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Basketball: China to host men’s, women’s FIBA Asia Championships

The newly elected FIBA Asia Central Board for 2014-19 (pictured) announced that China will host the men’s and women’s FIBA Asia Championships in 2015. Photo: FIBA Asia.

The newly elected FIBA Asia Central Board for 2014-19 (pictured) announced that China will host the men’s and women’s FIBA Asia Championships in 2015. Photo: FIBA Asia.

July 25, 2014: China will host both the 28th FIBA Asia Championship and 26th FIBA Asia Championship for Women in 2015, which will both act as qualifiers for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

 

Last year, Iran beat the Philippines in the men’s final in Manila and Japan won the women’s tournament in Bangkok. The Chinese Basketball Association will confirm the host cities for 2015.

 

In addition, Bangalore in India was awarded the right to host next year’s fourth FIBA Asia U16 Championship, while Jakarta in Indonesia will stage the fourth FIBA Asia U16 Championship for Women.

 

The announcements were made by the newly constituted FIBA Asia Central Board, which convened immediately after the FIBA Asia Elective Congress met in Doha on Thursday.

 

Attended by FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann, the Congress featured delegates from more than 30 member national federations and elected the Central Board for 2014 to 2019, which will govern the affairs of the sport in Asia. The 14 members of the newly elected Central Board are listed below:

 

FIBA Asia Central Board 2014-19

President – Sheikh Saud bin Ali Al-Thani (QAT)

Chairman – Xin Lancheng (CHN)

1st Vice-President – Sheikh Talal FAJ Al-Sabah (KUW)

2nd Vice-President – Pang Yul (KOR)

Secretary General – Hagop Khajirian (LIB)

Treasurer – Quek Hiang Chiang (SIN)

Vice-Treasurer – Mahmoud Mashoon (IRI)

Women’s Representative – Noviantika Nasution (INA)

Subzone representatives

East – Maruo Mitsuru (JPN)

Southeast – Eric Thohir (INA)

South – Abhijith Sarker (BAN)

Central – Abay Alpamyssov (KAZ)

Gulf – Mohd. Hobesh Al Marri (QAT)

West – Mudar Majdoub (JOR)

 

FIBA Asia is the governing body for basketball in Asia. With 44 affiliated national federations, FIBA Asia is one of the largest among the five FIBA zones. FIBA Europe, FIBA Americas, FIBA Africa and FIBA Oceania are the others.

 

Source: FIBA Asia (fibaasia.net); Editing by SportAsia

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