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14/06/2016
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FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 high-ranking LOC officials confirmed, FIBA to open three offices in China

BEIJING, China (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019) - A milestone event on the road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 took place on Tuesday as the Establishment Ceremony of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the next edition of FIBA's flagship competition was revealed in Beijing's Wukesong Stadium.

Mr Gao Zhidan, Vice Minister of China’s General Administration of Sports (CGAS), Mr Zhang Jiandong, Vice Mayor of Beijing, and Mr Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member, were all on hand for the special occasion in China's capital city. They were joined by senior officials from the eight host cities - Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan and Dongguan - that will welcome a record 32 teams from 31 August-15 September 2019. All of the participating teams at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will have achieved qualification via FIBA’s new competition system, which comes into effect in November 2017.

Minister Liu Peng of CGAS and Mayor Wang Anshun of Beijing were named Directors General of the LOC, which will operate from offices next to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Organising Committee.

FIBA also used this event - which brought together leading Chinese governmental figures and media outlets - to announce it is opening offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Nanjing. This move will serve to assist in the preparation for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. Through these offices, FIBA’s presence in China will be assured beyond the tournament as part of the legacy plan.

Here is the full list of senior executives serving on the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019:

Directors-General:
Mr Liu Peng (Minister, General Administration of Sports of China (GASC))
Mr Wang Anshun (Mayor of Beijing)

Executive Directors-General:
Mr Gao Zhidan (Vice Minister, GASC)
Mr Zhang Jiandong (Vice Mayor of Beijing)
Ms Zhao Wen (Vice Mayor of Shanghai)
Mr Guo Shenglian (Vice Governor of Hubei Province)
Mr Xu Ruisheng (Vice Governor of Guangdong Province)
Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province to be named

Standing Vice Directors-General:
Mr Xin Lancheng (Vice President of Chinese Basketball Association (CBA))
Ms Hou Yulan (Vice Secretary General of Beijing Municipal Government)
Mr Xiao Guiyu (Vice Secretary General of Shanghai Municipal Government)
Mr Hu Wanjin (Vice Mayor of Nanjing)
Ms Liu Yingzi (Vice Mayor of Wuhan)
Mr Wang Dong (Vice Mayor of Guangzhou)
Ms Wu Yihuan (Vice Mayor of Shenzhen)
Ms Yu Lijun (Vice Mayor of Dongguan)
Ms Mai Jiehua (Vice Mayor of Foshan)
Mr Sun Xuecai (Director General of Beijing Sports Bureau)
Mr Huang Yongping (Director General of Shanghai Sports Bureau)
Mr Chen Gang (Director General of Jiangsu Province Sports Bureau)
Mr Zhang Jiasheng (Director General of Hubei Province Sports Bureau)
Mr Wang Yuping (Director General of Guangdong Province Sports Bureau)

Vice Directors-General:
Mr Li Jinsheng (Vice President of CBA)
Mr Liang Chun (Vice Director General, General Office of GASC)
Mr Sun Yuanfu (Vice Director General, Competition Department of GASC)
Ms Wen Wen (Vice Director General, Communication Department of GASC)
Ms Song Keqin (Vice Director General, International Liaison Department of GASC)
Mr Chen Jie (Vice Director General, Beijing Sports Bureau)
Mr Sun Weimin (Vice Director General, Shanghai Sports Bureau)
Mr Liu Tong (Vice Director General, Jiangsu Province Sports Bureau)
Mr Chen Weihong (Director General, Nanjing Sports Bureau)
Mr Zhang Jin (Vice Director General, Hubei Province Sports Bureau)
Mr Wang Shenshun (Director General, Wuhan Sports Bureau)
Mr Liu Kejun (Chairman of Guangdong Province Basketball Association)
Mr Feng Jun (Vice Secretary General, Guangzhou Municipal Government)
Mr Luo Jingjun (Director General, Guangzhou Sports Bureau)
Mr Zhang Heyun (Director General, Shenzhen Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau)
Department leaders from China's Ministry of Public Security, General Administration of Radio and Television and China Customs to be added later in the year

Secretaries General:
Mr Li Jinsheng
Mr Chen Jie

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