Beirut to host Champions Cup; Tokyo to host re-christened FIBA Asia Cup
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The FIBA Asia calendar of events for 2012 has been announced.
The calendar will tip off with the 23rd FIBA Asia Champions Cup, FIBA Asia’s premier event for club teams, to be hosted by Lebanon at Beirut from Jun 2 – 10, 2012.
The calendar then moves to Mongolian capital UIaanbaatar for the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship, the qualifying event for the 2013 FIBA World U19 Championship, from Aug 17 – 26.
Mongolia thus makes its debut as a host city of a FIBA Asia event.
Tokyo in Japan is the next stop for the calendar as 10 top National Teams assemble for the 4th FIBA Asia Cup, earlier known as the FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup, from Sept 14 – 22.
The champions from the 4th FIBA Asia Cup will earn a direct qualification to the 27th FIBA Asia Championship in 2013.
Batu Pahat in Malaysia will play host to the finale of this year’s FIBA Asia calendar – the 21st FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Women, the qualifying event for the 2013 FIBA World U19 Championship for Women.
The complete FIBA Asia 2012 calendar
Date, Event, Venue
2-10 Jun, 23rd FIBA Asia Champions Cup, Beirut, Lebanon
17-26 Aug, 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
14-22 Sep, 4th FIBA Asia Cup, Tokyo, Japan
29 Sep – 6 Oct, 21st FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Women, Batu Pahat, Malaysia