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FIBA Europe Board meeting, November 2016
22/11/2016
Press Release
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FIBA Europe Board comes to decisions regarding women's and youth competitions moving forward

ISTANBUL, Turkey - The Board of FIBA Europe which convened in Istanbul, Turkey on Monday debated a number of issues and took some decisions with regards to EuroCup Women, the European Youth Championships of 2017 and the bidding process for FIBA EuroBasket Women 2019.

The Board has approved the proposal to have 40 or even 48 clubs competing in the EuroCup Women Regular Season, up from the current 32, based on increased interest by clubs around Europe to participate.

The final number will always be determined based on the number of registrations received prior to the season and the competition structure.

With regard to the FIBA EuroBasket Women 2019 bid, the Board have decided to open the process for potential bidders in the following weeks by asking National Federations to send letters of interest in organising the event.

Formal bids and venue evaluations will take place between December 2016 and February 2017 and the Board is expected to decide the hosts before the end of July 2017.

The Board has also approved the organisers of the 2017 European Youth Championships as follows:

MEN

EVENT DATES VENUE COUNTRY
FIBA U20 European Championship 15-23 JUL Crete  GRE
FIBA U20 European Championship Division B  14-23 JUL Oradea ROU
FIBA U18 European Championship 29 JUL-6 AUG Bratislava SVK
FIBA U18 European Championship Division B  28 JUL-6 AUG Tallinn EST
FIBA U18 European Championship Division C  4-9 JUL Nicosia CYP
FIBA U16 European Championship 11-19 AUG Podgorica MNE
FIBA U16 European Championship Division B  10-19 AUG Sofia BUL
FIBA U16 European Championship Division C  23-30 JUL Andorra La Vella AND

 
WOMEN

EVENT DATES VENUE COUNTRY
FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship 8-16 JUL Matosinhos POR
FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship Division B  8-16 JUL Eilat ISR
FIBA U18 Women’s European Championship 5-13 AUG TBC HUN
FIBA U18 Women’s European Championship Division B  4-13 AUG Dublin IRL
FIBA U18 Women’s European Championship Division C  4-9 JUL TBC MLT
FIBA U16 Women’s European Championship 4-12 AUG Bourges FRA
FIBA U16 Women’s European Championship Division B  17-26 AUG Skopje MKD
FIBA U16 Women’s European Championship Division C  25-30 JUL Gibraltar GIB


All Division A and B tournaments will be streamed live on the official FIBA YouTube channel.

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