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PR N°72 - Spain to host first-ever FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in 2018
MIES (2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup) - FIBA on Tuesday announced that Spain will host the first-ever FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in 2018.
Twenty three of the 26 members making up FIBA's Central Board voted. Eighteen were in favour of Spain's bid, while five backed that of Israel.
"We would like to thank both Spain and Israel for submitting outstanding bids and giving us every reason to believe they would host a first-class event and make it a great success for all concerned," said FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member Patrick Baumann.
The Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) has past experience of hosting a leading FIBA world event as it staged this past summer's FIBA Basketball World Cup.
In recent years, FEB has developed a strong women's national team programme which has produced great results, including winning EuroBasket Women 2013 and finishing runners-up at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.
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