2010 FIBA World Championship
The 2010 FIBA World Championship will be hosted by Turkey from August 23 to September 12, 2010. It is co-organized by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Turkish Basketball Federation and the 2010 Organizing Committee.
The European Union Jury has nominated Istanbul as the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2010, which was competing in the category of "cities outside the EU" against Ukranian capital Kiev. The verdict will be approved in November 2006 in Finland. Istanbul was trying hard to win this prestigious title since 2000. It has been calculated that millions of Euros in support will help refurbish local infrastructure, restore museums, create cultural programming, and launch advertising campaigns. The slogan of the city for this event will be "Istanbul, city of four elements".