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Basketball - 05 Jun 2002
When the Los Angeles Lakers take on the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday, June 5th to tip off the NBA Finals 2002, fans around the world will be watching the action -- making it one of sports' most global events.
Basketball - 05 Jun 2002
On May 31, following a scheduled meeting of the Standing Conference of FIBA-Europe early that month, the president of FIBA-Europe made a request to discuss again and renegotiate issues that had already been included in the final document, as well as to add new issues to the agreement.
Basketball - 31 May 2002
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that the 2002 NBA Finals will be broadcast in Spanish on television, radio and the Internet. The league unveiled a comprehensive U.S. Hispanic marketing initiative in February at the NBA All-Star 2002 'Latin Night' festivities.
Basketball - 28 May 2002
The following statement is to clarify the present position of England Basketball.
Basketball - 13 May 2002
At today's General Assembly of the 50 European Basketball Federations, Mr. Giorgios Vassilakopoulos from Greece has been elected new President of FIBA-Europe for the 2002 - 2006 term of office.
Basketball - 12 Mar 2002
The Board of FIBA-Europe met on 8-9th March 2002 for its 14th session of the 1998-2002 term of office in Munich, Federal Republic of Germany.
Basketball - 30 Jan 2002
NEW YORK, Jan. 29 -- More than 2.5 billion viewers around the world will be able to tune in to watch the 2002 NBA All-Star Game, which features the stars of the NBA's Eastern Conference competing against the best of the Western Conference. The weekend festivities will take place in Philadelphia from Feb. 8-10.
Basketball - 24 Jan 2002
Sky Sports will broadcast live NBA basketball under a new deal signed this week. For the next three years, Sky Sports will broadcast at least two games each week with: * Up to 35 Regular Season matches * Up to 12 Play-off matches * Each game live in the best-of-seven NBA Finals * And the annual mid-season NBA All-Star Game in 2002, 2003 & 2004
Basketball - 22 Jan 2002
The National Basketball Association has reached six-year agreements with ABC, ESPN and AOL Time Warner to have ABC, ESPN, Turner Network Television (TNT), and a new AOL Time Warner/NBA jointly owned national cable sports network, televise NBA games beginning with the 2002-03 season.
Basketball - 19 Dec 2001
The fight against doping: the European Commission and the International Basketball Federation sign a convention to help keep basketball clean. The campaign 'For a clean future' launched by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is intended to raise awareness among young players and spectators of the damage to health caused by doping, and to provide information on banned substances and the penalties imposed for using them.
Basketball - 26 Nov 2001
Two top sports consultancy teams, Genesis and KKP, are carrying out a review of England Basketball. The Association is seeking views and comments on a new approach to the sport as a whole. The consultants, totally funded by Sport England, will be looking into the priorities for local development including facility access, the competitive structure and our potential for international performance funding.
Basketball - 19 Nov 2001
New York, NY, November 19, 2001 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) have entered a multi-year, multi-platform television agreement with Alpha TV --one of Greece's leading broadcasters. The deal brings fans across the country NBA and WNBA programming for the 2001-02 NBA season and the 2002 WNBA season via Alpha TV, Polis TV and Alpha Digital Synthesis.
Basketball - 09 Nov 2001
SEATTLE and SECAUCUS, N.J., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA Entertainment (NBAE) and Getty Images, Inc. (Nasdaq: GETY - news) today announced that they have signed a multi-year agreement whereby Getty Images will act as the Official Photo Source of the NBA, WNBA and the NBDL. Beginning with the 2001-02 NBA season, the agreement calls for Getty Images to provide photography services including the licensing and digital distribution of NBA, WNBA and NBDL photography for editorial purposes and commercial
Basketball - 07 Nov 2001
With Sabena Airlines going into liquidation and the resultant difficulties experienced since September 11th England Basketball have been severely affected by these actions, in the doubling and in some cases, trebling of flight costs for the impending international games.
Basketball - 05 Nov 2001
The Board of FIBA-Europe met on 2nd and 3rd November 2001 for its 13th session of the 1998 - 2002 term of office in Munich, Germany.
