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The International Basketball
Basketball
Federation, more commonly known as FIBA, FIBA
FIBA
World, or FIBA
FIBA
International (/ˈfiːbə/ FEE-bə), from its French name Fédération internationale de basket-ball, is an association of national organizations which governs international competition in basketball. Originally known as the Fédération internationale de basket-ball amateur (hence FIBA), in 1989 it dropped the word amateur from its official name but retained the acronym; the "BA" now represents the first two letters of basketball. FIBA
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. A total of 213 national federations are now members, organized since 1989 into five zones or "commissions": Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. The FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World
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 Canadian creator James Naismith. The tournament structure is similar but not identical to that of the FIFA World
World
Cup in football; these tournaments occurred in the same year from 1970 through 2014, but starting in 2019, the Basketball
Basketball
World
World
Cup will move to the year following the FIFA
FIFA
World
World
Cup. A parallel event for women's teams, the FIBA
FIBA
Women's Basketball
Basketball
World
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. The women's tournament will continue to be held in the same year as the FIFA
FIFA
World
World
Cup. In 2009 FIBA
FIBA
announced three new tournaments: two 12-team U-17 World Championships (one each for men and women) to be played in July 2010, and an eight-team FIBA
FIBA
World
World
Club Championship to be launched in October 2010. However, the FIBA
FIBA
World
World
Club Championship did not materialize. In its place, FIBA
FIBA
instead relaunched its original world club championship for men, the FIBA
FIBA
Intercontinental Cup, in 2013. The newest worldwide FIBA
FIBA
tournaments for national teams are in the three-player half-court variation, 3x3. The FIBA 3x3
FIBA 3x3
U-18 World Championships were inaugurated in 2011, and the FIBA 3x3
FIBA 3x3
World Championships for senior teams followed a year later. All events include separate tournaments for men's, women's, and mixed teams. The U-18 championships, held annually, feature 32 teams in each individual tournament. The senior championships have 24 teams in each individual tournament, and are held in even-numbered years.

Contents

1 History

1.1 From amateur to fully professional NBA
NBA
status 1.2 Presidents 1.3 Secretaries General

2 Tournaments

2.1 World
World
Champions 2.2 Continental Champions 2.3 3x3 World
World
Champions

3 Awards

3.1 Most Valuable Player

4 Nike FIBA
FIBA
World
World
rankings 5 Sponsors 6 References 7 External links

History[edit]

Old FIBA
FIBA
logo.

FIBA
FIBA
divides the world into 5 commissions, each roughly based on a continent.

FIBA
FIBA
in Mies.

The association was founded in Geneva
Geneva
in 1932, two years after the sport was officially recognized by the IOC. Its original name was Fédération internationale de basket-ball amateur. Eight nations were founding members: Argentina, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, and Switzerland. During the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, the Federation named James Naismith
James Naismith
(1861–1939), the founder of basketball, as its Honorary President. FIBA
FIBA
has organized a World
World
Championship, now known as World
World
Cup, for men since 1950 and a Women's World
World
Championship, now known as the Women's World
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
World
Cup will be moved to a new four-year cycle, with tournaments in the year before the Summer Olympics, after 2014. The Federation headquarters moved to Munich
Munich
in 1956, then returned to Geneva
Geneva
in 2002. In 1991, it founded the FIBA
FIBA
Hall of Fame; the first induction ceremony was held on 12 September 2007, during EuroBasket 2007. During its 81st anniversary in 2013, FIBA
FIBA
moved into its new headquarters, "The House of Basketball", at Mies. Patrick Baumann is the current Secretary General of FIBA. From amateur to fully professional NBA
NBA
status[edit] In April 1989, under then FIBA
FIBA
Secretary General Borislav Stanković, FIBA
FIBA
opened the door to Olympics participation for players from the NBA
NBA
in the United States, rather than just to players from amateur, semi-professional, or even fully professional basketball leagues, excluding the NBA, as had been the case up until that point in time. Up until that point, even players from some fully registered and licensed professional leagues could qualify to compete at the Olympics, as long as they did not play in the NBA. After making this monumental rules change, the Fédération internationale de basket-ball amateur became the Fédération internationale de basket-ball, but it retained FIBA
FIBA
as an abbreviation. The first times that current NBA
NBA
players, that had also already played in an official regular season NBA
NBA
game, were allowed to compete at the three major men's international national team basketball competitions ( FIBA
FIBA
EuroBasket, FIBA
FIBA
World
World
Cup, and the Summer Olympic Games) were the 1990 FIBA
FIBA
World
World
Championship (now called FIBA
FIBA
World
World
Cup), where only non-American NBA
NBA
players were allowed to play, the 1991 FIBA EuroBasket, and the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. The 1994 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship was the first time that the FIBA
FIBA
World
World
Cup allowed current American NBA
NBA
players that had already played in an official NBA
NBA
regular season game to play. FIBA
FIBA
considers then that the FIBA EuroBasket
EuroBasket
became officially a fully professional tournament in 1991, and the same with the Olympics in 1992, and the FIBA
FIBA
World
World
Cup in 1994. All the earlier editions of those tournaments are counted under the "amateur" status. Presidents[edit]

