Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Olympic Basketball - Formation of FIBA

The Fédération Internationale de Basketball Amateur (FIBA) was formed by eight nations in 1932, to coordinate tournaments and teams. FIBA is an association of national organizations which governs international competition in basketball. Its work was fundamental for the first inclusion of basketball in the Berlin Olympic Games in 1936. FIBA defines the international rules of basketball, specifies the equipment and facilities required, regulates the transfer of athletes across countries, and controls the appointment of international referees. Today, FIBA oversees international competition involving 212 national basketball federations. FIBA estimates that 450 million people play basketball at some level. In 1950 the first FIBA World Championship for men was held in Argentina. Three years later, the first FIBA World Championship for Women was held in Chile.

Badminton evolved as Olympic sport in 1992. London 2012 Olympic will see Badminton being contested in Wembley Arena from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 5 August. Badminton fans can get
Olympic Badminton Tickets from Sport Ticket Exchange.

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