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SBD Global/August 13, 2013/Events and Attractions

Event Notes: Iran, Philippines, South Korea National Teams Qualify For FIBA World Cup

The Iran, Philippines and South Korea national basketball teams won Gold, Silver and Bronze, respectively, at the FIBA Asia Championship, which ended Sunday. Those three teams all secured their places at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. It is the Philippines first trip to the FIBA World Cup since '78, and South Korea's first since '98. The Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) also confirmed that Australia and New Zealand have qualified (EFE, 8/12). ... Organizers for the 2015 Asian Cup said that A-League clubs will promote Korea at matches next season "in efforts to raise Australians' awareness of Asia and football in the region." Australia will host the next Asian football showpiece and organizing committee CEO Michael Brown said that the '15 tournament had been awarded a A$40,000 ($36,775) grant from the Australia-Korea Foundation "to increase Australia's understanding of Korea" (AFP, 8/12). ... Wushu Federation of the Philippines President Tan Shei Ling announced that the WFP would bid to host the 13th World Wushu Championship in 2015 "after the success of the recently concluded Asian junior championship at the Makati Coliseum" (MANILA TIMES, 8/12).
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