Bucharest will candidate for 2016 WUC 3×3 basketball

Bucharest, the Capital City of Romania, will candidate for the organization of the 2016 World University Championship 3×3 Basketball. The official announcement was made by Claudia Georgescu, director of the School and University Sport Federation (FISU member), during Sport Arena Streetball Awards, a ceremony that ended officially the 2012 Romanian 3×3 basketball season. Sport Arena Streetball, who developed in the last eight years in one of the best 3×3 basketball competitions from all over the world, is ready to make the next step, a natural one, and will co-organize this…

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Sport Arena UPB, at the 3×3 World Tour Final

Sport Arena UPB is the first Romanian team qualified for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final (Miami, 22-23 September), after they finished second at FIBA 3×3 World Tour Istanbul. The Romanian team, lead by Angel Santana, lost 12-17 with Vilnius in the final from Istanbul, but they advanced to Miami and they received a 5000 dollars prize for their performance. On the road to the final, Sport Arena UPB surpassed the University World Champions, team Kragujevac, which had in the roster the same four players that won the world title…

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Sport Arena Streetball – The Story

Two wooden boards, with fragile rims. Two poor benches, with some parts missing. A weather-bitten concrete court. And 20-25 people just waiting to get on the court to show their skills. It was a place where tough battles were carried every day and only the strongest used to survive, until their last drop of sweat or until the dark made any shot impossible. This particular scenery brought out a huge amount of passion, despite the poor conditions.. It was simply about playing basketball no matter what! Almost a decade has…

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3×3 basketball won the elections in Bucharest

In a weekend when the local elections took place in Romania, a few thousands youngsters voted for 3×3 basketball as their main candidate. More than 800 players, registered in only 24 hours on the previous week, followed by almost 3000 fans, came to express their vote and their feelings about the sport they love at Sport Arena Streetball, the only 3×3 championship in Romania and one of the few in the world. The second stage of the 2012 regular season was hot for a few more reasons than the weather,…

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Bigica: Sport Arena Streetball is about the atmosphere

Cristina Bigica, one of the most valuable young players from Romania, is talking about the 3×3 basketball, but also about her first year at Marquette University. Cristina is an important member of the Sport Arena Streetball family, and last year she won Tournament 3 together with her teammates from Sparks Team. About Sport Arena Streetball… The thing I like the most is the atmosphere. Every time I was at home, in Bucharest, and the tournament was going on, I was there, because I like to spend time with the people…

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Football star played basketball at Sport Arena

Not only the basketball players were the stars of the weekend. Bogdan Stelea, the former goalkeeper of the Romanian national football team (World Cup 1994 and 1998 and Euro 1996), showed his skills on basketball court, and amazed everybody with his scoring abilities. Stelea, the one that saved the Romanian national football team from so many goals, had also the taste of the offense at Sport Arena Streetball, scoring basket after basket. Next to him, in the “All Star Team” was the former Euroleague and Eurocup player and the captain…

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Basketball never stops at Sport Arena Streetball

This year, Sport Arena Streetball offers the basketball lovers even more from the sport they love so much. It’s the eight year we organize the one and only streetball championship in Romania, and we thought about raising the stakes. So, next to the five traditional tournaments of the Sport Arena Streetball championship, four regulars and one Master, we will organize our first international tournament, the Sport Arena Bucharest Challenger (4th-5th of August), which will also have the status of a FIBA World Tour qualifier. The winning team of the Sport…

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