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FIBA unveils new Basketball World Cup mascot

Fans get opportunity to name mascot through online competition

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FIBA logo (Photo: From FIBA facebook page)

AMMAN — The mascot of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, which is to be hosted across three nations, has been unveiled. Fans across the globe have the opportunity to choose its name through an online competition, according to a press statement.اضافة اعلان

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 mascot has been created from a shared vision of three young fans, Caloy from the Philippines, Kota from Japan, and Dewi from Indonesia, who all met online and decided to create something unique that would unite basketball fans around the world and represent their three nations.

This newly unveiled mascot is yet to be named, due to the three young designers want to include fans in the experience. A naming competition is currently being hosted on the official mascot page of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 website, and will be ongoing till June 30.

Those taking part can enter a draw to win an official Molten ball.

The mascot — a robot — is programmed to be fun, friendly, and sporty. It will be promoting the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 globally and aims to share its love for basketball with as many people as possible in the lead-up to the event in 2023.

The colors of the mascot represent each of the three host country’s national flags and there is an LED face on the head of the mascot that allows it to communicate with millions of people in different languages.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will tip off on August 25 next year and will be hosted for the first time in its history across three countries, the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.

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