RIMINI (3×3 Youth World Championship) – The number of participating teams set to compete in this summer’s 1st Invitational 3×3 Youth World Championship has risen to 60, to accommodate the huge demand for places at the inaugural edition.
36 boys’ teams and 24 girls’ teams of players aged 18 and under will face off in the sunny Italian seaside resort of Rimini from 9-11 September, with games being played on eight covered specially designed 3×3 courts – including one high capacity centre court.
Attending teams include many traditional basketball forces of the likes of the USA, Spain, Greece, Serbia, China, Australia, Angola and Puerto Rico, as well countries less renowned for their basketball such as Singapore, South Africa, Syria and even the small pacific island of Guam.
While showcasing top level basketball, the event will have a young and fresh atmosphere – reflecting both the discipline and the location – with top DJs playing music during the games, numerous skills challenges, as well as other entertainment and side activities.
The Invitational 3×3 Youth World Championship will be the second international 3×3 tournament, following last year’s success of the discipline at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
Boys’ participating teams: Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Guam, India, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, South Africa, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.
Girls’ participating teams: Angola, Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Germany, Greece, Guam, India, Italy, Japan, Netherland, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.