A Romanian gal steers France towards the European title

A Romanian gal steers France towards the European title

The FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup has turned The Metropolitan Circus of Bucharest into a spectacular basketball arena for three days. Ana Maria Filip, a Romanian-born basketball player, who plays for France, was the star of the 2018 FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup which ended on Sunday evening in Bucharest. Ana led France to the European title and was nominated in the All-Tournament Team. On the men’s side, four-times world champion Serbia broke the curse in the European competition and won its first-ever title in four appearances. Nearly 2,000 spectators attended Sunday’s…

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Mukubu Bosses Belgium: they bring an U18 World Champion to Bucharest

Mukubu Bosses Belgium: they bring an U18 World Champion to Bucharest

Belgium competes for the second time at the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup, lining up at the start as an outsider capable of overturning hierarchies, given their unlikely victory at the U18 World Championship last year. Belgian players make sporadic appearances on the 3×3 tour and only one athlete scores in the Top 200 Individual World Ranking, but at the U23 level. In a team where experience rules, the team leader is veteran Wen Boss Mukubu, a Belgian player of Congolese origin, who played a decisive part in his national team’s…

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3×3 basketball is back home: Romania will host for the third time FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup and for the first time a qualifier

3×3 basketball is back home: Romania will host for the third time FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup and for the first time a qualifier

The fourth edition of the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup will be staged in Bucharest, Romania on September 14-16, 2018. The Romanian capital will play host to the most important 3×3 national team competition in Europe for a record third time in four editions, cementing its legacy as one of the capitals of 3×3. Romania shined in previous editions: men won gold in 2014 while women struck silver in 2016. The event will be hosted by the Romanian Basketball Federation and organized by Sport Arena. The exact venue will be announced at a later…

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The Serbians, unstoppable at Nike 3×3 Challenge. Zmajevi clinch title against “familiar foe” Epic Jam. The juniors stole the show with dramatic last-second deciders

The Serbians, unstoppable at Nike 3×3 Challenge. Zmajevi clinch title against “familiar foe” Epic Jam. The juniors stole the show with dramatic last-second deciders

Serbia made the most out of Nike 3×3 Challenge, the season opener for the Romanian 3×3 calendar, by Sport Arena Streetball. The two teams that had made the trip to Bucharest from the neighboring country reached the final of the Open category, undefeated, and faced-off in an all-Serbian final.  Zmajevi, the favorite of the pair, went on to conquer the trophy and booked a place to the Master tournament that will grant the access to the FIBA 3×3 World Tour stop in Debrecen for the winners of the Open Men…

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Ready, play, dunk! Nike 3×3 Challenge kicks off Romanian 3×3 season 

Ready, play, dunk! Nike 3×3 Challenge kicks off Romanian 3×3 season 

It only took five minutes to fill all the spots for Nike 3×3 Challenge, the season opener for the Romanian 3×3 calendar. The 13th season organized by Sport Arena Streetball kicks off this week, in Bucharest, and has already broken registration records, proving that basketball fans have dearly missed their weekly meetings with the soon-to-be Olympic sport.

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Nike 3×3 Challenge is the 3×3 Tour Romania 2017 season opener

Nike 3×3 Challenge is the 3×3 Tour Romania 2017 season opener

Nike 3×3 Challenge is the season opener of 3×3 Tour Romania 2017 and will be organized by Sport Arena Streetball between 5 and 7 May in ParkLake Shopping Center. The FIBA 3×3 endorsed tournament is opened to all traditional age and gender categories from the Sport Arena Streetball tournaments (U14, U18, Open and Veterans, both men and women). REGISTER HERE (registrations are limited to 50 teams for all categories combined) The total value of the prizes reaches 25.000 RON (aprox. 6000 euros) while the winner of the Open Men category…

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Sonia Ursu, among Top 10 women who ruled 3×3 in 2016

Sonia Ursu, among Top 10 women who ruled 3×3 in 2016

The Romanian 3×3 star Sonia Ursu was among the top 10 women who ruled 3×3 basketball in 2016, according to fiba.com, who highlighted some of the best players in the world.  The world number 52 in FIBA 3×3 World Ranking for women, Sonia was a silver medalist of the 3×3 European Championships in Bucharest, with the Romanian National Team, together with Gabriela Marginean, Anca Sipos and Andra Haas. “Don’t let the arty Instagram account distract you, Ursu means bear in Romanian and when Ursu steps on the court, she’s all…

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Top class teams at Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger 2015

Top class teams at Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger 2015

Top 3×3 basketball teams from all over the world will meet on 15 and 16 of August at the fourth edition of Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger. The road to Abu Dhabi, where will take place the biggest event of the year, the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final, will pass also through Bucharest, where 16 teams from 12 countries will try to take home the crown, the 4000 USD prize and the spot in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Lausanne. From Lausanne, both finalists will qualify to FIBA 3×3 World Tour…

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Romania and Russia, the first ever 3×3 basketball European Champions

Romania and Russia, the first ever 3×3 basketball European Champions

Romania’s men and Russia’s women were crowned inaugural 3×3 basketball European champions as both sides recorded victories over Slovenia in the finals at University Square in Bucharest. In the men’s competition, the hosts delighted the more than 1,000 fans in attendance by squeezing past their determined opponents 19-16 in the decider. Both sides traded baskets throughout, but as the clocked ticked down Bogdan Popescu stepped up to be the local hero as he landed a crucial basket to give Romania a decisive lead which they managed to hold on to….

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Season debut at Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball

Season debut at Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball

Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball, main 3×3 basketball championship from Romania, started last weekend in Bucharest, with over 170 teams and more than 700 players ready to take off from the streets to the Olympics. It was a stormy start of the ninth season, with the windy and rainy weather playing hide-and-seek with the organizers, but in the end basketball was the big winner and everybody celebrated the return of the 3×3 basketball in their lives, after almost seven months. The four Sport Arena Courts, from University of Politehnica Bucharest were…

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