FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament relocated to Belgrade, Serbia
MIES (Switzerland) - FIBA today confirmed that the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament originally scheduled to be played in Foshan, China, will be played on the same dates, February 6 -9, 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia.
After having carefully evaluated the developments regarding the coronavirus outbreak and placing as main priority the safety of the participating players and team delegation members, the FIBA Executive Committee decided to relocate the tournament to Belgrade, Serbia, where one of the other three FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments will be played.
Besides the evident operational advantages that allow FIBA to offer appropriate conditions for such an important tournament qualifying for Tokyo 2020, entry into Serbia is possible without a visa for citizens of all 4 participating countries (China, Great Britain, Korea, Spain).
The remaining two FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be played in Bourges, France, and Ostend, Belgium.
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