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  FIBA World Championship 2010 Women's Czech Republic

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The 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women will be the 16th time the tournament is contested. It is scheduled to be held from September 23 to October 3, 2010 in the Czech Republic with Ostrava and Brno selected as host cities. Four countries bid for the event but Australia, France and Latvia withdrew during the bidding process.

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October 3, 2010 - A golden effort as Team USA beat Czechs to world title

usa wins fiba world women titleThe United States can finally forget the disappointment of 2006 in Brazil after beating the Czech Republic on Sunday in the gold medal game at the FIBA World Championship for Women. The Americans, who were upset by Russia four years ago in the Semi-Finals and had to settle for bronze, completed an unbeaten run in the Czech Republic with an 89-69 triumph over the host nation in front of another loud crowd in Karlovy Vary. Diana Taurasi, one of the American superstars, had 16 points and was voted to the All-Star Five. "To come here, play against this great team and with a fantastic crowd means a lot to us,” Taurasi said. Read more here.

October 3, 2010 - Horakova named MVP

There were a lot of stars to shine at the FIBA World Championship for Women but five were the brightest. A panel of selected journalists and experts have selected Hana Horakova of the Czech Republic as the tournament’s most valuable player. The veteran point guard is also in the All-Star Five with Diana Taurasi (United States), Eva Viteckova (Czech Republic), Sancho Lyttle (Spain) and Yelena Leuchanka (Belarus). Horakova, 31, averaged 12.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. Read more here.

October 3, 2010 - Mission accomplished for bronze-medal winning Spain

Spain reached the podium at the FIBA World Championship for Women for the first time ever on Sunday by beating Belarus in the bronze-medal game. Beaten soundly by the United States in their Semi-Final less than 24 hours before, Spain bounced back to win 77-68. The team got huge lifts from Sancho Lyttle, who missed the game against the Americans with a back problem, and Alba Torrens. Lyttle had 22 points and 11 rebounds – both game highs – while Torrens scored 19. Read more here.

October 3, 2010 - FIBA considers lowering rim for women's basketball

FIBA are going to take a serious look at lowering the rim for women's basketball. The announcement came on Sunday, shortly before the start of the bronze medal game at the FIBA World Championship for Women between Spain and Belarus. FIBA have held a conference on women's basketball in Karlovy Vary this weekend to discuss ways of making the sport better, and more appealing to a wider audience. Coaches, players and federation officials attended the meetings. Read more here.

October 1, 2010 - FIBA holds inaugural Women’s Basketball Conference

For the first time ever, FIBA is organising a conference specially dedicated to women’s basketball. The inaugural event will take place this weekend (Saturday-Sunday 2nd-3rd October) in the famous Grand Hotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, site of the final round of the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women. The interest expressed in the conference so far has been exceptional with more than 100 participants from over 50 countries all around the world having registered. FIBA expects the two-day event to make for fruitful discussions on the challenges and the opportunities in the women’s game. Read more here.

October 1, 2010 - ABC charity project scoring big time

The 2010 FIBA World Championship in the Czech Republic assembles the globe’s best basketball players and crowns the best basketball nation in the world. But it does much more than that. It helps youngsters that are most in need of help thanks to its ABC program. ABC (All Baskets Count) is a charity project adopted and introduced to the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and FIBA. The concept is simple: for every successful three-pointer in the tournament, the LOC and FIBA will each donate 10 Euros towards funding for the construction of a “House for All Generations” in the Czech Republic. They have both committed to a minimum of 10,000 Euros each. In the meanwhile, the project has received support from the event’s players, coaches and teams. Read more here.

September 28, 2010 - FIBA very satisfied with Women’s World Championships

FIBA is very satisfied with the 2010 edition of FIBA World Championship for Women after the first three game days. “In terms of promotion, media coverage, facilities, and organisation the event is setting new standards,” FIBA President Yvan Mainini said from Ostrava. “The event is televised in a record 150 countries around the world and the application of 500 media representatives broke the record of 300 journalists in Brazil 2006.” The 2010 FIBA World Championship was brought to one of the hotbeds of women’s basketball and that is reflected in the outstanding spectator numbers. A total of 55,000 spectators came to the arenas in Brno and Ostrava in the first three days. Read more here. 

