GENEVA (FIBA) - The application process for media accreditation to the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships (Men and Women) is now underway.
The FIBA U19 World Championship takes place in Prague, Czech Republic (27 June-7 July), with the FIBA U19 World Championship for Women following shortly thereafter (18-28 July) in the Lithuanian cities of Panevezys and Klaipeda.
The two tournaments will showcase the stars of tomorrow, with all participating players born in 1994 and after.
Both championships feature 16 national teams from across FIBA's five continental zones.
Applicants can expect to be informed of the outcome of their accreditation request within two weeks of having applied and within the time frame indicated below.
To apply for accreditation to either/both championships and find out more about media accreditation to FIBA events, visit www.fiba.com/media-accreditation.
You can access the registration portals directly by going to:
FIBA U19 World Championship for Men - https://accreditation.st-sportservice.com/FIBA/webforms/FIBA/WCH_U19_Men_2013/acc_form_webform.asp
FIBA U19 World Championship for Women - https://accreditation.st-sportservice.com/FIBA/webforms/FIBA/WCH_U19_Women_2013/acc_form_webform.asp
The password for the online registration portal is: FIBA2013
For more information about the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships, visit the event websites prague2013.fiba.com and lithuania2013.fiba.com.
Information regarding accreditation to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour and the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships will be provided at a later date.
FIBA (fiba.com) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The FIBA U19 World Championships for Men and Women were first staged in 1979 and 1985 respectively. The potential and popularity of these events made FIBA change from holding them every four years to every two years starting in 2007. This ensures that every generation of global basketball talent gets the chance to compete at the highest international level.