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JWalk126
04-27-2008, 09:28 AM
Source: Yahoo! Eurosport (http://eurosport.yahoo.com/27042008/58/world-club-event-planned.html) (UK)

The first World Club Championship featuring eight sides from around the world will take place from October 2009.

Bidding for the host city will begin in June 2008.

The hosts will join two clubs from the Americas, two from Europe, and one each from Africa, Asia and Oceania


I hope this is better than the Intercontinental cup they used to have in the 80's

JWalk126
04-27-2008, 09:33 AM
FIBA to create World Club Championship

Source: AreYouWatchingThis.com (http://areyouwatchingthis.com/olympics/news/60520)

BEIJING, China (Ticker) -- FIBA, basketball's global governing body, has voted to create a World Club Championship in 2009.

The competition will feature eight clubs - two each from Europe and the Americas and one each from Africa, Asia and Oceania.

The continental champions and, where appropriate, the runners-up from each zone will be invited to participate.

The first World Club Championship will be played over a five-day period in the third week of October 2009 and bidding for host cities will be issued in June 2008

JWalk126
04-27-2008, 09:36 AM
Source: FIBA.com (http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/arti.asp?newsid=24360)

The Central Board approved the creation of the FIBA World Club Championship in 2009, a new competition that will feature eight of the very best clubs in the world, subject to finding an appropriate host city.

The participating clubs will be the organiser, one representative from Africa, two from the Americas, one from Asia, two from Europe and one from Oceania. The Zone club champions and/or runners-up in each of the continental championships will be invited to participate.

The 1st FIBA World Club Championship will be played over a five-day period in the third week of October 2009 and bidding for host cities will be issued in June 2008.

JWalk126
01-28-2009, 03:24 AM
Source: Talkbasket.net (http://www.talkbasket.net/news/first-fiba-world-club-championship-in-2010.html)

The Central Board agreed that the 1st FIBA World Club Championship will be played in October 2010 and will become an annual event featuring eight of the very best clubs in the world.

Further discussions and meetings will be held with the Chinese cities of Chengdu and Nanjing, which have already expressed strong interest in hosting this new competition, together with other interested cities.

The participating clubs will be each of the five FIBA Zone Club Champion teams (5 teams), the runners-up from the FIBA Europe and the FIBA Americas Zones and the final club will be an invited team by the host city (team to be approved by FIBA).

The 1st FIBA World Club Championship will take place over a five-day period in the second week of October 2010 and a total of 10 games will be played. The winner will receive 1 million USD in prize money.