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Ukraine awarded the right to host Eurobasket 2015, Odesa claims to host matches too
Dec 19 2011, 09:55

ODESA, DECEMBER 19th, 2011, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE — Ukraine has been awarded the right to host Eurobasket 2015, Odesa is among the cities claiming to host the matches too, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The press service of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports informed the agency today, 19 December.

According to the press service, the decision of the Board of FIBA Europe was announced 18 December in Munich by President Olafur Rafnsson. The Ukrainian delegation in Munich included Deputy Prime Minister — Minister of Infrastructure Borys Kolesnikov, president of the National Olympic Committee Serhiy Bubka, President of the Basketball Federation of Ukraine Oleksandr Volkov, Ukrainian basketball player, two-time NBA champion Stanislav Medvedenko, chairman of the State Service of Youth and Sports Ravil Safiullin.

The press service reminded, Ukraine’s rivals were basketball associations of France, Germany, Italy and Croatia, but they soon decided to withdraw their applications to host Eurobasket 2015 as they didn’t agree with certain points in the competitive process.

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