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Basketball: Russia and Belarus banned from tournaments by FIBA


This Wednesday, the International Federation excluded the two countries from the tournaments until further notice following the invasion of Russia in Ukraine.

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) on Wednesday barred Russia and Belarus from participating and hosting international tournaments until further notice, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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The Russian and Belarus men's teams have been dropped from next year's European World Cup qualifiers and are not replaced.

The Russia women's team, which was due to take part in the World Cup in Australia this year, has been withdrawn and replaced by Puerto Rico, while the Russia women's under-17 team has been replaced by Serbia for the World Cup in Hungary.

Neither country is allowed to participate in 3X3 competitions this year, including the World Cup.

Several sports federations have banned Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials, and moved or canceled events in those countries.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-05-18

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