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Basketball - 10 Nov 2003
New York, NY, November 10, 2003 — The NBA has finalized new broadcast agreements throughout the world, continuing to expand the vast distribution of NBA programming. This season, NBA games and programming will be televised in 212 countries in 42 languages via 151 different telecasters, including agreements for the first time with REDE TV (Brazil), Anhui TV (China), Canal+ (Poland), LTV (Lithuania), First National TV (Belarus) and Imedi TV (Georgia).
Basketball - 04 Nov 2003
The Euroleague Assembly, meeting in Rome on the occasion of the opening game of the 2002-03 season, took several decisions on Monday regarding the development of the competition. First, the assembly approved the next steps to be taken to solve the current situation regarding the Euroleague's contract with Telefonica in order to arrive at a satisfactory resolution in the coming days. Second, the assembly approved a basic working document to establish the criteria for awarding Final Four venues fo
Basketball - 30 Oct 2003
The draw for the Olympic Basketball Tournament for Men will take place on the 8th November 2003 in Madrid, Spain, in the Real Fábrica de Tapices.
Basketball - 30 Oct 2003
Following the pullout of BK Opava from the second edition of the ULEB Cup, and after a detailed process of selection among several existing options, the ULEB has decided to accept the petition of KK Atlas of Belgrade to take part in Europe's second major club competition.
Basketball - 14 Oct 2003
NBA TV, the league’s 24-hour television network, will televise exclusively the WNBA Select Team as they vie for the championship of the FIBA Women’s World Cup 2003 in Samara, Russia featuring teams from Korea, Brazil and Russia. NBA TV's portion of live coverage of the preliminary round will begin Tuesday, October 14th.
Basketball - 14 Oct 2003
NBA Comissioner David Stern announced on Friday that his league plans to work with the Euroleague to help develop basketball's popularity and economic viability in Europe. At a press conference before Friday night's game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Euroleague champion FC Barcelona, Stern said that 'we have discussed this with our friends from the Euroleague, and we'll work together to make basketball more popular, to grow the sport itself and to grow its economic possibilities.' Among thos
Basketball - 09 Oct 2003
The Board of the Euroleague, prior to the start of the official competition, has scheduled to meet on October 10 in Barcelona. The meeting, which will begin at 16:00 CET in the Euroleague offices, will have the following agenda of issues to address:
Basketball - 01 Oct 2003
Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Cablevision Systems have entered into multi-year agreements with the National Basketball Association for distribution of NBA TV, the league’s 24-hour network, it was announced today by NBA Commissioner David Stern, Time Warner Cable Executive Vice President of Programming Fred Dressler, Cox Communications Vice President of Programming Bob Wilson and Cablevision Senior Vice President of Digital Project Management Kristin Dolan.
Basketball - 26 Sep 2003
The NBA announced today a new three-year television agreement with Canal+ Group in France, providing its growing French fan base with an unprecedented amount of NBA coverage through the 2005-2006 NBA season. For the first time ever, NBA TV will be available to fans on the CanalSatellite platform.
Basketball - 12 Sep 2003
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and its European Zone (FIBA Europe) have announced today that they will not be renewing their existing agreement with Sportfive which ends in December 2004.
Basketball - 02 Sep 2003
On Tuesday afternoon, the CEO of the Euroleague, Jordi Bertomeu, is traveling to Bologna with the objective of collecting the most information possible about the current situation of Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna following ratification by the Italian Basketball Federation (FIP) of the Italian League's decision to not admit Virtus into the top division of Italian basketball (A1).
Basketball - 15 Aug 2003
In an effort to further enhance the popularity of women’s basketball around the globe, FIBA will launch its inaugural Women’s World Cup this year.
Basketball - 29 Jul 2003
In 1999 Mr. Stanley Roberts, an NBA player, was sanctioned by the NBA for the use of amphetamines and banned from NBA competitions for a period of two years. His subsequent attempt to register as a player for a European basketball team was stopped by FIBA which, applying its own regulations, banned him from FIBA competitions for two years based on the earlier NBA doping sanction.
Basketball - 06 Jun 2003
The WNBA announced today that WNBA.com will feature a minimum of ten live video webcasts of WNBA games during the 2003 season as part of a new multi-year deal with RealNetworks®, Inc.
