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The FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World Cup, also known as the FIBA
FIBA
World Cup of Basketball
Basketball
or simply the FIBA
FIBA
World Cup, between 1950 and 2010 known as the FIBA
FIBA
World Championship,[1] is an international basketball competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of the International
International
Basketball
Basketball
Federation (FIBA), the sport's global governing body. Winning The World Championship is considered to be just as prestigious as the Olympic Basketball
Basketball
Tournament gold medal, tournament of IOC
IOC
International
International
Olympic Committee. The World Cup is considered to be the flagship event of FIBA. It is considered to be almost as equally prestigious as the Olympic Basketball
Basketball
Tournament, tournament organized by both the International
International
Olympic Committee and FIBA.[2] The tournament structure is similar, but not identical, to that of the FIFA World Cup; both of these international competitions were played in the same year from 1970 through 2014. A parallel event for women's teams, now known as the FIBA
FIBA
Women's Basketball
Basketball
World Cup, is also held quadrennially. From 1986 through 2014, the men's and women's championships were held in the same year, though in different countries. The current format of the tournament involves 24 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation. The winning team receives the Naismith Trophy, first awarded in 1967. The current champions are the United States, who defeated Serbia
Serbia
in the final of the 2014 tournament. Following the 2014 FIBA
FIBA
championships for men and women, the men's World Cup was scheduled on a new four-year cycle to avoid conflict with the FIFA World Cup. The next men's World Cup will be held in 2019, in the year following the FIFA World Cup. The women's championship, which was renamed from " FIBA
FIBA
World Championship for Women" to " FIBA
FIBA
Women's Basketball
Basketball
World Cup" after its 2014 edition, will remain on the previous four-year cycle, with championships in the same year as the FIFA World Cup. The 1994 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship was the first FIBA
FIBA
World Cup tournament in which currently active American NBA
NBA
players, that had also already played in an official NBA
NBA
regular season game, were allowed to participate. All FIBA
FIBA
World Championship/World Cup tournaments from the 1994 edition onward, are thus considered as fully professional level tournaments.

Contents

1 History 2 Qualification 3 Tournament format 4 Naismith Trophy 5 Results

5.1 Medal table

6 Records and statistics 7 Tournament growth 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

History[edit] Main article: History of the FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World Cup

World map depicting the number of times a country has hosted the World Cup. Dark blue: twice; light blue: once.

