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FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 presentation in Hradec Kralove, 17 January 2017
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FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 officially presented in Hradec Kralove

Hradec Kralove (FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017) - With six months to go until the Final Round tip offs, FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 touched down in Hradec Kralove on Tuesday for an official presentation in the shopping center Futurum.

Hradec Kralove will play host to Group Phase Groups A and B, with Hradec Kralove Arena expected to be packed for the games of home side Czech Republic. Fans got a glimpse of national team star Katerina Elhotova, who was on hand to present the event's promotional campaign. Having given birth to her first child in November, the guard is expected to return to action for FIBA EuroBasket Women and will feature prominently on billboards and posters promoting the tournament.

Olga Lounova performing "Time to Shine", the official song of FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017

Tuesday's event also served to present the official song of FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017, as Czech singer Olga Lounova took the stage to perform "Time to Shine". The up-tempo tune is perfectly in line with the slogan of the championship and is sure to make for a great atmosphere when played in the venues in Hradec Kralove and Prague.

FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 ambassadors and Czech basketball legends Hana Horakova, Eva Viteckova and Ivana Vecerova joined Elhotova and Lounova for an autograph session. The fans welcomed the chance to meet their stars up-close and additionally had the opportunity to take photos with the FIBA EuroBasket Women trophy.

The trophy will remain on display in the shopping center until January 27, and will be complemented by an exhibition of historic FIBA EuroBasket Women photos, allowing the public to take in the rich history of the event ahead of the 36th edition this summer.

From left to right: Jiri Stepan, Governor of Hradec Kralove Region; Zdenek Fink, Mayor of Hradec Kralove; Katerina Elhotova; Michal Konecny, Event Director of FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017

From left to right: FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 ambassadors Ivana Vecerova, Eva Viteckova and Hana Horakova

The event was followed by an autograph session, much to the delight of the fans on hand

Olga Lounova with the FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 trophy