Basketball - 27 May 2003
The World Championship for Junior Men has been moved from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Thessaloniki, Greece. Greece stepped forward to host the event due to the recent outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the Asian region; the championship will take place on the dates foreseen, July 10 – 20, 2003.
Basketball - 19 May 2003
The ULEB wants to express its disappointment in the decision made by FIBA-Europe to not accept the agreement negotiated in recent months and wishes to clarify the following:
Basketball - 19 May 2003
The ULEB wants to express its disappointment in the decision made by FIBA-Europe to not accept the agreement negotiated in recent months and wishes to clarify the following:
Basketball - 09 May 2003
The Commission for International Competitions met today at the FIBA headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. It was the second time the commission met within 6 months with a full agenda.
Basketball - 02 May 2003
HECTOR FIGUEROA SPORTS INC. (HF Sports) will be marketing all rights for the PAN-AMERICAN PRE-OLYMPIC MEN'S BASKETBALL QUALIFIERS to be held from August 20th to August 31st, 2003 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Basketball - 03 Apr 2003
Following the green light of the FIBA Central Board in November 2002, FIBA and its continental organizations have decided to enter a new era in a global and common effort to make FIBA more visible in the sports world through a new brand.
Basketball - 31 Mar 2003
FIBA Europe Board meets in Warsaw, Poland New national team competition system approved
Basketball - 06 Mar 2003
Jordi Bertomeu, CEO of the Euroleague, took the opportunity of the regular season MVP trophy presentation to Joseph Blair of Ulker on Tuesday to speak for the first time to the media of Turkey at a pre-game press conference in Istanbul.
Basketball - 18 Feb 2003
The Assembly of the ULEB, held today in Barcelona, has studied the issue of the international calendars, after the decision of FIBA World on this respect.
Basketball - 12 Feb 2003
Former New Zealand Olympic coach Keith Mair is so keen to get stuck into his new role as CEO of England Basketball he is planning to start work just minutes after arriving from the Southern Hemisphere.
Basketball - 05 Feb 2003
Euroleague Basketball S.L. has announced a restructuring of its Marketing Department, including the launch of its new Team Services Division.
Basketball - 10 Jan 2003
NEW YORK & PARIS, January 9, 2003 - The NBA announced today new television agreements with seven telecasters in Germany, providing its growing German fan base with an unprecedented amount of NBA coverage during the 2002-03 NBA season.
Basketball - 18 Nov 2002
The Board of the Euroleague, the body appointed at the General Assembly last October 4th in Madrid, held its first meeting on Saturday in Barcelona, where the following agreements have been adopted:
Basketball - 18 Nov 2002
On the occasion of the Central Board meeting of FIBA, held in Geneva on the 15th and 16th November, the new sponsorship contract with CHAMPION was signed today for the period of 2003-2006.
Basketball - 18 Nov 2002
The Central Board of FIBA met on 16th and 17th November 2002 for the 2nd session during its 2003 – 2006 term of office in Geneva, Switzerland. The following decisions were made:
Basketball - 15 Nov 2002
For the third time in just six weeks, Euroleague fans have set a new record for regular season attendance! The 12 games of Week 6 have seen an average of 5,152 fans in arenas spread across 9 different countries.
Basketball - 12 Nov 2002
New York, NY, November 12, 2002? The NBA has renewed television agreements with many long-time international partners including NHK (Japan), TV Azteca (Mexico), Canal + (Spain), Canal + (France), CCTV (China) and ESPN Star Sports (Asia). This season, NBA games and programming are televised to a record 212 countries in 42 languages via 148 different telecasters. A record 12 telecasters from China will provide unprecedented NBA coverage to their region.
Basketball - 08 Nov 2002
has started a process to rejuvenate their current brand presence and global perception and have commissioned Global Sports Marketing Ltd. (GSM) with the task to develop and steer their brand development process.
Basketball - 18 Oct 2002
The first week of the first edition of the ULEB Cup was like a magnet for the crowds, as basketball fans in seven countries across Europe attended the games of the new competition in the tens of thousands.
