Why is FIBA embracing 3x3 basketball?
3x3 basketball is already today the number one urban team sport in the world.*
In line with FIBA's vision to make basketball the most popular sports community in the world, FIBA is embracing 3x3 with the aim of further promoting, uniting and developing the game of basketball.
FIBA believes that 3x3 presents an excellent opportunity to attract new people to basketball and to raise awareness that everyone can play basketball, anywhere in the world.
Embracing an additional stand-alone discipline offers the opportunity to extend the reach of participating or hosting countries in international competitions.
* according to an IOC-commisionned study
What's FIBA's vision for 3x3 basketball?
Establish a pro FIBA 3x3 World Tour that allows 3x3 stars to make a living out of 3x3. Create the largest sports community in the world by having all 3x3 events worldwide included in the play.fiba3x3.com event directory.
When was 3x3 added to the Olympic Program?
On June 9 2017, 3x3 was addded to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Is 3x3 being introduced in other international competitions?
Yes. 3x3 has been part of the Youth Olympic Program since 2010. There are 3x3 World Cups for men and women (senior and U18) every year. In addition, there has been a yearly, city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour since 2012.
Additionally, basketball is played in multi-sports events such as the Asian Games, the European Games, the Mediterranean Games and many more.