Friday, June 13, 2014

The FIBA Europe decided to relocate EURO basket 2015 from Ukraine to a new destination.

The FIBA Europe decided to relocate EURO basket 2015 from Ukraine to a new destination. 
The official site of the Basketball Federation of Latvia announced that  in the coming days will be announced a tender for the Eurobasket 2015 (deadline - July 31). According to preliminary information the holding of the tournament already interested in 16 countries, including Latvia.
In addition, it was decided in 2015 to change the system of the final tournament and after the first group stage will begin playoff series for the top 16 participants. Usually held at Eurobasket there was also second group stage.
It is also noted that in Ukraine retained the priority right of the Eurobasket 2017  if the country decides to pursue this tournament.
On May 6 France issued a bid to host the matches of the men's European basketball championship in 2015 and offered to host a tournament or parts of matches instead of Ukraine.
EuroBasket 2015 would  be held in six cities of Ukraine - Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk.

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