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Vegas, San Juan finalists to host '07 FIBA Americas

Updated: October 17, 2006, 6:31 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Las Vegas got one step closer to earning the bid for the FIBA Tournament of the Americas, giving USA Basketball a decided advantage in its quest to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

FIBA America announced Tuesday that Las Vegas and San Juan were the two finalists to host the event in August 2007 when the top two finishers will earn bids to the Olympics. A decision is due by the end of the week.

Venezuela, which was selected as the host last year, failed to put up a $1.5 ...

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