Youth Olympic Games and other 3x3 Competitions
Beyond events organised by FIBA, 3x3 basketball is gaining popularity worldwide as an excellent alternative to five-on-five for hosting basketball tournaments.
Simple to set-up and to play, requiring less complex equipment and infrastructure, the choice of the 3x3 format also reduces travel and accommodation costs, especially for international events.
Importantly helps smaller regions and countries to be more competitive with only three or four players, not needing to assemble a 12-person roster.
Accordingly, 3x3 was the basketball format played at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2010. Following that success in Singapore, 3x3 will be the discipline played at future YOGs, including Nanjing in 2014. FISU (The International University Sports Federation) partnered with FIBA and launched 3x3 World University Championships as of 2012.
3x3 was played at the South Asian Beach Games 2011 in Hambantota, Sri Lanka and at Asian Beach Games 2012 in Haiyang, China. The SportAccord World Beach Games 2013 will also feature the exciting format.
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