Sixteen 3x3 teams (eight in the men's and eight in the women's categories) will compete in Tokyo in the five-day event from July 24 to July 28.
The top 6 teams will advance to the bracket stage, with the 1st and 2nd-placed teams getting direct entry to the semi-finals while the 7th and 8th-placed teams will be eliminated.
The semi-finals and all the medal games will take place on the last day of action, on July 28.
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 international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On 9 June 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo Games.
Wilson is the Global Ball and Apparel Partner and Tissot the Official Timekeeper of FIBA 3x3.
FIBA 3x3 events are played on Enlio floors with Wilson balls, Schelde backstops, and the Magic Sky canopy system.