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Trophy of the Eurobasket Winner in Sarajevo on 18th August

Eurobasket trophyTrophy of the winner of 39th edition of the European Basketball Championship will arrive to Sarajevo on 18th August.

The capital of B&H is the 18th station at the tour through 23 European cities. Fans and citizens of B&H will have an opportunity to take photos with the trophy that is, since 1995, being awarded to the most successful national team of the European Championship. Frenkie, the official mascot of Eurobasket will arrive with the trophy.

The trophy started a journey on 19th May from Riga, capital of Latvia, a country that won the title of the first European champion in 1935 at the European Championship in Geneva. It will finish its journey through the Old Continent in Koln in Germany on 30th August.

It is made of gold and silver, weighs 18 kilograms and is decorated with 24 gems.

Ukraine should host this year’s European Championship, but due to the bad security situation, FIBA Europe decided to, for the first time, include four countries and five cities in the organization of Eurobasket.

The first, group, phase will be played in Zagreb, Berlin, Riga and Montpelliere, while the knockout phases, from eight-finals onwards, will be played in Lille at the stadium Pierre-Mauroy that has a sliding roof and its capacity will be reduced to 27.000 places for this occasion.

(Source: klix.ba/ Photo: bhbasket.ba)

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