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The FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World Cup was conceived at a meeting of the FIBA World Congress at the 1948 Summer Olympics
1948 Summer Olympics
in London.[3] Long-time FIBA
FIBA
Secretary-General Renato William Jones urged FIBA
FIBA
to adopt a World Championship, similar to the FIFA World Cup, to be held in every four years between Olympiads. The FIBA
FIBA
Congress, seeing how successful the 23-team Olympic tournament was that year, agreed to the proposal, beginning with a tournament in 1950. Argentina
Argentina
was selected as host, largely because it was the only country willing to take on the task.[4] Argentina
Argentina
took advantage of the host selection, winning all their games en route to becoming the first FIBA
FIBA
World Champion. The first five tournaments were held in South America, and teams from the Americas dominated the tournament, winning eight of nine medals at the first three tournaments. By 1963, however, teams from Eastern Europe (the Soviet Union) and Southeast Europe
Southeast Europe
(Yugoslavia), in particular – began to catch up to the teams from the American continents. Between 1963 and 1990, the tournament was dominated by the United States, the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Brazil
Brazil
who together accounted for every medal at the tournament. The 1994 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship marked the beginning of a new era - as currently active American NBA
NBA
players participated in the tournament for the first time (before that only European and South American professionals were allowed to participate as they were still classified as amateurs[5]),[6] while the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and Yugoslavia split into many new states. United States
United States
dominated that year and won gold, while former states of USSR and Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
- Russia and Croatia - won Silver and Bronze. The 1998 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship, held in Greece
Greece
( Athens
Athens
and Piraeus), lost some of its luster when the 1998–99 NBA
NBA
lockout prevented NBA
NBA
players from participating. New Yugoslavian team, now consisting of the former Yugoslav republics of Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro, won the gold medal over Russia, while USA, with professional basketball players playing in Europe and two college players, finished third. In 2002 other nations eventually caught up to the four powerhouse countries and their successor states. FR Yugoslavia, led by Peja Stojaković of the Sacramento Kings and Dejan Bodiroga
Dejan Bodiroga
of FC Barcelona won the final game against Argentina, while tournament MVP Dirk Nowitzki led Germany
Germany
to the bronze, its first ever World Championship medal. Meanwhile, the United States
United States
team, made up entirely of NBA players, struggled to a sixth-place finish. This new era of parity convinced FIBA
FIBA
to expand the tournament to 24 teams for 2006, 2010 and 2014 editions of the tournament.[7][8] In 2006, emerging powerhouse Spain
Spain
beat Greece
Greece
in the first appearance in the final for both teams. Spain
Spain
became only the seventh team ( Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
and FR Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
are counted separately in the FIBA records)[9] to capture a World Championship gold. The USA, who lost to Greece
Greece
in a semifinal, beat Argentina
Argentina
in 3rd place match and claimed bronze. In 2010 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship final the USA beat Turkey
Turkey
and won gold for first time in 16 years, while Lithuania beat Serbia
Serbia
and won bronze. The United States
United States
became the third country to defend the championship, winning against Serbia
Serbia
in 2014. France defeated Lithuania in the bronze medal game. After the 2014 edition, FIBA
FIBA
instituted significant changes to the World Cup. The final competition will expand from 24 to 32 teams. Also, for the first time since 1967, the competition will not overlap with the FIFA World Cup. To accommodate this change, the 2014 World Cup will be followed by a 2019 edition in China.[10] then followed by a 2023 edition in Philippines, Japan
Japan
and Indonesia.[11] Qualification[edit] Main article: FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World Cup qualification

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World map depicting the number of times a national team participated in the World Cup.

The Basketball
Basketball
World Cup has used various forms of qualification throughout its history. The first five tournaments were held in South America and participation was dominated by teams from the Americas. At the first tournament, FIBA
FIBA
intended for the three Olympic medalists to compete, plus the host Argentina
Argentina
and two teams each from Europe, Asia, and South America. However, no Asian team was willing to travel to the event, so six of the ten teams were from the Americas. European powerhouse Soviet Union
Soviet Union
later made their first appearance in 1959 after missing the first two events. In the tournament's early years, only Europe and South America had established continental tournaments, so participation in the tournament was largely by invitation. Later, Asia added a continental championship in 1960, followed by Africa in 1962, Central America in 1965, and Oceania in 1971, As a result of these changes, qualification became more formalized starting with the 1967 tournament. In that year, the Asian champion received an automatic berth in the tournament, joining the top European and South American teams. In 1970, the African and Oceanian champion each received a berth, while the Centrobasket
Centrobasket
champion and runner-up were each invited. For most of these years, the tournament host, defending World Champion, and top Olympic basketball tournament finishers also qualified for the event. From 1970 through the 2014 World Cup, qualification continued to be based on the continental competitions and the Olympic tournament. The only major change came in the 1990 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship, when the tournament started taking qualifiers from the newly redesigned FIBA Americas Championship rather than from North, Central, and South America individually. After the tournament expanded to 24 teams in 2006, the tournament allocated qualification as follows:[12]

FIBA
FIBA
EuroBasket
EuroBasket
(Europe) – 6 berths FIBA
FIBA
Africa Championship (Africa) – 3 berths FIBA
FIBA
Asia Championship (Asia)  – 3 berths FIBA
FIBA
Americas Championship (North, Central, and South America) – 5 berths FIBA
FIBA
Oceania Championship (Oceania) – 2 berths Defending Olympic Champion – 1 berth, removed from the zone of the Olympic champion Host team – 1 berth / 3 berths in 2023 FIBA-selected wild cards – 4 berths

