Rio de Janeiro Rumors
Following the decision of the FIBA Europe Board taken during its last meeting in Paris, the FIBA Executive Committee met on 23 April at the House of Basketball. After receiving a report by FIBA Europe on the latest developments in European club competitions, the FIBA Executive Committee decided to fully support FIBA Europe’s decision. The Executive Committee requested FIBA Europe to meet this week with all concerned European National Federations in order to review and discuss their domestic initiatives. The implementation of the decisions at European and World level would follow this consultation process. FIBA’s Executive Committee will invite Euroleague Commercial Assets to meet at the House of Basketball in the next days.
As reported by El Mundo Deportivo, Spanish NT has been suspended from Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro and from the next World Championships by FIBA. The suspension comes because of the support that ACB has given to Euroleague. Spanish NT qualified for the Olympics Games winning the last European Championship in France but now they can’t play in the tournament.