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Race to Tokyo 2020 Olympics 3x3 event starts now
02/11/2018
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Race to Tokyo 2020 Olympics 3x3 event starts now

MIES (FIBA 3x3) – The ranking points earned between November 2, 2018 and November 1, 2019 will be key for national teams to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on July 25-29, 2020.

The race to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics – where 3x3 will make its official debut - officially begins 630 days before the event.

There are 3 ways to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics:

  • Via the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking (4 spots per gender)
  • Via an Olympic Qualifying Tournament (3 sports per gender)
  • Via a Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament (1 spot per gender)

The 8 teams (4 women, 4 men) who will directly qualify to the Olympics are the top teams in the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking on November 1, 2019.

The FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking is calculated by adding up the FIBA 3x3 Individual World Ranking points of the Top 100 nationals.

This Individual World Ranking is calculated based on the 9 best results in FIBA-endorsed events played in the last 12 months. In other words, today is the first day the ranking points will count towards the Federation Ranking on the cut-off date of November 1, 2019.

The 4 highest placed countries per gender in the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking earn a direct spot to the Olympics. However, a maximum of 2 teams per gender can come from the same continent.

If the cut-off date was today (and not November 1, 2019), Serbia, China, Japan and Russia would qualify with the men, while China, Ukraine, France and Mongolia would make it with the women.


China would be the only country to qualify both men and women directly to the 3x3 Olympic tournament if the cut-off date was today.

The majority of the teams participating in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament and the Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament will also qualify based on the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking.

For more information regarding 3x3 at the Olympics, check out the Olympics section on FIBA3x3.basketball.

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