3×3 Basketball added to Olympics

Terrence Romeo - FIBA 3x3

Starting in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, 3×3 Basketball will be part of the Olympic Games. There will be 64 athletes/16 teams (32 men and 32 women) that will compete for the Gold Medals.

“This is a historic day for FIBA and 3×3,” FIBA Secretary General and IOC Member Patrick Baumann said. “It is the recognition of 10 years of hard work to codify the rules of 3×3 and to innovate with a unique 3×3 digital platform and player ranking system that bring together athletes with private and institutional organizers in a worldwide network of FIBA organized or sanctioned 3×3 events.”

No information yet on the competition format and qualification system. But this is a big chance for Philippines to finally get a Gold Medal in the Olympics.

The 2017 FIBA 3×3 World Cup will be held in Nantes, France this July and the 2018 FIBA 3×3 World Cup will be held here in the Philippines. Meet the Team Members of FIBA 3X3 World Cup 2017

Who do you think should we send to the 3×3 in the 2020 Olympics?

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