NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer, Mark Tatum on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announcing today that 3-on-3 will be a part of the Olympic Basketball program starting with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games:
“Today’s announcement by the IOC to include 3-on-3 basketball in the 2020 Olympics is great news and continues to signify the growing popularity of basketball around the world. The last few years, we have made a major push in 3-on-3 basketball with our nationwide Dew NBA 3X tour and several international 3-on-3 competitions, and the Olympic stage will provide these elite athletes with the opportunity to further demonstrate their talents.”
NBA facts on 3X:
- The NBA has conducted 3-on-3 events around the world, including in Brazil, China, Philippines, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Germany, France and many others.
- Currently, we are in the second year of the Dew NBA 3X Tour – a nationwide elite 3on-3 tour visiting six NBA markets in the U.S. ( Chicago, Miami, New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles) between May and October.
- The Dew NBA 3X Tour is the NBA’s first-ever U.S. nationwide elite 3-on-3 competition tour.
- NBA 3X events builds on the increasing popularity of 3-on-3 basketball around the world
Source: Pitch London