Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Associate PartnerAssociate Partner
  
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Sports
1-min read

India to Host 3×3 Basketball Qualifiers for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

India was announced as the host where 40 teams will vie for 6 spots in the 3x3 basketball qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in March.

IANS

Updated:October 8, 2019, 11:40 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
India to Host 3×3 Basketball Qualifiers for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The 3x3 basketball qualifiers will be held in India (Photo credit: Reuters)

Mies: India will be hosting the 3x3 basketball qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in March next year, basketball world governing body FIBA has announced.

The tournament will feature 40 teams (20 in each gender), the location for which will be announced later.

Six tickets (three per gender) to next year Olympics will be awarded at the Olympic qualifying tournament, said FIBA in a press release.

"It is a great honour to host such an important event in India and to see our players give it all on home soil for a berth to the first-ever 3x3 Olympic tournament," said Basketball Federation of India (BFI) President Govindaraj Kempareddy.

"We are delighted to host the Olympic qualifying tournament in India", FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said.

"Following the successful organisation of two consecutive FIBA Women's Asia Cup in Bangalore by the BFI, we are looking forward to organising now a key 3x3 event in a country where our new Olympic discipline already has a strong fanbase."

In addition to the host teams, the remaining of the 40 participating teams are qualified via the FIBA rankings and the results of the FIBA World Cup held in Amsterdam.

On June 9, 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program and the discipline will be making its Olympic debut in Japan next year where eight-team tournaments will be held for men and women.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results