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Paris 2024 and Fiba seek new venue for preliminary basketball rounds

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The Paris 2024 Organising Committee and the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) have jointly agreed to seek a new venue in which to host the preliminary rounds of the men’s and women’s basketball competitions at the Olympic Games. 

The original review conducted by Paris 2024 had identified Hall 6 of the Arena Paris Sud at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre as the host for the early basketball rounds, but the venue has come in for criticism from several quarters due to its unsuitability for hosting Olympic competition, including concerns about its broadcast facilities, lighting, and low ceiling.

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