FAQ

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FAQ

Can NBA players participate?

Yes. NBA players are allowed to compete in all FIBA 3x3 official competitions, including the Olympic tournament. This said, they need to comply with the eligibility rules.

Which athletes will play at the Olympics?

FIBA expect Olympic rosters made of athletes playing regularly at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, Challengers and the FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series since these are the events which bring the highest amount of ranking points, an important eligibility criterion.

Can you play the Olympic basketball and 3x3 tournament at the same time?

In theory yes though there is a risk of conflict in game times and schedule.

What was the period for the National federations to collect ranking points for qualifying either direct to the Olympics or to either one of the two Olympic Qualifying Tournaments?

The period was From November 2, 2018 until November 1, 2019. You can find the ranking of November 1 from here

When are the two Olympic Qualifying Tournaments held?

The FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament will take place in Graz, Austria on May 26-30, 2021 and the Universal Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be in Budapest, Hungary on a date TBC.

Is it the 1st time you have as many men and women’s teams at a 3x3 competition?

Actually no. It is in FIBA’s regulations that all FIBA 3x3 official national team competitions have the same number of men and women’s teams. They also play on the exact same court as testimony of FIBA’s willingness to promote women’s 3x3.

Which equipment will be used at the Tokyo Olympics?

The official Wilson 3x3 ball, Schelde backstops, Magic Sky canopy system and the Enlio playing court.

How many naturalized players can you have per team?

There are no limits to how many naturalized players teams can feature but all of them must have a valid passport dated before January 1, 2019.

How can national federations boost their FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking?

National federations can increase their ranking by allowing their players to play frequently in high-level FIBA 3x3 events, such as the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, Challengers and the FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series.

Who selects the national teams?

The national team selection is a national basketball federation prerogative, subject to complying to the eligibility rules.

Where can I buy tickets?

You can buy tickets on the official Tokyo 2020 website. For information, prices vary from 3,000 to 18,000 yens (i.e. €25 to €145).

When will we know which players will participate?

The deadline for athlete nomination by the various national Olympic committees is on July 5, 2021.

When is the 3x3 event at the Olympics?

The 3x3 event will take place from July 24 (second day of the Olympics) to July 28.