KK Borac Čačak
Košarkaški klub Borac Čačak referred to as KK Borac Čačak, is a men's professional basketball club based in Čačak, Serbia. They are competing in the 2nd Adriatic League and the Basketball League of Serbia. Borac was a member of the Yugoslav First Federal League since 1952 season. In this club grew up players such as: Radmilo Mišović, Dragan Kićanović, Radivoj Živković, Željko Obradović and many other players who have left a significant mark on the basketball area of European and Serbian basketball. 1972–73 – 4th place in the regular season standings 1972–73 – participation in the FIBA Korać Cup 1992–93 – participation in the semifinals of Yugoslav Cup 2009–10 – 1st place in the regular season of Basketball League of Serbia Aleksandar Nikolić Aleksandar Stefanović Milovan Stepandić Ratko Joksić Lazar Lečić Yugoslav Federal B League Winner: 1980–81 KK Železničar Čačak Official website Official website of Serbian Basketball League KK Borac Čačak at eurobasket.com KK Borac Čačak at Facebook
2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship
The 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship was held in Novi Sad, Serbia from July 12 to July 22, 2007. The host nation won the tournament after beating the United States 74–69 in the final. Milan Mačvan was named the tournament MVP. 4 Mladen Jeremić, 5 Petar Despotović, 6 Dušan Katnić, 7 Stefan Marković, 8 Marko Kešelj, 9 Aleksandar Radulović, 10 Stefan Stojačić, 11 Marko Čakarević, 12 Milan Mačvan, 13 Miroslav Raduljica, 14 Boban Marjanović, 15 Slaven Čupković 4 Tajuan Porter, 5 Stephen Curry, 6 Jonny Flynn, 7 Patrick Beverley, 8 Matt Bouldin, 9 David Lighty, 10 Donté Greene, 11 Raymar Morgan, 12 Deon Thompson, 13 Damian Hollis, 14 Michael Beasley, 15 DeAndre Jordan 4 Jessie Bégarin, 5 Nicolas Batum, 6 Antoine Diot, 7 Abdoulaye M'Baye, 8 Olivier Romain, 9 Alexis Ajinça, 10 Benoît Mangin, 11 Edwin Jackson, 12 Rudy Etilopy, 13 Kim Tillie, 14 Ludovic Vaty, 15 Adrien Moerman Carlos José Julio Marcos Fornies Benito Yanping Song Eddie Viator Konstantinos Koromilas Enrico Sabetta Yuji Hirahara Tomas Jasevičius Ilija Belošević Recep Ankaralı Jeff Nichols Official Website FIBA Basketball Archive
The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation. The name is a combination of the words "University" and "olympiad"; the Universiade is referred to in English as the World University Games or World Student Games. The most recent games were in 2017: the Winter Universiade was in Almaty, while the Summer Universiade was held in Taipei, Taiwan; the 2019 Winter Universiade took place in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation, between 2 and 12 March 2019, the 2019 Summer Universiade will be held in Naples, Italy between 3 and 14 July. The idea of a global international sports competition between student-athletes pre-dates the 1949 formation of the International University Sports Federation, which now hosts the Universiade. English peace campaigner Hodgson Pratt was an early advocate of such an event, proposing a motion at the 1891 Universal Peace Congress in Rome to create a series of international student conferences in rotating host capital cities, with activities including art and sport.
This did not come to pass, but a similar event was created in Germany in 1909 in the form of the Academic Olympia. Five editions were held from 1909 to 1913, all of which were hosted in Germany following the cancellation of an Italy-based event. At the start of the 20th century, Jean Petitjean of France began attempting to organise a "University Olympic Games". After discussion with Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, Petitjean was convinced not to use the word "Olympic" in the tournament's name. Petitjean, the Confederation Internationale des Etudiants, was the first to build a series of international events, beginning with the 1923 International Universities Championships; this was followed by the renamed 1924 Summer Student World Championships a year and two further editions were held in 1927 and 1928. Another name change resulted in the 1930 International University Games; the CIE's International University Games was held four more times in the 1930s before having its final edition in 1947.
