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On November 5, International Basketball Tournament 3x3 launches in the game kinds of sports of the Olympic Complex

04 November, 2016 (11:09)
Source: State News Agency of Turkmenistan
Tags: 3x3 Basketball

Teams of Russia, Turkey, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan gather to participate in this event in Ashgabat. Turkmenistan as a host country offers several teams in male and female groups of participants. 

Basketball competition of international format will be held under the patronage of the Organizing Committee on preparation for V Asian Games Indoors and Martial Arts of the State Committee on sports and a number of other government agencies, our country will participate the first time. Therefore, holding present tournament aimed at including the ability to identify organizational ability of the Turkmen specialists, as well as the assessment of the functional qualities of the new sports facilities, which will be the venue for competitions in this sport in the framework of the 2017 Asian Games next year. 

Eight teams will attend in the men's and women's competitions, divided in the preliminary phase of two groups. Only that team that takes first and second places in the groups will further continue to compete for the medals in the final stage of the game determining winners on 6 November. 

Basketball of a 3x3 format calls streetball, originated in the 50's of last century. From classic discipline it is distinguished by a number of sportsmen in the team - by three who play a half-court in one ring. Streetball popularity lies in its availability. In fact, the players do not need special physical training and professional skills. It is worth to note that the 3x3 basketball is one of the main contenders for inclusion in Tokyo (Japan) at the 2020 Olympic Games. 

Streetball is firmly entrenched in the program of beach sports is the most impressive kind of sport, attracting a large number of audience. Equally popular, it is expected to be held during the V Asian Indoor Games and Martial Arts the start of which left a little more than 10 months.

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