FIBA Hope for Future 3on3 Basketball Olympic Inclusion

March 15, 2011

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the sport’s world governing body, has sanctioned the development of a new professional 3 on 3 version of the game, also preparing a road map for the development of FIBA33 at the Central Board on Sunday, March 13.

FIBA is working to develop 3on3 basketball so that it is played in top-level competitions, with players rewarded for their participation through the creation of an innovative individual ranking system.

The ultimate goal is to see this format of basketball receive Olympic status one day and, to that end, FIBA looks to have it as a demonstration sport as early as 2016.