Andrei Kirilenko

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MOSCOW, may 3. /TASS/. The President of the Russian basketball Federation (RBF), Andrei Kirilenko was elected to the Central Bureau of the International basketball Federation (FIBA). About it reports a press-service RFB.

Meeting of the FIBA Central Bureau was held on Wednesday in Hong Kong. In addition to Kirilenko, the Central Bureau joined Yao Ming (President of Chinese basketball Association), YUKO Mitsuya (President of Japanese basketball Association), Asterios, Zeus (member of Bureau FIBA-Europe) and Lena Wallin-kanzi (Secretary-General of the Swedish basketball Federation).

At the meeting it was also determined the hosts of the 2018 year, for players under the age of 17 years. The women’s tournament will be held in Minsk, and the men in the Argentine cities of Rosario and Santa Fe .