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    Qatar, sixth candidate interested in hosting the 2014 FIBA World Championship

    GENEVA (2014 FIBA World Championship) - Following the decision taken at its last Central Board meeting, held on the 8th and 9th of December 2007 in Chicago (USA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) opened the bidding process for the 2014 FIBA World Championship on 10th of January 2008.

    With nine days to go until the closing date for the sending of Letters of Intent confirming an interest in hosting the event, FIBA is pleased to confirm that the Qatar Basketball Federation has become the sixth candidate to express an interest in bidding for the organization of the 17th edition of the FIBA World Championship, FIBA's premier competition.

    Qatar, joins Spain, France, Denmark, Russia and Saudi Arabia in the group of candidates interested in hosting the 2014 FIBA World Championship.


    Qatar and Saudi Arabia are bidding. If this were Formula One, i'd say they would have already decided XD


    Qatar sounds the most logical, since 3 of the last 5 championships (without counting turkey 2010) were held in the Americas, 2010 will be in Europe and 2012 Olympics also in Europe.

    It should be an Asian or African country this time, Arab if possible for a change. And Qatar already have the capabilities, they hosted the 2007 Asian games which was spectacular.

    Was it ever organized in Oceania? if not, why not in 2014? if Australia or New Zealand bids for it

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    If I had a choice I'd give it to a country from South America, the middle east (that's part of asia), or Australia. Having three straight major tournaments in Europe just seems wrong, and the eastern part of Asia hosted the two tournaments before that.

    I suppose Canada wouldn't be bad either as by 2014 it will be 20 years since they hosted.
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    Advantage of China
    1. WC 2010 is at Turkey, Olympic 2012 is at London,they both belong to FIBA Europe, Denmark, France, Italy and Spain all belong to FIBA Europe;
    2. China will have at least 4 arenas at the time of 2014;
    3. China has lots of bball fans.

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    Advantage of France:

    We are French.
    Officials will eat quite well if the Championship happens in France.
    Officials will drink good wine if the Championship happens in France.
    Paris is a very glamour city.
    We saved the World from the crisis thanks to the dwarf.
    If Sarkozy comes to one game, you can be sure every French people will see some basketball this day. Either, they would never.

    Maybe we will manage to have 3000 persons arena for the Final.
    This, way, FIBA will be sure France will be qualified.

    Well, I'll find others, more pertinent or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by damelo
    Advantage of France:

    We are French.
    Officials will eat quite well if the Championship happens in France.
    Officials will drink good wine if the Championship happens in France.
    Paris is a very glamour city.
    We saved the World from the crisis thanks to the dwarf.
    If Sarkozy comes to one game, you can be sure every French people will see some basketball this day. Either, they would never.

    Maybe we will manage to have 3000 persons arena for the Final.
    This, way, FIBA will be sure France will be qualified.

    Well, I'll find others, more pertinent or not.
    The food may be good but the portions (en general) are quite small especially in Paris (unless ur planning to go for a diet )
    The only reason why the fans would go to watch Sarkozy is because his wife will probably be with him

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    No more Europe please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSURF
    No more Europe please!
    Second you...

    please.. no more europe or asia

    Latin America hasnt hosted a major basketball event since Argentina hosted the WBC 1990

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    I'd go for Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khalid80
    The food may be good but the portions (en general) are quite small especially in Paris (unless ur planning to go for a diet )
    The only reason why the fans would go to watch Sarkozy is because his wife will probably be with him
    No, but all the medias are following him, not the fans. See with the crisis... Gordon Brown has the Idea, Sarko communicates on it as if it was his!
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    PR N°55 - Spain excited about 2014 FIBA World Championship bid


    GENEVA (FIBA)- Spain's Secretary of State for Sports, Mr. Jaime Lissavetzky, and the President of the Spanish Basketball Federation, Mr. José Luis Sáez, welcomed yesterday the FIBA President Bob Elphinston and the FIBA Secretary General and IOC member Patrick Baumann who came to Madrid to discuss the country's bid for the 2014 FIBA World Championship.

    Spain, along with China, Denmark, France and Italy, is one of the five candidates interested in hosting the 2014 edition of FIBA's premier championship.

