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Basketball ban vuvuzelas

2010-08-02 17:22

Frankfurt - Vuvuzelas will be banned from the upcoming basketball world championship in Turkey because of "health concerns."

The international basketball federation is urging fans not to bring the noisy instruments to games and warns that security staff will confiscate them.

Supporters also face expulsion from the tournament's five venues if they flout the ban.

FIBA says it is the first international sport federation to officially ban the vuvuzela from all of its events. The ban will also include pressure horns that can produce similar decibel levels and harm people's health.

FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann says vuvuzelas are "simply not appropriate in a confined space such as a basketball arena."

AP

Comments
  • Brett - 2010-08-02 18:22

    Not Surprised as they are extremely annoying!!

  • phakama mjadu @ university of zululand - 2010-08-02 19:29

    s.a are very disapointed b.couse we are the one who demostrete it and work 4 us

  • john - 2010-08-02 21:25

    Thanks I will watch basketball in the future!!

  • noise - 2010-08-02 22:17

    Can't you people see that it's only the 3rd world countries that can't comprehend that the noise damages your ears. In 1st world.....health and safety of your fellow sport supporters is paramount.

  • FOOTBALL LOVER - 2010-09-01 14:31

    just ban the thing. do not feel compelled to give reasons.

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