The city of Malaga will be the main venue for the XI FIMBA Maxibasketball European Championship that will be held from June 24 to July 3, 2022. The tournament, which should have been held on similar dates in 2020, will be held in various halls sports in the capital of Malaga and some nearby municipalities. Before the pandemic was declared by Covid19, a total of 234 teams from more than 40 different countries had made their pre-registration in the Championship
The European Maxibasketball Championship is the official championship organised by the International Maxibasketball Federation (FIMBA) and welcomes men’s players over 35 years of age and women’s players over 30. The tournament is structured in categories divided by age ranges of five years. The men’s competition will have championships in the categories o35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75 and 80 and the women’s, o30, 35,40,45,50,55,60 and 65.
The organisers are still very attentive to the evolution of Covid19 around the world. The effect of the vaccination should make it possible for us to once again enjoy the passion of maxibasketball, and we hope that more than 250 teams will participate in the 18 existing categories. Many non-European teams will participate, if sanitary conditions allow it, as ambassadors for their countries. Thus, teams from Asia, Africa, Oceania, and also from North and South America will make an appearance. These teams, logically, do not enter the distribution of medals of the European. The great attraction that Spain, and particularly Malaga, have motivated this high participation of non-European teams.