Latvian Basketball Association

The Latvian Basketball Association (Latvian: Latvijas Basketbola Savienība), also known as LBS, is the national governing body of basketball in Latvia. It was founded in 1923 and was one of the FIBA Europe co-founders, but due to the Soviet and Nazi occupations, the federation disappeared from FIBA from 1940 to 1991. Its headquarters are located in Riga.[1]

Latvijas Basketbola Savienība
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SportBasketball
Founded1923
PresidentRaimonds Vējonis
CountryLatvia Latvia
HeadquartersRiga
ContinentEurope FIBA Europe
Official websitebasket.lv

Tournaments organizedEdit

Latvian Basketball Association is recognized as one of the best international tournament organizers for FIBA. Latvia has organized EuroBasket 1937, EuroBasket Women 2009, EuroBasket 2015, EuroBasket Women 2019 and will organize EuroBasket 2025. Also, Latvia has been a host for 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, 2021 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup and a number of other youth competitions in all age groups. In June 2019, Latvian Basketball Association, in cooperation with NBA and FIBA hosted Basketball Without Borders Europe Camp in Riga.[2]

Local tournaments organizedEdit

PresidentsEdit

(Presidents during the occupation of Latvia marked in italics)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesLatvia men's national basketball teamEdit

External linksEdit