A separate group organised an alternative university games in 1939 in Vienna, in post-Anschluss Germany. The onset of World War II ceased all major international student sport activities and the aftermath led to division among the movement, as the CIE was disbanded and rival organisations emerged; the Union Internationale des Étudiants incorporated a university sports games into the World Festival of Youth and Students from 1947–1962, including one separate, unofficial games in 1954. This event principally catered for Eastern European countries. After the closure of the CIE and the creation of the first UIE-organised games, FISU came into being in 1949 and held its own first major student sport event the same year in the form of the 1949 Summer International University Sports Week; the Sports Week was held biennially until 1955. Like the CIE's games before it, the FISU events were Western-led sports competitions. Division between the Western European FISU and Eastern European UIE began to dissipate among broadened participation at the 1957 World University Games.
This event was not directly organised by either group, instead being organised by Jean Petitjean in France, but all respective nations from the groups took part. The FISU-organised Universiade became the direct successor to this competition, maintaining the biennial format into the inaugural 1959 Universiade, it was not until the 1957 World University Games that the Soviet Union began to compete in FISU events. That same year, what had been a European competition became a global one, with the inclusion of Brazil and the United States among the competing nations; the increased participation led to the establishment of the Universiade as the primary global student sport championship. 1 The Republic of China is recognised as Chinese Taipei by FISU and the majority of international organisations it participates in due to political considerations and Cross-Strait relations with the People's Republic of China. World University Championships International University Sports Federation International Children's Games Official website of the International University Sports Federation Official website of the German University Sports Federation Official report of the Winter Universiade Innsbruck / Seefeld 2005 Yahoo News: 2017 Taipei Universiade, 87% box-office success as the highest ever
Power forward (basketball)
The power forward known as the four, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. It has been referred to as the "post" position. Power forwards play a role similar to that of center, they play offensively with their backs towards the basket and position themselves defensively under the basket in a zone defense or against the opposing power forward in man-to-man defense. The power forward position entails a variety of responsibilities, one of, rebounding. Many power forwards are noted for their mid-range jump-shot, several players have become accurate from 12 to 18 feet. Earlier, these skills were more exhibited in the European style of play; some power forwards, known as stretch fours, have since extended their shooting range to three-point field goals. In the NBA, power forwards range from 6' 8" to 7' 0" while in the WNBA, power forwards are between 6' 1" and 6' 4". Despite the averages, a variety of players fit "tweener" roles which finds them in the small forward or center position depending on matchups and coaching decisions.
Some power forwards play the center position and have the skills, but lack the height, associated with that position
2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup
The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup was the 17th edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the tournament known as the FIBA World Championship. Hosted by Spain, it was the last tournament to be held on the then-current four-year cycle; the next FIBA World Cup will be held five years in 2019, to reset the four-year-cycle on a different year than the FIFA World Cup. The United States won their fifth world championship, after beating silver medal winning Serbia in the Final. France claimed the third place. FIBA opened the bidding process on 10 January 2008 and all the letters of intent were submitted on 30 April 2008. Nine countries showed interest in hosting the event, as in order, they were Spain, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Italy and China. Among the nine, only three were shortlisted by FIBA: China which would have hosted the 2009 FIBA Asia Championship that year, Italy which last hosted a FIBA tournament in EuroBasket Women 2007, FIBA EuroBasket 2007 host Spain. On 23 May 2009, after voting by the FIBA Central Board in Geneva in which the Chinese and Spanish representatives abstained, China was the first to be eliminated in the first round of voting.
