Thessaloniki will show its sports tourism potential next summer, as it will host the 12th FIMBA World Maxibasketball Championship, scheduled for 12-21 July 2013. The event will be held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization.
The 10-day event, characterized as an “Olympic-style” event, will attract some 3,000 athletes from all over the world along with 1,000 attendants.
The event is expected to attract a large number of tourists to Thessaloniki.
Maxibasketball is a world sports movement through which basketball players continue to play after retirement from their sporting career.
The World Maxibasketball event is held every two years and Greece has been participating for the past ten years.