Basketball - 17 Oct 2002
In just over 1 month's time the top 30 national teams in Europe will begin the penultimate stage of their campaigns to qualify for the 2003 European Championship for Men, 5-14 September in Borås, Luleå, Norrköping, Södertälje and Stockholm, Sweden.
Basketball - 11 Oct 2002
The first week of the 2002-03 Euroleague season has been nothing short of an historic success! Excited fans came out in droves to set a record for the highest average crowd ever to watch Euroleague games in the same regular season week: 4,668 spectators per arena.
Basketball - 03 Oct 2002
FIBA Europe announced two key personnel moves today with the addition of Mr. Nar Zanolin as Assistant Executive Director and Mr. Kosta Iliev as Assistant Sport Director.
Basketball - 03 Oct 2002
ESPN+, the most recent addition to the ESPN family of networks in Latin America, established a new benchmark for sports television ratings success in Argentina with its exclusive telecast last month of the World Basketball Championships.
Basketball - 19 Sep 2002
Molten Corporation, one of the world's leading ball manufacturers, and the Union of European Basketball Leagues (ULEB), have reached an agreement to make the Molten ball model B7L the official ball of the recently formed ULEB CUP, which will begin play on October 15th.
Basketball - 29 Aug 2002
Mr Patrick Baumann was today appointed by the Central Board of FIBA. His term of office, as the new Secretary General of FIBA, will begin on 1st January 2003.
Basketball - 23 Aug 2002
Online Statistics on all 62 Games on fiba.com During the 14th FIBA World Basketball Championship for Men fiba.com will have live statistics of all the games in Indianapolis, USA.
Basketball - 11 Jul 2002
The WNBA 2002 All-Star Game, which will showcase the most talented female basketball players in the world, will be televised in 178 countries around the globe in 24 different languages.
Basketball - 10 Jul 2002
Mr. George Vassilakopoulos, President of FIBA Europe, gave a press conference today in Athens, Greece in which he discussed the reasons why FIBA Europe and ULEB were unable to reach an agreement for the 2002/2003 season and the upcoming FIBA Europe Champions Cup.
Basketball - 08 Jul 2002
Mr. George Vassilakopoulos the President of FIBA Europe will hold a press conference tomorrow afternoon at 12:30pm at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens, Greece.
Basketball - 08 Jul 2002
The assembly of the Union of European Basketball Leagues (ULEB), meeting today, July 7, 2002 in Barcelona, Spain, has approved the creation of a new European competition, the ULEB Cup, which will debut with the upcoming 2002-03 basketball season.
Basketball - 02 Jul 2002
The Executive Committee of FIBA Europe, after meeting with the representatives of all FIBA Europe Conferences and the President of the Competitions Commission, on 29th June 2002 in Halkida, Greece, has taken the following decisions:
Basketball - 19 Jun 2002
The Central Board of FIBA met for its 9th session during the 1998 - 2002 term of office in Geneva, Switzerland on a very special occasion; as FIBA was founded on the 18th of June 1932 in Geneva.
Basketball - 18 Jun 2002
American Express announced today it will create a new advertising campaign featuring NBA and WNBA players that will begin during the 2002-03 NBA season.
Basketball - 13 Jun 2002
NEW YORK, June 12 -- The WNBA has reached a new agreement with ABC Sports and ESPN, Inc. to televise WNBA regular-season and playoff games and additional programming beginning in 2003. The six-year agreement extends the WNBA’s national television coverage through its 12th season.
Basketball - 12 Jun 2002
Recent developments at England Basketball including the resignation and suspension of the Chief Executive (Simon Kirkland), recent staff changes, the temporary appointment of Laszlo Nemeth as acting Deputy Chief Executive and the wish of Laszlo Nemeth, with support from the EB Board Members to communicate honestly and effectively with England Basketballs members and partners has led to several situations that EB Board Members wish to comment on.
Basketball - 06 Jun 2002
FIBA-Europe and ULEB met today in Munich to discuss the current situation and the proposed agreement between the two parties. The meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere and the two parties agreed to meet again after the General Assembly of Euroleague clubs to be held in Zagreb, Croatia on 12th June 2002.
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