3x3 Basketball

3x3 basketball is considered the number one urban team sport.

3x3 is simple and flexible enough to be played anywhere by anybody. All you need is a hoop, a half-court and six players. Events can be staged at iconic outdoor and indoor locations.

The rules are very simple and designed to make it a fast, spectacular and exciting game. The non-stop music brings an authentic urban culture atmosphere, which attracts a new young audience to the games.

160 Athletes (80 women and 80 men)

Women / Men / Tournament by Team / Dunk Contest (men) / Shoot-out Contest (women)



A team consists of four players, three players on the court, and one substitute.


The game is played on a half court, on one basket, in one period of ten (10) minutes playing time.


The first team to score 21 points (or more) in regulation, or the team that is leading the game at the end of the 10 minutes, is the winner.


The scoring rules allow one or two points for a successful shot. One point is awarded for shots from the free throw line and for shots from all positions inside the arc (within the 6.75-metre line). Shots behind the arc (beyond the 6.75-metre line) are awarded two points.


The team must attempt a shot for a field goal within twelve (12) seconds.


There is no break after a basket. Offense turns to defense immediately.

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