Started in 1951 for men and 1955 for women, the Pan American Games are held every four years (2023, 2017, etc.) in the year preceding the Olympics and organized by the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The Pan American Games is a multi-sport competition open to men and women representing countries from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. The first 3x3 PAG competition was held in 2019 and the USA men captured the gold medal with a 4-3 record. The next Pan Am Games will be held Oct. 22-Nov. 5, in Santiago, Chile.
The popularity of and participation in 3x3 basketball continues to grow around the world. And with 3x3 now included in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, 3x3 competitions are sure to draw more fan and athlete interest.