World Chinese Basketball Invitational Tournament was founded by The Chinese American Athletic Association (CAAA) in 1985. Since then, it has been held annually until today.

The purpose of establishing the World Chinese Basketball Commission with headquarters in Los Angeles, California, is to promote the game of basketball whilst fostering friendship and harmony among people of Chinese descent around the world, and also to reinforce their unity under Chinese culture. Major cities around the world have enthusiastically participated in the Invitational Tournament because of its noble goals in realizing the true Olympic spirit. The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.

第三十三届全球华人篮球邀请赛是一项由美国华人运动协会(CAAA)於1985年创办的年度赛事。 世界华人篮球委员会的总部设於美国加利福尼亞州的洛杉矶,其宗旨在于推广篮球运动。该委员会也肩负着促进全球华人之间友谊与和谐,同时加强彼此间合作的重任。 为了充分体现奥运的体育精神,全球各大城市向来皆热烈参与此项邀请赛。俗语说,胜不骄败不馁,体育的精神不在于胜负,而是是否用尽了全力去比拼。

The History

Over the past 30 years, the tournament has been held in USA, Australia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and China. Participants of the tournament are from more than 70 cities from four continents, viz. Europe, America, Australia and Asia.
The first six tournaments (1985 to 1990) were conducted in Los Angelas, USA. The 1991 tournament was conducted in New York City, 1992 in Beijing, 1993 in San Francisco, 1994 in Taoyuan, 1995 in Medan, Indonesia, 1996 was back to Los Angelas, 1997 in Hat Yai, Thailand, 1998 in Beijing, 1999 in Penang, Malaysia, 2000 in Sydney, Australia, 2110 in Bangkok, 2002 in Yangzhou, 2003 in Seattle, 2004 in Shantou, 2005 in Manila, 2006 IN Suzhou, 2007 in San Diego, 2008 in Shanghai, 2009 in Penang, Malaysia, 2010 in Xiamen, 2011 in Taichung, 2012 in Jakarta, 2013 in Wuhan, 2014 in Las Vegas, USA, 2015 IN Fuzhou, 2016 in Hengdian and 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

WCBIT在过去的30多年里,足迹遍布世界各国,其中在如美国,澳洲,泰国,菲律宾,印尼,台湾和中国里的各个城市举办了赛事。 当中的参赛者来自全球四大洲如欧洲,美洲,澳洲和亚洲的70多个城市。WCBIT在创办后的首六年(1985年至1990年)里均在美国洛杉矶举办。隔年它回到美国,於纽约市举办赛事。1992年,WCBIT首次冲出海外前往北京并在1993年回到美国,於三藩市举行。
1994年 - 台湾桃园,1995年 - 印尼棉兰,1996年 - 美国洛杉矶,1997年 - 泰国合艾,1998年 - 中国北京,1999年 - 马来西亚槟城 2000年 - 澳洲悉尼,2001年 - 泰国曼谷,2002年 - 中国扬州,2003年 - 美国西雅图,2004年 - 中国汕头,2005年 - 菲律宾马尼拉,2006年 - 中国苏州,2007年 - 美国圣地亚哥,2008年 - 中国上海,2009年 -马来西亚槟城 2010年 - 中国厦门,2011年 - 台湾台中,2012年 - 印尼雅加达,2013年 - 中国武汉,2014年 - 美国拉斯维加斯,2015年 - 中国福州,2016年 - 中国横店,2017年 - 马来西亚吉隆坡
The 33rd World Chinese Basketball Invitational Tournament (WCBIT) will be hosted in Malaysia for 4 consecutive days. About 250 teams comprising 3000 players across the world registered and will gather in Malaysia this November. This event also has the strong support of Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia.

第三十三届全球华人篮球邀请赛将在马来西亚吉隆坡连续举办四天。共有来自世界各国250个队伍的3000名参赛者在今年11月齐聚马来西亚。这项赛事获得隶属于马来西亚旅游与文化部的马来西亚会展局(MyCEB)旗下的Malaysia Major Events的鼎力支持。

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