,in some measure also in Spain and France .Two of third countries in Europe,dont play basketball seriously .So, basketball in Europe has reduced o Lithuania,Serbia,Greece,France,Spain,Turkey,partia lly Germany,Italy,Russia,Slovenia and some countries which is in raise like Latvia,Finland,Czechia,Israel.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts