You are here

2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men

02.08.2011

This summer, from June 30 to July 10, three Latvian cities – Riga, Liepaja and Valmiera will host the prestigious 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men.

This summer, from June 30 to July 10, three Latvian cities – Riga, Liepaja and Valmiera will host the prestigious 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men.

“Phenomenal athleticism, outstanding talent, natural play and enthusiasm for the game straight from the heart. You can see and meet the superstars of tomorrow before they sign their multi-million dollar contracts,” point out the organizers.

Stars like Vlade Divac, Arvydas Sabonis, Vince Carter, Toni Kukoc, and Pau Gasol started their careers at U19 World Championships.

The 2011 FIBA World U19 Championship for Men will gather teams from 16 countries and five FIBA continental zones, featuring the world's best young players born in 1992 or after.

Europe will be represented by six teams – Lithuania, Russia, Latvia, Serbia, Croatia, Poland. South America and North America will be represented by four teams – USA, Brazil, Canada, Argentina. Asia will have three teams – China, Korea and Taiwan - while Africa will be represented by two teams – Egypt and Tunisia. Australia, representing the Oceania zone, will complete the line-up.

http://latvia2011.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/11/fu19m/p/index.html

Related news
Bursting into the Nielsen sales charts this week at number two is an Ondine recording of Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, sung by the Latvian Radio Choir. It sold 815 copies – 730 CDs, 85...
This year Positivus festival will host the fifth annual Red Bull Music Academy stage,first time located at the beach. The Red Bull Music Academy stage will feature some of the best international and Baltic...
About one thousand cyclists gathered at the Freedom Monument yesterday at noon to participate in a cycling parade through half of the city to the Mezaparks neighborhood, where various events dedicated to...
Latvia's seashore is more popular with Lithuanian vacationers than the Lithuanian seaside resort town of Palanga, since the Latvian resorts are more hospitable and offer cheaper and accommodation of...