FIBA to launch FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series
MIES (Switzerland) – The first-ever FIBA 3x3 competition dedicated to women will start on May 31, 2019.
“We are excited to launch the FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series,” FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said.
“Similar to what FIBA achieved in basketball with the new women’s national team competition system, the tremendous growth of the 3x3 basketball discipline now allows us to offer women a chance to play 3x3 at the highest level on a regular basis. This will represent a unique opportunity to bring new countries on the focus as well as for the best players to prepare and offer an amazing show at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”
Each team will represent their national federation at the Women’s Series.
Eight teams (Australia, China, France, Japan, Mongolia, Netherlands, Ukraine, USA) will compete in the inaugural event in Chengdu, China on May 31- June 1, 2019.
A total of 8-12 events are expected to take place this year from May to September and will be announced throughout the season on the official website https://ws.fiba3x3.com.
Teams will be allocated to events based on the number of events they have already been allocated to and their team ranking.
National federations interested in registering a team and/or hosting a Women’s Series event can still contact FIBA for more information.
ABOUT FIBA 3x3
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 world competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. On June 9, 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.
For further information about 3x3, visit FIBA3x3.basketball, FIBA 3x3 accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Sina Weibo, Tencent, Twitter, Youku and YouTube or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.