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GENEVA (FIBA) – With another huge summer of international basketball fast approaching, the application process for media accreditation to the 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (Men & Women) and the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships (Men & Women) is now underway.

For each Championship there are two accreditation periods. All things equal, priority will be given to media having applied during the first application period.

Applicants will be informed of the success of their accreditation requests as specified below.

Event dates

1st period of
Answer for
1st period
2nd period of

Answer for
2nd period

Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men 2 Jul
– 8 Jul
until 27 May 5 June 28 May
– 17 June
23 June
Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women 25 Jun
– 1 Jul
until 27 May 5 June 28 May
– 9 June
17 June
U17 World Championship for Men 29 Jun
– 8 Jul
until 27 May 5 June 28 May
– 17 June
23 June
U17 World Championship for Women 17 Aug
– 26 Aug
until 8 July 22 July 9 July
– 6 August
8 August

To apply for accreditation to all FIBA Championships visit www.fiba.com/media-accreditation.

The password for the online registration portal is: fiba2012

Information regarding accreditation to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, the FIBA 3x3 World Cup and the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup will be provided at a later date.

Please note that FIBA is NOT responsible for accreditation for the Olympic Games and we remind you that the accreditation deadline for London 2012 has already passed.

About FIBA

FIBA (fiba.com) – the world governing body for basketball – is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQT) will see the last remaining teams qualify for the Olympic Basketball Tournaments. The top three teams from the Men’s tournament and the top five teams for the Women’s will book their places for London 2012.

The FIBA U17 World Championships for Men and Women were held for the first time in 2010 in Germany and France respectively, with the USA winning gold on both occasions.

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