Fiba takes 3×3 Europe Cup to Paris

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has awarded hosting rights for the 2021 edition of its 3×3 Europe Cup to the French capital, Paris.

France will host the event, which will run from September 10-12, 2021, for the first time after staging the 3×3 World Cup in Nantes back in 2017.

The event will be organised by the French Basketball Federation (FFBB) on Parvis de la Défense. The 3×3 Europe Cup will come to Paris one year after the discipline’s Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games and three years before its second appearance at the Paris 2024 Games.

France has been a trailblazer in the development of 3×3 and won four medals in the first-ever edition of the 3×3 World Cup back in 2012. The French women’s national team is the reigning European champion.

FFBB president Jean-Pierre Siutat said: “This validates all the work FFBB has accomplished to develop the practice of 3×3 in France. I am also delighted that this event takes place in an iconic location like La Défense. This fits perfectly with the dynamic and innovative spirit of an urban discipline like 3×3. With such a setting, all the ingredients are there for the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup to make a lasting impression three years before the Paris Games.”

France’s women and Serbia’s men are the reigning European champions after winning their titles in Bucharest, Romania in 2018. The 3×3 Europe Cup will this year be held in Debrecen, Hungary, before heading to Antwerp, Belgium in 2020.

Most recent

The Colonial Athletic Conference’s $4.5m streaming deal with FloSports is helping the conference to build audiences and close the gap on the Power 5. Eric Fisher reports.

Budapest has turned the setback of its unsuccessful 2024 Olympics bid into an opportunity that is driving growth and change across the city.

Matt Carroll, chief executive of the Australian Olympic Committee, tells Adam Nelson how a focus on athlete engagement, grassroots participation and community schemes has helped to boost the AOC’s commercial programme throughout the Olympic cycle.

The decision by the ATP Council not to renew Chris Kermode's contract as ATP executive chairman and president caused surprise when it was announced in March. Ben Cronin speaks to the outgoing tennis chief about his record.