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Noah KLIEGER (Israel)
Born on July Saturday, 1926, in Strasbourg, FRANCE.

Enshrined as a contributor in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Saturday, 2015.


  • Has attended 30 European Championship events (out of 33), 11 World Championship and eight Olympic tournaments, covering 30 European, 10 World and five Olympic Games as a journalist.
  • Chairman of Maccabi Tel-Aviv Basketball Club from 1951 to 1969
  • Headed the Maccabi Ramat-Gan Omni-Sport cCub from 1970 to 1998
  • Chairman of FIBA’s media council for over 25 years
  • Regular attendance at the FIBA World Congress
  • Press-advisor to FIBA’s Secretary-General, IOC members and FIBA Europe Secretary-General
  • President of the Basketball Commission of AIPS for over 25 years
  • Outstanding activist of the AIPS
  • Member of the Maccabi World Union Executive for 14 years
  • Served in different capacities for 30 years in the Israeli Basketball Association including roles as a Board Member, Member of the Executive and of the Technical Commission.
  • Involved in FIBA’s activities since 1951
  • First Israeli to attend a European Championship in Paris

Distinctions & Recognitions

  • Handed the Award for Outstanding and Long-time Sport Activities in Israel (2008)
  • Inducted into the Jewish Hall Of Fame (1990)
  • Awarded the FIBA Order Of Merit (2010)
  • Honorary Medal from Strasbourg, France
  • ‘Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur’ of France (2013) awarded by President Sarkozy.
  • Awarded honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree by the University of Haifa (2015)
  • Honorary Member of FIBA Europe
  • Correspondent in Israel for the newspapers   ‘L’ Equipe’ and ‘France Football’ since 1953
  • Participated in voting for the Golden Ball. (Football)
  • Received the Trophy ‘L'oeuvre d'une Vie’ from the Journalist’s Union