3x3 (pronounced "three-ex-three" in English) 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, organizers 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.
Inclusion and success story for 3x3 at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games
First national team 3x3 event held by FIBA (FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup 2011)
Launch of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, where teams represent cities and earn prize money
3x3 became an Olympic discipline on June 9, 2017