Olympic qualification tournament will , for sure , be in Belgrade , in “ Kombank Arena “ from July 4th- July 9th, 2016.
This was confirmed today in Geneva by Mr. Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General in his talks with Dragan Djilas ,the President of the Basketball federation of Serbia, and Dejan Tomasevic, Secretary General of the Basketball Federation of Serbia.
-Mr. Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General, has, in the discussion with the representatives of all federations, said that he hope there will not be rumors that FIBA considers to withdraw its decision to appoint Serbia as the host of the qualification tournament for the Olympic games nd that he will personally be in Belgrade in the time of the tournament. This is the end on all rumors that have appeared in public and now we have do our best and provide good organization of the tournament and to win on it.- these are the impressions of Mr. Dragan Djilas , the President of the Basketball Federation of Serbia, brought from Geneva .
The main topic was the participation of the clubs in the region in FIBA Champion League.
– Most part of the meeting was devoted to the situation regarding the participation of the clubs from the region in FIBA Champion league. In next days we will have meeting with the clubs ABA league members in order to find mutual attitude that is acceptable both for clubs and FIBA, that is Basketball Federation of Serbia . FIBA does not condition participation in its Champion League with non-participation in Eurolegue. On the contrary, FIBA accepts and supports that. It is very important for FIBA to have a qualitative representative of Serbia in its Champion League . I thing that it would be in accordance to our basketball interests – explained Mr. Djilas.
So, Serbian national team will from July 4th to July 9th, 2016 in “ Kombank Arena” play in a group with Angola and Puerto Rico , while Chez Republic and Latvia are in B group , and only the winner of the tournament goes to the Olympic Games in Rio.