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Nikolai Semashko (Russia)
Born on March 21, 1905, in Russia.
Passed away on March 04, 1976, at the age of 70.

Enshrined as a contributor in the FIBA Hall of Fame on March 01, 2007.


  • Author of several books on basketball strategy and tactics
  • Author of technical guides about the strength and condition training of players
  • Head of the Soviet State Sports Committee: 1939-1940 and 1950-1954
  • International referee: since 1947
  • Vice President of the Basketball Federation of the USSR
  • Member of the European Cup Commission of FIBA: since 1957
  • FIBA Vice President: 1960-1976
  • President of the Standing Conference of Europe (current FIBA Europe): 1967-1976