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Vladimir Kostin (Russia)
Born on June 22, 1921, in Moscow, Russia.
Passed away on May 03, 1994, at the age of 72.

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


  • Started refereeing in 1936
  • Refereed the first six Spartakiades of the USSR peoples
  • Head referee of the VII Spartakiade
  • Refereed in 3 Olympic Games: Helsinki 1952, Melbourne 1956 and Montreal 1976
  • Refereed in the 1963 World Championship for Men in Rio de Janeiro
  • Refereed in the 1959 World Championship for Women in Moscow
  • Refereed in many European Championships, European Club Competitions, etc.
  • Member of the Technical Commission of FIBA