Devotion
The Reds are the new champs!
In a game for the ages, Olympiacos Piraeus came from 19 down in the third quarter to stun CSKA Moscow 61-62 and become the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion. Georgios Printezis’s floater with 0.7 seconds left won it for the Reds, who become European champions for the second time in competition history. Olympiacos also won in 1997, also under head coach Dusko Ivkovic. A brilliant game at both ends by Kostas Papanikolaou led the new champs with 18 points. Vassilis Spanoulis added 15 points and Printezis had 12. CSKA led 53-34 in the third quarter and seemed well on its way to victory, but a 14-point run brought the Reds back and they stayed close until the end. The turning point came when former MVP Ramunas Siskauskas missed twice from the line with 9.7 seconds left and his team up 1. Olympiacos came down at the other end, got the ball to Printezis and the rest is history. Milos Teodosic paced CSKA with 15 points, Andrei Kirilenko posted 12 points and 10 rebounds and Nenad Krstic added 11 in defeat. MORE | VIDEOS
O2 Arena in London
The O2 in London to host the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four
Euroleague Basketball and AEG will team together to bring the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four to a new home in 2013. After hosting the 2012 Olympic Games, London’s spectacular The O2 will remain the focus of international sporting attention as it turns its eyes to Europe’s premier basketball event. MORE
All-Euroleague Team 2011-12 - Final Four Istanbul 2012
2011-12 All-Euroleague First, Second teams announced
The stars of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague were honored at a ceremony fit for a king on Saturday night at the annual EFES Euroleague Awards Ceremony held at Ciragan Palace in Istanbul. On the eve of the coronation of a new champion, the best players from both finalists took part in the celebrations together with the rest of the global basketball elite. MORE | VIDEO
One Team Symposium in Istanbul
One Team symposium in Istanbul, a success
The partnership between basketball and business can go a long way in helping communities in need. Euroleague’s One Team program is a great, fresh example of such powerful synergy and was the central topic of this season’s annual Euroleague Basketball Symposium held at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. MORE
Georgios Printezis - One Team event - Final Four Istanbul 2012
One Team event at Bahcelievler Social Services Campus
On an uplifting spring morning in the city that hosts the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four this weekend, the family of Euroleague Basketball clubs and sponsors registered another proud moment by making it a day to remember for 60 underprivileged and special needs children on the grounds of Istanbul Bahcelievler Social Services Campus. MORE | VIDEO
Trophy Tour 2012
Euroleague Trophy Tour keeps moving around Istanbul
Trophy Tour 2012 sponsored by Intersport will make its final stop on Sunday for several hours at the Devotion Fan Zone in the heart of Istanbul at Taksim Square. The trophy that the new champion will hoist several hours later after CSKA Moscow and Olympiacos Piraeus square off in the title game of the Final Four will be available for viewing and photos at the Fan Zone. MORE | VIDEO
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Turkish Airlines Euroleague presents Eye of the Fan!
Turkish Airlines, official title sponsor of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, is launching a new digital campaign with a highly innovative and exciting concept: Eye of the Fan. Until now, basketball enthusiasts have been following the Final Four through set camera angles and from their seats at the arena. The Eye of the Fan campaign brings them the Final Four viewed through the eyes of a basketball fanatic, a die-hard follower. MORE
Devotion Fan Zone brings Euroleague to fans in Istanbul
The global basketball celebration that is the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four enjoyed another highlight as basketball fans from all over converged at the Devotion Fan Zone at Istanbul’s Taksim Square. On Sunday, Anadolu Efes players Kerem Gonlum and Oliver Lafayette will drop by to vist fans at 16:00 Istanbul time. MORE | PHOTOS | VIDEO
OTHER HEADLINES
Tribute Olympiacos!
Title game official press conference
One Team symposium in Istanbul, a success
Fans, the soul of the Final Four
2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four official press conference
Official Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2012 Final Four spot
One Team event at Bahcelievler Social Services Campus, a great success
Efes extends its Euroleague sponsorship for another three years
Final Four week begins with Istanbul ready!
2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four entertainment
2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four game officials
2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four fan information
Jacques Lemans official watch of the 2012 Final Four
Partizan 1992 - An utterly unique title
Road to the Final Four!
Final Four timeline: 1988-2011
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four single tickets sold out
25 years of Final Fours
Nike International Junior Tournament is set
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four 2012 Istanbul logo unveiled
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four to take place in Istanbul!
Final Four Records
2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague format

Final Four schedule
SEMIFINALS
Friday, May 11, 17:00 CET
CSKA Moscow 66-64 Panathinaikos

Friday, May 11, 20:00 CET
Olympiacos Piraeus 68-64 FC Barcelona Regal

THIRD PLACE
Sunday, May 13, 17:00 CET
Panathinaikos 69-74 FC Barcelona Regal

FINAL
Sunday, May 13, 20:00 CET
CSKA Moscow 61-62 Olympiacos Piraeus

Aito analyzes the four teams

2012 Final Four Fan Guide