Fédération Internationale de Basketball
|Place of foundation||Geneva , Switzerland|
|societies||213 National Associations|
|Association headquarters||Mies VD , Switzerland|
|Official languages)||English , French , German , Spanish , Russian|
The Fédération Internationale de Basketball ( FIBA ) is the world basketball association based in Mies ( Switzerland ), which was called the Fédération Internationale de Basket Ball ( FIBB ) when it was founded in 1932 . Between 1935 and 1986 the association was called Fédération Internationale de Basketball Amateur , at the 13th World Congress in 1986 the word “amateur” was deleted, but the abbreviation FIBA was retained. In 1935, the association used the abbreviation FIBBA for a short time .
Basketball was recognized as an Olympic sport by the IOC in 1930 . Two years later, on June 18, 1932 , the FIBA was founded in Geneva by eight national basketball associations: the associations of Argentina , Greece , Italy , Lithuania , Portugal , Romania , Czechoslovakia and Switzerland were the founding members. In 1934, FIBA concluded an agreement with the World Handball Federation (IAHF) in Stockholm , according to which FIBA became the sole international representative of this sport. Up until this point in time, the IAHF also had an - albeit inactive - basketball commission. The efforts made since 1933 to be included in the program of the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936 were recognized by the IOC in Oslo in 1935 . Olympic champions in basketball have been determined for men since 1936 and for women since 1976.
During the first tournament for the 1936 Olympic Games , James Naismith , the inventor of basketball, was elected Honorary President. FIBA organized since 1950, the basketball world championships men and since 1953 the World Basketball Championship the ladies .
- 1932–1976: Renato William Jones ( ENG )
- 1976-2002: Borislav Stanković ( SRB )
- 2002–2018: Patrick Baumann ( SUI )
- since 2018: Andreas Zagklis ( GRE )
- 1932–1948: Leon Bouffard ( SUI )
- 1948–1960: Willard Greim ( USA )
- 1960–1968: Antonio dos Reis Carneiro ( BRA )
- 1968–1976: Abdel Moneim Wahby ( EGY )
- 1976–1984: Gonzalo Puyat ( PHI )
- 1984–1990: Robert Busnel ( FRA )
- 1990–1998: George E. Killian ( USA )
- 1998–2002: Abdoulaye Seye Moreau ( SEN )
- 2002–2006: Carl Men Ky Ching ( CHN )
- 2006–2010: Bob Elphinston ( AUS )
- 2010–2014: Yvan Mainini ( FRA )
- 2014–2019: Horacio Muratore ( ARG )
- since 2019: Hamane Niang ( MLI )
|competition||Men||Women||U-19 men||U-19 women||U-17 men||U-17 women|
|Olympia||United States||United States||N / A|
|World Championship||Spain||United States||Canada||Russia||United States||United States|
|Commission||Men||Women||U-18 men||U-18 women||U-16 men||U-16 women|
|FIBA America||United States||Canada||United States||United States||United States||United States|
|FIBA Asia||Australia||Japan||Australia||People's Republic of China||Australia||Australia|
The world association has also been hosting the FIBA Diamond Ball as a preparatory tournament for the Olympic Games in the host country since 2000 .
FIBA Asia and FIBA Oceania have been holding joint championships since 2017.