MIES (FIBA 3×3) – In line with it’s decision to suspend all FIBA competitions on March 12, confirmed at the FIBA’s Central Board on March 26 and 27, FIBA announced on May 20 a new series of updates for the FIBA 3×3 2020 season.
No FIBA 3×3 official competitions will take place before August 2020 at the earliest due to the current situation with the Coronavirus (Covid-19)) pandemic. As a result, some events had to be cancelled. The majority of them are still on course to be played in the third or fourth quarter of the year. A final decision will be taken at a later date. Here’s a breakdown:
Events postponed to 2021:
- 2 Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (moved to 2021 following Olympics postponement)
Events cancelled for the 2020 season:
- 4 World Tour events (Prague, Lausanne, Los Angeles, Nanjiing)
- FIBA 3×3 U23 Nations League
- Qualifiers to the various Zone Cups
- FIBA 3×3 U17 Zone Cups (including Qualifiers)
FIBA remains committed to bring 3×3 back in action and continues to work actively in the planning and organization of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour, Challengers, Women’s Series, Zone Cups and World Cups (U23 and U18) in the remainder of the 2020 as well as in January 2021 if needed.
FIBA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a regular basis and communicate any further updates.
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3×3 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 3×3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3×3 World & Continental Cups.
On 9 June 2017, 3×3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo Games.