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FIBA Americas Board confirms Puerto Rico as Women's AmeriCup 2021 host, reviews plans to implement FIBA strategy

MIAMI (USA) - The 6th meeting of the FIBA Americas Board term of office 2019-2023 took place via videoconference on Friday, March 19, 2021.

FIBA Americas President Carol Callan chaired the meeting which also saw the presence of FIBA President Hamane Niang, FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis and FIBA Executive Director Americas Carlos Alves.

Following the successful conclusion of the AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers, held in “bubble” format in Cali, Colombia and San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Board discussed the organization and format of the remaining 2021 competitions, highlighted by the decision to award the hosting of the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2021 to Puerto Rico from 11 to 19 June.

The Board was also presented with the following updates on actions to implement the FIBA strategic objectives in the continent:

  • The positive impact of the FIBA Plus program as part of the strategy to empower National Federations
  • Developmental plans to continue to grow 3x3 in the region, including the launch of the 3x3 AmeriCup in 2021
  • Sub-zones activities, with focus on key competitions for the remainder of 2021 such as the Women’s South American League and Women’s Centrobasket
  • Key initiatives to grow women’s leadership in basketball, in particular through the Adelante program
  • Increased participation of National Federations from the Americas in the FIBA Esports Open, as part of the Enlarge FIBA Family strategy
  • The successful roll-out of the second season of BCL Americas, the flagship men’s club competition of the continent

The Board also reviewed the auditor’s report for the financial year 2020, approved the financial reports of FIBA in the Americas as well as initiatives to improve workflows and reporting at the Regional Office.