Logo unveiled for FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2022 in Malaga
MALAGA (Spain) - The official logo of the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup was revealed today at the Malaga City Council. The tournament will be played in Malaga, Spain from July 2-10, 2022.
The ceremony of the logo unveiling was attended by the President of the Spanish Basketball Federation Jorge Garbajosa, the Mayor of Malaga Francisco de la Torre, the Sports City Councilor of Malaga Noelia Losada, and the Secretary General for Sports of the Junta de Andalucia Jose Maria Arrabal.
"We hope to organize this year in Malaga the best FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup in history and we are sure that the confidence that FIBA has placed in our federation will continue to grow after the completion of this tournament,” said Garbajosa.
The FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup logo was designed based on the artistic influence of the southern Spanish province, in particular, expressionism art. Meanwhile, the use of green and purple was inspired by the main colors of the province flag of Malaga.
Malaga is one of the biggest cities in Spain. The city is accelerating their efforts to become a prime destination for sports tourism and serving as host for a premier youth event like the U17 World Cup will only help in that aspect.
Argentina, Canada, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Lithuania, Mali, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, and the USA will all be taking part in the U17 World Cup this year.
The defending champions are the USA who won their 5th straight title back in 2018 in Argentina.
FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 212 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).