Spain Submit Bid to Host 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup

November 4, 2014

Spain has submitted a bid to host the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Women’s World Cup in 2018.

The 2018 tournament will be played under the new FIBA title having previously been known as the World Championship for Women.

Spain successfully hosted the men’s FIBA World Cup in August and are hoping this will give them the advantage to host the women’s equivalent.

The country’s bid was officially submitted by Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) president Jose Luis Saez and Miguel Cardenal, the president of Spain’s High Council for Sport.

“The Spanish Federation is eager to showcase and make the most of the golden generation that the country’s women’s teams have experienced in recent years,” Saez said.

“Over the last decade, our teams have won 35 medals across world and continental championships in junior and senior women’s categories.

“The 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup is the centrepiece of our project ‘Women’s Universe’ which covers different promotional activities, growth and development of women’s sports.”

Cardenal added: “We were very happy to have hosted the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup this past summer for our men’s team and we want to present the same amazing opportunity to our women.

“Basketball is the sport that women participate in the most in Spain, more than football. So they deserve to show what they are able to do – like they did in Turkey a few weeks ago – at home, in front of the home fans.”