1932–1939: James A. Naismith
James A. Naismith
(honorary) 1932–1948: Leon Bouffard 1948–1960: Willard Greim 1960–1968: Antonio dos Reis Carneiro 1968–1976: Abdel Moneim Wahby 1976–1984: Gonzalo Puyat II 1984–1990: Robert Busnel 1990–1998: George E. Killian 1998–2002: Abdoulaye Seye Moreau 2002–2006: Dr. Carl Men Ky Ching 2006–2010: Bob Elphinston 2010–2014: Yvan Mainini 2014–present: Horacio Muratore

Secretaries General[edit]

Years Name

1932–1976 Renato William Jones

1976–2002 Borislav Stanković

2002– Patrick Baumann

Tournaments[edit] World
World
Champions[edit]

Tournament FIBA
FIBA
World
World
Cup Year Olympics Year

Men   United States
United States
(5) 2014   United States
United States
(15) 2016

Women   United States
United States
(9) 2014   United States
United States
(8) 2016

U-19 Men  Canada (1) 2017  Lithuania (1) 2014

U-19 Women  Russia (1) 2017   United States
United States
(1) 2014

U-17 Men   United States
United States
(4) 2016 N/A

U-17 Women  Australia (1) 2016 N/A

The Youth Olympic Games are an U-19 event, played in FIBA 3x3
FIBA 3x3
format.

Continental Champions[edit]

Tournament FIBA
FIBA
Africa Year FIBA
FIBA
Americas Year FIBA
FIBA
Asia Year FIBA
FIBA
Europe Year FIBA
FIBA
Oceania Year

Men  Tunisia (2) 2017   United States
United States
(7) 2017  Australia (1) 2017  Slovenia (1) 2017  Australia (19) 2015

Women  Nigeria (3) 2017  Canada (3) 2017  Japan (4) 2017  Spain (3) 2017  Australia (15) 2015

U-18 Men  Angola (4) 2016   United States
United States
(8) 2016  Iran (3) 2016  Serbia (10) 2017  New Zealand (1) 2016

U-18 Women  Mali (6) 2016   United States
United States
(9) 2016  China (15) 2016  Belgium (2) 2017  Australia (7) 2016

U-16 Men  Mali (1) 2017   United States
United States
(5) 2017  South Korea (1) 2015  France (3) 2017  Australia (5) 2017

U-16 Women  Mali (5) 2017   United States
United States
(4) 2017  Australia (1) 2017  France (3) 2017  Australia (5) 2017

FIBA Oceania
FIBA Oceania
no longer conducts senior-level championships for either sex. Since 2017, that region's members have competed for FIBA
FIBA
Asia senior championships. FIBA Oceania
FIBA Oceania
continues to hold age-grade championships.

