FIBA Hall of Fame
For those who made the game
Hall of Famers
Noah KLIEGER (Israel)
Born on July Saturday, 1926, in Strasbourg, FRANCE.
Enshrined as a contributor in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Saturday, 2015.
- Has attended 30 European Championship events (out of 33), 11 World Championship and eight Olympic tournaments, covering 30 European, 10 World and five Olympic Games as a journalist.
- Chairman of Maccabi Tel-Aviv Basketball Club from 1951 to 1969
- Headed the Maccabi Ramat-Gan Omni-Sport cCub from 1970 to 1998
- Chairman of FIBA’s media council for over 25 years
- Regular attendance at the FIBA World Congress
- Press-advisor to FIBA’s Secretary-General, IOC members and FIBA Europe Secretary-General
- President of the Basketball Commission of AIPS for over 25 years
- Outstanding activist of the AIPS
- Member of the Maccabi World Union Executive for 14 years
- Served in different capacities for 30 years in the Israeli Basketball Association including roles as a Board Member, Member of the Executive and of the Technical Commission.
- Involved in FIBA’s activities since 1951
- First Israeli to attend a European Championship in Paris
Distinctions & Recognitions
- Handed the Award for Outstanding and Long-time Sport Activities in Israel (2008)
- Inducted into the Jewish Hall Of Fame (1990)
- Awarded the FIBA Order Of Merit (2010)
- Honorary Medal from Strasbourg, France
- ‘Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur’ of France (2013) awarded by President Sarkozy.
- Awarded honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree by the University of Haifa (2015)
- Honorary Member of FIBA Europe
- Correspondent in Israel for the newspapers ‘L’ Equipe’ and ‘France Football’ since 1953
- Participated in voting for the Golden Ball. (Football)
- Received the Trophy ‘L'oeuvre d'une Vie’ from the Journalist’s Union