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BAS and Romanian Embassy hold 6th Int’l Basketball Tournament

USA Team win ‘Challenge Cup 2019’

Team USA – Winners of the Challenge Cup 2019

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 3: The British Academy of Sport (BAS) and the Romanian Embassy in Kuwait organized the sixth  International Basketball Tournament between Embassies in Kuwait on Friday, Nov 29 at the BSK Campus.

A total of 8 teams represented their countries: Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, Mongolia, Palestine, Philippines, Romania and USA. The opening ceremony saw the team’s parade with their flags and in national costume past the reviewing stand of VIPs, five ambassadors including the patron of the tournament and HE the Romanian Ambassador Daniel Tanase. The captains drew the numbers, the games began and the spectators from the various communities spurred on their teams with great national pride.

It was an amazing day with very strong teams and challenging matches. The semifinals were played between USA against Romania and Palestine against Egypt.  The winners of the “Challenge Cup” for the first time are USA Team who played a great final game against the Egypt Team.

The Director of British Academy of Sport, Lucian Anisia, the BSK Founder Madam Vera Al Mutawa, joined the Romanian Ambassador on stage and the special guest was Camelia Potec an Olympic and Multiple European Champion in Swimming from Romania. They all offered a lively Presentation ceremony when medals and certificates were distributed to everyone.

This year the event was sponsored by: Ecco, Royale Hayat, 4FEST Jumeirah Hotel, Qatar Airways, FCM Travel Solutions and Decathlon. The media partner was Times Kuwait.

Since 2014 it has become a tradition at BAS to organize high caliber community sports events and invite all the Embassies to participate every February and March in a Volleyball Tournament and every November in a Basketball Tournament. Full details of all BAS courses and events are available at www.bas.edu.kw or you can contact the Academy at 99458013.

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