Basketball - 31 Oct 2001
England Basketball has now constructed a brand new site to serve the members more than the previous site. The new England Basketball site www.englandbasketball.co.uk provides up to date information on the National League, International Teams, our sponsors and general information about England Basketball.
Basketball - 22 Oct 2001
NEW YORK and LONDON, October 22, 2001 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the BBC announced today that the BBC will be on site at New York City's Madison Square Garden on October 30th for the New York Knicks' home opener against the Washington Wizards and will broadcast the game live to viewers across the UK.
Basketball - 19 Oct 2001
The WNBL is proud to announce the launch of its new website: www.wnbl.com.au . This site has been developed under the auspices of One Basketball and is the very first site for the new e-Basketball Initiative.
Basketball - 26 Sep 2001
The grounding of Ansett and the resulting lack of available seats on alternative airlines has forced the cancellation of the National Basketball League’s pre-season tournament in Townsville and Cairns in October.
Basketball - 25 Sep 2001
It was announced today that London Towers have agreed to a new shirt sponsorship deal done the 2001/02 season with confectionery giant Ferrero UK. The deal will involve both the much loved Kinder Surprise brand and the recently successfully launched Kinder Bueno bar.
Basketball - 24 Sep 2001
The National Basketball League has delayed making a decision on whether to proceed with the upcoming NBL Blitz pre-season tournament until the close of business on Tuesday September 25.
Basketball - 19 Sep 2001
Almost two weeks after the end of the European Championship for Men held in Atanlya, Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey, FIBA has gathered all the numbers, which prove that the Championship was a huge success.
Basketball - 14 Sep 2001
The Annual General Meeting of England Basketball will be held this Saturday to receive the Annual Report of the Association. Over the last year the Association has enhanced the development of the sport at Regional and Local level. The Active Sports programme has led to an improvement in the structure of the sport at a Local level. The Association will also report on the increase in International competition and the successful first year of England Basketball Enterprises.
Basketball - 14 Sep 2001
The Australian Basketball Association (ABA) National Finals, scheduled for Bendigo this weekend, have been cancelled. A decision on whether the Finals will be rescheduled will be taken within the next 10 days.
Basketball - 10 Sep 2001
Following the decision taken by the Board of FIBA-Europe at its meeting today, the ULEB wishes to make the following statements:
Basketball - 10 Sep 2001
The Board of FIBA-Europe met informally today prior to the final games of FIBA’s European Championship for Men to evaluate recent developments in its relationship with ULEB-Euroleague, and has come to the conclusions below.
Basketball - 31 Aug 2001
FIBA's Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Patrick Baumann and Mr. Jérôme Valcke, Chief Executive Officer of Sport+, a subsidiary of the Vivendi-Universal/Canal+ group announced today that they have reached an agreement on the exploitation of the television rights following ISL's bankruptcy earlier this year.
Basketball - 07 Aug 2001
At the recent Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly meeting it was decided that Melbourne would host the Commonwealth Games in 2006.
Basketball - 01 Aug 2001
NEW YORK, Aug. 1 -- The National Basketball Association and Reebok International Ltd. (NYSE:RBK) have formed a 10-year strategic partnership beginning in 2001, under which Reebok will design, manufacture, sell and market licensed merchandise for the NBA, the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the National Basketball Development League (NBDL), the NBA's new minor league.
Basketball - 26 Jul 2001
FIBA announced today that it has renewed its agreement with the Paris based Photo Department of Agence France Presse. The original agreement was signed in October 2000, with AFP providing digital photos of every single game of the FIBA SuproLeague, and storing them on their central server in Paris.
Basketball - 10 Jul 2001
MP Web, Internet Company of the Media Partners Group, through the deal with Euroleague Marketing, is still the Euroleague’s Partner for the 2001-2002 sport season.
Basketball - 10 Jul 2001
As a prelude to Euroleague Draw tomorrow in Venice, the member clubs of the Euroleague lined up firmly today behind the competition format for the 2001-02 regular season and expressed the intention of maintaining a cooperative relationship with FIBA despite the continuing lack of a signed agreement between the two parties.
