Basketball international organization

World and European champions Spain
Basketball is organized internationally by FIBA, the organism which groups together all the individual Basketball Associations/Federations of the planet.
It is an independent association with headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland) formed by 213 national federations of basketball throughout the world and it is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
FIBA establishes the Official Basketball Rules, the specifications for equipment and facilities, and the internal executive regulations that must be applied to all international and Olympic competitions. It also  controls and governs the appointment of international referees, it  regulates the transfer of players from one country to another and it governs all international competitions.
What it does not do, is have control over the National Basketball Association (NBA) of the USA. Though this does not in itself pose a problem to the international game, it does however emphasize formally the independence – and to some extent, the superiority -of the US game from the rest of the world’s.