Olympics to Include 3-on-3 Basketball?
There’s no question three-on-three hoops has been a long-time summer event across America and many other parts of the world. And, apparently, 3-on-3 ball was a huge success at the Youth Olympics in Singapore. Patrick Baumann of FIBA wants to take 3-on-3 basketball to the Olympics: “Buoyed by strong attendances and a positive response at the Youth Olympics in Singapore, International Federation Basketball (FIBA) secretary general Patrick Baumann is already seeking ways to take the smaller form of the sport to a bigger stage. ‘Yes, absolutely,’ Baumann told Reuters when asked if there would be a time when two basketball events would be staged at a full Olympics. ‘It would never replace the basic basketball, it is different. It is a tournament on its own. It is not a side tournament or an auxiliary event… it is a whole discipline on its own.’”