2012 Summer Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and known as London 2012, was an international multi-sport event, held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, United Kingdom. The first event, the group stage in women's football, began on 25 July at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, followed by the opening ceremonies on 27 July. 10,768 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees participated. Following a bid headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe and then-Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, London was selected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating bids from Moscow, New York City and Paris. London became the first city to host the modern Olympics three times, having hosted the Summer Games in 1908 and in 1948. Construction for the Games involved considerable redevelopment, with an emphasis on sustainability; the main focus was a new 200-hectare Olympic Park, constructed on a former industrial site at Stratford, East London.
The Games made use of venues that existed before the bid. The Games received widespread acclaim for their organisation, with the volunteers, the British military and public enthusiasm praised highly; the opening ceremony, directed by Danny Boyle, received widespread acclaim throughout the world, particular praise from the British public and a minority of ranging criticisms from some social media sites. During the Games, Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, winning his 22nd medal. Saudi Arabia and Brunei entered female athletes for the first time, so that every eligible country has sent a female competitor to at least one Olympic Games. Women's boxing was included for the first time, thus the Games became the first at which every sport had female competitors; these were the final Olympic Games under the IOC presidency of Jacques Rogge. The final medal tally was led by the United States, followed by China and host Great Britain. Several world and Olympic records were set at the games.
Though there were several controversies, the 2012 games were deemed successful with the rising standards of competition amongst nations across the world, packed stadiums and smooth organisation. Furthermore, the focus on sporting legacy and post-games venue sustainability was seen as a blueprint for future Olympics. By 15 July 2003, the deadline for interested cities to submit bids to the International Olympic Committee, nine cities had submitted bids to host the 2012 Summer Olympics: Havana, Leipzig, Madrid, New York City and Rio de Janeiro. On 18 May 2004, as a result of a scored technical evaluation, the IOC reduced the number of cities to five: London, Moscow, New York and Paris. All five submitted their candidate files by 19 November 2004 and were visited by the IOC inspection team during February and March 2005; the Paris bid suffered two setbacks during the IOC inspection visit: a number of strikes and demonstrations coinciding with the visits, a report that a key member of the bid team, Guy Drut, would face charges over alleged corrupt party political finances.
Throughout the process, Paris was seen as the favourite as this was its third bid in recent years. London was seen as lagging behind Paris by a considerable margin, its position began to improve after the appointment of Lord Coe as the new head of London 2012 on 19 May 2004. In late August 2004, reports predicted a tie between Paris. On 6 June 2005, the IOC released its evaluation reports for the five candidate cities, they did not contain any scores or rankings, but the report for Paris was considered the most positive. London was close behind, having closed most of the gap observed by the initial evaluation in 2004. New York and Madrid received positive evaluations. On 1 July 2005, when asked who would win, Jacques Rogge said, "I cannot predict it since I don't know how the IOC members will vote, but my gut feeling tells me that it will be close. It will come down to a difference of say ten votes, or maybe less."On 6 July 2005, the final selection was announced at the 117th IOC Session in Singapore.
Moscow was the first city to be eliminated, followed by New Madrid. The final two contenders were Paris. At the end of the fourth round of voting, London won the right to host the 2012 Games with 54 votes to 50. Tragically, the celebrations in London were short-lived, being overshadowed by bombings on London's transport system less than 24 hours after the announcement; the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games was created to oversee the staging of the Games after the success of the bid, held its first board meeting on 3 October 2005. The committee, chaired by Lord Coe, was in charge of implementing and staging the Games, while the Olympic Delivery Authority was in charge of the construction of the venues and infrastructure; the latter was established in April 2006. The Government Olympic Executive, a unit within the Department for Culture and Sport, was the lead government body for coordinating the London 2012 Olympics, it focused on oversight of the Games, cross-programme programme management and the London 2012 Olympic Legacy before and after the Games that would benefit London and the United Kingdom.
The organisation was responsible for the supervision of the £9.3 billion of public sector funding. In August 2011, security concerns arose surrounding the hosting of the Olympic Games in London due to the 2011 England riots, with a few countries expressing fear over the safety of the Games, in spite of the International Olympic Committee's assurance that the riots would not affect the Games; the IOC's Coordination Commission for the 2
Levi Leland Randolph Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Canton Charge of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Alabama. Randolph attended the Bob Jones High School; as a junior, he led his school to an upset win over No. 1 Homewood to win the 2009–10 AHSAA Class 6A Championship, earning several accolades in the process including 6A Player of the Year and state tournament MVP. In his senior year, Randolph averaged 9.5 rebounds. Among his teammates at Bob Jones was Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland. Before joining the Crimson Tide, Randolph was considered a four-star recruit by both ESPN.com and Rivals.com and was considered the 30th best player in the country by the latest. As a four-year player in Alabama, Randolph played in 135 games with the Crimson Tide while starting 120, averaging 9.9 points, 4.28 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.11 steals. In his senior year he had a team-high average of 15.4 points, 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals while averaging 5.1 rebounds. He was the first player of the program to be named to the CoSIDA/Capital One First Team Academic All-District Team for three consecutive years and was named the 2015 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and second team All-SEC.
After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Randolph joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Orlando Summer League and the Utah Jazz for the Las Vegas Summer League. On September 25, 2015, he signed with the Boston Celtics. However, he was waived by the Celtics on October 20 after appearing in two preseason games. On October 31, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Celtics. Randolph spent the entire 2015–16 season with the Red Claws. In July 2016, Randolph joined the Philadelphia 76ers and the Memphis Grizzlies for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On August 2, 2016, he signed with Sidigas Avellino of the Italian Serie A. For the 2018–19 season, Randolph joined the Canton Charge of the NBA G League; the son of Levi and Mia Randolph, he graduated in August 2014 with a degree in marketing. Alabama Crimson Tide bio 2015 NBA Summer League profile DraftExpress profile RealGM profile Athlete Spotlight: Life and Alabama basketball for Levi Randolph
The FIBA EuroBasket 2009 was the 36th FIBA EuroBasket, the biennial regional basketball championship contested by European nations and held by FIBA Europe. The tournament, hosted by Poland, began on 7 September 2009 and concluded with the final on 20 September 2009; the competition served as a qualification tournament for the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. Spain claimed their first EuroBasket title by routing Serbia 85–63 in the final. Greece captured the bronze medal with a 57–56 victory over Slovenia; the four semifinalists plus France and Croatia claimed the six European qualifying spots for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Spain's Pau Gasol was named the tournament's most valuable player; the tournament was played at seven venues in seven cities throughout Poland. Each one of the total six groups in the preliminary and the qualifying round was hosted by a single arena, while the entire knockout stage was played at Spodek Arena, Katowice; the draw for the qualifying round took place on 16 February 2008 in Italy.
Poland, as host nation, the seven top-placed nations in EuroBasket 2007 automatically qualified for the tournament finals. From the qualifying round, the winners of the four groups and the three best second-place teams advanced to the final round of the event; the ten teams who participated in the qualifying round and did not succeed in going through to the final round had been ranked according to their win–loss records, their win–loss percentages and their goal average coefficients. The first six teams took part in an additional qualifying round, held from 5 to 30 August 2009, the winner of which secured the last ticket for the final tournament; the draw for the groups of the final tournament took place on 8 November 2008 in Poland. The finalists were divided into four seeding pots, based on the results of the teams in the most recent FIBA Europe official competitions, with the last competition being the most important. Teams from the same group of seeds cannot be drawn against each other. H Host r Record, win–loss a Goal average coefficient, points for/points against Each nation fielded a roster of twelve players for the tournament.
FIBA rules allow one naturalized player per team. Nineteen players on NBA rosters participated in the tournament. France led the way with five NBA players participating on the team; the Polish Basketball Federation and the Local Organising Committee of EuroBasket 2009 announced at a press conference in Warsaw that they have chosen the European Bison as the official mascot of EuroBasket 2009. The European bison is the largest wild animal, it is estimated that one fifth of the world's population of bisons is living in Poland. The animal is known for its calm attitude, while its posture and horns are associated with strength and dignity; the name chosen for the event's official mascot is Mieszko. The name has historical significance as it is the name of the first documented Polish ruler who united Poland in the 10th century. Mieszko is wearing a white jersey that shows the logo of the tournament and white shorts with a number 9. There is red on the sides of shorts, his footwear is white with red laces.
He is holding a basketball that says "EuroBasket 2009". Venue: Hala Arena, Poznań Venue: Hala Olivia, Gdańsk Venue: Hala Torwar, Warsaw Venue: Hala Stulecia, Wrocław Venue: Łuczniczka, Bydgoszcz Venue: Atlas Arena, Łódź 5th place bracket The final was a rematch of each team's opening game, with the Spaniards attempting to avenge their 66–57 upset loss to the Serbians. Spain raced to a double-digit lead early in the first quarter, en route to an unassailable 52–29 lead at halftime. Serbia didn't catch up to hand Spain their first European Championship. Pau Gasol had a double-double with 11 rebounds. Teammate Rudy Fernandez added five rebounds. Uroš Tripković and Novica Veličković had 15 points each in a losing effort for the Serbs. Spain, Greece, Slovenia and Croatia qualified for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Turkey qualified as hosts of the competition. Russia and Lithuania were awarded wild card berths to the tournament; the following players were named to the All-Tournament Team: Vassilis Spanoulis Miloš Teodosić Rudy Fernandez Erazem Lorbek Pau Gasol Note: Only players who participated in at least five games are eligible for statistic charts.
1. Spain: Pau Gasol, Juan Carlos Navarro, Víctor Claver, Rudy Fernández, Jorge Garbajosa, Sergio Llull, Carlos Cabezas, Ricky Rubio, Felipe Reyes, Marc Gasol, Raúl López, Álex Mumbrú 2. Serbia: Miloš Teodosić, Stefan Marković, Bojan Popović, Uroš Tripković, Ivan Paunić, Milenko Tepić, Nemanja Bjelica, Novica Veličković, Milan Mačvan, Nenad Krstić, Kosta Perović, Miroslav Raduljica 3. Greece: Nick Calathes, Giannis Kalampokis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Stratos Perperoglou, Nikos Zisis, Georgios Printezis, Kostas Kaimakoglou, Antonis Fotsis, Kosta Koufos, Ioannis Bourousis, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Andreas Glyniadakis 4. Slovenia: Jaka Lakovič, Goran Dragić, Domen Lorbek, Samo Udrih, Jaka Klobučar, Boštjan Nachbar, Goran Jagodnik, Uroš Slokar, Jurica Golemac, Matjaž Smodiš, Erazem Lorbek, Primož Brezec Eurobasket 2009 Division B EuroBasket Women 2009
British Basketball League
The Basement Basketball League abbreviated to the BBL, is a men's professional basketball league in the basement of 33 palace court, the highest level of play in the world. The BBL is run by two individuals and George Mallouk, two outstanding players competing for the BBL Championship; the BBL is not to be confused with the English Basketball League or the Scottish Basketball Championship, which form the second tier of British basketball. There is no automatic promotion or relegation between the English and Scottish leagues and the BBL because of the franchise system in use in the BBL, although several clubs have been successful in making the step up from the EBL in recent years; the League consists of 12 teams with representation from both England and Scotland. Member franchises of the BBL jointly own the league, a chairman is elected by the teams to oversee league operations; the head offices are located in Leicester, where the country's oldest team, the Leicester Riders is based. In 2012 the BBL, along with several other basketball governing bodies including England Basketball and basketballscotland, united to form the British Basketball Union, an organisation created to promote the commercial development of basketball within Great Britain.
In partnership with England Basketball, the BBL launched a women's league in 2014, branded as the Women's British Basketball League. See: List of British Basketball League seasonsThe British Basketball League was formed in 1987 as clubs opted for a franchise-based competition without promotion or relegation. In 1988 Portsmouth won the inaugural BBL Championship title but the following year saw Kingston win the first of three back-to-back league crowns; the 1990s saw a growth in popularity and commercialism of the league. Games became televised and the league picked up sponsors such as Peugeot, Lego and Budweiser, while attendance at games increased; the Manchester Giants opened the 1995–96 season in front of a record 14,251 fans at the Nynex Arena against the London Leopards – a record crowd that stood for a basketball game until 2006 when the NBA started staging pre-season games at the O2. London Towers, Crystal Palace and the Greater London Leopards had success in the mid-1990s and in 1999 a Conference format was introduced, mirrored by the lower-tier NBL the following season.
The two conference champions met in a championship series at the end of the season for the next three years. A single-conference format for the BBL returned in 2002 and five different franchises won the Championship title in the five years after that; however the new millennium saw a series of drawbacks for the BBL. The collapse of ITV Digital cost the league financially, with many franchises struggling to recover from the lost revenue that the £21 million contract was providing. Long established franchises such as the Giants, the Leopards, Derby Storm, Thames Valley Tigers and Birmingham Bullets ceased to exist, though new teams have since been formed under the Giants and Leopards names; the membership crisis brought about the addition of new franchises such as Guildford Heat and elected teams from the lower-tier English Basketball League, like the Plymouth Raiders, both making a refreshing impact on the old boys, with the Heat qualifying for the Play-offs in their rookie season. During the same season Newcastle won 30 of their 40 regular season league fixtures to clinch the League Championship crown – the previous season saw the Eagles win 31 matches but lose out to Chester Jets in the final week, by just two points.
That title was one of four pieces of silverware won during the dubbed "clean-sweep" season of 2005–06, the Eagles marching on to claim the BBL Cup, BBL Trophy and Playoff's – the complete set. Guildford Heat, only in their second season in 2006–07, stole the headlines by storming to their first League title coupled with the BBL Cup, to mark a historic moment for the young club and its fans. Plymouth Raiders put themselves on the map by overcoming their underdog tags to beat Newcastle on their own court in the BBL Trophy final, their first silverware as a BBL team. Newcastle managed to redeem themselves at the end, after a poor season, by their standards, by claiming the Play-off title against rivals Scottish Rocks. Former league chairman and Newcastle managing director Paul Blake is marketing the game at home and abroad, after gaining representation in the ULEB Cup with Guildford Heat's appearance in 2007–08 the league is recovering from a low ebb. In February 2014, the league announced the 2015 BBL Play-Off Final would take place at The O2 Arena, following a string of sell-out attendances at Wembley Arena in 2012 and 2013.
The event saw a record breaking crowd of 14,700 in attendance. The British Basketball League and Basketball England announced in June 2014 the launch of the Women's British Basketball League, the top-level women's basketball league in Great Britain as a counterpart to the BBL; the league signed a 32-game broadcast deal with BBC which saw both British Basketball League and Women's British Basketball League games broadcast via the BBC Sport website. The three main finals would be broadcast on the BBC Red Button. In September 2016, the league agreed a six-year deal with Perform, the leading digital sports content and media group, for the distribution and sale of all global media-related rights; the deal saw every BBL game broadcast live via LiveBasketball. TV. On January 22, 2018, FreeSports announced they would be broadcasting 15 of the remaining games for the 2018 season; the British Basketball League is an independent company owned by its member clubs
Galion is a city in Crawford and Richland counties in the U. S. state of Ohio. The population was 10,512 at the 2010 census. Galion is the second-largest city in Crawford County after Bucyrus; the Crawford County portion of Galion is part of the Bucyrus Micropolitan Statistical Area. The small portion of the city, located in Richland County is part of the Mansfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the portion extending into Morrow County is considered part of the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area. Galion was laid out in 1831; the etymology of the name Galion is uncertain. A post office called Galion has been in operation since 1825. Galion was the scene of a spectacle lynching. On Friday, April 28, 1882, Barbara Rettig accused Frank Fisher of raping her. On Sunday, April 30, 1882 a mob hanged him, they left Fisher's body on display for several days after the lynching. A newspaper correspondent at the scene reported a crowd of "at least two thousand people, men and children." He concluded his article on the lynching with this summation: "The lynching of Frank Fisher, In broad daylight, upon Sunday, by unmasked men, was one of the boldest affairs that has transpired in this county.
While the affair is to be regretted the crime was such that he has not a particle of sympathy from anyone who has heard the particulars of the crime for which he has so dearly paid with his life." Galion is located in the southeastern corner of Crawford County at 40°43′59″N 82°47′19″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.63 square miles, of which 7.61 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water. The Olentangy River begins near and runs through Galion, winds southward toward Columbus and empties into the Scioto River; as of the census of 2010, there were 10,512 people, 4,484 households, 2,797 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,381.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 5,192 housing units at an average density of 682.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.
There were 4,484 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 37.6% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size as 2.89. The median age in the city was 39.7 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 11,341 people, 4,791 households, 3,090 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,286.5 people per square mile. There were 5,150 housing units at an average density of 1,038.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.28% White, 0.22% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, 0.56% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population. There were 4,791 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.5% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.90. In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,513, the median income for a family was $38,554. Males had a median income of $32,517 versus $19,792 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,113. About 11.9% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.
Galion has a Mayor-Council government: it is governed by an elected city council and mayor. Thomas O’Leary has served as mayor since 2013; the Galion City School District encompasses the entire city of Galion, graduating about 150 students annually. There are a handful of neighborhoods outside of Galion that are included in the school district, including Blooming Grove, birthplace of Warren G. Harding. Galion and neighboring communities are served by the Galion Inquirer; the Erie Railroad ran through Galion and established large rail yards here, making the city an important rail center. In April, 1851 the Cleveland Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad known as the "Big Four" and the New York Central, began operating regular service between Columbus and Cleveland, stopping at Galion along the way. Prior to the end of the 19th century, Galion became a division headquarters for the line. Galion once boasted two large railroad depots, the Big Four Depot on Washington Street, the Erie Depot on South Market Street, torn down in 1986 due to its poor condition, after having served as a main
Malik Tidderious Newman is an American professional basketball player for the Canton Charge of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Kansas Jayhawks, he attended Callaway High School in Mississippi. He helped lead Callaway to four straight victories in the MHSAA Class 5A boys basketball championship; as a senior his jersey number 14 was retired by the school. Newman attended Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi all four years of his high school basketball career; as a junior, Newman scored 25 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks to defeat Vicksburg High School to win the 2014 Mississippi Class 5A Championship. In August 2014, Newman was named the MVP of the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship; as a senior, Newman averaged 29.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.2 assist per game while leading the Chargers to a overall record. Newman was selected to play in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, Jordan Brand Classic, Nike Hoop Summit, he was ranked as the third best overall player.
While ESPN ranked him 10th overall in the Class of 2015. Newman committed to Mississippi State University to play college basketball. On April 24, 2015, he signed to play college basketball at Mississippi State University, where his father, Horatio Webster, played from 1997-98. Newman was the 3rd five-star to play at Mississippi State. On July 1, 2016, he committed to play at the University of Kansas. Per NCAA regulations, he redshirted during the Jayhawks 2016–2017 season. In his first season for the Jayhawks, Newman averaged 14 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game and was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. On March 25, 2018 Malik scored 13 of the Jayhawks' points in overtime and finished with a career-high 32 to lead the Jayhawks to the NCAA Final Four in a victory over Duke University. After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Newman signed a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 1, 2018. Following the conclusion of the Summer League, the Lakers released him on July 19.
On August 6, 2018, Newman signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Miami Heat. He was waived on October 7. Newman was signed by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League on October 10. In 17 games with the Skyforce, Newman averaged 2.6 rebounds per game. On January 5, 2019, Newman was traded to the Canton Charge for forward Emanuel Terry. Mississippi State Bulldogs bio Kansas Jayhawks bio Video highlights of his Senior year
The Leicester Riders, is a British professional basketball team in the British Basketball League and in 2018 represented British basketball by playing in the FIBA Europe Cup. Established in 1967, the club have played in various locations around Leicestershire before moving to their current purpose-built home venue, the Morningside Arena, in 2016. Founded on 26 April 1967 and known as the Loughborough All Stars, the Leicester Riders are the oldest club in British basketball, they were founder members of the National Basketball League in 1972 and the BBL in 1987. The Riders were founded by students and lecturers at Loughborough University in April 1967 and were known as the Loughborough All Stars, they were founder members of the National Basketball League in 1972, the British Basketball League in 1987, are the oldest club in British basketball operating at the top flight. The club moved from Loughborough to Leicester in 1981, backed by Leicester City Council and Leicester City Bus, before moving back to play at Loughborough University in 2000, following the closure of Granby Halls, at a new venue a stone's throw from Victory Hall where the club played its first game.
In 2004 the Riders agreed a sponsorship deal with De Montfort University and moved back to Leicester, where they played their games at the DMU's John Sandford Sports Centre. Following a difficult period for the Club financially between 2005 and 2007, former director of the team, Mike Steptoe, the supporters club formed a consortium which raised enough money to keep the side running. Local business Jelson Homes stepped forward to sponsor the Club and the appointment of general manager Russell Levenston began a turning point for the club. Part of the sponsorship deal with Jelson Homes was to ensure the future of the club by investing in'basketball in the community' schemes, providing the youth of Leicester with basketball coaching programmes, such as the "Shoot to the Future" programme, run with the support of the Police. Riders now have an extensive youth programme for boys and girls, a Women’s team near the top of England Basketball’s Division One, one of the country’s largest Basketball Apprentice schemes at Charnwood College, a partnership with Loughborough University, led by the Great Britain men’s captain Drew Sullivan, which includes a GB Futures player, Jamell Anderson, two Great Britain Under 20 men’s internationals and two Great Britain Under 20 women’s internationals, as well as a number of boys and girls in England Under age international teams.
Membership in the Club is expected to reach nearly 1,500 this season. The Club's community programmes reach nearly 15,000 young people in the County; the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders secured the BBL Cup in thrilling fashion as they defeated the Newcastle Eagles 80–85 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on 13 January 2012, in front of a bumper 7,500 crowd, live on Sky TV, their first piece of silverware since they won the Cup and the Playoff finals in 2001. After winning the treble in the 2016–17 and 2017–18 season, Leicester applied for the following Basketball Champions League season; this will mean the first European participation of a British team since Guildford Heat featured in the ULEB Cup in 2007. In the first qualifying round, Leicester was eliminated by Danish side Bakken Bears, thus being demoted to the season's FIBA Europe Cup; the team has been based at the purpose-built Morningside Arena since 2016. The £4.8 million arena, owned by the Leicester Riders Foundation, was opened in January 2016.
It hosted its first game on 30 January 2016, in a quarter-final match between Leicester Riders and Surrey Scorchers in the British Basketball League Trophy, won by the Riders 77–60. A list of all home arenas the club has had: British Basketball League Winners: 2000–01, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18Women's British Basketball League Runners Up: 2016-17, 2017-18WBBL Play-offs Runners Up: 2018. BBL Cup Winners: 2013, 2014BBL Trophy Winners: 2016, 2017, 2018WBBL Trophy Winner's: 2018. Runner's Up: 2017. To appear in this section a player must have either:- Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player. - Played at least one official international match for his senior national team at any time. Official website