Beijing (English) - - APRIL -

On April 18, a cer­e­mony to mark 500 days un­til the 2019 FIBA Bas­ket­ball World Cup and to in­tro­duce its mas­cot was held in Bei­jing. The pres­ti­gious bas­ket­ball com­pe­ti­tion will be held across eight Chi­nese cities in­clud­ing Bei­jing from Au­gust 31 to Septem­ber 15, mak­ing it the largest event in FIBA'S his­tory. The “Son of Dreams” mas­cot is in­spired by the Chi­nese dragon and its over­all de­sign is full of vi­tal­ity. It in­te­grates the charms of bas­ket­ball with the wishes and tra­di­tions of the Chi­nese peo­ple.

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