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    not for Rio 2016, but this is officially happening in Tokyo 2020.

    Eight teams will qualify for the Olympic 3x3 men's basketball tournament. Four teams will qualify based on the 1 November 2019 world ranking list.
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    Watched few days of current World Cup and have no idea, how on earth it made it to Olympics. The level of basketball is so low. Once average at best in Europe player like Robbie Hummel came and almost alone destroyed Serbian team, who is highest ranked team in the world, but watching them play it feels that it can't be true, absolutely nothing special. Refereeing horrible. You can step over the line, travel, foul - who cares. I've played 3x3 and still do at times, so know that more contact is allowed there, but even some so obvious fouls aren't called... Disappointed


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    Serbian team, who is highest ranked team in the world, but watching them play it feels that it can't be true, absolutely nothing special.
    But I just learned today that Dusan Bulut is the "Serbian Michael Jordan"!!
    https://www.tmz.com/2019/06/20/ice-c...ichael-jordan/

    I've watched a lot of the US 3x3 games in FIBA Tournaments going back to the "33" tournament at the Youth Olympics in Singapore, and while it is fun to watch a few games a year as a novelty I think the overwhelming response when people see 3x3 in Tokyo is going to be "who the fuck are these guys and why are they in the Olympics?". The top teams aren't that good, there are no marketable star players, no one believes that NBA/Euroleague players with a little bit of practice wouldn't destroy the competition.
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    US just won the World Cup, so I take back everything I said and look forward to seeing the Legends of Ivy League Basketball plus Robbie Hummel claim their gold medals next summer.
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    Its a great news, as a basketball fan, if we see 3x3 basketball in Olympic edition it will be great. love this game and wanna enjoy it more... I heard a rumor that there will also be a new basketball themed slot at my favorite Paypal casino, Fansbet. Looking forward to that.

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    The qualifying system was announced:

    There will be 3 ways to qualify for the 3x3 event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics:

    Via the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking (4 spots per gender)

    Via an Olympic Qualifying Tournament (3 spots per gender)

    Via a Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament (1 spot per gender)

    After consultation with the IOC, it was agreed to grant an automatic ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to the Japanese national team (men or women) who ranks highest in the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking. The team of the other gender will get an automatic ticket to the Olympic Qualifying Tournament and, if not yet qualified, to the Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

    On November 1, 2019, FIBA will announce the first 8 teams (4 per gender) qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics during a livestreamed ceremony, which will take place in Utsunomiya on the eve of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final.

    These teams will be the 4 highest-placed countries per gender in the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking, except if Japan does not rank in the Top 4 in any gender. In this case their highest-ranked team will get a spot instead of the 4th best team in that category. Note that a maximum of 2 teams per gender can come from the same continent.

    The first Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be staged in March 2020 and will feature 40 teams (20 per gender), qualified via the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking (taking into account universality criteria) or the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2019 (the medalists). A total of 6 tickets (3 per gender) to the Olympics will be granted at the end of the event.

    The Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament will offer a chance to win the last 2 tickets (1 per gender) to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Twelve teams (6 per gender) will qualify, based on the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking and subject to not having been represented in Basketball (irrespectively men or women) in the past 2 editions of the Olympic Games. This reflects one of 3x3’s missions to bring basketball to countries, which are not traditional basketball powerhouses.
    http://www.fiba.basketball/news/olym...2020-confirmed

    This seems pretty sensible except for the fact that the rankings do not have much to do with actual results in international competition.

    The main qualifying tournament will be held in India.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    The qualifying system was announced:



    http://www.fiba.basketball/news/olym...2020-confirmed

    This seems pretty sensible except for the fact that the rankings do not have much to do with actual results in international competition.

    The main qualifying tournament will be held in India.
    Proud to be an indian making this happen

    Cheers!!

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    fiba go good plan road

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    FIBA announced the auto qualifiers and qualifying tournament draw:
    http://www.fiba.basketball/olympics/...-2020-olympics

    Mongolia the best at gaming the rating system. What happened to Andorra? Canadian women got screwed. No idea who will play for the US women in March since both college and pro players will be busy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    FIBA announced the auto qualifiers and qualifying tournament draw:
    http://www.fiba.basketball/olympics/...-2020-olympics

    Mongolia the best at gaming the rating system. What happened to Andorra? Canadian women got screwed. No idea who will play for the US women in March since both college and pro players will be busy.
    And what is the system of qualies? Kinda hard to find it. If only group winners will make it to next round, then being with USA in one group is not the best scenario for us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    And what is the system of qualies? Kinda hard to find it. If only group winners will make it to next round, then being with USA in one group is not the best scenario for us.
    So two best teams from each group will qualify to next round, then B will meet D, and A vs C. That's how it looks like from some interviews we've got from Lith side. But still nothing official about play-offs brackets


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    CHOOKS TO GO Pilipinas 3X3 has officially announced the pool of players that will vie for spots on the national team for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament starting this March 18 in India. Heading the roster are the country’s two highest ranked players in Joshua Munzon and Alvin Pasaol. READ MORE

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    USA training camp rosters for the OQT:
    https://www.usab.com/news-events/new...p-rosters.aspx
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    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
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