Jeddah returns as FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final host
JEDDAH (Saudi Arabia) – For the second consecutive year, the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, this time on December 17-18, 2021.
Following an outstanding and innovative 2020 Final, which was one of the first international sporting events in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Saudi Basketball Federation will once again organize the climax of the men’s FIBA 3x3 professional circuit.
The final will feature the best 12 teams of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour season, which started in Doha, Qatar on March 26-27 and will continue after 3x3’s Olympic debut in Tokyo on July 24-28.
The following Masters have already been confirmed:
- August 20-21: Lausanne, Switzerland (8th edition)
- August 28-29: Debrecen, Hungary (6th edition)
- September 4-5: Montreal, Canada (2nd edition)
- September 18-19: Prague, Czech Republic (8th edition)
- October 29-30: Abu Dhabi, UAE (3rd edition)
More Masters will be announced at a later stage.
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 Games.
Wilson is the Global Ball and Apparel 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.