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Four federations candidate to host FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021
MUNICH (Germany) - FIBA Europe announced on Thursday that four national federations have applied to organize FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021.
France, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine have each submitted an official bid by the April 15 deadline.
With none of the bids calling for hosting the event single-handedly, it is confirmed the Group Phase will be co-hosted, with one of the co-hosts also organizing the Final Phase.
In the history of the continental flagship event, co-hosting first came into effect in 2015 when the event was held in Romania and Hungary. This year's FIBA Women's EuroBasket will also be jointly hosted by Latvia and Serbia from June 27 to July 7.
FIBA Executive Director Europe, Kamil Novak said: "We are pleased with the interest shown by our federations to host FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2021. We have four strong candidates with a rich pedigree and passion for women's basketball. Co-hosting has proven successful in the past and I am certain that we will again find exceptional hosts to grow the event and our sport further."
FIBA Europe will evaluate all venues and infrastructures before the Board of FIBA Europe decides on the hosts at its July 2019 meeting.
FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).