FIBA officially updates FIBA 3x3 World Tour season calendar
MIES (FIBA 3x3) – Following its decision to suspend all FIBA competitions on March 12 and confirmed at the FIBA’s Central Board on March 26 and 27, FIBA announced on March 31 that the FIBA 3x3 Doha, Manila, Chengdu, Mexico City and Utsunomiya Masters have been rescheduled.
The first 5 Masters in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2020 season have been postponed to the second semester due to the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and in order to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, officials and fans.
The Doha, Mexico City and Utsunomiya Masters will not take place as originally scheduled. A new date will be announced at a later stage.
The Manila and Chengdu Masters are now planned for August 15-16 and October 17-18 respectively.
Regarding the two FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, the Central Board announced FIBA will continue its discussions with the IOC in order to find the best solution for the scheduling of the remaining six Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (two for 3x3 and four for men's basketball).
FIBA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a daily basis and evaluate the options for the lifting of the suspension of competitions when the situation allows for it.
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On 9 June 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Wilson is the Global Ball Partner and Tissot the Official Timekeeper of FIBA 3x3.
FIBA 3x3 events are played on Enlio floors with Wilson balls, Schelde backstops, and the Magic Sky canopy system.