Tokyo Games in summer 2021: 3x3 Basketball—eight-team competition
Featuring eight different countries in both the men’s and women’s competitions, 3x3 basketball will make its debut at the Tokyo Games in 2021. Check out the range of Tokyo Games in summer 2021: 3x3 Basketball tickets on offer at StubHub.
From Asian Indoor Games to Commonwealth Games
As its name suggests, 3x3 basketball is a game which features two teams of three players competing on one basketball hoop. Described as the world’s most popular urban team sport, the game’s pinnacle used to be the FIBA 3x World Tour where six-figure prize sums were awarded to the winners. However, in 2017 the IOC announced that the sport would be added to its program for both men and women at the Tokyo Games. Further proving its increase in popularity, 3x3 basketball was also added to the 2022 Commonwealth Games staged in the English city of Birmingham. The sport has been played at an amateur level for several decades but it first made its notable competitive debut at the Asian Indoor Games in 2007 and went on to grace the Asian Youth Games two years later. If you haven’t yet seen the exciting take on basketball, then buy or sell Tokyo Games in summer 2021: 3x3 Basketball tickets on StubHub and witness it all!
Japan, China, Russia and Serbia all guaranteed qualifiers
As the host nation, Japan has automatically qualified for both the men’s and women’s 3x3 basketball events at the Tokyo Games. In the former competition, they will be joined by China, Russia and Serbia, the three teams who appeared at the top of the FIBA 3x3 ranking list. Three other nations will book their place in Tokyo through the 2021 FIBA Qualifying Tournament which is held in Bangalore in March 2021, while the final country will earn a spot via the 2021 FIBA Universality-driven Qualifying Tournament which takes place in Budapest a month later. Nations battling it out for these final places include the United States, Latvia, Poland, Mongolia, Slovenia, the Netherlands and France. The Tokyo competition will start on July 25, with the gold medal being awarded to the victors four days later. You can both buy and sell Tokyo Games in summer 2021: 3x3 Basketball tickets on StubHub. You can also purchase tickets for Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Basketball as well as two other new events, Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Sport Climbing and Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Surfing.