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History of Basketball in FISU

Basketball is one of the few sports which have featured at every International University Sports Week before joining the list of compulsory sports at the Universiade in Turin in 1959. A total of 15 countries participated in the Turin men’s basketball tournament and the first gold medal was awarded to the USSR. In 1961, university basketball was opened for women and Sofia (BUL) successfully hosted the first edition of the FISU women’s tournament.
1965 was marked by the United States celebrating their Universiade debut in Budapest (HUN), an arrival which would not go unnoticed as the Americans took gold medals in largely all sports, including the basketball tournament. The following Universiades continued to be dominated by the United States, winning a total of five gold medals up to the edition in Bucharest (ROM) in 1981 where the Soviet Union wrote FISU history in beating the United States. Bucharest was also one of the greatest moments for American basketball player Larry Bird, who would later go on to blaze a remarkable career in the NBA. Another fantastic tournament was held in Kobé (JPN) in 1985. The Soviets could bank on such exceptional players as Arvidas Sabonis to beat the US in the final of the men’s tournament. And yet, tied a few seconds from the end of the match, it took a three-point shot in the last second for the USSR to win the day. In fact, basketball has continuously progressed into one of the most interesting and spectacular sports of the Summer Universiade programme. With famous players such as Kevin McHale, Charles Barkley and Karl Malone, it has attracted large crowds of spectators, particularly during the finals.
In 2007, FISU signed an agreement with the international basketball governing body, FIBA, to further reinforce the close collaboration and to increase the level of teams and refereeing. Bangkok 2009 and Shenzhen 2011 have proven the associated success and university basketball remains a great event on the FISU programme.

 

FISU Regulations

The basketball tournaments will be organised in accordance with the most recent technical regulations of the “Fédération Internationale de Basketball Amateur” (FIBA). The programme and duration of the competitions will be fixed by the Executive Committee in agreement with the Organising Committee and the CTI. In principle, competitions will last eleven (11) days and will include:

  • one (1) men’s tournament: twenty-four (24) teams maximum,
  • one (1) women’s tournament: sixteen (16) teams maximum.

 

Minimum Requirements for Basketball

The Organising Committee will provide, for exclusive use, suitable sports halls with full support facilities as approved by the Basketball CT. The FIBA regulations must be followed.

 

Competition Facilities

Type of Venue

Number of Venues

Changing room competitors

Changing room TOJR

Spectator Seating

Press and Media Seating

Court Finals

1

4

2

5,000

100

Courts Preliminaries

5

4

2

1,000

-

Training

6

2

-

-

-


  • All competition courts must have wooden floors and spring action rims
  • An electronic scoreboard in each competition venue
  • All competition courts must have adjoining warm-up facilities
  • Access must be made available for training at competition venues outside of competition times

 

Training Facilities

  • The training facilities, wherever possible, must have the same dimensions, with wooden floors and with the same basketball hoops as the competition venues
  • Each training court must have a scoreboard

Next Events

2017 - 29th Summer Universiade - Taipei City (TPE)

2015 - 28th Summer Universiade - Gwangju (KOR)

2013 - 27th Summer Universidade - Kazan (RUS)

 

 

 

International Basketball Federation


FISU
 Technical Chair:

Michalis KYRITSIS (GRE)
Ulff OHRMAN (SWE)

 

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Previous Events

2011 - 26th Summer Universiade – Shenzhen (CHN)

2009 - 25th Summer Universiade – Belgrade (SRB)

2007 - 24th Summer Universiade – Bangkok (THA)

2005 - 23rd Summer Universiade – Izmir (TUR)

2003 - 22nd Summer Universiade – Daegu (KOR)

2001 - 21st Summer Universiade – Beijing (CHN)

1999 - 20th Summer Universiade - Palma de Mallorca (ESP)

1997 - 19th Summer Universiade – Sicily (ITA)

1995 - 18th Summer Universiade – Fukuoka (JPN)

1993 - 17th Summer Universiade – Buffalo (USA)

1991 - 16th Summer Universiade – Sheffield (GBR)

1989 - 15th Summer Universiade – Duisburg (FRG)

1987 - 14th Summer Universiade – Zagreb (YUG)

1985 - 13th Summer Universiade – Kobe (JPN)

1983 - 12th Summer Universiade – Edmonton (CAN)

1981 - 11th Summer Universiade – Bucharest (ROU)

1979 - 10th Summer Universiade - Mexico City (MEX)

1977 - 9th Summer Universiade – Sofia (BUL)

1973 - 7th Summer Universiade – Moscow (URS)

1970 - 6th Summer Universiade – Torino (ITA)

1967 - 5th Summer Universiade – Tokyo (JPN)

1965 - 4th Summer Universiade – Budapest (HUN)

1963 - 3rd Summer Universiade - Porto Alegre (BRA)

1961 - 2nd Summer Universiade – Sofia (BUL)

1959 - 1st Summer Universiade – Torino (ITA)

 

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