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International Basketball Federation (FIBA)
Fédération Internationale de Basketball
International Basketball Federation logo.svg
AbbreviationFIBA
Predecessor International Amateur Handball Federation
Formation18 June 1932
Founded at Geneva, Switzerland
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Mies, Switzerland
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
213 national federations
Official languages
English, French [1]
President
Hamane Niang
Secretary General
Andreas Zagklis [2]
Key people
Borislav Stanković
George Vassilakopoulos
Manfred Ströher
Website www.fiba.basketball

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA /ˈfbə/ FEE-bə; French: Fédération Internationale de Basketball) is an association of national organizations which governs the sport of basketball worldwide. Originally known as the Fédération Internationale de Basketball Amateur (hence FIBA), in 1989 it dropped the word amateur from its name but retained the acronym; the "BA" now represents the first two letters of basketball.

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FIBA defines the rules of basketball, specifies the equipment and facilities required, organises international competitions, regulates the transfer of athletes across countries, and controls the appointment of international referees. A total of 213 national federations are now members, organized since 1989 into five zones: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

FIBA organizes both the men's and women's FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament and the Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament, which are sanctioned by the IOC. [3] The FIBA Basketball World Cup is a world tournament for men's national teams held every four years. Teams compete for the Naismith Trophy, named in honor of basketball's American-Canadian creator James Naismith. The tournament structure is similar but not identical to that of the FIFA World Cup in football; these tournaments occurred in the same year from 1970 through 2014, but starting in 2019, the Basketball World Cup will move to the year following the FIFA World Cup. A parallel event for women's teams, the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, is also held quadrennially; from 1986 through 2014, it was held in the same year as the men's event but in a different country.


History

FIBA divides the world into 5 commissions, each roughly based on a continent. World Map FIBA.svg
FIBA divides the world into 5 commissions, each roughly based on a continent.
FIBA in Mies. FIBA headquarter.JPG
FIBA in Mies.

The association was founded in Geneva in 1932, two years after the sport was officially recognized by the IOC. Before 1934 basketball was under the umbrella of the International Amateur Handball Federation. Its original name was Fédération internationale de basket-ball amateur. The eight nation's basketball federations that were the founding members of FIBA were: Argentina's Basketball Federation, Czechoslovakia's Basketball Federation, Greece's Basketball Federation, Italy's Basketball Federation, Latvia's Basketball Federation, Portugal's Basketball Federation, Romania's Basketball Federation, and Switzerland's Basketball Federation. During the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, the Federation named James Naismith (1861–1939), the founder of basketball, as its Honorary President.

FIBA has organized a World Championship, now known as World Cup, for men since 1950 and a Women's World Championship, now known as the Women's World Cup, since 1953. From 1986 through 2014, both events were held every four years, alternating with the Olympics. As noted above, the men's World Cup was moved to a new four-year cycle, with tournaments in the year before the Summer Olympics, after 2014.

The Federation headquarters moved to Munich in 1956, then returned to Geneva in 2002. In 1991, it founded the FIBA Hall of Fame; the first induction ceremony was held on 12 September 2007, during EuroBasket 2007. During its 81st anniversary in 2013, FIBA moved into its new headquarters, "The House of Basketball", at Mies. Andreas Zagklis became the Secretary General of FIBA, on 7 December 2018.

Presidents

YearsName [4]
1932–1948 Flag of Switzerland.svg Leon Bouffard
1948–1960 Flag of the United States.svg Willard Greim
1960–1968 Flag of Brazil.svg Antonio dos Reis Carneiro
1968–1976 Flag of Egypt.svg Abdel Moneim Wahby
1976–1984 Flag of the Philippines.svg Gonzalo Puyat II
1984–1990 Flag of France.svg Robert Busnel
1990–1998 Flag of the United States.svg George E. Killian
1998–2002 Flag of Senegal.svg Abdoulaye Seye Moreau
2002–2006 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg ( Flag of Hong Kong.svg ) Carl Ching Men-ky (in Chinese)
2006–2010 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Robert Elphinston
2010–2014 Flag of France.svg Yvan Mainini
2014–2019 Flag of Argentina.svg Horacio Muratore
2019–present Flag of Mali.svg Hamane Niang

Honorary President

During the 1936 Summer Olympics the FIBA honored James A. Naismith, the founder of basketball, as their honorary President. [5]

