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PR N°30 - China, 9th candidate interested in hosting the 2014 FIBA World Champ

GENEVA (2014 FIBA World Championship) - Following the decision taken at its Central Board meeting held on the 8th and 9th of December 2007 in Chicago (USA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) opened the bidding process for the 2014 FIBA World Championship on 10th of January 2008.

Today, Wednesday 30th April 2008, on the closing date for the sending of Letters of Intent confirming an interest in hosting the event, FIBA is pleased to confirm that the Chinese Basketball Association has become the ninth candidate to express an interest in bidding for the organization of the 17th edition of the FIBA World Championship, FIBA's premier competition.

China joins Spain, France, Denmark, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Italy and Greece in the group of candidates interested in hosting the 2014 FIBA World Championship.

For the complete information on this bidding process, please refer to Press Release # 02/2008

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