The International Basketball Federation FIBA has declared that Basketball Australia and the state of New South Wales has won its competitive bid to host the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup at Sydney Olympic Park over ten days in September and October of 2022.
The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup is played every four years and is the biggest international women’s basketball competition in the world, bringing together 144 of the best players on the planet representing 12 basketball powerhouse nations for a total of 38 games across the tournament.
As the host nation, Australia will earn an automatic bid to the 19th edition of the tournament, which will also mark the first time Australia has hosted a FIBA World Cup event since 1994. Australia was awarded the bid over joint finalist candidate Russia through a vote by the FIBA Central Board.
Ned Coten, Chair of the Basketball Australia Board stated “Our vision is to deliver a FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup that exceeds expectations, inspires the next generation and celebrates women in sport, creating a lasting legacy. Basketball is one of the few sports in Australia with the possibility of achieving gender parity in the future and we believe this event could help us work towards this vision.”