Australia selected to host the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup

FIBA awarded the hosting rights for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 to Basketball Australia. The Russian Basketball Federation was the other finalist bidding for World Cup hosting honors. Basketball Australia also hosted the event in 1994.

Between 1953 to 2014 the competition was known as the FIBA World Championship for Women.

“I would like to congratulate Basketball Australia on their successful bid,” FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said. “Australia really is a powerhouse in basketball, with the women coming in second at the previous FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in 2018.”

Sydney is set to host the event over 10 days in September and October 2022. According to FIBA, the tournament will take place across two venues in Sydney Olympic Park with 12 teams in 38 games. The teams will come from FIBA’s regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia-Oceania and Europe.

Previous World Cup Winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2018 USA Australia Spain
2014 United States of America Spain Australia
2010 United States of America Czech Republic Spain
2006 Australia Russia United States of America
2002 United States of America Russia Australia
1998 United States of America Russia Australia
1994 Brazil People’s Republic of China United States of America
1990 United States of America Yugoslavia Cuba
1986 United States of America Soviet Union Canada
1983 Soviet Union United States of America People’s Republic of China
1979 United States of America Korea Canada
1975 Soviet Union Japan Czechoslovakia
1971 Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Brazil
1967 Soviet Union Korea Czechoslovakia
1964 Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Bulgaria
1959 Soviet Union Bulgaria Czechoslovakia
1957 United States of America Soviet Union Czechoslovakia
1953 United States of America Chile France
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