Secretaries General

YearsName
1932–1976 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Renato William Jones
1976–2003 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg / Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg Borislav Stanković
2003–2018 Flag of Switzerland.svg Patrick Baumann
2018–present Flag of Greece.svg Andreas Zagklis

Tournaments

World champions

Tournament FIBA World Cup Year Olympics Year
Men Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (2) 2019 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (15) 2016
Women Flag of the United States.svg  United States (10) 2018 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (8) 2016
U-19 Men Flag of the United States.svg  United States (7) 2019 Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina (1) 2018
U-19 Women Flag of the United States.svg  United States (8) 2019 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2) 2018
U-17 Men Flag of the United States.svg  United States (5) 2018 N/A
U-17 Women Flag of the United States.svg  United States (4) 2018

World club champions

Club tournamentChampionYearNext edition
FIBA Intercontinental Cup Flag of Spain.svg San Pablo Burgos (1) 2021 2022

Continental champions

National teams FIBA Africa YearNext edition FIBA Americas YearNext edition FIBA Asia YearNext edition FIBA Europe YearNext edition FIBA Oceania YearNext edition
Men Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia (2) 2017 2021 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (7) 2017 2022 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (1) 2017 2021 Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia (1) 2017 2022 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (19) 2015 N/A
Women Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria (4) 2019 2021 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (3) 2019 2021 Flag of Japan.svg  Japan (5) 2019 2021 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (4) 2019 2021 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (14) 2015
U-18 Men Flag of Mali.svg  Mali (1) 2018 2022 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (9) 2018 2022 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (1) 2018 2022 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (4) 2019 2021 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (1) 2016
U-18 Women Flag of Mali.svg  Mali (7) 2018 2022 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (10) 2018 2022 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China (16) 2018 2022 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (3) 2019 2022 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (7) 2016
U-16 Men Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt (4) 2019 2021 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (6) 2019 2021 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (1) 2017 2021 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (5) 2019 2021 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (5) 2017 2021
U-16 Women Flag of Mali.svg  Mali (6) 2019 2021 Flag of the United States.svg  United States (5) 2019 2021 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (1) 2017 2021 Flag of Russia.svg  Russia (6) 2019 2021 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (2) 2019 2021

Continental club champions

RegionTournamentYearChampionsRunners-upNext edition
Men's club tournaments
Africa Basketball Africa League 2018–19 Flag of Angola.svg Primeiro de Agosto (9) Flag of Morocco.svg AS Salé 2021
Americas Basketball Champions League Americas 2019–20 Flag of Argentina.svg Quimsa (1) Flag of Brazil.svg Flamengo 2020–21
Asia FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2019 Flag of Japan.svg Alvark Tokyo (1) Flag of Lebanon.svg Al Riyadi Beirut 2021
Europe Basketball Champions League 2019–20 Flag of Spain.svg San Pablo Burgos (1) Flag of Greece.svg AEK 2020–21
FIBA Europe Cup 2018–19 Flag of Italy.svg Dinamo Sassari (1) Flag of Germany.svg s.Oliver Würzburg 2020–21
Women's club tournaments
Africa FIBA Africa Women's Clubs Champions Cup 2018 Flag of Mozambique.svg Ferroviário de Maputo (1) Flag of Angola.svg Interclube 2021
Europe EuroLeague Women 2018–19 Flag of Russia.svg UMMC Ekaterinburg (5) Flag of Russia.svg Dynamo Kursk 2020–21
FIBA EuroCup Women 2020–21 Flag of Spain.svg Valencia Basket (1) Flag of Italy.svg Reyer Venezia 2021–22
SuperCup Women 2019 Flag of Russia.svg UMMC Ekaterinburg (4) Flag of Russia.svg Nadezhda Orenburg 2021

3x3 world champions

Tournament FIBA 3x3 World Cup YearNext edition
Men Flag of the United States.svg  United States (1) 2019 2022
Women Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China (1) 2019 2022
U-23 Men Flag of Russia.svg  Russia (1) 2018 TBD
U-23 Women Flag of Russia.svg  Russia (1) 2018
U-18 Men Flag of the United States.svg  United States (1) 2019
U-18 Women Flag of the United States.svg  United States (4) 2019

Awards

Most Valuable Player

TournamentMost Recent AwardeeTeamYear
Men Ricky Rubio Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2019
Women Breanna Stewart Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2018
U-19 Men Reginald Perry Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2019
U-19 Women Paige Bueckers Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2019
U-17 Men Jalen Green Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2018
U-17 Women Jordan Horston Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2018

FIBA World Rankings

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References

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