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European Basketball Week 2018

Young male Romanian player in an orange uniform catching the basketball. The 2017 Eurobasket mascot is in the middle ground. A girl is in the foreground wearing a blue uniform with the number 6 on her back. An audience is watching the action in the background.
Special Olympics Romania athlete taking part in FIBA EuroBasket 2017.
Special Olympics European Basketball Week logo. Illustration of a basketball spinning in motion followed by text: Special Olympics European Basketball Week. Under the text is the Special Olympics logo.

2018 marks the 15th edition of one of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia's highlight events: European Basketball Week (EBW).

Unity Through Basketball #EBW2018

Backed by FIBA Europe and Euroleague Basketball One Team, Special Olympics European Basketball Week is a celebration of the power of sport to unify and break down barriers.

Established in 2004, EBW is an annual event that sees thousands of athletes with and without intellectual disabilities take to basketball courts all over Europe in the name of inclusion. Key activities of EBW include:

  • Unified Basketball
  • 3x3 Basketball
  • Mini Basketball

Hundreds of events supported by high profile professional basketball clubs and national basketball federations take place across Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia as part of EBW each year creating a region-wide platform to promote the skills and talents of athletes with intellectual disabilities. Supported by almost 3,200 coaches, basketball is one of the most popular sports in the Special Olympics Europe Eurasia region with more than to 58,500 registered players, both male and female.

EBW is also supported by high profile sports stars such as NBA player and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Ricky Rubio.


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For more information on European Basketball Week, please contact Miroslaw Krogulec, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Director, Sports & Organisational Development.