Reported by the Basketball Federation of Ukraine.
“During a meeting in Munich on June 13 Board of FIBA Europe has decided to transfer from Eurobasket 2015 Ukraine away. decision was made after careful consideration of the current political situation and given Safety in Ukraine “- reads the statement.
Instead, it was decided to give Ukraine the right to host Eurobasket-2017.
Council took note of the efforts made by the Basketball Federation of Ukraine and the giant steps the country in recent years, including 6th place at Eurobasket 2013 and participated in the World Cup 2014.
“In this regard, the Council expressed its willingness to help the FBU in its efforts to popularize basketball and decided to authorize the President Turgay Demirel FIBA Europe Secretary General and Kamila Nowak immediately start negotiations with the Ukrainian side on a country’s ability to take Eurobasket 2017 “- said the FBU.
Over the next two weeks Turgay Demirel and Kamil Novak come to Ukraine to sign the agreement on the conduct of Eurobasket 2017.
As for Eurobasket 2015, the new competition will be open to all European federations, applications can contain one or more countries mistresses. All interested parties must provide the required official documents and guarantees until 31 July 2014. The decision on the new venue of Eurobasket 2015 will be made September 30, 2014.
Council also decided that next year’s tournament will take place under the new system, which was installed before 2017. This means that the Eurobasket 2015 will be held from 5 to 20 September 2015, the first phase - 4 groups of 6 teams each, then playoff game.
On Friday it was announced that Ukraine was denied the right to Eurobasket 2015.