3x3 World
World
Champions[edit]

Tournament FIBA 3x3
FIBA 3x3
World
World
Cup Year

Men  Serbia (3) 2017

Women  Russia (1) 2017

U-18 Men  Belgium (1) 2017

U-18 Women   United States
United States
(3) 2017

Awards[edit] Main article: FIBA
FIBA
Awards Most Valuable Player[edit]

Tournament Most Recent Awardee Team Year

Men Kyrie Irving  United States 2014

Women Maya Moore  United States 2014

U-19 Men R. J. Barrett  Canada 2017

U-19 Women Maria Vadeeva  Russia 2017

U-17 Men Collin Sexton  United States 2016

U-17 Women Eziyoda Magbegor  Australia 2016

Nike FIBA
FIBA
World
World
rankings[edit] Further information: FIBA
FIBA
World
World
Rankings

#1 men's team:  United States #1 women's team:  United States #1 boys' team:  United States #1 girls' team:  United States #1 combined ranking: United States

Sponsors[edit]

Beijing Enterprises Group Company Limited Molten Tencent Wanda Group Nike, Inc.

References[edit]

^ 2014 General Statutes of FIBA, Article 47.1

External links[edit]

Basketball
Basketball
portal

Official website History of amateur and professional basketball in Canada at Frozen Hoops InterBasket – International Basketball
Basketball
News, Blog and Forum, covering FIBA, Euroleague, NBA FIBA
FIBA
at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
(archived 4 November 1996)

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International men's basketball

FIBA National teams Olympics World
World
Cup Universiade U-21 World
World
Cup U-19 World
World
Cup U-18 World
World
Cup U-17 World
World
Cup U-16 World
World
Cup World
World
Rankings

Africa

FIBA Africa
FIBA Africa
– AfroBasket U-18 U-16 African Games

Americas

FIBA Americas
FIBA Americas
FIBA
FIBA
AmeriCup U-18 U-16 CBC Championship Centrobasket COCABA Championship Marchand Cup Pan American Games South American Championship

Asia

FIBA Asia
FIBA Asia
FIBA Asia
FIBA Asia
Cup (includes Oceania) U-18 U-16 Asian Games FIBA Asia
FIBA Asia
Challenge MVP Cup Stanković Cup East Asian Championship East Asian Games SABA Championship SEABA Championship South Asian Games Southeast Asian Games West Asian Championship West Asian Games William Jones Cup

Europe

FIBA Europe
FIBA Europe
– EuroBasket U-20 U-18 U-16 Acropolis Tournament Adecco Cup Belgrade Trophy FIBA
FIBA
European Championship for Small Countries Games of the Small States of Europe World
World
Cup (Turkey)

Oceania

FIBA Oceania
FIBA Oceania
FIBA Oceania
FIBA Oceania
Championship (defunct) U-20 U-18 U-16 Pacific Games

Other tournaments

Arab Nations Basketball
Basketball
Championship Commonwealth Games Diamond Ball FIBA
FIBA
World
World
Olympic Qualifying Tournament Lusophony Games Mediterranean Games Pan Arab Games

Note: The Under-21 Championship is no longer held.

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International women's basketball

FIBA World
World
Ranking Teams Olympics

Youth

World
World
Cup

U21 U19 U17

Universiade

Africa

AfroBasket
AfroBasket
Women

U20 U18 U16

Americas

AmeriCup

U20 U18 U16

Caribbean Championship

U20

Centrobasket

U17

Central American Championship

U21

South American Championship

2nd tier U21 U17 U15

Asia

Asia
Asia
Cup (includes Oceania)

U20 U18 U16

Discovery Women's Basketball
Basketball
Invitational

Europe

EuroBasket
EuroBasket
Women

U20 U18 U16

European Championship for Small Countries

Oceania

Oceania
Oceania
Championship (defunct)

U20 U18 U16

Other tournaments

African Games ASEAN University Games Asian Games Bolivarian Games Central Asian Games Central American and Caribbean Games Central American Games Commonwealth Games Mediterranean Games European Games EYOF Games of the Small States of Europe Pacific Games Pan American Games Pan Arab Games Southeast Asian Games

Note: The Under-21 Championship is no longer held.