    Both the Government and the Federation expressed their excitement and commitment in view of the possibility of Spain hosting this prestigious event in 2014, especially in light of the country's exceptional sporting results and the successful organisation of the 2007 EuroBasket.

    Earlier today, both FIBA leaders were briefed on the preliminary plans in place and then offered their comments to the media representatives in a briefing organized by the Spanish Basketball Federation at its Madrid headquarters.

    On 5th December 2008, the above-mentioned five national federations are due to confirm their bid by formally presenting their candidature files to FIBA in a public presentation ceremony to be held in Geneva, Switzerland.

    The next stop on the FIBA tour is Rome, where Mr. Elphinston and Mr. Baumann will meet with the Italian Basketball Federation and other sports and government authorities.

    For the complete information on the bidding process for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Men, please refer to Press Release # 52/2008 or to the following link.
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    PR N°54 - France readies itself for 2014 FIBA World Championship battle


    GENEVA (FIBA) - As part of their tour around the world to meet the candidate countries to host the 2014 FIBA World Championship, FIBA President Bob Elphinston and FIBA Secretary General and IOC member Patrick Baumann sat today in France's capital with executives from the French Basketball Federation, led by their President Yvan Mainini, and with officials from the Ministry of Sport.

    France, along with China (already visited last week), Denmark, Italy and Spain is one of the five candidates interested in hosting the 2014 edition of the FIBA World Championship.

    During the meetings held today in Paris, the French Basketball Federation and the Government authorities have expressed their utmost confidence in the growth of the popularity of basketball in their country and in their ability to organize a perfect 2014 FIBA World Championship, as demonstrated by the successfully staged World Cups in both Football (2002) and Rugby (2007). In addition, the President and the Secretary General of the International Basketball Federation have answered questions related to the bid process and the requirements set for those aspiring to host FIBA's premier competition in 2014.

    On 5th December 2008, the above-mentioned five national federations are due to confirm their bid by formally presenting their candidature files to FIBA in a public presentation ceremony to be held in Geneva, Switzerland.

    The next stop of FIBA's trip is Madrid and, immediately after, Rome. Copenhagen will be visited at a later date.

    For the complete information on the bidding process for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Men, please refer to Press Release # 52/2008 or to the following link.
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    2014 WC: full support of the Government, CONI and the Municipality of Rome to the Italian application

    PR N°56 - Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi leads the charge for Italy's 2014 FIBA World championship bid


    GENEVA (FIBA) - In a historical meeting for Italian basketball, the country's Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, received today the FIBA President, Bob Elphinston, and the FIBA Secretary General and IOC member, Patrick Baumann, in his office in Palazzo Chigi and indicated his Government's full and strong support for Italy's candidature for the 2014 FIBA World Championship.

    Earlier this morning, the Secretary of State for Sport, On. Rocco Crimi, and the Deputy Prime Minister, Dr. Gianni Letta, had already anticipated the Italian Government's position. The FIBA delegation, which was accompanied during the whole day by the Italian Basketball Federation Commissioner and famous former player, Mr. Dino Meneghin, and by the President of the Italian National Olympic Committee, Mr. Gianni Petrucci, also met with the Mayor of Rome, Mr. Gianni Alemanno, to discuss the hosting of the final phase in the capital city.

    Italy, along with China, Denmark, France and Spain, is one of the five candidates interested in organizing the 2014 edition of FIBA's premier championship.

    After traveling last week to Beijing and this one to Paris, Madrid and Rome, FIBA ends this week's tour of the bidding countries for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Men. Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, will be visited at a later date.

    On 5th December 2008, the above-mentioned five national federations/countries are due to confirm their bid by formally presenting their candidature files to FIBA in a public presentation ceremony to be held in Geneva, Switzerland.

    After the handing over of the candidature files on 5th December, FIBA will appoint an Evaluation Commission to examine all files and to formally visit the countries and review the commitments made.

    The complete bidding process will end in May 2009, when the FIBA Central Board will decide the host of the 2014 World Championship for Men.
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    FIBA - China, Italy and Spain ready to present their 2014 FIBA World Championship bids


    GENEVA (2014 FIBA World Championship) - On Friday 5th December 2008, the International Basketball Federation will host in Geneva, Switzerland, the presentation of the three candidatures which are in the race for hosting the 2014 FIBA World Championship.

