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FIBA disallows Russian teams from competitions

In line with the International Olympic Committee Executive Board resolution and its reasons, FIBA has announced today that Russian teams and officials will not be allowed to participate in FIBA Basketball and 3x3 Basketball competitions until further notice.

FIBA will communicate any further decisions taken by the Central Board at its meeting on March 25, as well as by FIBA's European Zone bodies in the next coming days.
Regarding the Women's World Cup draw:
The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 Draw will proceed tomorrow (Thursday, 3 March) in Sydney, Australia, with the results determining which of the two groups of the Women's Basketball World Cup 2022 each of the twelve teams will compete in.

Following FIBA's decision on Russian teams, the Draw will feature a team "To Be Determined" (TBD), which will be drawn without geographical restriction. The Central Board will determine in due course the team from the Washington/Santo Domingo Qualifying Tournament that will participate in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2022.

The confirms teams competing in this year's Women's World Cup, tipping off Thursday, 22 September, will be Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, France, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, Serbia and USA.

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The ECA Shareholders Executive Board, meeting remotely on Monday, February 28, took the following decisions with regards to the war in Ukraine:

1. To suspend the participation of Russian Federation teams in both the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague (CSKA Moscow, UNICS Kazan, Zenit St Petersburg) and the 7DAYS EuroCup (Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar).

2. Euroleague Basketball to continuously monitor the evolution of the situation. Should the situation not evolve in a favorable way, all regular-season games versus Russian teams to be annulled to configure the leagues' standings.

Euroleague Basketball and its clubs reiterate their firm commitment towards peace, against any acts of violence or war, and will continue to use their voice to promote respect, inclusion and diversity, values that sit at the core of the organization and its teams.

Jordi Bertomeu: "We are appalled by the terrible events taking place in Ukraine after Russia's invasion. Euroleague Basketball and its teams are deeply-rooted in their communities. In a situation like the one we have today, it is our responsibility to support those communities and to voice their beliefs.

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It's interesting because in Euroleague the Russian teams are in on the "pay to play" model in the current Euroleague where (from what I understand) they are licensed for a number of years. I thought that would be the biggest obstacle but happy to see it apparently isn't the case.

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