SWITZERLAND – The DIBF (Deaf International Basketball Federation) and FIBA (International Basketball Federation) have met at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland to discuss in depth their cooperation together, both now and in the future.
With the attendance of FIBA Secretary General Mr Andreas Zagklis, FIBA National Federation and Sport Director Mr Zoran Radovic, FIBA National Federation and Sport Manager and DIBF Liaison Mr Javier Deshayes, FIBA Head of Legal Mr Jaime Lamboy and DIBF Secretary General Mr Jürgen Endress, the two world governing bodies for the sports of basketball and deaf basketball, spoke on their continuing relationship to work together with the same goal: to develop basketball and make it the most popular sports community.
FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said: “We are very happy to have our friends from the DIBF meet with us at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball. FIBA has been working closely with the DIBF for many years and we look forward to continuing to support the needs of the federation and their new developments and initiatives.”
DIBF Secretary General Jürgen Endress said: “We very honoured to be part of the FIBA family and are excited to continue to further develop the deaf basketball community, with the guidance of FIBA’s extensive knowledge and experience.”
DIBF is recognized as a deaf basketball organization under the FIBA General Statutes.
(Photo – FIBA Sport Director Zoran Radovic, DIBF Secretary General Jürgen Endress and FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis taken 28 February 2022 at the House of Basketball, FIBA Headquarters)