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FIBA holds workshop for candidates to host future World Cups
MIES (2019/2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup) - The six countries on the shortlist of candidates to stage the next two editions of the FIBA Basketball World Cup attended a workshop at FIBA's headquarters on Monday-Tuesday 15-16 December.
Delegations of the national basketball federations of China, France, Germany, the Philippines, Qatar and Turkey visited the House of Basketball to take part in productive meetings and hold informative discussions which will help them as they piece together and submit their bids to host FIBA's flagship competition in 2019 and 2023.
Through presentations and reports - including a look back at the staging of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain - the representatives were given a complete picture of the total economic impact that hosting the 32-team tournament will have for their respective national basketball federation, their legacy and, on a larger scale, for their countries.
Each deleagtion also held individual meetings with specific departments - Sport and Competititions; Media and Marketing; Communications - in order to get a full understanding of the requirements their bids must meet.
Looking ahead, the process will gather steam in early 2015 (January-March), when FIBA is to hold site visits in the six countries. Candidature Files must then be submitted by the end of April.
FIBA's Central Board will announce the host of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup at its meeting on 18-19 June 2015. At this time, it may also be decided which of the remaining countries is to stage the 2023 edition, or if the bidding process is to be extended.