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Spain - The number of players and teams has increased after winning Japan



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Spanish basketball has seen an increase in the number of licenses and new teams after the national team won the world championship in Japan, according to a report by the FEB General Secretary Elvira Andr?s, carried out for the last General Assembly. The difference can be noted from the 320,495 licenses solicited in the 2005-06 season to the 340,855 of the 2006-07 season. Regarding teams, a difference was seen in the 24,879 federation teams in the 2005-06 season, to the 27,721 of the recently finished 2006-07 season. FEB General Secretary Elvira Andr?s works in a department with a large volume of work, and is proud of the number of events of the 2006-07 season, which will finish off with the big EuroBasket 2007 tournament. The success of the national team has influenced the number of licenses.



Elvira Andr?s (Photo: Marina Bernal) The FEB General Secretary works in a department where there is constant activity: ?We begin each season with the registration of the teams in the competitions and finish with the General Assembly which closes the year. Between the two activities, the Delegations Commission, the Autonomous Federations Commission, the Appeals Committee Commission, the championship tournaments, the federative competition, etc....all take place," affirmed Elvira Andr?s, the general secretary of the Spanish Federation and a member of the FIBA Europe Appeals Commission, with whom she has a wonderful and close relationship: ?With the continental division and in the FIBA World division, which held its Central Board meeting this year in Madrid, we act as hosts and hostesses, and we take advantage of the FIBA Hall of Fame in Alcobendas.?



The EuroBasket, the big event which will be held from September 3rd- 16th, will be the climax of the season. ?For the Federation, this is a very important organizational challenge, and therefore from the secretary?s office we are helping the Organizational Committee in any way possible,? continued Elvira Andr?s. The EuroBasket games, the gold in Japan? this has been a boon for basketball which is reflected in the number of licenses: "Since the beginning of the season an increase was noted that has been certified as the season comes to a close. As in the majority of organizations, the creation of idols such as Gasol, Navarro and Garbajosa strengthens it,?, afirmed the general secretary.
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