Each of the five continental championships also served as qualification for the Olympics, so all were held every two years. The year immediately preceding the World Championship was used to determine the berths at the tournament. For example, all of the berths at the 2010 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship were determined by continental championships held in 2009. After the first 20 teams qualified, FIBA then selected four wild card teams, based on sporting, economic, and governance criteria, as well as a required registration fee from each team to be considered by the FIBA
FIBA
board.[13] Of the four wild cards, only three could come from one continental zone. In each of the two tournaments that the wild card system was in place, FIBA
FIBA
selected the maximum three European teams to compete in the event. FIBA
FIBA
instituted major changes to its competition calendar and the qualifying process for both the World Cup and Olympics in 2017. First, the continental championships are now held once every four years, specifically in years that immediately follow the Summer Olympics. The continental championships no longer play a role in qualifying for either the World Cup or Olympics.[14] The 2019 World Cup qualifying process, which began in 2017, is the first under a new format. Qualifying takes place over a two-year cycle, involving six windows of play. Qualifying zones mirror the FIBA continental zones, except that FIBA
FIBA
Asia and FIBA
FIBA
Oceania are now combined into a single Asia-Pacific qualifying zone. In each qualifying zone, nations are divided into Division A and Division B, with promotion and relegation between the two. FIBA
FIBA
did not initially reveal full details of the new process, but announced that at least in opening phases, it would feature groups of three or four teams, playing home-and-away within the group.[14] Tournament format[edit] For the various formats used in previous tournaments, see History of the FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World Cup § Format of each final tournament.

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The Basketball
Basketball
World Cup has existed in several different formats throughout the years as it has expanded and contracted between 10 and 24 teams. The first tournament in 1950 began with a ten-team double-elimination tournament followed by a six-team round robin round to determine the champion. Between 1954 and 1974, each tournament started with a group stage preliminary round; the top teams in each preliminary round group then moved on to a final round robin group to determine the champion. In 1978, FIBA
FIBA
added a gold medal game between the top two finishers in the final group and a bronze medal game between the third and fourth place teams. In each year between 1959 and 1982, the host team received a bye into the final group. Of the seven host teams in this era, only three medaled despite the head start. As a result, FIBA
FIBA
made the host team compete in the preliminary round starting in 1986. In 1986, the tournament briefly expanded to 24 teams. Four groups of six teams each competed in the preliminary round group stage. The top three teams in each group then competed in the second group stage, followed by a four-team knockout tournament between the top two finishers in each group. The championship contracted back down to 16 teams for the 1990 tournament. The three tournaments between 1990 and 1998 each had two group stages followed by a four-team knockout tournament to determine the medalists. The 2002 tournament expanded the knockout round to eight teams. In 2006, FIBA
FIBA
made the decision to expand back to 24 teams and introduced the format that is currently in place.[7] Under the current format, the teams are divided into four preliminary round groups of six teams each.[15] Should teams be tied at the end of the preliminary round, the ties are broken by the following criteria in order:

Game results between tied teams Goal average between games of the tied teams Goal average for all games of the tied teams Drawing of lots

The top four teams in each group then advance to a sixteen-team single-elimination knockout round. It begins with the eighth finals, where the top teams in each group play the fourth-placed teams in another group and the second and third-placed teams in each group face off. This is followed by the quarterfinals, semifinals, and final. The semifinal losers play in the bronze medal game, while the quarterfinal losers play in a consolation bracket to determine fifth through eighth places. In 2019, the final tournament will expand to 32 teams.[14] Naismith Trophy[edit] Main article: Naismith Trophy

Map of best finishes per team. Defunct countries are denoted by circles.

Since 1967, the champion of each tournament has been awarded the Naismith Trophy, named for basketball inventor James Naismith. A trophy had been planned since the first World Championship in 1950, but did not come to fruition until FIBA
FIBA
finally commissioned a trophy in 1965 after receiving a US$1,000 donation. The original trophy was used from 1967 through 1994. An updated trophy was introduced for the 1998 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship and the original now sits at the Pedro Ferrándiz Foundation in Spain.[16] The updated trophy is designed in an Egyptian-inspired lotus shape upon which there are carved maps of the continents and precious stones symbolizing the five continents ( FIBA
FIBA
Americas represents both North America and South America). Dr. Naismith's name is engraved on all four sides in Latin, Arabic, Chinese, and Egyptian hieroglyphs. The trophy stands 47 centimeters (18.5 inches) tall and weighs nine kilograms (twenty pounds).[17] The most recent Naismith Trophy
Naismith Trophy
was revealed in the 2019 FIBA
FIBA
World Cup Qualifiers Draw Ceremonies last May 7, 2017. The trophy, which stands about 60 centimeters high (13 cm. higher than the 1998 version), is made almost entirely out of gold features the names of the previous world cup champions at the base. FIBA's original name (Federation Internationale de Basketball
Basketball
Amateur) is also engraved at the trophy's "hoop". The trophy was designed by Radiant and handcrafted by the silversmith Thomas Lyte. Results[edit] For a list of national team appearances, see National team appearances in the FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World Cup.

