A man and a vision: Basketball, more popular than soccer!

A man and a vision: Basketball, more popular than soccer!

The 2020 class of the NBA Hall of Fame, the gall­ery of American basketball legends, is one of the most star-studded in history. The late Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett or Tamika Catchings, as well as other personalities, will receive the highest honors in basketball. One of these personalities, Patrick Baumann, was the man in the International Basketball Federation’s­­­­ leadership who blindly believed in the success of 3×3 basketball and its inclusion in the Olympic Program. He also supported the Sport Arena Streetball since its early years. For 16…

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No Olympic Games in 2020: 3×3 basketball sees its debut postponed

No Olympic Games in 2020: 3×3 basketball sees its debut postponed

The Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed to 2021 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, as the global outbreak of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the international sporting calendar. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made the decision on Tuesday after speaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organisers, ending weeks of speculation and uncertainty about the Summer Games – initially scheduled to kick off in July. 3×3 basketball was about to make its Olympic debut this summer in…

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Sky was the limit for the 3×3 EuroTour Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball

Sky was the limit for the 3×3 EuroTour Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball

The biggest 3×3 tournament in the history of Romanian basketball, 3×3 EuroTour Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball, gathered last weekend more than 10.000 people, players and spectators, in front of the largest civilian building in the world, The Palace of Parliament from Bucharest. A lot of public personalities support 3×3 basketball during campaign “From the streets to the Olympics”. “From the streets, to the Olympics”, a message for all the 3×3 basketball fans who are dreaming to reach the highest stage in sports. A great movie regarding this campaign can…

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IOC official to observe Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball

IOC official to observe Wizz Air Sport Arena Streetball

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic Programme Commission member Walter Sieber has been confirmed to attend an International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Europe 3×3 EuroTour event in Bucharest next month ahead of the discipline’s Rio 2016 inclusion review. Sieber (pictured left), a Vancouver 2010 Board member and former Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) vice-president, will attend the World Tour qualifier as part of the IOC’s observers programme – which was first put in place ahead of the Sochi 2014 programme review – to examine disciplines and events for the Rio 2016 Olympic sports programme. The…

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