WORLD CUP LOGO UNVEILED

The official logo of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 was unveiled at an official ceremony in Shanghai.

The logo draws its inspiration from the Beijing Opera, one of the most symbolic cultural icons of China. It showcases the legends of the strongest with the colourful facial make-up of the actors symbolising characteristics such as wisdom, persistence, power and perfection – the exact qualities the participating players and national teams at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will need in order to succeed.

Each basketball game will be reminiscent of another Chinese cultural legend – the dance of two dragons. In a traditional Chinese Dragon Dance, the two flying dragons do battle in the quest for the “shining pearl”. On the stage of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, the shining pearl will be the Naismith Trophy, the reward given to the newly-crowned world champions.

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