Where: Italy (6 cities, Milan hosts the final)
When: September 23 - October 12, 2014
Competing: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Croatia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United States
More: A record 141 nations competed in qualification. Russia is the defending champion.
Fun Fact: The Mediolanum Forum, site of the championship game in Milan, received the 'European Prize for Architecture' for sports venues awarded by the Italian Olympic Committee and the Council of Europe.