v t e

International men's youth basketball

FIBA Youth Olympics World
World
Rankings U-21 World
World
Cup (defunct) U-19 World
World
Cup U-18 World
World
Cup U-17 World
World
Cup U-16 World
World
Cup

Africa

FIBA
FIBA
Africa U-20 (defunct) U-18 U-16

Americas

FIBA
FIBA
Americas U-20 (defunct) U-18 U-16

Asia

FIBA
FIBA
Asia U-20 (defunct) U-18 U-16

Europe

FIBA
FIBA
Europe U-20 U-18 U-16

Oceania

FIBA
FIBA
Oceania U-20 (defunct) U-18 U-16

Note: Under-20/21 tourneys except FIBA
FIBA
Europe's are no longer held.

v t e

International women's youth basketball

FIBA Youth Olympics World
World
Rankings U21 World
World
Championship U19 World
World
Cup U17 World
World
Cup

Africa

FIBA
FIBA
Africa U-20 U-18 U-16

Americas

FIBA
FIBA
Americas U-20 U-18 U-16

Asia

FIBA
FIBA
Asia U-20 U-18 U-16

Europe

FIBA
FIBA
Europe U-20 U-18 U-16

Oceania

FIBA
FIBA
Oceania U-18 U-16

Note: Under-20/21 tourneys except FIBA
FIBA
Europe's are no longer held.

v t e

Men's professional basketball leagues

FIBA National Basketball
Basketball
Association NBA
NBA
vs international teams FIBA
FIBA
Intercontinental Cup

Africa

Algeria Angola

2nd

Central African Republic Egypt Liberia Libya Morocco Mozambique Nigeria Rwanda Senegal South Africa Tunisia Uganda

Americas

Argentina

2nd

Bolivia Brazil

LDB

Canada Chile Colombia Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador Mexico

CIBACOPA

Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico United States

NBA
NBA
G League

Uruguay Venezuela

Asia

Bahrain China

NBL

Hong Kong India Indonesia Iran Iraq Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kuwait Lebanon Malaysia Mongolia Oman Philippines

PBA D-League

Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore South Korea Syria Taiwan Thailand United Arab Emirates Vietnam

Europe

Albania

2nd

Austria Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina

2nd

Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France

2nd

Georgia Germany

2nd 3rd

Greece

2nd

Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel

2nd 3rd

Italy

2nd 3rd

Kosovo

2nd

Latvia Lithuania

2nd

Luxembourg Macedonia Malta Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland

2nd

Portugal

2nd

Romania Russia

2nd

Serbia

2nd 3rd

Slovakia Slovenia Spain

2nd 3rd

Sweden

2nd

Switzerland

2nd

Turkey

2nd 3rd

Ukraine United Kingdom

England Scotland

Oceania

Australia New Zealand

International tournaments

Africa

African Champions Cup

Americas

Americas
Americas
League Liga Sudamericana Torneo InterLigas

Asia

Asian Champions Cup ABA Club Championship ASEAN League WABA Champions Cup

Europe

EuroLeague EuroCup Champions League FIBA Europe
FIBA Europe
Cup Adriatic League

2nd

Alpe Adria Cup Balkan League Baltic League

Defunct tournaments

Americas

Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes Argentina Brazil Chile United States

ABA (original) CBA IBL USBL WBA

Asia

Japan

bj league NBL NBDL JBL

Europe

SuproLeague Saporta Cup Korać Cup EuroCup Challenge EuroChallenge Central European League North European League Czechoslovakia England Russia Serbia and Montenegro Spain Soviet Union Turkey Yugoslavia

2nd

Category

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Women's professional basketball leagues

FIBA Women's World
World
League (defunct) Other leagues

Africa

Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad DR Congo Egypt Gabon Gambia Ghana Ivory Coast Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nigeria South Africa Senegal Seychelles Swaziland Tunisia Uganda Zimbabwe

Americas

Argentina Brazil Canada Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Mexico Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico United States

U.S. Minor: WBCBL NCAA WNIT

Uruguay Venezuela

Asia

Bahrain China PR Hong Kong India Indonesia Iran Iraq Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Kuwait Lebanon Malaysia Mongolia Philippines Palestine Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore South Korea Syria Taiwan Thailand United-Arab-Emirates

