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Tokyo 2 Tartu: another strong lineup of referees


Experienced. Professional. Respected. Meet the referees of the European North Basketball league.

Aare Halliko

  • Top referee from Estonia.

  • National referee from 1992.

  • FIBA referee from 1999.

  • Euroleague referee since 2011.

  • Has worked at many major events, including EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia.

  • Estonian referees coordinator since 2007.

Oskars Lucis

  • One of the top referees from Latvia.

  • FIBA referee instructor from Latvia.

  • Referee coordinator of the Latvian Youth Basketball league (LJBL).

  • FIBA referee from 2003.

  • Euroleague referee 2007-2016.

  • Basketball Champions league referee from 2016.

  • Has worked at many major international events, including the AfroBasket Women 2019 at Dakar Arena in Senegal and Tokyo Olympic games test event at Saitama Superdome.

  • Head referee of the European Women`s Basketball league (EWBL).

Mārtiņš Kozlovskis

  • One of the top referees from Latvia

  • Referee from 2005

  • FIBA referee from 2015

  • Second Latvian basketball referee at the Olympic games (Tokyo 2020) after Oļegs Latiševs (London 2012, Rio 2016)

  • Two coaches from Latvia also received referee licences at the Olympic games – Valdemārs Baumanis (Berlin 1936) and Alexander Gomelsky (Melbourne 1956)

  • Has worked at many international events, including the EuroBasket Women 2017 (bronze medal game), the EuroBasket Women 2019 (bronze medal game) and the 2019 World Cup

  • Has worked at the Basketball Champions league finals in 2018, 2019 and 2020

  • Has been coached by the same coach as the NBA star Kristaps Porziņģis – Edvīns Sprūde

Elvis Binders-Čoders

  • FIBA referee from 2021.

  • Referee at Pafbet Estonia and Latvia league.

Michal Scholze

  • Upcoming FIBA referee

  • NBL Mattoni league referee at Czech Republic`s top flight

Rainis Vārv

  • Upcoming FIBA referee

  • Referee at Pafbet Estonia and Latvia league.

  • Referee at Estonia`s top flight since 2017

Gatis Saliņš

  • One of the top referees from Latvia

  • FIBA referee from 2017

  • Basketball Champions league referee from 2018

  • Has worked at many international events, including the Women`s EuroBasket, the FIBA U19 World Cup, VTB league and the 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifiers (Estonia vs Israel at Tallinn)

Andrey Sharapa

  • FIBA referee from 2012

  • Basketball Champions league referee since its inception – Season Six and counting

  • Has worked at many international events, including the FIBA U19 and U17 World Cup, the FIBA EuroBasket, the VTB league and the 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifiers (Belgium vs Serbia at Mons/Bergen)


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