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:
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.
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.
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. FIBA has made an official bid for 3x3 to be added to the Olympics.
Official bid to IOC for 3x3 to be added as a new discipline at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Launch of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, where teams represent cities and earn prize money
First national team 3x3 event held by FIBA (2011 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships)
Inclusion and success story for 3x3 at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games