International tournament at Stratford will test Olympic basketball arena

A five-day basketball tournament featuring six of the world’s best teams which starts today will test the temporary arena at the Olympic Park at Stratford.

The line-up includes Australia, China, Croatia, France, Great Britain and Serbia, many of whom will feature NBA stars, giving fans a great taste of what to expect next year.

Among the operations under scrutiny will be the field of play; results, timing and scoring systems; how teams work together, how people move around venues and transport.

Debbie Jevans, Director of Sport at LOCOG said: “Having our first test event on Olympic Park makes the Games seem even closer and excitement is building.”

For more information including the tournament schedule for the London International Basketball Invitational visit www.londonprepareseries.com