USA team raise trophy in ‘Challenge Cup 2019’ basketball tournament

The British Academy of Sport (BAS) and the Romanian Embassy in Kuwait organized the sixth International Basketball Tournament between Embassies in Kuwait on 29 November at the BSK Campus. Attending the event were VIPs, Ambassadors including the patron of the Tournament and the Romanian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Daniel Tanase.

A total of 8 teams represented their countries of Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, Mongolia, Palestine, Philippines, Romania, and USA. The opening ceremony saw the team’s walk in a parade with their flags and in national costume. The captains drew the numbers, the games began and the spectators from the various communities spurred on their teams with great national pride.

It was an amazing day with very strong teams and challenging matches. The semifinals were played between USA against Romania and Palestine against Egypt.

The winners of the ‘Challenge Cup’ for the first time are USA Team who played a great final game against the Egypt Team.

The Director of British Academy of Sport,  Lucian Anisia, the BSK Founder Madam Vera Al Mutawa, joined the Romanian Ambassador on stage and the special Guest was Camelia Potec an Olympic and Multiple European Champion in Swimming from Romania. During the presentation ceremony, they presented the medals and certificates to participants.

This year the event was sponsored by: Ecco, Royale Hayat, 4FEST Jumeirah Hotel, Qatar Airways, FCM Travel Solutions and Decathlon. The media partner was Times Kuwait.

Since 2014 it has become a tradition at BAS to organize community sports events and invite all the Embassies to participate every February and March in a Volleyball Tournament and every November in a Basketball Tournament.