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Official Rules of Basketball


Official Rules of Basketball (Basketball Equipment)

FIBA Approved products

Approved Equipment:

Approved 3x3 Equipment: 

Approved Software:


Official 3x3 Basketball Rules


3x3 Competitions


FIBA Broadcast Academy 


International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) 

Successful projects through effective project planning;
Dr. Stefan Kannewischer & Darryl Condon (SB magazine 6/2021)


International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sustainability Essentials 

(A Series of Practical Guides for the Olympic Movement)


International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Accessibility Guide 4th Edition 

(October 2020)


Accessible Seating Line of Sight Criteria
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Section 802.2.21


Mayo Clinic Arizona- “Get loud, go deaf? Noise levels in arenas can cause harm”; Walker Asprey, Don Dulle and Anikar Chhabra; Global Sport Matters (May 2018)


Climate Pledge Arena (Unleash the Kraken), Brian Libby, Stadia Magazine
(December 2021)


Courts of the World -

Recognized international and regional standards


The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 

is an international standards development organization composed of representatives from the national standards organizations of its
member countries.


ISO 7240-16 Fire detection and alarm systems — Part 16: Sound system control and indicating equipment, provides guidance on sound system control and indicating equipment in the context of fire detection and alarm systems.


ISO 14001: Environmental management systems, specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. 


ISO 20121: Event sustainability management systems, specifies requirements for an event sustainability management system and provides guidance on conforming to those requirements.


EN 14904: Surfaces for sports areas – Indoor surfaces for multi-sports use, specifies requirements for surfaces for indoor facilities for multi-sports use.


The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is an international standards organization that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies – collectively known as “electrotechnology”.


IEC 60268-16: Sound system equipment - Part 16: Objective rating of speech intelligibility by speech, provides guidance on sound system equipment and the basic STI definition and calculation.


European Standards (EN) are technical standards drafted and maintained by CEN (European Committee for Standardization), CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation) and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute).

EN 1176-7: Playground equipment and surfacing Guidance on installation, inspection, maintenance and operation,provides recommendations on the scope maintenance inspections for playground equipment and can be adopted for the regular inspection of outdoor backstop units.


EN 13200-1: Spectator Facilities Part 1: General Characteristics for Spectator Viewing Area defines design and management requirements for spectator facilities at permanent or temporary entertainment venues including sport stadia, sport halls, indoor and outdoor facilities. 


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division) has produced standards and guidance on accessible design which can be used for reference beyond the United States:


ANSI is the American National Standards Institute, an organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards in the USA.


BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Services International) is a professional association supporting the advancement of the information and communications technology (ICT) profession and currently serves members in almost 100 countries. It is based in the USA.


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional association for electronics engineering, electrical engineering and other related disciplines. Based in the USA, it has members in over 160 countries around the world.


The purpose of the present Guide is to provide technical recommendations, advice and inspiration to FIBA’s National Federations and the wider basketball community, with regard to the building and renovation of basketball venues.

FIBA gives no warranty, undertaking or representation, whether express or implied, that the information and contents of this Guide are accurate, complete or appropriate for particular use.


FIBA, its members, subsidiaries, directors, employees, representatives, other contractors and or auxiliary persons shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage, loss or expenses whatsoever resulting from, or in connection with, the use or reliance upon the information or contents of this Guide.


The entire contents of this Guide remain subject to any national and international legislation and regulations, as well as industry or professional standards as applicable in particular but not limited to security and infrastructure.


FIBA reserves the right to freely adapt and amend the information contained herein, or to issue new guidelines or recommendations without any duty to inform.


The reproduction, even partial, of content is prohibited unless permission has been sought from FIBA and a proper reference is made (e.g. “copyright: FIBA”). The FIBA logo and letters are registered trademarks, the use of which is prohibited unless there is a prior express and written approval from FIBA.

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