The decision also applies to 3×3 basketball competitions.
International Basketball Federation (FIBA) extended the suspension Russia And Belarus from international competitions. The decision is permanent and will remain in effect at least until the next meeting of the Executive Committee.
FIBA suspended the teams of the aggressor countries immediately after the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Federation also rejected the Russian Federation’s application to host EuroBasket 2025.
Previously, the FIBA Executive Committee did not allow the national teams of Russia and Belarus to qualify for the 2024 Olympics and EuroBasket 2025. The disqualification of Russians applies to all competitions under the auspices of FIBA, men’s and women’s, including 3×3 basketball.
Previously, the International Olympic Committee reacted negatively to the idea of organizing the Friendship Games by Russia in 2024. IOC President Thomas Bach said that “the Russian government is going to hold politicized competitions.”
In March, the IOC Executive Committee recommended the return of Russian and Belarusian athletes to international competitions in a neutral status. In response to this, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to boycott the qualifying tournaments for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, where the specified athletes will be admitted.
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