2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games: Final Roasters for 3×3 competition at Youth Olympic Games released

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The finalized rosters of the 20 men’s and 20 women’s teams participating in the 3×3 competition at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires have been confirmed.

With the action set to start on Sunday, October 7, all rosters have been trimmed to 4 players.

Pool play will take place from October 7 to October 15, with the top two teams from each pool in both women’s and men’s categories, making it to the Quarter-Finals. The Knock-Out Rounds will be held on October 16 and the semi-finals and medal games on October 17

This will mark the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games, where 3×3 made its official debut in Singapore back in 2010. Lithuania’s men and USA’s women won the last edition in Nanjing, China in 2014.

Men’s Category
Pool A: China, Slovenia, Jordan, Turkmenistan, Georgia
Pool B: Ukraine, Andorra, Venezuela, Brazil, New Zealand
Pool C: Estonia, USA, Mongolia, Russia, Argentina
Pool D: Italy, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belgium

Women’s Category
Pool A: China, Hungary, Romania, Germany, Iran
Pool B: Ukraine, Venezuela, Sri Lanka, Egypt, USA
Pool C: Andorra, France, Indonesia, Mexico, Argentina
Pool D: Estonia, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain, Australia

Exciting, urban and innovative, 3×3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.

It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3×3 World Tour (www.fiba.basketball/3x3worldtour) and national-team FIBA 3×3 World & Continental Cups. On 9 June 2017, 3×3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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