FIBA Hall of Fame
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Membres du Hall of Fame
Valentin Lazarov (Bulgarie)
Né(e) en octobre lundi, 1931, dans in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Consacré en tant qu'officiel technique intronisé(e) au FIBA Hall of Fame en juin mercredi, 2013.
- Basketball referee from 1950
- FIBA referee (1958-1983)
- Officiated more than 440 international games and finals: FIBA World Championships and European Championships, African Championships, Asian Championships, Korac Cups, Ronchetti Cups, Final Fours, etc.
- Since 1980: FIBA International Instructor, conducted 336 FIBA and other International Clinics for referees, commissioners and instructors in 116 countries
- FIBA Commissioner (1983 – 2007)
- Member of FIBA Technical Commission since 1976
- Vice-President Technical Commission FIBA Europe (1996-2004)
- Official FIBA Interpreter of the Rules (1992 -2005)
- 10 Olympic Games participations
- Author of 2 books on Basketball officiating and more than 20 articles in various sport magazines, Manuals for Commissioners, Manuals for National instructors, etc.
- As a player: basketball team of French College (1946-1949)
- Graduated from 2-year school for talented players (1950-52)
- Captain of the basketball team of the Technical Univesity in Sofia (1949-1954)
Distinctions & Récompenses
- Honorary National Referee in Bulgaria (1958)
- FIBA/FFBA CUP for ""BEST REFEREE IN EUROPE"" (1962)
- Honorary FIBA referee (1976)
- Golden Whistle as best referee in Bulgaria
- FIBA Cup - "Radomir Shaper" (2000)
- FIBA Basketball Oscar (2002)
- Honorary President of the Bulgarian Referees’ Association (2005)
- FIBA Africa ""Äbd-El-Azem Ashry"" Cup (2006)
- Honorary Citizen of Sofia
- 6 highest Bulgarian professional awards for his projects/medals