    Denmark and France have withdrawn their candidatures, whilst China, Italy and Spain continue to pursue their dream of organizing the world's most prestigious basketball championship in 2014. A date marked in red in the agendas of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), the Italian Basketball Federation (FIP) and the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) is Friday 5th December 2008, when the leaders of the three above-mentioned national federations will hand in their candidature files to FIBA in a public presentation ceremony to be held in Geneva.

    All media representatives are cordially invited to attend and cover the candidatures presentation of China, Italy and Spain for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Men. The ceremony will take place on Friday, 5th December 2008, from 17:00 to 19:00 hours, in the Alhambra Theatre, located in Rue de la Rôtisserie 10, Geneva.

    After the candidatures presentation, a cocktail reception will be offered by FIBA at the Saint Gervais Room of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel (Quai Turrettini 1, Geneva).

    All media representatives covering the 2014 FIBA World Championship candidatures presentation will have a workroom at their disposal at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

    In addition, please be informed that the International Basketball Federation will provide free and live coverage of the gala on www.fiba.com so that basketball fans around the world can follow the candidature presentations. Live video streaming will be available by visiting the dedicated section on FIBA's website.

    After the handing over of the candidature files on 5th December, FIBA will appoint an Evaluation Commission to examine all files and to formally visit the countries and review the commitments made.

    The complete bidding process will end in 22nd-23rd May 2009, when the FIBA Central Board will decide the host of the 2014 World Championship for Men
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    ITA – Gigli, Italy target 2014

    ROME (2014 FIBA World Championship) - Italy big man Angelo Gigli has expressed the hope that his country will be chosen to stage the 2014 FIBA World Championship.

    The 25-year-old Lottomatica Roma big man played a prominent role for the Azzurri at the 2006 event in Japan.

    China and Spain are also vying for the 2014 competition. All three recently presented bids to FIBA in Geneva.

    "For sure, it would be very important," Gigli said to FIBA.com.

    "For all the movement of the national team, for all the Italian players, we hope that Rome and Italy can reach this goal but it's not easy.

    "We have so many years before then but we could organize it very well."


    Injury prevented Gigli from playing this year for Italy in EuroBasket 2009 qualifying and his absence, along with the no-shows of NBA players Danilo Gallinari, Andrea Bargnani and Marco Belinelli contributed to the national side's failure to reach Poland.

    The Italians can still book a place via the Additional Qualifying Round.

    If Italy finish top of Group B that also includes France and Finland, they will take on the winner of a Group A that has Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal and Belgium.

    "I want to come back to the national team," Gigli said.

    "This period (for us) isn't very good. We had a summer that wasn't very good so everyone wants to come back and deliver what we had some years ago.

    "It will be very hard, but we can do it because in Italy, basketball is very important. We want to do something special."

    Many are predicting that France will beat Italy to Group B supremacy and go on to reach Poland.

    "We have to see which players come, whether the NBA players will come or not," Gigli said.

    "In the past two or three summers, we've had big injury problems. We hope that everyone will stay well.

    "Coach (Carlo) Recalcati will choose the team and then we have to show something on the court."
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    ESP - Rubio: "Playing the FIBA World Champ with the support of our fans would be fantastic"


    MADRID (2014 FIBA World Championship) - Ricky Rubio, an 'absolute beginner' in the Spanish Senior National Team last summer, became in Beijing 2008 the youngest basketball player (18 years old) in history to have ever won an Olympic medal.

    Rubio, a current true reference in Spanish basketball, will be almost 24 years of age when the 2014 FIBA World Championship takes place. Everything seems to indicate that Ricky will not only be an undisputed member of the Spanish national team in 2014, but also one of its key pillars.

    Are you excited about the possibility of playing the 2014 FIBA World Championship at home?

    Definitively. The fact of playing at home always provides you with an extra motivation and a surplus of excitement. I have been fortunate to play three European Championships in Spain and I know, first hand, that playing with the support and encouragement of the fans is something absolutely fantastic which brings even more excitement to everyone involved.

