This summer will see the inclusion of 3x3 basketball in the Pan American Games for the first time since the Pan Am Games were launched in 1951. With the remarkable growth in popularity of 3x3 basketball globally, what used to be a simple half-court pickup game became an officially sanctioned event at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games and will be a new Olympic discipline at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. FIBA conducts 3x3 World Cup and 3x3 U18 World Cup competitions on an annual basis.
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.