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After Germany and France withdrew their 4-nations-bid to host the EuroBasket 2015 (together with Italy and Croatia) Ingo Weiss, DBB president, announced an interest of France and Germany to host jointly the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Only Lithuania has ever qualified for a World Championship, and it hosted EuroBasket 2011. Latvia hosted the EuroBasket Women 2009. However, the previous two world championships were held in European countries.


Puerto Rico, holds the record of hosting the most FIBA Americas Championships, at five, all in San Juan in 1980, 1993, 1999, 2003 and 2009.

Brazil has previously hosted in 1954 and 1963.

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FIBA makes changes to world basketball tournament

The men's World Cup of Basketball will skip 2018 and be played instead in 2019, serving as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympics.

The former world basketball championship also will expand from 24 to 32 teams, basketball's world governing body said Sunday.

Normally played every four years, the next World Cup of Basketball will be held in 2014 in Spain. It will continue to be held every four years starting with 2019.

FIBA says the qualification period for the tournament will be held over two years starting in November 2017.

The winner of the world championship has automatically qualified for the Olympics, but every other team besides the Olympic host had to earn its way through continental tournaments, forcing successful teams to play three consecutive years.

FIBA hopes the changed schedule will address some concerns NBA teams have about wear and tear from too much summer play.

Along with the 2019 World Cup, qualification for the 2020 Games will include four qualifying tournaments in four zones.

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FIBA says the qualification period for the tournament will be held over two years starting in November 2017.

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2 year qualification period? and nba players will participate in these games during season? This is ridiculous. Basketball will not reach football's importance after all in any way

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PR N°19 - Process launched to find host of 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

MIES, Switzerland (FIBA Basketball World Cup) – FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, announced today the launch of the international tender process to identify the host nation for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, with an invitation to express an interest (click here) distributed to all National Federations.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup is the flagship event of the basketball calendar, with a global TV audience of 800 million across 171 countries. The 2019 event marks a new era and will see its greatest field of 32 countries line up, increasing the pool of world famous stars and the global appeal of the event. The 32 countries will meet for 16 days of competition, playing 92 games in total.

National Federations have the opportunity to bid for both the 2019 and 2023 editions of the FIBA Basketball World Cup if FIBA decides to award both events at the same time.

"Basketball is a truly global sport and we are proud to share our flagship event with the world," said FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Baumann.

"2019 will be our largest event yet and will mark our place in the global sporting calendar. We are looking for a host that can stage the most prestigious sporting event of the year. It will be the culmination of a two-year qualification process and promises to be a winning combination for players, supporters and hosts.

"FIBA welcomes joint bids from several National Federations to co-host the 2019 and/or 2023 edition(s) of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

"As well as competing for the number one prize in basketball – the Naismith Trophy – the teams will also have their eyes on securing qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games. Seven teams will secure their ticket to Tokyo directly based on their performance at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, while 16 more will earn a spot to FIBA's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments."

FIBA’s flagship event has taken place in world class locations around the globe – Argentina, Brazil, Canada, USA, Japan, Turkey and pitted the game's greatest names against each other.

The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the first World Cup ever, will take place in Spain from 30 August to 14 September. For more information, go to fiba.com/spain2014.

The growing demand of national federations, cities and nations to host the FIBA Basketball World Cup has led FIBA to develop a new structured bid process, which will see its conclusion in May 2015, when the FIBA Central Board will decide on the 2019 hosts.

The bidding process to host the 18th edition of FIBA's flagship event in five years’ time is open to all of its member national federations. Those that want to express an interest have until 9 June 2014 to make their submission.


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Well in case you missed the bid presentation and host announcement from China and the Philippines in Tokyo this evening, well China won.

The Philippines simply couldn't compete with such a superior bid, both technically and what was presented. The Philippine presentation was definitely lacking, both on proposed venues/cities and the videos they produced. Simply having Manny Pacquiao and Lou Diamond Philips as ambassadors to the Philippine bid isn't going to cut against Yao Ming (he had his own headset again!).

The Philippines simply couldn't match 8 venues in 8 individual cities, 4 main international gateway airports (with each city having their own international airport), well equipped public transport in each Chinese host city and 100,000 rooms.

What did the Philippines offer? 3 venues in Metro Manila and a proposed venue in Cebu. As well as proposed (on paper) billions to be spent on infrastructure in the capital.

They should have offered more, heck go for broke if you wanted to. You can boast the world's largest arena (Philippine Arena - 55,000) as much as you want, or 100 million fans (the whole nation) or even how social media made the Filipinos are, but that was never a match against the might of China.

Ok so 4 years is a bit of a small window to work with, but the Philippines should have gone with a more formidable bid, especially against China.

Metro Manila - 3 venues
Philippine Arena -55,000
Araneta Coliseum - 25,000
Mall of Asia Arena - 18,000

Davao - 1 venue
King Dome - 50,000

Naga City - 1 venue
Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum - 12,000

New Venues:

Cebu - 1 venue
Seaside City Arena - 16,000

Bacolod - 1 venue
Bacolod City Arena - 14,000

Puerto Princesa- 1 venue
Puerto Princesa Arena - 12,000

That should have been the Philippine bid. 6 cities, 8 venues, with 3 venues in Metro Manila and the remaining 5 in other cities throughout the country. No use of risky cities in the south other than Davao which is already building a 50,000 seat venue (which can be converted for basketball use) and Puerto Princesa, which is the supposed "green city" of the Philippines and has a World Heritage site. Even if the best these other cities could offer is a modernized international airport and some decent resorts and hotels, at least you're leveling the playing field a bit. Might have given the Philippines a better fighting chance.

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