August 17, 2011
India’s U18 Boys & Girls to participate in 1st FIBA 3x3 World Championship
FIBA will be hosting the first-ever Invitational 3x3 Youth World Championship in the city of Rimini, Italy, from September 9-11, 2011. The competition will take place simultaneously for U18 boys and girls. Teams from India have been invited to take part in both divisions of this first ever major 3x3 championship amongst the 36 boys’ and 24 girls’ teams from around the world.
Attending teams include many traditional basketball forces of the likes of the USA, Spain, Greece, Serbia, China, Australia, Angola and Puerto Rico, as well countries less renowned for their basketball such as Singapore, South Africa, Syria and even the small pacific island of Guam.
While showcasing top level basketball, the event will have a young and fresh atmosphere - reflecting both the discipline and the location - with top DJs playing music during the games, numerous skills challenges, as well as other entertainment and side activities.
The Invitational 3x3 Youth World Championship will be the second international 3x3 tournament, following last year's success of the discipline at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
Boys' participating teams: Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Guam, India, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, South Africa, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.
Girls' participating teams: Angola, Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Germany, Greece, Guam, India, Italy, Japan, Netherland, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.
FIBA intends on subsequently holding this event annually. In years to come, the selection process to determine the participating teams will be done through dedicated qualifiers as well as the 3x3 Individual Ranking.
For more information about 3x3 Basketball, please visit fiba.com/3x3