    Most of the “Golden Boys”, the World Champions in Japan 2006, will be 33 or 34 years old in 2014. Do you think that any of them could still be on the team?

    All players are very good technically. It will obviously depend on their physical shape. But I would love it if they could make it to the FIBA 2014 World Championship.

    The Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) is preparing a very ambitious and exciting candidature. Do you think that Spanish basketball deserves the organization of a championship like this?

    Yes, without the slightest doubt. In recent years our national team has clinched a FIBA World Championship and a silver medal at the Olympic Games, thus meaning that Spanish basketball and our team are doing a great work and fully deserve to be selected as hosts of the 2014 FIBA World Championship.

    Do you think that the group of players that could be the core of the Spanish national team in 2014 can aspire as much, can have as high expectations as the current squad?

    Yes, no doubt about that. Over the past few years the Spanish League (ACB) is witnessing the rising of some very young and extremely talented players. And I believe that within six years our team will continue to be a top contender on the international scene.

    In your opinion, what are the strongest weapons of Spain's candidature? What are the assets that you would like to mention to the FIBA Central Board members in order to convince them that the Spanish candidature is the best possible one?

    Spain has already proven its great experience and professionalism in organizing sports events. In addition, our country has everything needed in order to organize a successful FIBA World Championship. We have great supporters, a fantastic weather, good basketball arenas, delicious food... And, last but not least, we are extremely keen to work for basketball and to help our sport grow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charbel Sakr View Post
    Qatar sounds the most logical, since 3 of the last 5 championships (without counting turkey 2010) were held in the Americas, 2010 will be in Europe and 2012 Olympics also in Europe.

    It should be an Asian or African country this time, Arab if possible for a change. And Qatar already have the capabilities, they hosted the 2007 Asian games which was spectacular.

    Was it ever organized in Oceania? if not, why not in 2014? if Australia or New Zealand bids for it
    In the Americas?????, please, you mean United State right?
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    16 free throws in the last 4 minutes...
    Puerto Rico had 20 the whole game

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    1990 World Championship Argentina
    1992 Olympics Games Spain
    1994 World Championship Canada
    1996 Olympics Games USA
    1998 World Championship Greece
    2000 Olympics Games Australia
    2002 World Championship USA
    2004 Olympics Games Greece
    2006 World Championship Japan
    2008 Preolympic World Tournament Greece
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    Since Argentina 1990 WBC, only three more times was celebrated a world event tournament in America, USA and Canada....i mean commonnnnn
    Originally Posted by -K2- View Post
    16 free throws in the last 4 minutes...
    Puerto Rico had 20 the whole game

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    Puerto Rico would be good... people is very enthusiastic about basketball, what about the stadiums??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jokinen View Post
    Puerto Rico would be good... people is very enthusiastic about basketball, what about the stadiums??
    The stadiums?, whe are ok :

    Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum(Cangrejeros de Santurce):





    Roberto Clemente Coliseum:



    Juan Pachin Vicens Auditorium(Leones de Ponece):



    The new Raymond Dalmau Coliseum(Piratas de Quebradillas:






    Manuel "Petaca" Iguina Coliseum(Capitanes de Arecibo(Old Coliseum in good shape):




    Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum(Vaqueros de Bayamon:




    And a lot more....

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    Originally Posted by -K2- View Post
    16 free throws in the last 4 minutes...
    Puerto Rico had 20 the whole game

    Seriosuly... someone quote this whole post and signature me... Greek Loby Rulz
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSURF View Post
    The stadiums?, whe are ok :

    Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum(Cangrejeros de Santurce):





    Roberto Clemente Coliseum:



    Juan Pachin Vicens Auditorium(Leones de Ponece):



    The new Raymond Dalmau Coliseum(Piratas de Quebradillas:






    Manuel "Petaca" Iguina Coliseum(Capitanes de Arecibo(Old Coliseum in good shape):




    Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum(Vaqueros de Bayamon:




    And a lot more....

    HAPPY CHRISTMAS...FELIZ NAVIDAD
    Hey, that's great Infrastructure!

    PS: a bit late but... Feliz Navidad and happy new year!

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