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Greek Basketball Team Wins Bronze Medal

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) The men’s Greek basketball team yesterday won the bronze medal at the FIBA European Basketball Championship, Eurobasket 2009, held in Poland, by beating Slovenia 57-56.

Spain won the gold medal beating Serbia in the final by 85-63.    This was the second medal for Greece in the last four years, after winning the gold medal in EuroBasket 2005 Championship.  Moreover Vasileios Spanoulis was selected for the All-Tournament Team together with Spain’s Pau Gasol who was named MVP, Serbia’s Milos Teodosic, Slovenia’s Erazem Lorbek and Spain’s Rudy Fernandez.  It has been a great year for Greek basketball as earlier in the summer the Greek Under-20basketball team won the 2009 U20 European Championship by defeating France 90-85, andGreece’s under-19 team won second place and the silver medal at the 2009 FIBA World U19 Basketball Championship in New Zealand.

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Greek Basketball Team Reaches Q- Finals in Poland

Bascket 1PHOTO: EuroBasket 2009 – Final Round / Germany vs. Greece on 11.09.2009 /Greece Fans / Photographer: FIBA Europe / Castoria / Vlachos
(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The Greek Basketball team reached the Q-finals of the EuroBasket 2009 tournament, which is taking place in Poland (September 7-20, 2009).
After four wins and two defeats in the qualifying round, Greece will face either Turkey or Slovenia on September 18, to qualify for the semi-finals.

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PHOTO: Vasileios Spanoulis (Greece) /EuroBasket 2009 – Final Round / France vs. Greece on 15.09.2009  / Photographer: FIBA Europe / Castoria / Vlachos