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FIBA: Results of anti-doping program confirm basketball's status as a clean game

FIBA carried out an extensive anti-doping program in the lead-up and during its main events in 2014, with the results confirming that all players who participated are clean and reinforcing the fact that basketball is a low-risk doping sport.


Australian women’s basketball elite will be on show this weekend, with the 2014 Wattle Valley Women’s National Basketball League Spring Shield pre-season tournament tipping off at Bendigo Stadium on Friday night.

Dominant Jayco Opals claim World C'ship Bronze Medal

The Jayco Australian Opals have won the Bronze Medal at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women, dominating the host nation Turkey 74-44 in Istanbul, Turkey this morning.

U14 Girls Club Championships - Day 3 Recap

Southern Districts Basketball Association, hosts of the 2014 Australian U14 Girls Club Championships, recap every match from Day 3 in the Daily Wrap.


Basketball Australia today launched - a new one stop shop for Australian basketball fans, participants and members to get the latest in basketball merchandise and BA licensed products.

Challenge ahead for Opals duo after WNBA title glory

Jayco Australian Opals stars Erin Phillips and Penny Taylor are riding high are guiding the Phoenix Mercury to the WNBA Championship, but the time to celebrate will be short-lived as the duo prepare to fly to Paris this week.

BA Chair Scott Derwin elected to FIBA Central Board

Chair of the Basketball Australia Board Scott Derwin was this week elected to the FIBA Central Board for the 2014-2019 term of office.

Airbnb Boomers outclass Philippines to record 97-75 win

The Airbnb Australian Boomers have made it two wins in as many days, outclassing the Philippines 97-75 in Nice, France overnight.

Latest "Inside the Huddle" in Lithuania with Joe Ingles

It has been a winning start for the tour of Europe for the Airbnb Australian Boomers, with coastal city of Klaipeda on the Lithuanian west coast providing the team with the perfect environment to enjoy their downtime.

Airbnb U17 Men set for 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships

The wait is finally over for the Airbnb Australian Under 17 Men’s Team as they prepare for their opening game against Japan at the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championships in Dubai, beginning on Friday.

Airbnb Boomers jet off for European preparation

The Airbnb Australian Boomers farewelled home shores destined for Europe as their journey to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins, with Lithuania the first stop.

Airbnb U17 Men start Euro prep for FIBA U17 World C'ship

The Airbnb Australian Under 17 Men’s Team have begun their preparations for the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championship in Europe, opening the tour against Puerto Rico in France overnight.

National Junior Basketball Award Winners Announced

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 22nd National Junior Basketball Awards, presented today in Geelong as part of the Under 16 Australian Junior Championships.

ABC2 to broadcast 2014 FIBA World Championships

Australian sports fans rejoice – ABC2 has today announced that the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and FIBA World Championship for Women will screen on free-to-air television for the first time, as we follow the fortunes of the Australian Boomers and Jayco Australian Opals.

Boomers to face China in 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge

The Australian Boomers will return to Perth in May for the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge against Team China, with tickets on sale to the general public today.

Australian Rollers ready for Tour of Europe

The Australian Rollers men’s national wheelchair basketball team depart for Europe on Thursday as they continue their preparations for the 2014 IWBF World Championships, with a two-week tour of the Netherlands and Belgium.

Bishop withdraws from World Championship consideration

Abby Bishop has informed Basketball Australia she will not be available for consideration for selection for the Jayco Australian Opals team to compete at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.

Opals star excited by new generation

The excitement is tangible around the Jayco Australian Opals, with some of the squad’s biggest stars thrilled by the young talent coming through the ranks.