Year Hosts

Gold Medal Game

Bronze Medal Game

Number of Teams

Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth Place

1950  Argentina

Argentina No playoffs[18]

United States

Chile No playoffs[18]

Brazil 10

1954  Brazil

United States No playoffs[18]

Brazil

Philippines No playoffs[18]

France 12

1959  Chile

Brazil No playoffs[18]

United States

Chile No playoffs[18]

Republic of China 13

1963  Brazil

Brazil No playoffs[18]

Yugoslavia

Soviet Union No playoffs[18]

United States 13

1967  Uruguay

Soviet Union No playoffs[18]

Yugoslavia

Brazil No playoffs[18]

United States 13

1970  Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia No playoffs[18]

Brazil

Soviet Union No playoffs[18]

Italy 13

1974  Puerto Rico

Soviet Union No playoffs[18]

Yugoslavia

United States No playoffs[18]

Cuba 14

1978  Philippines

Yugoslavia 82–81 OT

Soviet Union

Brazil 86–85

Italy 14

1982  Colombia

Soviet Union 95–94

United States

Yugoslavia 119–117

Spain 13

1986  Spain

United States 87–85

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia 117–91

Brazil 24

1990  Argentina

Yugoslavia 92–75

Soviet Union

United States 107–105 OT

Puerto Rico 16

1994  Canada

United States 137–91

Russia

Croatia 78–60

Greece 16

1998  Greece

Yugoslavia 64–62

Russia

United States 84–61

Greece 16

2002  United States

Yugoslavia 84–77 OT

Argentina

Germany 117–94

New Zealand 16

2006  Japan

Spain 70–47

Greece

United States 96–81

Argentina 24

2010  Turkey

United States 81–64

Turkey

Lithuania 99–88

Serbia 24

2014  Spain

United States 129–92

Serbia

France 95–93

Lithuania 24

2019  China

32

2023  Philippines  Japan  Indonesia

32

Medal table[edit] In the most current medal table released by FIBA
FIBA
as seen on the FIBA archive website, the 2014 championship is taken into account, and the records of SFR Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
and FR Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
are combined under "Yugoslavia".[19] Previously, FIBA
FIBA
had a medal table from 1950 to 2006,[20] and another medal table that included results from 1950 to 2006,[21] that separated the results of SFR Yugoslavia/FR Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
and Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro
Montenegro
respectively into "Yugoslavia" or " Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro". The ranking of teams between the latter two medal tables are different, with the FIBA.com ranking by number of total medals, while the FIBA
FIBA
World Cup website's ranking is by number of gold medals. The number of medals won by the United States
United States
differs between the latter two medal tables, despite encompassing the same period. The latter two medal tables also do not include the results of the 2010 and 2014 championships. Finally, a FIBA.com PDF linked from the FIBA.com history section that documents the championships from 1950 to 2002 also has a medal table that included tournaments from 1950 to 1998, which also separated pre-breakup Yugoslavia, called as "Yusgoslavia" [sic] from the post-breakup Yugoslavia, called as " Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro", and ranked the teams by the number of total medals.[22] The FIBA
FIBA
archive also lists the achievements of each national team, separating it per IOC
IOC
codes. The national team representing Serbia's first international tournament is listed as 2007,[23] Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro's tournament participation lasted from 2003 to 2006,[24] and Yugoslavia's participation was from 1947 to 2002.[25] Chinese Taipei was listed not to have participated in the World Cup, indeed its first participation in any FIBA
FIBA
tournament started in 1986;[26] a team called "Taiwan" participated from 1960 to 1973,[27] and a "Formosa" team joined from 1954 to 1959.[28] Below is the FIBA
FIBA
table as seen from the FIBA
FIBA
archive website, updated with results since 1998. The records of SFR Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
and FR Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
(counted together as "Yugoslavia") are separated from records of Serbia
Serbia
and Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro. In the case of the Soviet Union, their records also didn't carry over to Russia.[29]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total

