GENEVA (FIBA U19 World Championship for Women) - The official website for the much-awaited 2013 edition of the FIBA U19 World Championship for Women was launched on Tuesday.
lithuania2013.fiba.com is your source for all the latest news and information about the leading women's youth world basketball tournament that will take from 18 to 28 July in Panevezys and Klaipeda, Lithuania.
The FIBA U19 World Championship for Women is where the stars of tomorrow are born.
Past editions of the tournament have seen a number of international stars in the making, including Diana Taurasi, Erika de Souza and Eva Viteckova (2001); Lauren Jackson, Lijie Miao and Hamchetou Maiga Ba (1997); Janeth Arcain and Lisa Leslie (1989) and more recently Elizabeth Cambage (2009).
Throughout the Championship, the website will provide full comprehensive coverage both on and off the court, with news, game reports, group round-ups, exclusive interviews, photos and videos.
Fans, members of the media as well as participating players and coaches can find all the information they need in the lead-up to this important fixture on the international basketball's calendar.
Before the tournament gets underway, the website will provide early previews of rosters, interviews with coaches as well as inside information about some of the star players to watch out for.
Travel advice and information about the host cities Panevezys and Klaipeda is also available and will lend a helping hand to anyone planning to attend.
Information about tickets as well as accreditation for members of the media interested in covering the tournament will follow shortly.
The USA are the four-time reigning champions, having won the last edition of the FIBA U19 World Championship for Women in Chile in 2011.