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China's Wuhan to host 2011 FIBA Asian Men's Championships

English.news.cn   2010-12-23 15:50:17 FeedbackPrintRSS

BEIJING, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) confirmed on Thursday that the 2011 FIBA Asian Men's Championships will be hosted at Wuhan, Hubei Province on September 15-25.

Li Jinsheng, vice preisent of CBA, said he was informed the news on Wednesday after an executive meeting of the Asian Basketball Federation in Malaysia, which was attended by CBA vice president Xin Lancheng and other officials.

"Wuhan is fully ready to host the competition," said Li, who accompanied FIBA officials to inspect Wuhan in 2010.

The asian championships will serve as the qualification of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Several cities had bid to host the event, including cities of Lebanon, South Korea and China.

The women's edition will be hosted at Japan on August 21-28.

Editor: Deng Shasha
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