China, Ninth Candidate Interested in Hosting the 2014 FIBA World Championship
GENEVA, Switzerland/30th April 2008 – Following the decision taken at its Central Board meeting held on the 8th and 9th of December 2007 in Chicago (USA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) opened the bidding process for the 2014 FIBA World Championship on 10th of January 2008.
Today, Wednesday 30th April 2008, on the closing date for the sending of Letters of Intent confirming an interest in hosting the event, FIBA is pleased to confirm that the Chinese Basketball Association has become the ninth candidate to express an interest in bidding for the organization of the 17th edition of the FIBA World Championship, FIBA’s premier competition.
China joins Spain, France, Denmark, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Italy and Greece in the group of candidates interested in hosting the 2014 FIBA World Championship.
For the complete information on this bidding process, please refer to Press Release # 02/2008 or to the following link:
FIBA (www.fiba.com), the world governing body for basketball, is an independent association formed by 213 National Federations of basketball throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Its main upcoming events are the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Men and Women (to take place in the summer of 2008) that will decide the final berths for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the FIBA World Championships for Men and Women, held every four years. The 2010 FIBA World Championship will be played in Turkey, while the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women will take place in the Czech Republic.