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FIBA launches official FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 app, offering personalized fan experience
MIES, Switzerland (FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018) - With the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 set to tip off in just over two weeks' time (September 22), FIBA on Thursday released the competition's official app.
The free app, available in English, Spanish and French for both Android and iOS devices, is the most versatile platform on which to follow all of the action from FIBA's women's flagship competition - complementing all of FIBA's digital properties - by providing a unique personalization experience for every fan.
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Users can select and follow up to 3 favorite teams and 10 favorite players. In doing so, their experience is fully customized and gives them complete control of what they want to access instantly.
Once the competitition tips off in Tenerife, Spain on September 22 - with 16 national teams from across the globe competiting to be crowned world champions - the app will provide a great live experience of the competitions for fans, wherever they are, thanks to full access to live stats, highlights and press conferences of all games.
Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member, said: "We're thrilled to launch the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 app as a way to provide the most complete digital experience of our women's flagship competition. Fans all around the world want to keep track of their respective teams and thanks to this state-of-the-art app, they have this ability right at their fingertips. This is the perfect tool to follow the competition right up to the Final on September 30."
The release of the app is part of FIBA's constant and ongoing drive to cater to fans who, more and more, consume its major events on mobile.
FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).