(2014 FIBA World Championship) – Spain has announced the intention
to use its “sister cities” to fuel global interest in the 2014
FIBA World Championship if the country is selected to host the
Spain, China and Italy are the three
candidates to stage the competition, with FIBA set to announce in May
where the tournament will be.
A total of 56 cities are
officially twinned with Madrid, Seville, Bilbao, Granada and Las
Palmas – the cities where games will be played if the event is held
And the Spanish Basketball Federation said: “The
Local Organizing Committee of the 2014 FIBA World Championship will
appoint an 'Ambassador of the 2014 FIBA World Championship ' in each
of the cities (below), with the purpose of organizing two annual
events related to the Championship.”
MADRID (23): Asunción
(Paraguay), Beijing (China), Belgrade (Serbia), Berlin (Germany),
Brussels (Belgium), Bogota (Colombia), Caracas (Venezuela), Havana
(Cuba), Lima (Peru) , Lisbon (Portugal), Mexico DF (Mexico), Managua
(Nicaragua), Manila (Philippines), Montevideo (Uruguay), Moscow
(Russia), New York (USA), Nouakchott (Mauritania), Quito (Ecuador),
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Sarajevo (Bosnia and
Herzegovina), Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Tripoli (Libya) and Warsaw
SEVILLE (4): Kansas City, Missouri (USA), Columbus,
Ohio (USA), Angers (France) and Krakow (Poland).
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Rosario (Argentina), Medellín
(Colombia), Bordeaux (France), Qingdao (China), Tbilisi (Georgia),
Pittsburgh (USA), Sant Adrià de Besos (Barcelona, Spain ) and
GRANADA (7): Aix-en-Provence (France),
Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Coral Gables (USA), Freiburg (Germany),
Marrakech (Morocco), Tetuán (Morocco) and Tlemecén
LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA (13): San Antonio
(Texas, USA), Caracas (Venezuela), Altagracia de Orituco (Venezuela),
Nouadhiou (Mauritania), Rabat (Morocco), Praia (Cape Verde), Palma de
Mallorca ( Spain), Cadiz (Spain), Móstoles (Spain), Jerez de
la Frontera (Spain), Salamanca (Spain), San Cristóbal de La
Laguna (Spain) and Garachico (Spain).
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