Philippines loses bid to host FIBA Asia Championship next year

Lebanon won out and got the bid for the 2013 FIBA Asia Men’s Basketball Championship.

Philippines on Wednesday lost its bid to host the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship, which serves as the regional qualifier for the 2014 world championship, with the FIBA Asia executive board voting in favor of Lebanon instead.

FIBA Asia secretary general Hagop Khajirian, a Lebanese, said that FIBA Asia will give the 2013 hosting rights to Philippines if Lebanon declare unpreparedness to do the event.

The FIBA Asia Central Board:

President:  Sheikh Saud Bin Ali Al-Thani - Qatar

Chairman:  Xin Lancheng - China

First Vice President: Adel Al Assomi - Brunei

Second Vice President: Yushi Samuro - Japan

Treasurer: Quek Hiang Chiang - Singapore

Secretary General: Hagop Khajirian - Lebanon

Associate Secretary General: Mahmoud Mashhoun - Iran

Board members from Southeast Asia:

Agus Mauro - Indonesia

Erick Thohir - Indonesia

Maung Maung Myint - Myanmar

Ngoyen Quoc Quan - Vietnam

Seah Liang Bing - Singapore

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