FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, is the world governing body for basketball.
Founded by eight nations in 1932, we now bring together 213 National Basketball Federations from all over the world.
A non-profit making organization, our mission is to develop and promote the game of basketball, uniting the wider basketball community, which counts more than 450 million players and fans.
We organize and oversee international competitions including the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup and the Olympic Basketball Tournaments.
We establish the Official Basketball Rules as well as the regulations that govern the relationships between the different members of the basketball community.
FIBA is the only authority in basketball recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
FIBA's headquarters, the House of Basketball, is situated in Mies, Switzerland on the shores of Lake Geneva.
FIBA has five Regional Offices to provide direct services to the National Member Federations:
FIBA's activities include but are not limited to:
- Establishing, updating and amending the Official Basketball Rules
- Establishing the specifications for basketball equipment and facilities
- Establishing all regulations for international and Olympic competitions, including the system of competition
- Appointing international referees
- Regulating the transfer of players from one country to another
- Governing and overseeing the organization of all international competitions
DOWNLOAD FIBA Activity Report 2017-2019 - XXI FIBA Congress (Beijing|August 29-30, 2019).
213 National Member Federations
5 Regional Offices on 5 continents
9 major global competitions (3x3 and 5on5), including FIBA Basketball World Cup and Olympic Games and FIBA 3x3 World Cups and the FIBA 3x3 World Tour
Global headquarters in Mies, Switzerland
71.5 full-time staff at the global headquarters
100.3 full-time regional staff (FIBA Regional Offices)
Referee and coaching course all-year-round, all around the world
Development programs and infrastructure support
Young, fast, modern and exciting
Played in the world's biggest arenas but also in playgrounds, parks and the most remote areas of the planet
Played five against five, three on three and just about any other format imaginable
A study carried out in 2007 indicated there is an estimated 450 million basketball players worldwide
The world's second most popular team sport
The most watched team sport at the Olympic Games
FIBA Basketball World Cup
FIBA's flagship competition
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 was held in China across 8 host cities - Beijing, Foshan, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Shanghai and Guangzhou
32 teams and 92 games made it the biggest World Cup to date
Overall attendance of 794,951 spectators
18,000 spectators at USA vs Japan and USA vs Turkey in Shanghai
1.5 billion video views on social media
TV audience reach of over 3 billion
FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 was staged Teneriffe in Spain for its 18th edition
16 best teams from across FIBA's regions competed
315% increase in number of visits to the competition's website
64 million video views
167 million impressions across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Weibo, WeChat
35 million TV audience for China vs Australia