- Basketball schedule April 12, 2017
There are few sports in the NatWest Island Games with a greater tradition and history on Gotland than basketball. Basketball was first introduced at Gotland 1999.
The Visby Ladies team plays in the top division in Sweden and has done for over 20 years. Their greatest success came in 2005 when, after many attempts in the previous years, the team managed to win the Swedish championship in front of a packed crowd at Södervärnshallen in Visby. That victory was voted the century’s greatest sporting moment on Gotland. Visby Ladies continue to play in the top Swedish league. As well as league matches for the ladies, Gotland has experience from the last NatWest Island Games and international women’s basketball tournament The Solhem Cup, which was held in Visby in 2004, 2005 and 2007, with participating teams from several different countries.
The basketball matches will be played in the new arena, ICA Maxi Arena. There will be competitions for both men and women.