September 27, 2010 - Day 4, Eighthfinals

The second stage of the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women begins on Monday and features some great match-ups right off the bat.
Defending champions Australia and Olympic gold medalists USA are still undefeated and will both face teams that are desperate for wins and have very little to lose.
First up will be Greece, who will take on Australia two days after narrowly defeating Senegal to advance to the second round.  Then it will be Canada’s turn as they face Team USA in a battle for North American supremacy.
Meanwhile Spain will take on an undersized but plucky Japan, and the other undefeated team Russia will face 2006 hosts Brazil.

September 27th

Greece vs. Australia – 13.30 GMT
Japan vs. Spain – 13.30 GMT
France vs. Belarus – 16.00 GMT
Czech Republic vs. Korea – 16.00 GMT
USA vs. Canada – 18.15 GMT
Russia vs. Brazil – 18.15 GMT

September 24, 2010 - Day 2

It’s only Day Two of the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women but there are already plenty of match-ups that could determine who goes into the second round of the tournament with a chance to make the Quarter Finals. Having failed in their attempt to topple Team USA on Thursday, Greece will take on France needing a win to keep their hopes of a second place finish alive in Group B. Also in Ostrava, China and Canada will be fighting for their lives when they take the court in what could be a decisive Group A showdown. Plus the USA meets Senegal and Belarus tackles defending champions Australia in Group A. Watch all games LIVE on FIBA TV.

September 23, 2010 - 23 WNBA players from eight countries at Women’s World Championship

A total of 23 players who competed in the WNBA during the 2010 season will represent eight different countries – or half the number (16) of nations in the tournament – at the FIBA World Championship for Women, which gets underway today in the Czech Republic. Read more here.

September 22, 2010 - World Championship for Women broadcast in record 150 territories

The 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women, which tips off in the Czech Republic on Thursday, will be broadcast in 150 territories – more than twice as many as 2006, FIBA announced on Wednesday. The news comes on the back of a very successful FIBA World Championship in Turkey, where the action was put out to 183 countries with a worldwide audience of more than a billion. Read more here.

September 22, 2010 - Non-stop basketball fun for Erika

There is no room for tiredness when it comes to the FIBA World Championship for Brazil star Erika De Souza. After a busy season with Spanish side Ros Casares, the 28-year-old center spent the summer in the United States helping the Atalanta Dream finish runners-up in the WNBA. Erika was finally able to join her national team in training two days ago. "I've had a very busy summer," said Erika exclusively to FIBA.com "I've been working non-stop in Spain, USA and now here. Read more here.

September 22, 2010 - Appel and Whalen make USA squad

If the United States are going to take the world by storm over the next two weeks in the Czech Republic, they’ll do so without 2008 Olympic gold-medal winners Kara Lawson and Seimone Augustus. The two players were the last two cuts from the USA squad for the FIBA World Championship for Women, which tips off on Thursday in Ostrava and Brno. USA Basketball have instead included young center Jayne Appel and guard Lindsay Whalen, who plays professionally in the Czech Republic with USK Prague. Read more here.

September 22, 2010 - Russia Squad Revealed

Russia announced an experienced 12-member squad for the FIBA World Championship for Women on Tuesday. Coach Boris Sokolovsky and Sergei Chernov, the Russian Basketball Federation president, attended a press conference to reveal the group of players that will play in Brno,  the Czech Republic, in Group D against Argentina, Japan and the host nation. Among those are national team captain Ilona Korstin of Spartak Moscow Region and UMMC Ekaterinburg’s Svetlana Abrosimova. Read more here. 

September 21, 2010 - Let the battles begin

There has been blood, sweat and tears. Those who have been hustling on the hardwood to get ready for the most important tournament of their lives are about to discover if it was all worth it. The 16-team FIBA World Championship for Women tips off on Thursday and the players of first-timers Greece can hardly wait. “After almost a month of practices, things are very good in our team and we are all waiting for the great challenge of the World Championship,” veteran point guard Dimitra Kalentzou said to FIBA.com. “Thank God there were no injuries in our team.” Greece claimed a surprise fifth place last summer at the EuroBasket Women with Evina Maltsi voted tournament MVP. Read more here.

