Russia suspended from basketball by FIBA for infighting

BY foxsports • July 29, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) The Russian Basketball Federation says it has been suspended by FIBA, meaning it could miss the European Championship, which doubles as an Olympic qualifier,

The suspension comes after two years of infighting at the federation, which culminated last month when a Russian court ordered new elections for all senior federation posts.

An earlier court ruling overturned the federation's 2013 presidential election result, in which Yulia Anikeeva defeated former WNBA player Svetlana Abrosimova, who alleged there were many breaches of election rules.

The federation posted a letter on its website from FIBA, addressed to Anikeeva, saying Russia's suspension resulted from a lack of ''unity and stability'' at the federation.


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