By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
FIBA’s stance regarding the Russian teams in its competition has been decided on and the organization chose to ban Russian teams as well as Russian official from participating in its competitions until further notice.
When it comes to FIBA’s Basketball Champions League season, Nizhny Novgorod was the only Russian team participating but they got eliminated early on. Meanwhile, in FIBA Europe Cup, Avtodor Saratov reached the quarterfinals and was supposed to play against Sporting on March 16.
Per FIBA Basketball:
FIBA remains very concerned by the recent events in Ukraine and expresses its deepest sympathies to the victims.
In line with the International Olympic Committee Executive Board resolution and its reasons, FIBA has announced today that Russian teams and officials will not be allowed to participate in FIBA Basketball and 3×3 Basketball competitions until further notice.
FIBA will communicate any further decisions taken by the Central Board at its meeting on March 25, as well as by FIBA’s European Zone bodies in the next coming days.
FIBA strongly condemns violence and hopes peace will urgently prevail.