14 October, 2019
31 October, 2020
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BCL Americas returns with maximum sanitary controls

BUENOS AIRES (Argentina) - Exactly 229 days after a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Game 3 of the Semifinals series between Quimsa and San Lorenzo will be played to define who will play the final of the first edition of Basketball Champions League Americas. It will be at the Obras Sanitarias stadium in Buenos Aires, looking for Flamengo's rival, next Friday at Antel Arena.

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The event is able be held based on the FIBA ​​health protocol for the resumption of activities in the framework of COVID-19. Diego Grippo, a member of the FIBA ​​medical commission, is supervising and advising on compliance with the protocol for the BCLA semifinal.

"Everything is going normally, the two teams underwent the preliminary RT-PCR tests in the accredited laboratory, fortunately all the swabs were negative. Both the hotel facilities and the competition venue are in accordance with the request. We also carry out training through video calls to comply with the measures", explained Grippo.


The entrance to the Obras Stadium is open only to accredited persons who must undergo a temperature check with a non-contact thermometer. The control table was divided in two to maintain the social distancing of its members and a protective acrylic screen was added. The technical and control desk personnel were also swabbed.


The President of the Argentine Basketball Confederation (CABB), Fabián Borro, also agreed with the development of the protocol: "CABB is the home of basketball in our country and an active member of FIBA, that is why its structure and its organization to collaborate in all the international events that take place in this country. For us it with pride and great satisfaction that we can return to activity after seven months. Fortunately, the protocol is going well, and we are attentive to every detail to take care of everyone's health".