In the final round, Arvydas Sabonis and Saša Djordjević announced that Spain won the hosting rights with eleven votes as opposed to Italy's eight. The Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid was the main venue, hosting the final and half of the matches in the final round. While no arenas from the 1986 FIBA World Championship were reused, the current Madrid arena was built on the site of the original venue, destroyed by fire in 2001, a venue used in 1986. Amongst venues used in FIBA EuroBasket 2007, the arenas in Granada and Madrid were reused. One arena, the Gran Canaria Arena, was the only new venue, being built after the tournament was awarded to Spain; the other cities hosted a group. On 17 April 2010, Barcelona was added to the list of cities to hold games, bringing the total venues to six; this was Barcelona's first time being part of a major international event in basketball since the 1997 EuroBasket, in which the Palau Sant Jordi hosted the final stages. Barcelona will host half including a semifinal.
Below is a list of the confirmed venues which were used to host games during the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Connor Floor was the official supplier of the basketball courts for each of the six sites. There were 24 teams taking part in the 2014 World Cup of Basketball. After the 2012 Olympics, the continental allocation for FIBA Americas was reduced by one when the United States won the Olympic tournament, automatically qualifying them for the 2014 World Cup. Host nation: 1 berth 2012 Summer Olympics: 12 teams competing for 1 berth, removed from that country's FIBA zone FIBA Asia: 15 teams competing for 3 berths FIBA Oceania: 2 teams competing for 2 berths FIBA Africa: 16 teams competing for 3 berths FIBA Americas: 10 teams competing for 4 berths FIBA Europe: 24 teams competing for 6 berths Wild card: 4 berths As of 21 September 2013, twenty teams had qualified for the final tournament in 2014. To complete the 24-team tournament, FIBA would announce the four wild cards after a meeting in Barcelona on 1–2 February 2014.
But the FIBA Central Board decided not to trim the list of wild card applicants on their Buenos Aires meeting, making all 15 teams eligible to be selected on the February meeting at Barcelona. On 1 February 2014, FIBA announced that it had allocated the wild cards to Brazil, Finland and Turkey. On the FIBA Central Board meeting in Buenos Aires, FIBA suspended the basketball federations of Guatemala and Senegal indefinitely "due to their inability to properly function as the governing body for basketball in their respective countries." The Senegalese federation was suspended due to age fabrication in the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Men and for Women. On 2 February, FIBA lifted the suspension on the Senegalese federation after they complied with all of the requirements imposed by the FIBA, clearing the way for the participation of its national team in the tournament; this was the first time the new expanded free throw lane, the restricted arc, extended three point line took effect in the tournament.
The final round was held in two arenas: in the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid and Palau Sant Jordi, as opposed to a singular arena in 2010. The arrangement of the round of 16 match-ups in the bracket were changed. In 2010, a team from Group A or B can meet a team from Group C or D as early in the quarterfinals, cannot meet their groupmates until the semifinals. In 2014, teams from Groups A and B were in one half of the bracket played in Madrid, while teams from Groups C and D were in the other half and played in Barcelona. In 2010, the round of 16 games were held in two matches per day. From the semifinals onward, unlike in 2010 where the semifinals were held in one day, the third-place playoff and the final on the next day, the semifinals in 2014 were held on two days, followed by the third-place playoff the next day, the final on the day after, or one game per day; the classification round for 5th place was eliminated
Serbia men's national basketball team
The Serbian men's national basketball team is controlled by the Basketball Federation of Serbia. Serbia is ranked fourth in the FIBA World Rankings. From 1992 to 2003, the national team played under name of FR Yugoslavia and from 2003 to 2006 under name of Serbia and Montenegro in international competitions. Following the Montenegrin declaration of independence in 2006, Basketball Federation of Serbia retained the place of Basketball Federation of Serbia and Montenegro as a FIBA member. Therefore, all the results and medals from this period are succeeded by the Serbian men's national basketball team. With the start of Yugoslav Wars in 1991 and subsequent breakup of Yugoslavia, the mighty team of Yugoslavia was disbanded; the players were selected from the population of over 23 million people and basketball infrastructure evenly distributed all over the six states which formed the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. In 1992, FR Yugoslavia was established, as the federation of two remaining Yugoslav republics Serbia and Montenegro.
