Friday, January 31, 2014


PR N°2 - Official Ball of 2014 FIBA 
Basketball World Cup unveiled

FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, and Molten, a world leading manufacturer of competition quality sports balls, have unveiled the official ball to be used at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup (30 August-14 September) in Spain.

This will be the first time ever a custom designed basketball has been developed exclusively for an individual event, incorporating the elements of the championship''s brand identity.

Molten have provided the official basketball at FIBA''s flagship event since 1982. At past tournaments, the official ball has featured the logo of the event in question. For Spain 2014, the GL7 game ball will combine Molten''s trademark 12-panel, two-tone Giugiaro design with a new custom 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup design.

"We are very excited to unveil this very special ball that will be used by the best players and best teams in the world at this summer''s FIBA Basketball World Cup," said FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member Patrick Baumann.

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