3x3 to be played at 2017 Mediterranean Games

20 Mar 2015

TARRAGONA, SPAIN (3x3) - 3x3 basketball has been added to the Mediterranean Games programme, the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games (ICMG) Executive Committee announced on 18 March 2015.

FIBA's young urban discipline was brought to an increasing number of multi-sport events in recent years, including the Youth Olympic Gamesthe Asian Games and the European Games.

The world governing body of basketball is also discussing with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and the Francophone Games International Committee (CIJF) to bring 3x3 to their related events.

3x3 will replace the traditional format of basketball in the next edition of the Mediterranean Games, which will be held in Tarragona, Spain from 30 June to 9 July 2017.

The Mediterranean Games were first held in 1951 and are staged every fourth year. More than 3,000 athletes from 24 countries and territories participated in the latest edition in Mersin, Turkey in 2013.