Andrei Kirilenko: The BCL Final Eight was a breath of fresh air

2021-05-10T10:03:56+00:00 2021-05-10T10:03:56+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

10/May/21 10:03

Andrei Kirilenko talks about the Basketball Champions League Final Eight in Nizhny Novgorod and says it was a “breath of fresh air” under the current restrictions in Europe

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Russian Basketball Federation President Andrei Kirilenko spoke about the organization of the Basketball Champions League Final Eight in Nizhny Novgorod, an event that featured teams from six different countries, a “breath of fresh air” with the current COVID-19 restrictions all around Europe, as he mentioned.

In the current condition of the world, and Europe especially, with a lot of restrictions, I think it’s like a breath of fresh air. I want to congratulate the local authorities for organizing a beautiful event”, Kirilenko stated. “Again, we were still under some restrictions, with just 50% of the fans. We wish it could have been a full gym, but again, it’s better than nothing”.

“The teams that were here showed a great level of basketball. If they played again, we would have different results! That means that the level is very equal in those eight teams”.

Check out his entire interview below: