Sergei Alexandrovich Belov was a professional basketball player, most noted for playing for CSKA Moscow and the Soviet Union national basketball team. In 1991, Belov was named by FIBA as the Best FIBA Player ever and he became the first international player to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on May 11,1992. He was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named one of the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors in 2008, Belov was born in the village of Nashchyokovo, Shegarsky District, Tomsk Oblast, Soviet Union. He trained at Trud Voluntary Sports Society, and at Armed Forces sports society, in 1968, he became an Honored Master of Sports of the USSR. He became an Honored Coach of Russia in 1995, and served as President of the Russian Basketball Federation, Belov died on October 3,2013 in Perm, Russia. At the age of twenty, Belov made his debut in the USSR League, with the team of Uralmash Sverdlovsk and he played with CSKA Moscow for twelve years. With CSKA, he won the USSR League championship eleven times, the USSR Cup twice, as a member of the Soviet Union national basketball team for fourteen years, Belov helped them win a gold medal, and three bronze medals at the Olympic Games.
He helped them to become the FIBA World champions in 1967 and 1974, and the FIBA European champions in 1967,1969,1971, Belov was the head coach of CSKA Moscow, with whom he won the USSR League championship in 1982 and 1990. He was the coach of Ural Great Perm
Moshe Miki Berkovich, or Mickey Berkowitz, is a retired Israeli professional basketball player. A64 shooting guard, he is considered by many of his fellow Israelis to be the greatest Israeli basketball player of all time. Berkovich was named one of FIBAs 50 Greatest Players in 1991 as well as one of the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors by a panel on February 2008. He was honored at the Euroleague Final Four in Madrid, Born in Kfar Saba, Berkowitz began his long and distinguished career with Maccabi Tel Aviv at the age of 11 when he joined the youth club. At the age of 15, he was playing for the junior squad, in 1971, at the age of 17, he made his debut with the senior team in Israels top professional league. In 1975, he played basketball for UNLV in the United States. During the 1975-76 season, he played in 11 games and averaged 2.5 points per game as the Runnin Rebels finished 28-1 and were the No.1 seed in the Western Region of the NCAA tournament. They defeated Boise State, 103-78, in the first round, although Berkowitz registered no points, UNLV lost to Arizona, 114-105, in the second round, Berkowitz did not play in the game.
He returned to Maccabi after just one year, Berkowitz returned to Israel following the 1975-76 season and played a considerable role in Maccabi Tel Avivs fortunes during the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1981 the second European Championship for Maccabi, against another Italian team, Berkovich scored the winning basket from Moti Aroestis assist, setting the score to 80,77. There were no three point shots back so the Italian could only score a two point basket and Maccabi won 80,79, berkovichs career in Maccabi came to the end in 1988, when he and Aroesti joined Maccabi Rishon LeZion. Later he played for Hapoel Jerusalem and Hapoel Tel Aviv, during his playing years with Maccabi, he won 19 national championship titles and 17 national cups. In 1974 took young NT to the place in European Championship and was the leading scorer of the tournament. At the same year, Berkowitz won a medal at the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran. In 1979 Berkovich was part of the Israeli national team finished second at the European Championship in Turin.
At his retirement he was second all-time in appearances and points as a member of the National Team, after the 1979 Eurobasket Berkowitz had offers from the New Jersey Nets and the Atlanta Hawks from the NBA, but a contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv stood in the way. Berkovich retired from basketball in 1995, after which he wrote an autobiography called Born to Win and he went on to become the owner of the Ramat HaSharon basketball team. Both of his sons and Niv Berkovich, played for the team at the time and he became the Director of Basketball Operations of Ironi Naharia, but left the team after just one year
Pierluigi Marzorati is an Italian former professional basketball player. Marzorati is considered one of the best points guards of all time in Europe and he was named one of FIBAs 50 Greatest Players in 1991. In 2007, he was inducted into the Italian Basketball Hall of Fame, in 2008, he was chosen as one of the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors. Marzorati was one of the key players of the Cantù team, in July 2006, Marzorati decided to come back at age 54, to top class competitions with Cantù, for the 70th anniversary of the team. On October 6,2006, he appeared in an official game for Cantù. Marzorati played in 278 games for the Italian national basketball team and he won the silver medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, the gold medal at the FIBA EuroBasket 1983, plus three bronze medals at the 1971,1975, and 1985 FIBA EuroBaskets. He first announced his retirement from his career in 1991. After that, he became a vice-president for the club, FIBA Hall of Fame page on Marzorati FIBA Europe Profile Euroleague.
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FIBA Hall of Fame
The FIBA Hall of Fame honors basketball players and administrators, who have contributed to international competitive basketball. It was established by FIBA in 1991 and it includes the Samaranch Library, the largest basketball library in the world, that as of 2007, had over 10,000 basketball books, and 950 magazines, from over 65 countries. The FIBA Hall of Fame building is a museum built in Alcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain. Initially, induction ceremonies occurred every two years, with the first taking place in 2007, the pattern was interrupted in 2010, when a class was inducted on the day of the 2010 FIBA World Championships Final in Istanbul. After that, no induction took place until 2013, with a class announced in May of that year, with induction taking place on 19 June. Key, NB, Newell was born in Canada, but is classified as American because he became a U. S. citizen as a young adult, in addition, Newell is a member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame as a contributor, not as a coach.
The eight founding Federations of FIBA were those of Argentina, Greece, Latvia, Portugal and Switzerland. Serbia, Nebojša Popović, Borislav Stanković, Radomir Šaper Spain, Anselmo López, Raimundo Saporta, Ernesto Segura de Luna, Juan Antonio Samaranch USA, Willard N. Greim, George Killian, Edward S
Introduced in 2000, the competition replaced the FIBA EuroLeague, which had been run by FIBA since 1958. For Euroleague Basketball records purposes, the FIBA European Champions Cup and EuroLeague are considered to be the same competition, with the change of name being simply a re-branding. EuroLeague is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 8,184. The EuroLeague title has been won by 20 different clubs,13 of which have won the more than once. The FIBA European Champions Cup was originally established by FIBA and it operated under its umbrella from 1958 until the summer of 2000 and that was when Euroleague Basketball was created. FIBA had never trademarked the EuroLeague name, even though it had used that name for the competition since 1996. Euroleague Basketball simply appropriated the name, and since FIBA had no recourse to do anything about it, it was forced to find a new name for its championship series. Thus, the following 2000–2001 season started with 2 separate top European professional club competitions, the FIBA SuproLeague.
The rift in European professional club basketball initially showed no signs of letting up, in May 2001, Europe had two continental champions, Maccabi of the FIBA SuproLeague and Kinder Bologna of the Euroleague. The leaders of both organizations realized the need to come up with a unified competition, although only a year old, Euroleague Basketball negotiated from a position of strength and dictated proceedings. FIBA essentially had no choice but to agree to Euroleague Basketballs terms, as a result, European club competition was fully integrated under Euroleague Basketballs umbrella and teams that competed in the FIBA SuproLeague during the 2000–01 season joined it as well. In essence, the authority in European professional basketball was divided over club-country lines, FIBA stayed in charge of national team competitions, while Euroleague Basketball took over the European professional club competitions. From that point on, FIBAs Korać Cup and Saporta Cup competitions lasted only one season before folding.
In November 2015, Euroleague Basketball and IMG agreed on 10-year joint venture, both Euroleague Basketball and IMG will manage the commercial operation, and the management of all global rights covering both media and marketing. The deal was worth €630 million euros guaranteed, with projected revenues reaching €900 million euros, FIBA era, FIBA European Champions Cup, FIBA European League, FIBA EuroLeague, FIBA SuproLeague, Euroleague Basketball era, Euroleague. *There were two separate competitions during the 2000–01 season, the SuproLeague, which was organized by FIBA, and the Euroleague, which was organized by Euroleague Basketball. On 26 July 2010, Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball announced a €15 million strategic agreement to sponsor the top European basketball competition across the globe, according to the agreement, starting with the 2010–11 season, the top European competition would be named Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball. Similarly, the EuroLeague Final Four would be named the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four and this title partnership was set to run for five seasons, with the option of extending it to an additional five
It is a historic Mediterranean port. The population of the city of Alicante proper was 328,648, estimated as of 2015, including nearby municipalities, the Alicante conurbation had 452,462 residents. The population of the area was 757,085 as of 2014 estimates. The name of the city echoes the Arabic name Laqant or Al-Laqant, the area around Alicante has been inhabited for over 7000 years. The first tribes of hunter-gatherers moved down gradually from Central Europe between 5000 and 3000 BC, some of the earliest settlements were made on the slopes of Mount Benacantil. The town of Leuce Akra was founded by Greek settlers from Marseille around 325/324 b. C, by the 3rd century BC, the rival armies of Carthage and Rome began to invade and fight for control of the Iberian Peninsula. The Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca established the settlement of Akra Leuka. Although the Carthaginians conquered much of the land around Alicante, the Romans would eventually rule Hispania Tarraconensis for over 700 years.
By the 5th century AD, Rome was in decline and the Roman predecessor town of Alicante, however neither the Romans nor the Goths put up much resistance to the Arab conquest of Medina Laqant in the 8th century. The Moors ruled southern and eastern Spain until the 13th century Reconquista, Alicante was finally taken in 1246 by the Castilian king Alfonso X, but it passed soon and definitively to the Kingdom of Valencia in 1298 with King James II of Aragon. It gained the status of Royal Village with representation in the medieval Valencian Parliament and this act cost the region dearly, with so many skilled artisans and agricultural labourers gone, the feudal nobility found itself sliding into bankruptcy. The end of the 19th century witnessed a sharp recovery of the economy with increasing international trade. During the early 20th century, Alicante was a capital that enjoyed the benefit of Spains neutrality during World War I. The Rif War in the 1920s saw numerous alicantinos drafted to fight in the long, the political unrest of the late 1920s led to the victory of Republican candidates in local council elections throughout the country, and the abdication of King Alfonso XIII.
The proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic was much celebrated in the city on 14 April 1931, the Spanish Civil War broke out on 17 July 1936. The late 1950s and early 1960s saw the onset of a transformation of the city by the tourist industry. New construction benefited the economy, as the development of the tourism sector spawned new businesses such as restaurants, bars. When Franco died in 1975, his successor Juan Carlos I played his part as the symbol of the transition of Spain to a democratic constitutional monarchy
Nikolaos Georgalis, commonly known as either Nikos Galis, or Nick Galis, is a retired Greek-American professional basketball player. He was named one of FIBAs 50 Greatest Players in 1991, is a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame and was chosen as one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors in 2008. Galis is widely regarded as one of Europes greatest scorers ever to play the game and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017. Galis played the point guard position during his college years at Seton Hall University. He spent most of his career in Aris, before having a stint with Panathinaikos. He is the EuroLeagues all-time leader in points per game, leading the competition in scoring eight times, in the premier European club scene, he reached the EuroLeague Final Four on four occasions, three consecutive ones with Aris, and another one with Panathinaikos. An eight-time Greek league champion, Galis is the leagues leading scorer. Among his myriad accomplishments, he holds the EuroBasket record for highest career scoring average, and was the scorer of four EuroBasket tournaments in 1983,1987,1989.
In addition to that, he holds the FIBA World Cup record for highest career scoring average, as well as for most points scored in a single tournament. Following the stunning success of the EuroBasket title in 1987, he won the Mr. Europa Player of the Year and the Euroscar awards the same year. Nicknamed Iron Man, Nick The Greek, and The Gangster, Galis is highly revered in Greece and his years at Aris lifted Greek basketball from relative obscurity, to global power status, with Galis being the figure that eventually inspired thousands of Greeks to take up the game. Galis was born in Union City, New Jersey, the child of a poor immigrant family from the Greek islands of Rhodes and Nisyros, Nick took up boxing in his early years, after his father, George Georgalis, who had been a boxer in his youth. He was persuaded to give up boxing by his mother, Stella Georgalis, as a result, he started playing basketball and attended Union Hill High School in Union City. After high school, Galis enrolled at Seton Hall University, where he played basketball as a member of the Seton Hall Pirates.
The same year, he took part in the Pizza Hut All-American game alongside Bird. Galis coach at Seton Hall, Billy Raftery, would state that Galis was the best player he ever coached. Finishing his collegiate career in 1979, Galis signed with agent Bill Manon, Manon did not have Galis work out with any NBA team. Galis was eventually selected by the Boston Celtics in the 4th round of the 1979 NBA Draft and it was that Galis decided to pursue a professional career in Greeces Basket League
International Olympic Committee
The International Olympic Committee is the supreme authority of the worldwide Olympic movement. It is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Lausanne and its mission is enshrined in the Olympic Charter, to support the development of competitive sport by ethical and environmentally sustainable means. The IOC was created by Pierre de Coubertin, on 23 June 1894 with Demetrios Vikelas as its first president, today its membership consists of 100 active members,32 honorary members, and 1 honour member. The IOC is the authority of the worldwide modern Olympic movement. The IOC organises the modern Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, held in summer and winter, the first Summer Olympics organised by the IOC was held in Athens, Greece, in 1896, the first Winter Olympics was in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Until 1992, both Summer and Winter Olympics were held in the same year, the first Summer Youth Olympics were in Singapore in 2010 and the first Winter Youth Olympics were held in Innsbruck in 2012.
In 2009, the UN General Assembly granted the IOC Permanent Observer status and this decision enables the IOC to be directly involved in the UN Agenda and to attend UN General Assembly meetings where it can take the floor. This has provided the possibility to promote sport at a new level, during each proclamation at the Olympics, announcers speak in different languages, French is always spoken first followed by an English translation and the dominant language of the host nation. The stated mission of the International Olympic Committee is to promote Olympic throughout the world and it is the IOC’s supreme organ and its decisions are final. Extraordinary Sessions may be convened by the President or upon the written request of at least one third of the members, among others, the powers of the Session are, To adopt or amend the Olympic Charter. To elect the members of the IOC, the Honorary President, to elect the President, the Vice-Presidents and all other members of the IOC Executive Board. To elect the host city of the Olympic Games, the Olympic Laurel is awarded to individuals for promoting education, culture and peace through sport.
For most of its existence, the IOC was controlled by members who were selected by other members, countries that had hosted the Games were allowed two members. When named, they did not become the representatives of their countries to the IOC. The membership of IOC members ceases in the circumstances, Resignation. Non re-election, any IOC member ceases to be a member without further formality if they are not re-elected, age limit, any IOC member ceases to be a member at the end of the calendar year during which they reach the age of 80. Failure to attend Sessions or take part in IOC work for two consecutive years. Transfer of domicile or of main center of interests to an other than the country which was theirs at the time of their election