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3x3 is a one-hoop-only basketball game played by 3 players (and one substitute) on each team, which was added to the Olympic Program (starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games) on June 9, 2017.

3x3 Competition Network

3x3 Competition Network is a FIBA-steered hierarchised system of 3x3 competitions integrating and comprising of the 3x3 Official Competitions as well as all (and only) FIBA-endorsed events.

FIBA-endorsed event

Any event accepting the FIBA-endorsement terms

3x3 Official Competitions

FIBA 3x3 Official National Team Competitions (Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, FIBA 3x3 World Cups, FIBA 3x3 Zone Cups, FIBA 3x3 U23 Nations League and Qualifiers to FIBA 3x3 Official National Team Competitions) and the FIBA 3x3 Pro Circuit (FIBA 3x3 World Tour, FIBA 3x3 Challengers and FIBA 3x3 Women's World League)

3x3 World Tour

A 3x3 competition organized under supervision of FIBA and comprised of several World Tour Masters and one World Tour Final, with teams representing a city participating in each event; players are free to form teams

3x3 World Tour Qualifier

A 3x3 competition organized by a FIBA-designee where at least one team qualifies for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters; there are two kind of 3x3 Qualifiers: Quests and Challengers.

3x3 Quest

A 3x3 Qualifier comprised of at least three inter-connected events, with at least 150 participating teams in all categories and events

3x3 Challenger

A 3x3 Qualifier comprised of one stand-alone, international tournament with prize money limited to 16 invitational teams.

3x3 Satellite

A Satellite is a 3x3 Tour or single event that is yet too small to be eligible to be a direct WT Qualifier – therefore winning teams of these events are directed by FIBA to suitable 3x3 Challengers.

3x3 Individual World Ranking

3x3 Individual World Ranking is a ranking of all players registered in based on the ranking points collected at FIBA-endorsed events

3x3 Federation Ranking

3x3 Federation Ranking is the ranking of all National Federations based on the 3x3 Individual World Ranking points of their top 100 nationals (with a confirmed FIBA 3x3 account) in the respective category (men, women, U23 men, U23 women, U18 men, U18 women) is a player-centric digital platform and games repository

3x3 Backend

3x3 Backend is a database that allows Zones and National Federations to extract reports, follow the 3x3 activity on their respective territory and register players to national-team based 3x3 Official Competitions

Event Maker

FIBA’s freeware to organise 3x3 events

Cut-off for national-team 3x3 Official Competitions

The 12.00 UTC hours of the day in which the 3x3 Federation Ranking is calculated to determine the qualified teams to events such as the World Cup or the Olympic Games

Eligibility of National Federations members

Three FIBA-endorsed events in the territory of the given federation during the 12 months precedent to the cut-off date and E-learning certified

Eligibility of players

Confirmed FIBA 3x3 profile at time of registration of the players to a 3x3 Official Competition

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