The FIBA Executive Committee has announced adjustments to the schedule of the next international tournaments due to the coronavirus, among which the postponement to 2022 of the Eurobasket male (1-18 September), while the Eurobasket female maintains its original dates in 2021 in Spain and France (June 17-27).
Through video conference, the governing body of basketball The world held an extraordinary meeting on Thursday in which it was agreed to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 and defined the new international calendar derived from this decision.
In the men’s category, he confirmed that the Eurobasket and the Americup, initially scheduled for 2021, are one year late until September 2022. As for the Pre-olympics, will be played between June 22 and July 4, 2021, although Spain is exempt from that previous step because it qualified for the Games as world champion.
With respect to women’s basketball, the dates of the Eurobasket 2021 are maintained, which will have Valencia as one of its headquarters. In this way, the Spanish team trained by Lucas Mondelo will face a very demanding summer with two major competitions almost in a row, since it also ensured their presence at the Olympic Games. The women’s World Cup, which will be held from September 22 to October 1, 2022, also does not undergo changes in its programming.
The secretary general of the organization, Andreas Zagklis, He was “very pleased that, in a very challenging period, FIBA was able to carry out such a rapid internal consultation process and confirm an updated timetable just two weeks after the IOC announcement of the new Games dates.”
“The result is a calendar that continues to be very attractive to our fans, with a balanced distribution of the best events, always taking into account the well-being and availability of the players. I am looking forward to the day when the community of bbasketball can get back on the court“he stated in a statement.
In addition, he noted that the Executive Committee will continue to monitor the situation of the COVID-19 and evaluating the options to lift the suspension of the FIBA competitions when the situation allows it.