1  United States 5 3 4 12

2  Yugoslavia 5 3 2 10[which?]

3  Soviet Union 3 3 2 8

4  Brazil 2 2 2 6

5  Argentina 1 1 0 2

6  Spain 1 0 0 1

7  Russia 0 2 0 2

8  Greece 0 1 0 1

 Turkey 0 1 0 1

 Serbia 0 1 0 1

11  Chile 0 0 2 2

12  Philippines 0 0 1 1

 Croatia 0 0 1 1

 Germany 0 0 1 1

 Lithuania 0 0 1 1

 France 0 0 1 1

Total 17 17 17 51

Records and statistics[edit] Main article: FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World Cup records For individuals, three players – Ubiratan Pereira Maciel
Ubiratan Pereira Maciel
and Marcel De Souza of Brazil
Brazil
and Phil Smyth of Australia – have appeared in five tournaments.[30] Six different players have won medals in four tournaments. Brazilian legend Oscar Schmidt
Oscar Schmidt
is the runaway all-time leading scorer, scoring 843 career points in four tournaments between 1978 and 1990. Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
of Greece
Greece
is the all-time leading scorer for a single tournament, averaging 33.7 points per game for the Greeks at the 1986 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship. FIBA
FIBA
also names a Most Valuable Player for each tournament. Since the tournament opened to professionals in 1994, NBA
NBA
players have won five of the six MVP trophies awarded – Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal
for the United States in 1994, Germany's Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
in 2002, Spain's Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
in 2006, Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
for the United States
United States
in 2010, and Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving
for the United States
United States
in 2014. The only exception was Dejan Bodiroga
Dejan Bodiroga
of FR Yugoslavia, the MVP of the 1998 tournament, when the NBA
NBA
players were not able to participate, due to 1998–99 NBA
NBA
lockout. Tournament growth[edit] The 2010 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship had reached a global TV audience of 800 million people across 171 countries, with the official website having 30 million views during the tournament.[citation needed] Both numbers broke the records set in 2006 and in EuroBasket
EuroBasket
2009.[citation needed] Three of the games involving Lithuania were among the highest rated programs in that country. In China
China
65 million watched their team's game against Greece
Greece
in the preliminary round.[31] This was an improvement from the 2006 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship, which was held in Japan
Japan
and was shown in 150 countries. This meant that games aired in the morning in Europe and at night in the Americas; despite this, audiences broke records, with Italy's game against Slovenia achieving a 20% viewing share in Italy, Serbia's game against Nigeria netting a 33% share in Serbia, and a 600,000-audience in the USA on their team's game against Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
at 1 a.m.[32] Before the 2010 championship started in Turkey, FIBA
FIBA
had already sold 350,000 tickets, for a revenue of between US$8 to 10 million. The number of tickets sold is 10% higher than 2006, although the revenue was less than 2006's US$18 million, which was widely attributed to the strong Japanese yen. Meanwhile, FIBA
FIBA
got two-thirds of marketing rights revenue, of which one-third or about US$8 million, went to the local organizers. FIBA
FIBA
had also successfully negotiated TV rights deals, which all goes to FIBA, worth US$25 million, including a TV rights deal with ESPN.[33] In 2006, the Japanese organizers were targeting to sell 180,000 tickets, mostly to a Japanese audience; as for the overseas audience, the Japanese organizers didn't "expect them in great numbers". This was seen as a big improvement from 2002, which was a financial loss for USA Basketball
Basketball
and Indianapolis, in which all games were held in one city. This led to the Japanese organizers to hold games throughout the country instead of just in a single city.[34] At the most recent championship, which was rebranded as the 2014 FIBA Basketball
Basketball
World Cup in Spain, FIBA
FIBA
reported impressive ratings from nations which are participating in the tournament during the first week of the group phase. Most games involving European teams had a market share of at least 20%, including a 40% market share in Finland against their team's game against the Dominican Republic.[35] The TV ratings in the United States
United States
beat out the 2014 US Open (tennis), but was still described as Americans not caring about the FIBA
FIBA
Basketball World Cup.[36] In the Philippines, the entire tournament had an average reach of 67.8%.[37] See also[edit]

