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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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    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.
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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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    Qualifying tournament now scheduled for Austria in May 2021:
    http://www.fiba.basketball/olympics/...nt-in-may-2021
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    Is this 3x3 event instead of or as well as?

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    Not sure any of it will go ahead even in 2021

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    So I understand that Serbia, Russia, China and Japan have already qualified for the Men's event while Russia, China, Mongolia and Romania have already qualified for the Women's event. Not that I can understand why those particular teams have qualified since the Olympics are in Japan and the U.S.A. won the most recent FIBA World Cup for Men in 2019.

    The remaining teams will be determined from the following groups at a pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament which will take place in Graz, Austria from May 26 to May 30:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat View Post
    So I understand that Serbia, Russia, China and Japan have already qualified for the Men's event while Russia, China, Mongolia and Romania have already qualified for the Women's event. Not that I can understand why those particular teams have qualified since the Olympics are in Japan and the U.S.A. won the most recent FIBA World Cup for Men in 2019.
    They are trying to limit the number of countries that qualify in both the men's and women's tournaments and the FIBA 3x3 rankings do not have much connection to results in national team competition. At one point Andorra was among the top-ranked countries.

    See this about the Canadian women, who would obviously be one of the top teams:
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/...ic-qualifiers/
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    They are trying to limit the number of countries that qualify in both the men's and women's tournaments and the FIBA 3x3 rankings do not have much connection to results in national team competition. At one point Andorra was among the top-ranked countries.
    Do you know how many teams in all will be competing in the Mens' 3x3 Event at the Olympics?



    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    See this about the Canadian women, who would obviously be one of the top teams:

    https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/...ic-qualifiers/
    Bloody FIBA! You know this is all about expanding awareness of the game to places that don't give a damn for it now.

    Last edited by Hepcat; 02-21-2021 at 10:50 PM.

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    So I guess only three Men's teams and three Women's teams will make it to the Olympics from the Qualifying Tournament in Austria. One more crap team will then be able to qualify to provide geographical diversity. Therefore the Olympic 3x3 Event will include only eight teams for each sex.


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    Since the games last no longer than ten minutes, the teams will be playing two games per day at the Olympics. Why therefore the number of teams participating in the Olympics will be limited to eight is incomprehensible.


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