Also, FIMBA proudly supports representatives in 45 individual countries and will be expanding its global reach with tournaments in Asia and Africa.

In addition, each year FIMBA celebrates World Maxi Day to promote masters basketball and its popular mantra, "Add years to your life by adding life to your years." Last year 47 countries participated in this exciting global event. FIMBA now proudly supports representatives in 47 individual countries and has expanded its global reach into Asia and Africa.

For more information about FIMBA, contact Jim Sweeney – Head of FIMBA USA at


Founded in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1991, FIMBA - Federation of International Masters Basketball Association - organizes age appropriate hoops tournaments around the world for women (ages 30+) and men (ages 35+).

Former Olympians, national team players, European professionals and NBA veterans have participated in FIMBA events over the years.

In 2015, the International Olympic Committee called FIMBA the biggest and best senior sports federation in the world.

In 2017, FIMBA hosted its 14th bi-annual world championship in Montecatini, Italy. The event drew 367 teams and 5,800+ players from 50 countries that played 1,118 games in 22 venues over 9 days making it the largest competitive 5 on 5 basketball tournament ever.

In 2018, FIMBA hosted an elite World League in Matsue, Japan; a Pan American Championship in Natal, Brazil and a European Championship in Maribor, Slovenia.

In 2019, FIMBA will host its 15th World Championship in late July in Espoo, Finland.