Austria to stage FIBA 3x3 Olympic qualifiers in May 2021

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GENEVA, June 23 (Xinhua) -- The FIBA 3x3 Olympic qualifying tournament will take place in Graz, Austria from May 26 to 30, 2021, as the first ever FIBA 3x3 official competition in the country, basketball's global governing body FIBA announced on Tuesday.

40 teams coming from 36 countries and regions will compete for six places, three per gender, at Tokyo.

Local organizers will build a 2,000-seat temporary outdoor venue.

A total of 16 teams, eight per gender, will compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

Eight of them already qualified on November 1, 2019 based on the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking. Six additional places will be earned at the qualifying tournament in Graz, and the final two tickets will be earned at the FIBA 3x3 Universality Olympic qualifying tournament in Budapest, Hungary at a date to be confirmed. Enditem

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