Basketball
Basketball
portal

FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World Cup records National team appearances in the FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World Cup FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup
FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup
(formerly FIBA
FIBA
World Championship for Women) Wheelchair Basketball
Basketball
World Championship

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History Records Naismith Trophy

Tournaments

Argentina
Argentina
1950 Brazil
Brazil
1954 Chile
Chile
1959 Brazil
Brazil
1963 Uruguay
Uruguay
1967 Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
1970 Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
1974 Philippines
Philippines
1978 Colombia
Colombia
1982 Spain
Spain
1986 Argentina
Argentina
1990 Canada
Canada
1994 Greece
Greece
1998 United States
United States
2002 Japan
Japan
2006 Turkey
Turkey
2010 Spain
Spain
2014 China
China
2019 Philippines/Japan/ Indonesia
Indonesia
2023

Qualification

1950 1954 1959 1963 1967 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014 2019 2023

Finals

1950 1954 1959 1963 1967 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014

Squads

1950 1954 1959 1963 1967 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014

Team appearances All-Tournament Team Most Valuable Player

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FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World Cup winners

   

1950:  Argentina 1954:  United States 1959:  Brazil 1963:  Brazil 1967:  Soviet Union

1970:  Yugoslavia 1974:  Soviet Union 1978:  Yugoslavia 1982:  Soviet Union

1986:  United States 1990:  Yugoslavia 1994:  United States 1998:  Yugoslavia

2002:  Yugoslavia 2006:  Spain 2010: United States 2014: United States

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FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World Cup hosts

1950:   Argentina
Argentina
(CABB) 1954:   Brazil
Brazil
(CBB) 1959:   Chile
Chile
(FEBACHILE) 1963:   Brazil
Brazil
(CBB) 1967:   Uruguay
Uruguay
(FUBB) 1970:   Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
(KSJ) 1970:   Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
(FBPR) 1978:   Philippines
Philippines
(SBP) 1982:   Colombia
Colombia
(FCB) 1986:   Spain
Spain
(FEB) 1990:   Argentina
Argentina
(CABB) 1994:   Canada
Canada
(CB) 1998:   Greece
Greece
(EOK) 2002:   United States
United States
(USAB) 2006:   Japan
Japan
(JBA) 2010:   Turkey
Turkey
(TBF) 2014:   Spain
Spain
(FEB) 2019:   China
China
(CBA) 2023:   Philippines
Philippines
(SBP) /   Japan
Japan
(JBA) /  Indonesia (PERBASI)

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FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World Cup Finals venues

Luna Park ( Argentina
Argentina
1950) Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
( Brazil
Brazil
1954) Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
( Chile
Chile
1959) Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
( Brazil
Brazil
1963) Cilindro Municipal
Cilindro Municipal
( Uruguay
Uruguay
1967) Tivoli Hall
Tivoli Hall
( Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
1970) Roberto Clemente Coliseum
Roberto Clemente Coliseum
( Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
1974) Araneta Coliseum ( Philippines
Philippines
1978) Coliseo El Pueblo
Coliseo El Pueblo
( Colombia
Colombia
1982) Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
( Spain
Spain
1986) Luna Park ( Argentina
Argentina
1990) SkyDome ( Canada
Canada
1994) Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall ( Greece
Greece
1998) Conseco Fieldhouse ( United States
United States
2002) Saitama Super Arena
Saitama Super Arena
( Japan
Japan
2006) Sinan Erdem Dome
Sinan Erdem Dome
( Turkey
Turkey
2010) Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
( Spain
Spain
2014) LeSports Center ( China
China
2019) Philippine Arena
Philippine Arena
(Philippines/Japan/ Indonesia
Indonesia
2023)

