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The preliminary rounds are set for the 2015 FIBA Americas Women’s Championship, which takes place in Edmonton, Alberta from August 9 - 16.
“We’re extremely proud to be hosting this international event with our partners City of Edmonton, Province of Alberta, and Sport Canada. It’s an incredible opportunity for our national team to compete for an Olympic berth on home soil,” said Michele O’Keefe, Executive Director, Canada Basketball.
“It also provides a platform to foster alignment within our national structure, working with Basketball Alberta, the Saville Centre and the University of Alberta, to support and celebrate our women’s national team.”
The official draw ceremony took place this afternoon at city hall. Officials from FIBA Americas were onsite to make the selections:
Dominican Republic, Cuba, Chile, Puerto Rico and Canada will compete in Group A, with US Virgin Islands, Argentina, Ecuador, Venezuela and Brazil, in Group B.
After their 5th place finish in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Turkey (the best finish in 20 years), Team Canada hopes to ride off the momentum in Edmonton this summer.
Posted on May 13th:
Canada Basketball and the International Basketball Federation in the Americas (FIBA Americas) launched the official website for the FIBA Americas Women’s Championship taking place in Edmonton, AB from August 9 – 16.
From event details, news to tip-off countdown clock, fibaamericas.com/can2015 will provide all the up-to-date information leading up to and throughout the 10-day tournament. The official event hashtag is#FIBAAmericasWomen2015.
Tickets for the event will be launched later this month and will be available online on Ticketmaster.