Basketball - 09 Jul 2001
The General Assembly of the Standing Conference of FIBA-Europe met in Munich today for an extraordinary session for elections for the President and members of the European Board. Other issues were the future of the European Club Competitions. All 50 affiliated national federations of Europe were present at the meeting.
Basketball - 06 Jul 2001
The National Basketball League today announced the appointment of former Adelaide 36ers’ captain and 1980 Olympian Peter Ali as Chief Executive Officer.
Basketball - 05 Jul 2001
Forth One, the largest radio station in East Central Scotland and the Edinburgh Rocks, Scotland’s only professional basketball team have announced their first two year sponsorship deal.
Basketball - 02 Jul 2001
Sixteen of the 21 member federations of FIBA-Oceania were present yesterday, 1st July 2001, as the Confederation's Congress met in the rest day of the 5th Oceania Tournament for its quadrennial meeting to elect the new FIBA-Oceania President and the Oceania Management Committee (Executive Board) members. To the post of President of the organisation Mr. Bob Elphinston was elected unopposed.
Basketball - 19 Jun 2001
Get your good luck charms ready, because the Euroleague draw for the 2001-02 regular season now has a day, a date and a place: Tuesday, July 10 in Venice, Italy.
Basketball - 14 Jun 2001
There will be only one way of following the 1st match of Italy's Basketball Championship finals: watching the live event on www.telebasket.com.
Basketball - 29 May 2001
Following the agreement adopted by the Standing Conference of FIBA that met this weekend in Germany, the ULEB states its position in the following terms:
Basketball - 29 May 2001
Following a meeting of certain European national federations in May in Paris, and the subsequent proposal, the General Assembly has approved the creation of a working group with the aim of establishing the terms and details of a possible independent European Zone inside of FIBA.
Basketball - 29 May 2001
The General Assembly of the Standing Conference of Europe, representing the 50 European national federations, met for its 46th session today in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. 49 of the 50 European national federations were present at the meeting.
Basketball - 30 Apr 2001
The Central Board of FIBA, which was opened and closed by the President of the Government of the Canton of Geneva, Mr. Carlo Lamprecht, met 27th - 29th April for its 7th session in the 1998-2002 Term of Office in Geneva, Switzerland.
Basketball - 17 Apr 2001
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is once again enhancing the viewing experience through the use of new technology. Beginning this week, NBA games will be available on Sportslive, a closed loop broadband service in South Korea. As a result of the recently signed agreement, NBA games and programming can be seen in real time and on demand.
Basketball - 11 Apr 2001
Basketball Australia today announced that Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games Chief Executive Lois Appleby has been appointed to the Board.
Basketball - 05 Apr 2001
The International Basketball Federation FIBA and the Union of European Basketball Leagues ULEB signed an agreement today which regulates the details of the re-unification of the two European top club competitions SuproLeague and Euroleague as of the 2001/2002 season. The agreement still has to be ratified by the General Assembly of the Standing Conference which meets on 25th – 27th May 2001.
Basketball - 30 Mar 2001
The Board of the Standing Conference of Europe met today 30th March 2001 in Munich, Federal Republic of Germany. At a majority, the Board has voted in favour of the agreement, which regulates the details of the re-unification of the two European top club competitions SuproLeague and Euroleague as of the 2001/2002 season.
Basketball - 13 Mar 2001
Basketball will make its Commonwealth Games debut at the Melbourne Games it 2006. The announcement came today, with both men’s and women’s basketball added to the schedule as one of four team sports.
Basketball - 08 Mar 2001
Following the steps towards organisational reunification taken Tuesday, a second meeting was held today at the Euroleague headquarters in Barcelona between FIBA and ULEB, in which the commercial and legal experts from both organisations also took part.
Basketball - 08 Mar 2001
Following advice received yesterday from both the Sports Council and the Department of Agriculture, Irish Basketball’s National Competitions Committee (NCC) have decided to abandon the 2000/2001 ESB League season due to the continuing Foot & Mouth crisis.
Basketball - 07 Mar 2001
The second meeting between representatives of FIBA and the ULEB was held at Euroleague headquarters in Barcelona today for the purpose of designing a procedure that would permit the unification of Europe's two main club basketball competitions.
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