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Abdel Azim Ashry (Egypt)
Born on October Tuesday, 1911, in in Egypt.
Nationality:
Egypt

Enshrined as a contributor in the FIBA Hall of Fame on March Thursday, 2007.

Highlights

  • Played in Egypt’s 1st Division in the 1930’s and 1940’s
  • International Referee since 1947: Called in the 1948 London Olympic Games (including the Final between the U.S.A. and France), in the 1950 Buenos Aires World Championship (including the Final between Argentina and the U.S.A.) and in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games (including the Final between the U.S.A. and the USSR)
  • International referee: Called in the 1950 Buenos Aires World Championship and in the 1954 Rio de Janeiro World Championship, where he referred the Final between the U.S.A. and Brazil
  • Assistant Secretary/Treasurer of the Egyptian Basketball Federation: 1955
  • Vice President of the Egyptian Basketball Federation: 1971
  • President of the Egyptian Basketball Federation: 1972-1985
  • President of the Egyptian Olympic Committee: 1978-1984
  • Secretary General of AFABA (current FIBA Africa): 1965-1997
  • Member of the FIBA Central Board

Distinctions & Recognitions

  • FIBA Order of Merit in 1997