2010 THE WORLD BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP IN TURKEY

ISTANBUL, ANKARA, ANTALYA , IZMIR / TURKEY

 

The 2010 FIBA World Championship will be hosted by Turkey from August 23 to September 12, 2010. It is co-organized by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Turkish Basketball Federation and the 2010 Organizing Committee.

For the second time since 1986, the World Championship will have 24 competing nations, an increase from 16. As a result, the groups are each playing in different cities, with the knockout round being hosted by Istanbul.

 

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Below is a list of the confirmed venues which will be used to host games during the 2010 FIBA World Championship. More stadia will be confirmed in the coming months.

Istanbul

  • Sinan Erdem Dome - (TBC) (22,500)

Ankara

  • New Proposed Arena - (10,000+)

Antalya

  • New Proposed Arena - (10,000+)

İzmir

  • İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall - (9,200)

 

Turkey is automatic qualifier as the host country. The 2008 Olympic champion will also receive an automatic berth. Most other teams will qualify through continental qualifying tournaments, and FIBA will invite "wild card" teams to fill out the field. The Draw for the Championship will be held on January 2010.

 

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About Istanbul

The god and human, nature and art are together in there, they have created such a perfect place that it is valuable to see." Lamartine’s famous poetic line reveals his love for İstanbul, describing the embracing of two continents, with one arm reaching out to Asia and the other to Europe. more

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