During its meeting in July 2017, the FIBA Central Board approved several rule changes. FIBA released a summary of the rule changes valid as of 1 October 2017 that you will find in the attached link after this article.

This summary is about the most important changes with video illustrations.

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Video rule book

At the champions league each week, experts are analysing the games. In order to improve the understanding of referees' decisions and to increase the transparency towards the fans, they publish some of those "tough calls", together with an explanation. These situations and explanations are very useful also for referees to make better decisions in difficult situations.

Rules, Interpretations

Basketball Rules 2017

Basketball Rules 2018.02
Official Interpretations
Basketball Rules 2017
Basketball Equipment
Social Media
Table Officials
Instant Replay System (IRS)
Referees and IRS-operators


3PO basic
part 1
3PO basic
part 2
3PO basic
part 3


Official Rules of the Game
January 2016
Official Rules of the Game
Official Rules of the Game
3x3 Basketball
FIBA 3x3 Referees

Wheelchair basketball (IWBF)

Official Wheelchair Basketball Rules
IWBF Executive Council
Official Wheelchair Basketball Rules
Comments and Interpretations
for Officiating Wheelchair Basketball
Official Wheelchair Basketball Rules
Main Changes