Newly established country had less than half the population of former country. The Basketball Federation of FR Yugoslavia became the governing body of basketball in new country. After the adoption of UNSCR 757, the national team was suspended from participating in international tournaments. Due to these sanctions and ongoing war, the national team was prevented from participating at the 1992 Summer Olympics, EuroBasket 1993 and 1994 FIBA World Championship. Without much sponsorship of war-impoverished country, the national team made its comeback to the international scene at the EuroBasket 1995 in Greece, where the national team won the gold medal after defeating Lithuania in gold-medal game. At the 1996 Summer Olympics the team lost with 69–95 to the United States in gold-medal game; the national team won the gold medal at the EuroBasket 1997, 1998 FIBA World Championship, EuroBasket 2001 and bronze medal at the EuroBasket 1999. One of the most notable wins of the Yugoslavian national team came in the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIBA World Championship, when the host nation of the tournament United States was eliminated with 81–78.
The significance of the win was tremendous for the Serbian people in general, as the public in Serbia perceived the United States political leadership responsible for the breakup of Yugoslavia and destruction of country's infrastructure and civil victims during the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. The Yugoslavian national team won the tournament by defeating New Zealand in the semi-finals and Argentina after 84–77 OT win in gold-medal game. In 2002, FR Yugoslavia consisted of Serbia and Montenegro, came to a new agreement regarding continued co-operation, among other changes, promised the end of the name Yugoslavia, since they were part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. On 4 February 2003, the federal assembly of Yugoslavia created a loose state union—the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro; the following years were underwhelming as the national team failed to make the podium of the tournament, after decades of winning medals. At the EuroBasket 2003 it came in 6th place, but due the world champion status, qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece.
However, it was eliminated in the group stage with 1–4 score, finishing in 11th place. The national team participated at the 2004 FIBA Diamond Ball. After two consecutive tournament disappointments, hope for the comeback came at the EuroBasket 2005 where the national team of Serbia and Montenegro was a host nation. Legendary Željko Obradović became national head coach again. However, the national team was eliminated in the play-off stage by France with 71–74 loss, finished in 9th place. Obradović stepped down shortly after the tournament, blamed the bad atmosphere among the team star players for yet another failure; the national team participated at the 2006 FIBA World Championship on a wild card due to the results in the past, on initiative by FIBA prominent administrator Borislav Stanković. However, the national team of Serbia and Montenegro once again failed to impress and finished in 9th place. On 21 May 2006, Montenegrins voted in an independence referendum, with 55.5% supporting independence.
The subsequent Montenegrin proclamation of independence in June 2006 and the Serbian proclamation of independence on 5 June ended the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro and thus the last remaining vestiges of the former Yugoslavia. Following the dissolution of the state union of Serbia and Montenegro, national team participated at the EuroBasket 2007 and finished the competition in the group stage with three close losses, it failed to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics, missing the Olympics for the first time after being suspended at the 1992 Summer Olympics. A new generation led by legendary Dušan Ivković returned some of the old glory by taking the silver medal in Eurobasket 2009, fourth place in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, with the youngest team. However, the national team failed to reach the semifinals at the EuroBasket 2011 and EuroBasket 2013, thus way failing to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics, missing the second Olympics tournament in a row. Following the EuroBasket 2013, Ivković stepped away from the position and Serbian basketball hall of famer Aleksandar Đorđević stepped in.
