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Baumann meets with UEFA President Ceferin

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin and FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (Photo: UEFA)

MIES, January 11, 2018 - FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committe (IOC) Member Patrick Baumann on Wednesday headed a delegation of basketball's world governing body that met with UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin at the Union of European Football Associations' headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

The meeting - held as a result of an invitation to meet at UEFA extended by Mr Čeferin to Mr Baumann during the Final of FIBA EuroBasket 2017 in Turkey - served to address a wide range of topics and highlight the importance of sportís social value in today's society. It provided a platform for the two organizations to exchange ideas on how to develop and grow sport in Europe.

The current challenges that sport faces in Europe these days were discussed, in particular the importance of finding the right balance between club and national team competitions to serve the best interests of sport.

Matej Erjavec and Radoslav Nesterovic, respectively the President and Secretary General of the Basketball Federation of Slovenia, attended the meeting. It presented Mr Čeferin, their fellow countryman, an opportunity to once again congratulate the pair on Slovenia being crowned European champions at FIBA EuroBasket 2017.

(Photo: UEFA)

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