HE Jassim bin Rashid Al Buainain
Secretary-General of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) HE Jassim bin Rashid Al Buainain, who is also the Chairman of the FIBA Basketball World Cup Qatar 2027 bid committee, confirmed that Qatar's winning of hosting the tournament is an extension of the series of achievements achieved by the country in all fields, expressing his pride in hosting the tournament for the first time in Region.
In a statement on this occasion, the Secretary-General of the Qatar Olympic Committee said that Qatar is capable to host a very special edition, given its modern infrastructure, huge sports facilities and facilities, an advanced transportation network, in addition to human experiences and knowledge and cultural heritage.
He promised to host an unforgettable tournament and create the best conditions and atmosphere for guests, teams and fans in the first edition in the region. His Excellency congratulated the wise leadership on the achievement, thanks to the efforts of everyone and the directives of Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al-Thani. He added that the committee was proud to host the FIBA World Cup for the first time in the region, given the State of Qatar's commitment to sports and the strategic vision of the committee for 2023-2030 on hosting the world's major sporting events.
His Excellency also noted the great legacy that the country possesses after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, as the State of Qatar possesses a legacy of knowledge and human expertise, in addition to modern infrastructure, huge sports facilities, and an advanced transportation network, that give a good account of the county and the region, especially with Doha is about to organize a number of sporting events, most notably the World Judo Championships this month, the 2024 World Aquatics Championships, and the 2030 Asian Games. He added that winning the right to host the competition reflects the trust of international sports organizations in Qatar's ability to host major sporting events, evident by its organization of the FIFA World Cup.
He added that the committee will work hard to ensure the FIBA World Cup plays a role in enhancing sustainable development, in accordance to the new strategy of the Qatar Olympic Committee 2023-2030, which is based on five main areas: sports excellence, sports legacy, sports sustainability, sports culture, and institutional excellence.
For his part, President of Qatar Basketball Federation Mohammed Saad Almeghaiseeb said that hosting the FIBA World Cup was a historic achievement in the history of Qatari basketball. He noted that the sport has seen great development and stressed that the Qatari edition of the competition will inspire future generations to play the sport. He added that the federation looks forward to welcoming players, fans, and officials in 2027 to take part in FIBA World Cup and celebrate basketball, expressing gratitude to Qatar Olympic Committee and the government for their support.
FIBA President Hamane Niang meanwhile congratulated the Qatari Basketball Federation for winning the right to host the competition, saying that he looks forward to a special FIBA World Cup when Doha hosts it in 2027.
The participation of 32 teams in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2027, which will be held in Doha, will be an opportunity for the fans to enrich their experience with this tournament and to attend a larger number of matches, compared to previous editions of the tournament over the past twenty years. That's why the 2027 edition of the Basketball World Cup will be World Basketball is an exceptional experience in the history of the most prominent tournament on the agenda of the International Federation of the game.
Qatar will host Asia's third consecutive FIBA World Cup in after the 2019 edition was held in China, while the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia will host the 2023 edition next summer.