Đorđević led the team to three silver medals at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2017 EuroBasket. FIBA World Cup MVP Dejan Bodiroga – 1998 EuroBasket MVP Aleksandar Đorđević – 1997 Predrag Stojaković – 2001 FIBA World Cup All-Tournament Team Dejan Bodiroga – 1998 Željko Rebrača – 1998 Predrag Stojaković – 2002 Miloš Teodosić – 2010, 2014 EuroBasket All-Tournament Tea
2009 Summer Universiade
The 2009 Summer Universiade known as the XXV Summer Universiade, was celebrated in Belgrade, Serbia from July 1 to 12, 2009. The event has been organised by a range of co-host cities in Vojvodina, close to Belgrade, it was the largest sporting event to be organised by the city. At this Universiade the biggest star was the Russian rhythmic gymnast Evgeniya Kanaeva, who won 5 gold medals. Russia was the leading nation in the medal table, with most medals; the bidding process for the 2009 Summer Universiade games began in early 2004. Together with Belgrade another two cities bid for the event – Monterrey in Mexico and Poznań in Poland. Working in Belgrade's favour were the various major sporting events the city was awarded to host in the upcoming 2005, 2006 and 2007 such as EuroBasket 2005, the 2005 European Volleyball Championship, the 2006 European Water Polo Championship, the European Youth Olympic Festival 2007. Furthermore, the city launched two unsuccessful candidate bids to organize the Summer Olympic Games: for the 1992 Summer Olympics Belgrade was eliminated in the third round of International Olympic Committee voting, with the games going to Barcelona.
The 1996 Summer Olympics went to Atlanta. On 10 January 2005 in Innsbruck, Belgrade was announced as the host of the 2009 Summer Universiade; the ceremony of the host city announcement was attended by the now deceased Belgrade mayor Nenad Bogdanović. The mascot of the 2009 Summer Universiade is a sparrow bird; the organisers chose the sparrow not only because of its symbolic ties to the host city but because it represents a fast and skillful bird, attributes needed for those competing at Universiade. The mascot received a new more modern look in 2009 and a competition began to name the Belgrade sparrow; the three final names for the sparrow were published in the Serbian media in April 2009, with the finalists being Srba, Cvrle and Dživdžan. The final voting was left to the 10,000 Universiade volunteers who overwhelmingly chose the name Srba; the 2009 Summer Universiade took place in 69 venues across Belgrade and near bycities Inđija, Novi Sad, Pančevo, Smederevo, Vršac and Zrenjanin. Obrenovac hosted the water polo and volleyball competition, Inđija, Pančevo and Vršac the basketball, Novi Sad the athletics and volleyball, while Zrenjanin hosted the swimming competition.
The venue for each sport can be found on the official website of the 2009 Summer Universiade in Belgrade. The opening and closing ceremonies took place at the Belgrade Arena, with a capacity of 20,000. A range of sports halls have undergone intense reconstruction to meet standards for the Universiade games. A number of venues were newly constructed. Belgrade Arena — ceremonies, gymnastics Stadion Crvena Zvezda — athletics Partizan Stadium — football Tašmajdan Sports Centre Pool — swimming, diving Tašmajdan Sports Centre Tennis Court — tennis Belgrade Fair — judo, taekwondo Železnik Hall — basketball Železnik Stadium — football New Belgrade Sports Hall — basketball Dvorana Sumice — basketball FK Obilić Stadium — football Omladinski Stadium — football Lokomotiva Stadion — football Voždovac Stadium — football FK Srem Stadium — football FK Teleoptik Stadium — football FK Makiš Stadium — football SRK Banjica — water polo Millennium Center — basketball SPC Vojvodina — volleyball Smederevo City Stadium — football FK Kolubara — football Inđija Stadium — football FK Jakovo Stadium — football The Universiade Village was home to all athletes participating at the 2009 Summer Universiade games.
Referred to as Belville, the village has been newly built and comprises 14 buildings containing modern apartments. The Belville complex consists of a residential area comprising 120,000m², commercial and business facilities comprising 34,800m² and educational facilities comprising 6,100m²; the complex includes 22,000m² of office space. The Belville complex was completed in May 2009 and opened in June 2009. 2000 Apartments have been offered for sale in spring of 2008, the new owners will be allowed to move in during October 2009. Each building has been named after a flower, they are Iris Marigold, Violet, Lily of the Valley, Mimosa, Gillyflower, Jacinth, Rose and Lily. During the construction of the village it was the largest development site in the Balkans, it is located in New Belgrade with the closest venues to it being Belgrade Arena, EXPO XXI and TK Gazela. Archery Athletics Basketball Diving Fencing Football Gymnastics Judo Swimming Table tennis Taekwondo Tennis Volleyball Water polo