Vision

The 2012 FIBA 3x3 World Championships played in the heart of Athens, Greece on 23-26 August 2012 alph

VISION

3x3 is considered the number one urban team sport. From the first official event at the 2010 Youth Olympics Games, FIBA has had an ambitious vision for the game:

DJ mixer table and players in the background

UNIVERSAL

3x3 is simple and flexible enough to be played anywhere by anybody. All you need is a hoop, a half-court and six players. Events can be staged outdoor and indoor in iconic locations to bring basketball directly to the people.

ENTERTAINING

The rules are very simple and designed to make it a fast, spectacular and exciting game. The non-stop music brings an authentic urban culture atmosphere, which attracts a new young audience to the games.

PROFESSIONAL

3x3 is an opportunity for new players, organisers and countries to go from the streets to the World Stage. The stars of the game play in a professional tour and some of the most prestigious multi-sports events. On June 9 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.

History

2017
Olympic request

Olympic Inclusion

3x3 became an Olympic discipline on June 9 2017

2012
Launch FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2012 Action Game

Professional Tour

Launch of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, where teams represent cities and earn prize money

2011
Italy, USA, Netherlands and Ukraine players congratulating each other in 2016 WCH

World Cup

First national team 3x3 event held by FIBA (2011 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships)

2010
Vision 2010

First event

Inclusion and success story for 3x3 at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games