Grief in the Israeli and European basketball
Mr. Reuven Virovnik, who is considered the best referee in the Israeli Basketball and who was chairman of the Referee′s Association died on Saturday after a long battle with cancer.
Mr. Virovnik was one of the most senior European officials and was officiating at the world′s top basketball events. Even after retiring from officiating, he remained in the officiating world and became chairman of the referees. He was awarded for his good job by being an observer at the World Championships and the Olympics - 2010 World Championship in Turkey and 2012 London Olympics. Besides, he was officiating the final game at the 1998 World Championship between Russia and Yugoslavia.
Mr. Virovnik was also the commissioner and observer in BIBL Final Four in 2012 which took place in Gan Ner, Israel
Mr. Virovnik was very popular at the international basketball world. He was a member of FIBA Technical committee, FIBA Instructor and FIBA commissioner.
He took a high-level position at the Israeli Airlines company - El Al - vice president of the human resources department.
Mr. Virovnik was a leading figure in the officiating development of the BIBL Sports Director Shay Shtriks and he was his role-model and teacher during his entire carrier both in Israel and on the international stage.
The BIBL management expresses our most sincere condolences to Reuven Virovnik′s family and relatives!
May his memory be blessed! RIP, dear Reuven!
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Domestic leagues: Easy second for TiranaLubomir Neshev 22-10-2017 | 10:31
Domestic leagues: Another big win for Blokotehna, home loss for KumanovoLubomir Neshev 22-10-2017 | 10:21
Domestic leagues: Second defeat for BashkimiLubomir Neshev 22-10-2017 | 10:13
Danilo Mijatovic is the top performer of the weekLubomir Neshev 21-10-2017 | 12:14
Huge arrival in BlokotehnaMaria Mitsova 20-10-2017 | 14:37
Quotes after the game KK Blokotehna-NB - KB BashkimiLubomir Neshev 19-10-2017 | 12:03
Quotes after the game BC Akademik Bultex 99 - SK TiranaLubomir Neshev 19-10-2017 | 11:07
Photo-gallery from the game KK Blokotehna-NB - KB BashkimiLubomir Neshev 19-10-2017 | 10:44
Photo-gallery from the game BC Akademik Bultex 99 - SK TiranaLubomir Neshev 19-10-2017 | 10:35
Another big home win for BlokotehnaMaria Mitsova 18-10-2017 | 22:56
Two in a row for AkademikMaria Mitsova 18-10-2017 | 22:50
Photo-gallery from the game BC Rilski sportist - BC Levski 2014Maria Mitsova 18-10-2017 | 12:03
Mladen Ostojic: I′m happy with our performanceLubomir Neshev 18-10-2017 | 12:02
Igor Mihajlovski: We won thanks to our big desireLubomir Neshev 18-10-2017 | 12:00
Zlatin Georgiev: We played well for 35 minutesLubomir Neshev 18-10-2017 | 11:45
Konstantin Papazov: Rilski deserved the winLubomir Neshev 18-10-2017 | 11:34
Ludmil Hadjisotirov: I′m happy with our defenseLubomir Neshev 18-10-2017 | 11:33
Blokotehna and Akademik looking for two in a row, Bashkimi and Tirana for their firstsLubomir Neshev 18-10-2017 | 11:15
Kumanovo wins a thriller against IbarLubomir Neshev 17-10-2017 | 21:58
|24 Oct 2017|
| KK Ibar Rozaje|
BC Rilski Sportist
Rozaje | Sportski Centar24 Oct 2017 17.00
|KK Ibar Rozaje||BC Rilski Sportist|
Sofia | Universiada24 Oct 2017 18.30
|BC Levski 2014||KK Blokotehna-NB|
|25 Oct 2017 18.30
|SK Tirana||KB Bashkimi|
Kumanovo | Sports Hall Kumanovo25 Oct 2017 19.00
|KK Kumanovo 2009||BC Akademik Bultex 99|
|07 Nov 2017
|KB Bashkimi||BC Levski 2014|
|07 Nov 2017
|SK Tirana||KK Kumanovo 2009|