The IOC included a 3×3 basketball in the summer Olympic games in Tokyo

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotobanka 3×3 basketball. Archival photoThe IOC included a 3×3 basketball in the summer Olympic games in Tokyo© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) took the decision on inclusion in the program of summer Olympic games 2020 in Tokyo, basketball 3×3, reported on the website of the IOC.

Previously, this discipline was never included in the Olympic programme. Traditionally, the Olympic games, basketball was played two sets of medals in women’s and men’s tournaments. In the new discipline at the Olympic Games in 2020 will the winners of medals in women’s and men’s tournaments.

In 3×3 basketball, each team consists of three main players and one reserve. The match lasts for 10 minutes or until the moment when one of the teams score 21 points. Games are held on a special court with one basket.

2012 are world Championships 3×3 basketball.

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