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The History of the FIBA Basketball World Cup | Part 3

MIES (Switzerland) – To coincide with the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 commencing on August 31 in China, FIBA is releasing a four-episode documentary this month on the history of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.  

This documentary looks back over the history of FIBA’s flagship event and the players, games and tournaments that have shaped it into the spectacle it is today. It covers 69 years and 17 tournaments and includes some of the biggest legends of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The documentary will be released as a four-episode series and will be available on FIBA Basketball World Cup FacebookYouTube and Instagram TV channels.

Episode 3 is now available and with the rivalry between the USSR and Yugoslavia as heated as ever at the 1974 World Cup, a new generation of talent was arriving on the scene.  This episode interviews Ratko Radovanovic and Arvydas Sabonis and looks back over the event during the 1980s as the USA begin to become major players on the international scene.  

If you missed Episode 1 and 2 they are available here.  The final episodes will be released on August 30, one day prior to the highly anticipated FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 tip-off in China.  

The documentary will also be available on LiveBasketball.TV and with select local broadcasters and has been commissioned by FIBA Media on behalf of FIBA.