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International
International
men's basketball

FIBA National teams Olympics World Cup Universiade U-21 World Cup U-19 World Cup U-18 World Cup U-17 World Cup U-16 World Cup World Rankings

Africa

FIBA
FIBA
Africa – AfroBasket U-18 U-16 African Games

Americas

FIBA
FIBA
Americas – FIBA
FIBA
AmeriCup U-18 U-16 CBC Championship Centrobasket COCABA Championship Marchand Cup Pan American Games South American Championship

Asia

FIBA
FIBA
Asia – FIBA
FIBA
Asia Cup (includes Oceania) U-18 U-16 Asian Games FIBA
FIBA
Asia Challenge MVP Cup Stanković Cup East Asian Championship East Asian Games SABA Championship SEABA Championship South Asian Games Southeast Asian Games West Asian Championship West Asian Games William Jones Cup

Europe

FIBA
FIBA
Europe – EuroBasket U-20 U-18 U-16 Acropolis Tournament Adecco Cup Belgrade Trophy FIBA
FIBA
European Championship for Small Countries Games of the Small States of Europe World Cup (Turkey)

Oceania

FIBA
FIBA
Oceania – FIBA
FIBA
Oceania Championship (defunct) U-20 U-18 U-16 Pacific Games

Other tournaments

Arab Nations Basketball
Basketball
Championship Commonwealth Games Diamond Ball FIBA
FIBA
World Olympic Qualifying Tournament Lusophony Games Mediterranean Games Pan Arab Games

Note: The Under-21 Championship is no longer held.

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World championships

List of world sports championships

Olympic sports

Team

Association football

men men's club women women's club

Baseball

men

Basketball

men women 3x3 basketball

Beach volleyball Curling Handball

men women

Field hockey

men women

Ice hockey

men women

Rugby sevens Softball

women

Volleyball

men men's club women women's club

Water polo

Individual

Archery Aquatic sports Athletics

outdoor race walking

Badminton

men women mixed individual

Biathlon Bobsleigh and skeleton Boxing (amateur) Canoeing

slalom sprint

Cycling

road track cyclo-cross mountain biking trials BMX

Equestrianism

Equestrian Games dressage eventing show jumping

Fencing Golf

men women

Gymnastics

artistic rhythmic trampolining

Ice skating

figure speed short track

Judo Karate Luge

artificial track natural track

Modern pentathlon Rowing Sailing Shooting Skiing

alpine nordic freestyle snowboarding

Sport climbing Table tennis Taekwondo Triathlon Weightlifting Wrestling

Discontinued

Basque pelota Cricket

men women

Lacrosse

men

Polo Roller hockey

men women

Paralympic sports

Team

Amputee Football CP Football Para ice hockey Wheelchair basketball Wheelchair rugby Wheelchair curling Goalball Sitting volleyball

