KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: The British Academy of Sport (BAS) and the Romanian Embassy in Kuwait organized the Second International Basketball Tournament between Embassies in Kuwait on Friday November 20, at the BSK Campus.
A total of 12 teams represented their countries: Bangladesh, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Greece, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Philippines, Romania and USA. The opening ceremony saw the team’s parade with their flags and mascots dressed in national costume past the reviewing stand of VIPs including the patrons of the event, BSK Director Madame Vera Al Mutawa MBE, and HE the Romanian Ambassador Vasile Sofineti. 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 Lebanon and Philippines and USA against Palestine. The winners of the “Challenge Cup” were the Philippines Team who cleared 4 rounds including the final game against the Americans.
The Director of British Academy of Sport, Lucian Anisia, joined the Patrons on stage and the special Guest was Faisal Buressli representing FIBA for a lively Presentation Ceremony when medals and gift bags were distributed to everyone. There was a tremendous roar of celebration from the partisan Philippines supporters when Captain Jefferson J Reyes held the Challenge Cup aloft.
The event was sponsored by: Sports Direct, Pro Sports, High Sierra, IFA, Haitham Global Logistic and Global Freight Systems and the media partner was VOOP Media.
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 in a Volleyball Tournament and every November in a Basketball Tournament. Full details of all BAS courses and events are available on Facebook at thebas.co or you can contact the Academy at 99458013.