Europe

Albania Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece

2nd division

Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldavia Macedonia Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain

2nd division Catalonia

Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom

England Scotland

Oceania

Australia Fiji New Zealand

International tournaments

Africa

African Champions Cup Arab Club Championship

Americas

South American Championships

Europe

EuroLeague
EuroLeague
Women EuroCup Women Europe
Europe
SuperCup Adriatic League Baltic League Central Europe
Europe
League Eastern European League

Defunct leagues

Americas

Central American Championships

Europe

Ronchetti Cup Vojko Herksel Cup Middle European League Adriatic Friendly League Czechoslovakia East Germany Soviet Union Serbia and Montenegro Yugoslavia United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(old league)

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International sports federations

ASOIF (28) Summer Olympics Federations

WA (archery) IAAF (athletics) BWF (badminton) FIBA
FIBA
(basketball) AIBA (boxing) ICF (canoeing) UCI (cycling) FEI (equestrianism) FIE (fencing) FIFA
FIFA
(football/soccer) IGF (golf) FIG (gymnastics) IHF (handball) FIH (field hockey) IJF (judo) UIPM (modern pentathlon) FISA (rowing) WR (rugby) WS (sailing) ISSF (shooting) FINA
FINA
(aquatic sports) ITTF (table tennis) WT (taekwondo) ITF (tennis) ITU (triathlon) FIVB (volleyball) IWF (weightlifting) UWW (wrestling)

AIOWF (7) Winter Olympics Federations

IBU (biathlon) IBSF (bobsleigh and skeleton) WCF (curling) IIHF (ice hockey) FIL (luge) ISU (skating sports) FIS (skiing sports)

ARISF (39) Others recognised by IOC

FAI (air sports) IFAF (american football) FIA (auto racing) FIB (bandy) WBSC (baseball and softball) FIPV (basque pelota) WCBS (billiard sports) CMSB (boules) WB (bowling) WBF (bridge) ICU (cheer) FIDE
FIDE
(chess) UIAA (mountaineering) ICC (cricket) WDSF (dance sport) FMJD (draughts) IFF (floorball) WFDF (flying disc) WKF (karate) IKF (korfball) ILSF (life saving) FIM (motorcycle sport) IFMA (muay Thai) INF (netball) IOF (orienteering) FIP (polo) UIM (powerboating) IRF (racquetball) FIRS (roller sports) ISMF (ski mountaineering) IFSC (sports climbing) WSF (squash) IFS (sumo) ISA (surfing) TWIF (tug-of-war) CMAS (underwater sports) FISU (university sports) IWWF (waterski and wakeboard) IWUF (wushu)

Others in GAISF (21)

IAF (aikido) IFBB (body building) ICSF (casting) WDF (darts) IDBF (dragon boat) IFA (fistball) IGF (go) IFI (ice stock sport) JJIF (ju-jitsu) FIK (kendo) WAKO (kickboxing) FIL (lacrosse) WMF (minigolf) IPF (powerlifting) FIAS (sambo) FISav (savate) ISTAF (sepaktakraw) ISFF (sleddog) ISTF (soft tennis) CIPS (sport fishing)

GAISF observer members (9)

WAF (arm wrestling) WDA (dodgeball) FIFG (footgolf) IUKL (kettlebell lifting) IFP (poker) IPSF (pole dance) ITSF (table football/soccer) RLIF (rugby league) IPF (padel)

Others (20)

ARI (australian rules football) IBA (bodyboarding) PBA (bowls) IFBA (broomball) WCF (croquet) IGAA (gaelic football and hurling) IKF (kabaddi) IMMAF (mixed martial arts) WMRA (mountain running) IPSC (practical shooting) IQA (quidditch) IFMAR (radio-controlled racing) IRF (rogaining) WSSF (snowshoe running) ISF (skyrunning) WSSA (sport stacking) ITPF (tent pegging) FIT (touch football) ITRA (trail running) IAU (ultra running)

International Olympic Committee International World
World
Games Association Global Association of International Sports Federations

Authority control

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