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Officials from basketball’s world governing body (FIBA) visited Gran Canaria recently to check facilities as part of their consideration of Spain’s bid to host the world championship in 2014.
- Accompanied by members of the Spanish federation, FIBA head Boris Stankovic travelled down to Las Palmas to be briefed on progress on the new stadium planned for the capital. Las Palmas is one of a number of cities hoping to be designated venues if Spain beats off competition from Italy and China and is awarded the championships. The possible nomination has spurred the island’s authorities into action on the 10,000-seater indoor stadium project. A formal presentation of the city’s bid was made to the FIBA delegation in the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium.
A decision on the host country is expected on 23 May.