FIBA, with global headquarters in Mies/VD Switzerland, is the world governing body of basketball and an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world.
FIBA has a truly global reach with five Regional Offices worldwide to support National Federations in their efforts to develop Basketball on the ground. FIBA is a non-profit organisation and recognised as the ultimate authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Our mission is to develop and promote the game of basketball, uniting the wider basketball community, which counts more than 450 million players and fans.
We organise and oversee international competitions including the FIBA Basketball World Cup the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup and the Olympic Basketball Tournaments.
We establish the Official Basketball Rules as well as the regulations that govern the relationships between the different members of the basketball community.