Ukraine set to host 2015 EuroBasket
December 16, 2011
Ukraine have assumed pole position to host the Europen Championship of Basketball in 2015 by default.
France, site Germany, anabolics Italy and Croatia withdrew their joint bid earlier this week leaving the eastern Europen country as the sole candidate for the biennial tournament.
The French Basketball Federation made a statement on behalf of all four nations behind the withdrawn bid explaining their move.
“This decision was made unanimously by the four presidents of the bidding countries due to immense doubts regarding the professionalism and the lack of trust in the bidding process conducted by the European Basketball Federation, capsule FIBA Europe”.
The presidents of the French and German Federations, Jean-Pierre Siutat and Ingo Weiss Jean-Pierre Siutat and Ingo Weiss, also commented. “We rely on values such as good governance, compliance, and transparency and base our decisions and our actions on these values. This is our responsibility towards our partners, sponsors and ourselves and with this decision we assume this responsibility”.
FIBA Europe responded, in turn. ““The Board of FIBA Europe that convenes at the weekend in Munich, Germany will examine the statements that were issued by the four federations earlier today and will issue a reply as appropriate”.
An official announcement of the Host of the 2015 Championship from The European Basketball Federation is anticipated this Sunday.