Individual

Archery Athletics Badminton Cycling

Track cycling Road cycling

Powerlifting Skiing

Alpine Nordic

Swimming Table tennis

Cue sports

Carom billiards

Three-cushion

individual team

artistic five-pin

English billiards Crokinole Pocket billiards

eight-ball nine-ball ten-ball straight pool

Snooker

six-red ladies amateurs seniors

Mind sports

Backgammon Bridge Chess

open women

Draughts

men women checkers draughts-64 draughts-64 women

Go Puzzles Scrabble Sudoku Xiangqi

eSports

ESWC FIFA Dota 2 League of Legends

Motorsport

Auto racing

Alternative energy

Solar car

Formula One Formula Three Karting Rallying

WRC WRC-2 WRC-3 rally raid Rallycross

Sports car

endurance

Touring car

Motorcycle sports

Endurance Enduro Ice racing

individual team

Grand Prix Production

Superbike Supersport

Cross-country rally Motocross

individual nation Supercross sidecar

Sidecar Speedway

individual team

Trial

Other

Aeroplane sport

Aerobatic Aerobatic GP Air Race

Powerboating

F1 offshore

Radio-controlled racing

1:10 electric off-road

Tank biathlon

Other sports

Team

American football

men women

Australian football Bandy

men men's club women women's club

Ball hockey Baseball

men women

Beach handball Beach soccer Canoe polo Dancesport

Formation Latin

Fistball

men women

Flag football Floorball Futsal

men men's club women

Inline hockey

FIRS IIHF

Korfball Lacrosse

men women indoor under-19s

Netball Padel tennis Quidditch Ringette Roll Ball Roller derby Rugby league

men men's club women

Rugby union

men women

Sailing

Yachts Dinghies

Sepaktakraw Softball

men

Synchronized skating Tchoukball

Individual

Air sports

Ballooning Gliding Parachuting Paragliding

Aquatics

Surfing Water skiing

Athletics

cross country half marathon indoor 100 km Mountain running Long Distance Mountain running Snowshoe running Skyrunning Trail running

Bowling

Tenpin Bowls Indoor

Canoeing

marathon

Cycling

mountain bike marathon cyclo-cross

Darts

BDO PDC

Fishing

freshwater fly fishing

Gymnastics

acrobatic aerobic

Inline speed skating Kendo Kickboxing Orienteering

foot ski mountain bike

Pétanque Powerlifting

men women

Professional boxing

men women

Mounted games Racquetball Sambo Shooting

practical handgun practical rifle practical shotgun

Skiing

flying Ski mountaineering

Squash

individual doubles team

Roller skating

artistic

Swimming

short course

Triathlon

Ironman

Wrestling

Armwrestling Sumo Wushu

Other

Yo-yo

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FIBA
FIBA
World Cup Most Valuable Player Award

1950: Furlong 1954: Minter 1959: Pasos 1963: Marques 1967: Daneu 1970: Belov 1974: Kićanović 1978: Dalipagić 1982: Frazer 1986: Petrović 1990: Kukoč 1994: O'Neal 1998: Bodiroga 2002: Nowitzki 2006: Gasol 2010: Durant 2014: Irving

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Medal tables of Olympics, Paralympics and World Championships by sport

Olympic Games (Hosts · Medals)

Alpine skiing Archery Athletics Badminton Bandy Basketball

men women

Biathlon Bobsleigh Boxing Canoeing & kayaking Cross-country skiing Curling Cycling Diving Equestrian Field hockey Fencing Figure skating Football

men women

Freestyle skiing Gymnastics Handball Ice hockey Judo Luge Modern pentathlon Nordic combined Rowing Sailing Shooting Skeleton Ski jumping Snowboarding Speed skating

Short track

Swimming Synchronized swimming Table tennis Taekwondo Tennis Triathlon Volleyball Water polo Weightlifting Wrestling

Greco-Roman Freestyle

Paralympic Games (Hosts · Medals)

Alpine skiing Archery Athletics Biathlon Boccia Cross‑country skiing Cycling Equestrian Football 5-a-side Football 7-a-side Goalball Ice sledge hockey Judo Powerlifting Rowing Sailing Shooting Swimming Table tennis Volleyball Wheelchair basketball Wheelchair curling Wheelchair fencing Wheelchair rugby Wheelchair tennis

World Championships or World Cups

Alpine skiing American football Aquatics Archery Athletics Badminton

men women BWF

Bandy

men women

Baseball

World Cup World Baseball Classic

Basketball

men women

Basque Pelota Beach soccer Biathlon Bobsleigh & skeleton Bowling Canoe

Slalom Sprint

Cricket

men women Test ODI

Curling

men women

Cycling

BMX Cyclo-cross

men women

Mountain Bike Marathon Track

Equestrian

Equestrian Games Show Jumping Eventing

Fencing F1

drivers constructors

Field hockey

men women

Football

clubs men women

Figure skating Futsal Gymnastics

artistic rhythmic trampoline

Handball

men women

Ice hockey

men women

Inline hockey

FIRS IIHF

Luge

natural

Modern pentathlon Nordic skiing Padel tennis Polo Rallying

drivers constructors

Roller hockey

men women

Rugby league

men women

Rugby union

men women

Shooting Softball Speed skating

men men's sprint women women's sprint

Taekwondo Squash

individual team

Tennis

men women

Volleyball

men women

Water polo Weightlifting Wrestling

List of international rankings List of top international rankings by countr

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