FIBA announced earlier Thursday that Australia has been awarded the bid to host the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. The finalists came down to Basketball Australia and the Russian Basketball Federation.
The last time Australia Basketball hosted a Women's Basketball World Cup was in 1994 and this is only the second time.
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Both Basketball Australia and the Russian Basketball Federation submitted bids and presented their plan to FIBA's Central Board via virtual conference.
"The Central Board saw two excellent presentations today from two basketball strong National Federations," said FIBA President Hamane Niang. "I would like to congratulate them on their outstanding work and the effort and commitment which has gone into their bids. There can only be one host country for this event, and for 2022 it will be Australia."
Sydney is scheduled to host the ten day event in September and October of 2022. The two venues games will be played in are both located in Sydney Olympic Park. The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup will feature 12 international teams and a total of 38 games.
"We look forward to the biggest women's event in basketball taking place in Sydney and also the 12-month qualification period that will take place to be among the 12 teams playing in Australia," said Niang.
FIBA is the governing body for global basketball which consists of 213 national basketball federations across the globe. It is the sole authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee. The World Cup is held every four years with the last one taking place in 2018 where the United State took home gold after defeating Australia.