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Age limit unlikely for 2016 Games

Updated: August 11, 2012, 4:40 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

LONDON -- NBA commissioner David Stern's push to see an age limit of 23 for the men's Olympic basketball tournament is losing steam.

At least when it comes to the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

FIBA chief Patrick Baumann, secretary general of the sport's international governing body, said Saturday: "My feeling is that we will not be proposing a 23 age limit for the 2016 Olympic Games."

"The NBA has come up with the idea to go with under 23 and at the same time to promote younger ...

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