Argentina's basketball team, the champion in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, will participate in Borislav Stankovic Cup, to be held at Beijing on July 26-31.
The Argentine team will travel Wednesday to China and debut in the Stankovic Cup on July 26 versus Australia, the champion of Oceania.
On July 27, Argentina will meet Angola, the champion of Africa, to then have a day of rest.
Then, on July 29, the Argentines will play against the champions of Europe, Lithuania, and fourth in Athens 2004. The day after, the South Americans will play versus China, the champion of Asia, with the tallest player in the US professional basketball league (NBA), Yao Ming.
The closing of activities will be Sunday 31, versus Puerto Rico, which will participate in this tournament after having ended third in the latest Tournament of the Americans.
The champion of this tournament will win 100,000 US dollars; the second 50,000, and the third 25,000.
FIBA President Carl Men-Ky Ching, said Beijing will stage the best basketball ever seen in China.
Participating in the tournament will be continental champions and Argentina, winner of the Olympic gold in Athens.
(Xinhua News Agency July 25, 2005)