Fédération Internationale de Basketball

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Founded 1932
Place of foundation Geneva , Switzerland
president MaliMali Hamane Niang
societies 213 National Associations
Association headquarters Mies VD , Switzerland
Official languages) English , French , German , Spanish , Russian
Homepage www.fiba.basketball

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 .

FIBA headquarters in Mies 2013

The FIBA ​​headquarters were in Geneva from 1932 to 1940, in Bern from 1940 to 1956 , in Munich from 1956 to 2002 , again in Geneva from 2002 to 2013 and have been in Mies since 2013 .

Since 1989 there are five zones: FIBA Africa , FIBA America , FIBA Asia , FIBA Europe and FIBA Oceania .

General Secretaries



Current Masters:

National teams

competition Men Women U-19 men U-19 women U-17 men U-17 women
Olympia United StatesUnited States United States United StatesUnited States United States N / A
World Championship SpainSpain Spain United StatesUnited States United States CanadaCanada Canada RussiaRussia Russia United StatesUnited States United States United StatesUnited States United States
Commission Men Women U-18 men U-18 women U-16 men U-16 women
FIBA Africa TunisiaTunisia Tunisia NigeriaNigeria Nigeria MaliMali Mali MaliMali Mali MaliMali Mali MaliMali Mali
FIBA America United StatesUnited States United States CanadaCanada Canada United StatesUnited States United States United StatesUnited States United States United StatesUnited States United States United StatesUnited States United States
FIBA Asia AustraliaAustralia Australia JapanJapan Japan AustraliaAustralia Australia China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China AustraliaAustralia Australia AustraliaAustralia Australia
FIBA Europe SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia SpainSpain Spain SerbiaSerbia Serbia GermanyGermany Germany CroatiaCroatia Croatia ItalyItaly Italy

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.

See also

Web links

Commons : FIBA  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. FIBA Regulations