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Bring your game! The final battle for FIBA 3×3 World Tour

The best six teams from Abu Dhabi 3×3 Tour will battle on Saturday, June 18, for a place in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour, the global 3×3 competition that will end for the second year in a row in Abu Dhabi, with the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final, 28-29 of October. Continue reading Bring your game! The final battle for FIBA 3×3 World Tour

UAE All Stars won the first tournament of Abu Dhabi 3×3 Tour

After two days full of 3×3 basketball games it all came down to the last shot and the UAE All Stars prevailed in the final of the Open Men Category, 15-13 in overtime, in front of Beast Squad. Continue reading UAE All Stars won the first tournament of Abu Dhabi 3×3 Tour

Abu Dhabi 3×3 Tour 2016, ready to start

More than 200 players are ready for action on the courts installed in ADNEC, for the first tournament of the Abu Dhabi 3×3 Basketball Tour.

The FIBA Endorsed event, organized within the Abu Dhabi Sports Festival 2016 in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, will be played on Friday and Saturday starting 09 PM in each of the days.

The registered players and their friends are invited in ADNEC also on Thursday evening, starting 9PM, as the courts are opened for practice and pick-up games. The full game schedule of the event and side-events is available on the official website of the competition, www.abudhabi3x3.com

The registration was free of charge and all the players will receive an official game jersey. Four age categories are available, for both men and women – U13, U15, U18 and Open, and the best teams from each Quest will qualify for the Quest Final on 18 June.

The winner of the Quest Final will represent Abu Dhabi in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour.

The 3×3 basketball event concept it’s not only dedicated to the players. All the spectators, families and basketball friends, are invited to be part of this sport experience. DJ scratching all day long, contests for spectators, kids area and other side-events will generate a lot of fun for all the family members.

Abu Dhabi 3×3 Basketball Tour is organized by Abu Dhabi Sports Council together with UAE Basketball Association.

Road to Abu Dhabi 2016 will start mid July in Mexico City

For the second year in a row Abu Dhabi will be the world capital of 3×3 basketball. The fifth edition of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour will start in Mexico City on 16-17 July and culminate with the World Tour Final in Abu Dhabi on 27-28 October. Continue reading Road to Abu Dhabi 2016 will start mid July in Mexico City

3×3 basketball, hopes for Olympic Games

FIBA President Horacio Muratore (left) and FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann met with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.

FIBA is ready to submit the proposal to IOC in due course to have 3×3 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Abu Dhabi Sports Council and UAE Basketball Association are part of the global effort to achieve this goal, following a very active 2015 season, ended with the best 3×3 event ever, FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final.

UAE basketball personality, awarded by FIBA

The 3×3 Head of UAE Basketball Association, H.E. Khalid Al Hanaei, was appointed FIBA 3×3 Consul, during the latest meeting of the FIBA 3×3 Advisory Board, that took place during the FIBA 3×3 All Stars in Doha, Qatar. Continue reading UAE basketball personality, awarded by FIBA

Abu Dhabi sets benchmark for FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final

Abu Dhabi is set to host the International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) 3×3 World Tour Final in 2016 following this year’s highly successful staging of the event’s final in the UAE capital which FIBA deemed one of the best ever. Continue reading Abu Dhabi sets benchmark for FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final