Gilas Pilipinas is currently preparing for a number of upcoming international tournaments. The national team’s goal is to eventually compete in the qualifiers for the much-anticipated 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.
Today, FIBA unveiled the official logo for one of basketball’s most prestigious tournaments.
(Photo from FIBA.com)
According to FIBA, the logo draws inspiration from the one of China’s most symbolic cultural icons, the Beijing Opera.
“It showcases the legends of the strongest with the colourful facial make-up of the actors symbolising characteristics such as wisdom, persistence, power and perfection – the exact qualities the participating players and national teams at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will need in order to succeed,” FIBA said in a press release.
The tournament will run from August 31 to September 15 in 2019 and will feature 32 teams. It will be held across eight cities in China — Beijing, Foshan, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
The two-year qualifying process of the 2019 FIBA World Cup begins in November of this year.
What do you think of the 2019 FIBA World Cup logo?