Basketball Association of Singapore

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Basketball Association of Singapore
Basketball Association of Singapore.jpg
Sport Basketball
Abbreviation BAS
Affiliation FIBA
Regional affiliation FIBA Asia
Affiliation date 1961
Official website
bas.org.sg
Singapore

The Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) is the governing body of the sport of basketball in Singapore.

History[edit]

Basketball was introduced to Singapore as early as 1925 and was played in schools. The Singapore Basketball and Volleyball Association was establish in 1934 to further promote the sport and the organization was responsible for organizing the Malaysia and Singapore Basketball Championship. The association was later replaced in 1939 by the Chinese Sports Improvement Council, which was considered by the Basketball Association of Singapore to be the first instance of its organization.[1]

After the resolution of the World War II in 1946 which affected the promotion of basketball, Goh Chye Hin set up the Singapore Amateur Basketball Association (SABA).It's men's national team participated in the 1956 Summer Olympics.[1]

SABA became a member of FIBA Asia in 1961 and its men's team began participating in the ABC Championship (now FIBA Asia Cup). It renamed itself as the Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) in 1967.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Our History". Basketball Association of Singapore. Retrieved 30 July 2018.