BBC ignores Euroleague basketball championship – and its winner

You wouldn’t have known it from the BBC News website’s Europe page, but on the evening of May 18th the final of the 2014 Euroleague basketball championship was held in Milan.

In 2011 BBC Sport described the Euroleague as “the continent’s major club event”, so perhaps a report on Sunday’s final appears on the website’s Sport page? Well, no.

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There is, however, a dedicated basketball page buried deep in the Sports section of the BBC News website: surely an article must appear there? Indeed, a report does appear on that page concerning a basketball match held in Italy over the weekend, but it is about a game between the women’s teams of Italy and Great Britain.

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Or what about the website’s Middle East page? After all, the European championship was won by Maccabi Tel Aviv for the sixth time and tens of thousands of residents of the city spent 24 hours celebrating the victory. No: nothing there either.

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Ah, well.

photo: Euroleague
photo: Euroleague



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