September 21, 2010 - Another blow for France with Gomis knee injury

France will have to take on the United States, Greece and Senegal at the FIBA World Championship for Women without two key players from last year’s EuroBasket-winning side. Emilie Gomis injured her right knee in the recent friendly against Brazil and will not travel to Ostrava in the Czech Republic. France coach Pierre Vincent has recalled 25-year-old Johanne Gomis as a replacement. Read more here.

September 21, 2010 - Dominguez axed by Hernandez

Spain coach Jose Ignacio Hernandez has made his former point guard at Halcon Avenida, Silvia Dominguez, the final cut from the national side that will play at the FIBA World Championship. Dominguez played at last year’s EuroBasket in Latvia but was deemed surplus to requirements this time. "It has been a very hard and difficult decision but right now we have four great players in that role. Silvia has worked at a high level," Hernandez said. Read more here.

September 20, 2010 - Logunova must wait for chance

The most valuable player of the U20 European Championship, Anastasia Logunova, will not play for Russia at the FIBA World Championship. The 1.90m Logunova, who led her country to the gold medal in the youth event that was held in Latvia from July 15-25, had been in the latest squad that was announced by the Russian Basketball Federation on September 6. But Russia coach Boris Sokolovsky has revealed: “I can already say that the winner of the MVP of the Youth Championship 2010 Anastasia Logunov will not play at the World Championship. Read more here. 

September 20, 2010 - Greeks fall twice to Russians

Greece suffered a pair of defeats to Russia this week in the build-up to the FIBA World Championship. Greece boss Kostas Missas experimented with his line-up and watched as Russia prevailed 81-73 in the first meeting, despite the Greeks getting 19 points from Evina Maltsi and 18 from Pelagia Papamichail. Stella Kaltsidou led the way for Greece with 22 points in the next encounter that was won by Russia, 70-59. Read more here.

September 19, 2010 - Aussies surprise USA in Spain

Anyone hoping to see a rematch of Spain and the United States on Saturday will be disappointed because that match-up won’t take place. Instead, defending world champions Australia will go up against hosts Spain at the Torneo Internacional de Salamanca following the Opals’ 83-77 victory over the United States on Friday. Jenna O’Hea poured in 24 points and Penny Taylor 18 for the Opals, who like Spain lost to the United States in Hartford, Connecticut, last week. “We gave up threes, we put them on the free-throw line and we gave them second shots,” said USA coach Geno Auriemma of Friday’s setback. Read more here.

September 17, 2010 - Defense Never Rests For France

France may not have injured center Sandrine Gruda for the FIBA World Championship but they still know how to play good defense. France beat the normally high-scoring Japanese 62-56 on Thursday. "The defensive performance was at the top,” France coach Pierre Vincent said. “They (Japan) were limited to 56 points while on average they put up 80." "It's been very tiring to play Japan," France's Jennifer Digbeu said.  "We stopped prevented them from taking a lot of three-pointers." Japan usually put up more shots from the arc than the 23 they attempted against France. Read more here.

September 16, 2010 - Taurasi, Valdemoro hold court in basketball-mad Salamanca

There is no place more fitting to host a warm-up tournament ahead of this year’s FIBA World Championship for Women in the Czech Republic than Salamanca. One of the oldest cities in Spain, Salamanca is home to the Casa de las Conchas, a stunning plaza, a university that first opened in 1218 and an incredible basketball club. Perfumerias Avenida routinely plays host to big basketball games, whether it's in the Liga Femenina or the EuroLeague. Read more here.

September 15, 2010 - Catchings: Memory of 2006 isn’t forgotten

No one should make the mistake and think the USA have recovered from their huge disappointment of 2006 when Russia beat them in the Semi-Finals of the FIBA World Championship for Women. The USA made partial amends by beating Australia in the gold-medal game of the 2008 Olympics, but the 75-68 defeat to the Russians four years ago still burns. “It definitely is a motivator for those of us that were on that team,” said USA’s Tamika Catchings. Read more here.

September 15, 2010 - The waiting game

The FIBA World Championship for Women is just around the corner and several teams are still playing a waiting game. WNBA commitments have meant that some stars have missed most, if not all of their national team's preparations. For Spain, the naturalization of Halcon Avenida star Sancho Lyttle earlier this year seemed to give the team a powerful presence under the boards that the side has sorely needed for many years. The only problem is that so far, Lyttle has yet to put on a Spanish jersey since she's in the WNBA Finals with the Atlanta Dream. Read more here. 

