Basketball Australia Statement

FIBA has announced today that Russian teams and officials will not be allowed to participate in FIBA basketball and 3x3 competitions until further notice.  Following the decision, Russia will be removed from the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup draw that is to be held in Sydney tomorrow and replaced with a “To Be Determined” (TBD) that will be drawn without geographical restriction. John Carey BA Chairman said “the situation in the Ukraine is extremely distressing and as an organization with athletes currently competing in Europe, we are monitoring this situation closely. The FIBA decision this morning to remove Russia at this time from competing in international FIBA sanctioned events is welcomed by Basketball Australia. As a member of the international sporting community Basketball Australia stands against the actions of Russia and fully supports the position of FIBA and the AOC.”  

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