It’s Basketball but not as you know it! It’s was played 3-on-3 at the YOG, as opposed to 5-on-5 in most competitions. It was also played on a half-court, with one basket, to reflect the urban nature of the sport.
Games were played in two periods of five minutes each. Most FIBA rules for scoring and fouling remained the same. The team leading after the regular game time, or the first team to 33 points, was the winner. If the score was tied at the end of the last period, the game continued for as many extra periods (two minutes each) as needed to break the tie.
In both the women’s and men’s competitions there were be 20 teams each consisting of four players (three players on court and one substitute). The teams were divided into four groups of five teams in which each team did play every other team in its group. Teams placed 1st and 2nd in each group played knockout games (quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals) to decide 1st to 8th places; teams placed 3rd and 4th in each group played knockout games to decide 9th to 16th places; and teams placed 5th in each group played in a round robin to decide 17th to 20th places.
Age group 16/17