September 15, 2010 - Brazilian youngster makes most of her time with senior team

Tássia Carcavalli is trying to make the most of her summer with Brazil. A member of her country’s silver-medal winning team at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women in July, the 1.75m Tássia is now with the senior team. The 18-year-old has been working out with Carlos Colinas' squad and is in France, where the South Americans are putting the finishing touches on their preparations for the Czech Republic. Read more here.

September 15, 2010 - Ailing Gruda pulls out of French team

France star Sandrine Gruda has pulled out of the FIBA World Championship for Women because of knee problems, the country’s basketball federation has announced. Gruda, who made the all-tournament team after helping France capture the gold medal at last year’s EuroBasket in Latvia, has been experiencing pain since the team’s training at Villeneuve d’Ascq earlier this month. Read more here. 

September 13, 2010 - Vincent releases Amant, Gomis

France coach Pierre Vincent has finalized his 12-strong squad for the FIBA World Championship for Women. Vincent’s last two cuts are Marielle Amant and Johanne Gomis. The majority of players in last year’s EuroBasket Women gold-medal winning side are travelling to the Czech Republic. That includes Céline Dumerc and Sandrine Gruda, two members of the all-tournament team in Riga, Latvia. Read more here. 

September 13, 2010 - Burani named in final Argentina squad

Argentina have finalized their FIBA World Championship for Women roster with coach Eduardo Pinto including Agostina Burani and cutting Nadia Flores and Andrea Boquete. Boquete is the only player from the silver-medal winning side at last month's South American Championship in Santiago, Chile, to be dropped. Burani missed last month's tournament with a sprained ankle but has been named. "I am over the moon,” Burani said. "This is the reward for the effort and pride to work with the national team. Read more here.

September 10, 2010 - Hanušová and Bartoňová cut from the team for the world championship

The coach of the Czech national women’s basketball team Lubor Blažek kept his word and after Thursday’s preparation match against Greece narrowed the team for the forthcoming world championship to 14 names. He thus had to cut two players from the team – Alena Hanušová and Kateřina Bartoňová. “I am probably repeating myself, if I say that it was a very difficult decision to make, because both players improved greatly during the training camp and showed tremendous effort and willingness to work on themselves. Nevertheless the nomination criteria are merciless and we can’t do anything about them,” says coach Lubor Blažek. Read more here.

September 3, 2010 - Spain, France win big in friendly tournament

French basketball fans are watching every step made by the men’s team at the FIBA World Championship where Vincent Collet’s side is gearing up for an Eight-Finals clash with hosts Turkey. But those same fans have one eye on Lugo, Spain, because that’s where the Pierre Vincent’s team is preparing for the FIBA World Championship for Women. If their game against Belarus is anything to go by, France, who won the gold medal at last year’s EuroBasket Women in Riga, are going to be tough opponents for Team USA, Greece and Senegal in Group B. Les Bleues routed Belarus 76-55 with a balanced attack. France stormed out to a 19-9 lead by the end of the first quarter and stretched that to 43-30 by half-time. Read more here.

September 3, 2010 - Basketball aims at charity – ABC project introduced

ABC (All Baskets Count) is a charity project adopted and introduced to the 16th World Basketball Championship for Women by the LOC. ABC uses a charity concept “Každý koš pomáhá” (KPP) that has been established and successfully used by the Czech basketball community (men’s and women’s teams, players, fans) for the last 4 seasons. The goal of ABC is to locate initial funding for the construction of a “House for All Generations” where young men and women between 18 and 20 years of age who are leaving state run children’s homes will live together and take care of seniors requiring assistance. Read more here.

September 1, 2010 - Two hundred and counting for Amaya

Amaya Valdemoro has been pouring in the points as Spain’s most explosive scorer for several years. It’s not the points that everyone will be talking about when she arrives in Brno later this month for the FIBA World Championship for Women, though. When the 34-year-old Valdemoro shows up in the Czech Republic, everyone will be talking about Valdemoro having joined the ‘200 club’. The Rivas Ecopolis forward celebrated her 200th appearance for the national team on Saturday when Spain beat Mali in a friendly. She became only the fifth player to make 200 appearances in the national team shirt of Spain. Read more here.

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