Serbia and Montenegro is situated in South-East Europe, on the Balkan peninsula with access to the Adriatic Sea.

Serbia and Montenegro covers a territory of 102,173 sq. km. Serbia covers an area of 88,361 sq. km. whereas the area of Montenegro is 13,812 sq. km.

Capital City:

The length of the borders of Serbia and Montenegro is 2,585,894 km and the length of the coastline is 294 km. Serbia and Montenegro borders on Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania and FYROM.

The northern part is, for the most part, flat country, the central part is hilly and mountainous and the southern part is littoral.

The climate is continental in the north and Mediterranean in the south.

The legal tender in Serbia is the Dinar and in Montenegro – the Euro.

Number of Inhabitants:
SCG has a population of 8,148,576 inhabitants (without Kosovo and Metohija). The number of inhabitants of Serbia (without Kosovo and Metohija) is 7,498,001. Montenegro has a population of 650,575 inhabitants.

National Make-up:
Serbs account for 82,8 percent of the population of Serbia (without Kosovo and Metohija) and Montenegrins for 61.9 percent of the inhabitants of Montenegro. In addition to Serbs


Tourist Organization of Belgrade

Belgrade is situated on the Balkan peninsula and it is the capital of Serbia and Montenegro. There are 1.6 million cheerful and hospitable inhabitants.

It is built on a hilly area above the very confluence of the Sava river and the Danube, between the fertile Panonia plains in the north and green hilly Sumadia region to the south. There are 225 kilometers of river banks, 16 river islands including Ada Ciganlija and Large War Island, and the highest points the mountains of Avala and Kosmaj, as well as the peculiar south-east wind, called Kosava. It is often called “the gate of Balkans” and “the door of Central Europe”.


Belgrade is a city with an eventful history lasting 7000 years. It has been invaded by 40 armies, rebuilt 38 times, and the next year 2004 it celebrates its 600th anniversary of being the capital.During its growth and territorial expansion several distinctive parts came into being with their own characteristics and monuments which give Belgrade special colour and charm.

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Basketball in Serbia And Montenegro (SCG)

The team of Yugoslavia played their first official match and was defeated by the host team of Romania at the Balkan Games held in Bucharest on September 22, 1946. The Yugoslav team players were: Popovic, Gec, Tajner, Srebrenik, Stojkovic, Kobali, Nikolic, Demsar, Dimic, Pitoni and Tertan.

Stevica Colovic was the first coach to replace Bora Jovanovic. His team’s debut in European Championships (1947 in Prague) fully coincided with their potential. They were placed next to the last among 14 participating national teams.

An army of enthusiasts embarked on a pioneering endeavor of developing a serious basketball movement, but those who, as a rule, are seen as the most deserving and recognized as mostly indebted for the breakthrough of Yugoslav basketball and its appearance on the world’s scene are the famous quartet: Nebojsa Popovic, Radomir Saper, Aleksandar Nikolic, and Borislav Stankovic.

As Italy had withdrawn its participation, Yugoslavia was invited to take part in the First World Championship held in Buenos Aires, in 1950. In the premiere match played against Peru (27:33), as recorded in the basketball history of World Championships, Nebojsa Popovic was the one who scored first points from a free throw line.The longest game “plavi” have ever played


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Name: Virginijus Dovidavicius
Place of Residence: Kaunas (LTU)
Nationality: Lithuania
Date of Birth: 13.01.1964


Height: 182 cm
Weight: 83 kg
Marital status: Married
No. of children: 1
Favourite sports to watch: Basketball, Golf, riding, athletics
Career/ best moment in basketball: 2004 Olympic Games
Languages spoken: Lithuanian, English, Russian
Professional occupation: Golf Club Director
Hobbies: Harley Davidson
Referee since: 1983
National league referee since: 1985
FIBA referee since: 1992
Total no. of games called: 2500
Total no. of international games called: 380
Career highlights: 2004 Olympic Games
Final of Saporta Cup in the last season of Saporta Cup
1997 Universiade Mallorca


Name: Vladimir Drabikovsky
Place of Residence: Kiev (UKR)
Nationality: Ukraine
Date of Birth: 22.03.1961


Height: 196 cm
Weight: 100 kg
Marital status: Married
No. of children: 2
Favourite sports to watch: Basketball and Football
Career/ best moment in basketball: 2003 Eurobasket
Languages spoken: Ukrainean, Russian, English
Professional occupation: Basketball coach
Hobbies: Reading, Basketball
Referee since: 1985
National league referee since: 1988
FIBA referee since: 1995
Total no. of games called: over 2000
Total no. of international games called: 350
Career highlights: 1992-1996 Domestic Finals, 1997 European Championship for Men, 1999 Universiade, 2000-2002 NEBL Final, 2001 Eurobasket Women, 2002 European Championship for Young Men, 2003 European North Conference Final,2003 Eurobasket Women, 2004 & 2005 Euroleage Woman Final

JOVCIC, Milivoje (SCG)

Name: Milivoje Jovcic
Place of Residence: Belgrade (SCG)
Nationality: Serbia & Montengro
Date of Birth: 17.01.1974


Height 189 cm
Weight 86 kg
Marital Status Married
No. of Children one
Favourite sports to watch Track & Fields, Gymnastique, Fighting
Career/Best moment in Basketball Olympics in Sydney
Languages spoken English
Country of residence Serbia & Montenegro
Professional Occupation Teacher for Basketball Coaches in private College
Referee since 1990
National League Referee since 1994
FIBA Referee Since 1995
Total no. of games called over 1000
Total no. of international games called over 400
Career highlights 2005 European Championship Men, 2003 Euroleague Men, 2003 Uleb Cup, 2002 World Championship Women, 2001 European Championship Women, 2000 Olympic Games, 2000 FIBA Cup Women, 1999 European Championship  Men, 1998 World Championship Men, 1997 European Championship  Women, 1996 Ronchetti Cup
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