Govindraj elected as President of Basketball Federation of India

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President of Basketball Federation of IndiaDr. Govindraj has been elected as the President of the Basketball Federation of India.

An Overview of the News

  • He is a Congress MLC and holds the position of President of International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Asia and President of Karnataka Olympic Association.

  • Dr. Govindaraj is the first Indian to be unanimously nominated as the President of FIBA Asia.

  • The nomination was confirmed at the FIBA Asia Congress, making Dr. Govindaraj the first Indian to lead the International Basketball Federation in Asia, which comprises 44 countries.

  • He succeeds Sheikh Saud Ali Al Thani of Qatar, who served as the head of FIBA Asia for four consecutive terms since 2002.

International Basketball Federation (FIBA)

  • It is a federation of national organisations governing basketball around the world.

  • It defines the rules of basketball, ensuring consistency and fairness across different countries and competitions.

  • It hosts international competitions such as the FIBA Basketball World Cup and the Olympic Basketball Tournament.

  • It consists of 212 national federations organised into five regions: Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

Establishment - 18 June 1932

Headquarters - Mies, Switzerland

President - Hamane Niang

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