Mongolia’s 3x3 basketball success and achievements highlightedSports
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China has announced that it will be hosting 3x3 basketball World Tour Masters with a hefty budget of USD 1.2 million. Since 3x3 basketball game was included as part of the Olympic basketball programme, starting with the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, it has been gaining worldwide attention to become a fast-growing urban sport in a myriad of countries.
As many high-class 3x3 games are usually organized in European and American countries, Hong Kong is now set to host the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters for the first time with setting aside a budget of HKD 10 million or around USD 1.2 million.
When announcing the decision to host the international 3x3 basketball tournament, Kenny Wong of M1 Group, who are the local organizers, said small countries can do well in 3x3 basketball as in the case of Mongolia, who are now ranked number six in the world and second in Asia behind regional giants China. “Mongolia has spent 10 years developing 3x3 basketball and they are now in the world’s top 10,” he added.