Fiba gives green light to Paris 2024 basketball in Lille, Zagklis contract extended

Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille, France (by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has given its conditional approval to Paris 2024’s proposal to move the group phase of basketball competition at the Olympic Games to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille, while it has granted a long-term contract extension to secretary general Andreas Zagklis.

The decision to move games to Lille was taken by Fiba’s Central Board meeting. French newspaper L'Équipe said the only remaining issue to be resolved before rubber-stamping Lille as a venue is technical considerations around ensuring the use of air conditioning to ensure the court doesn’t become too slippery.

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