EuroBasket 2011

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The European Basketball Championship of 2011, universally referred to as EuroBasket 2011, will be the 37<sup>th</sup> continental championship held by FIBA Europe. The competition will be hosted by Lithuania. This will be the second time Lithuania has hosted Eurobasket, and the first since the restoration of its independence in 1990. Lithuania originally hosted the 1939 European Basketball Championship. The top two teams are guaranteed spots at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


Public contest was introduced to create the logo for the competition. 49 designs were presented initially to the organizers and the best 3 were sent to FIBA Europe, which selected the winning design. The author of it is Kęstutis Koira. The EuroBasket 2011 logo was unveiled on the 24th of January, 2009 in Cido Arena, Panevėžys, during the final game of Lithuanian Basketball Federation Cup. It displays the Columns of Gediminas overlaid on a backboard.


Lithuania is the first host country of EuroBasket to have an official EuroBasket song. A song Celebrate basketball by Mia, Marijonas Mikutavičius and Mantas Jankavičius was chosen by a televoting in Lithuania. There are two versions of the song - Lithuanian Later, another version was added - Nebetyli sirgaliai" (lit. The Fans are Quiet no Longer).


The group matches are set to be played in four arenas, namely Alytus Arena, Šiauliai Arena, Cido Arena in......
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