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nytimes.com - Kelly Whiteside - Three-on-Three Basketball at the Olympics: What to Watch For
Three-on-Three Basketball at the Olympics: What to Watch For
The New York Times

Eighty-five years after basketball's debut in the Olympics, at the 1936 Berlin Games, a twist on the sport makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo. Three-on-three basketball, or 3x3 as the sport's world governing body refers to it, promises a faster…

time.com - Sean Gregory/Tokyo - Why Are The Olympics Shrinking Basketball? Here's What To Know About 3x3
Why Are The Olympics Shrinking Basketball? Here's What To Know About 3x3
Time

But in the U.S., outfits like Hoop It Up have organized 3×3 tournaments since the 1990s, and FIBA, basketball's governing body, set rules for 3×3 in 2007. It made its major international debut at the Asian Games in Macau later that…

bleacherreport.com - Mo Dakhil - Preview and Predictions for Tokyo Olympics Men's Basketball Tournament
Preview and Predictions for Tokyo Olympics Men's Basketball Tournament
Bleacher Report

The Tokyo Olympic Games will have a new format for basketball. In years past, 12 teams competed in two groups before the knockout stage. This year, the 12 teams will compete in three groups, reducing the number of guaranteed games from five to…

nytimes.com - Victor Mather - Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: Live Updates as the Games Begin
Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: Live Updates as the Games Begin
The New York Times

Current time in Tokyo: July 23, 7:05 p.m. The opening ceremony of what is being marketed as the 2020 Olympics finally takes place on Friday night (Friday morning U.S. time) — one year late. In many ways, the event at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo…

the3pointconversion.com - Danny Thompson - Getting You Prepared For Olympic Basketball - Group C
Getting You Prepared For Olympic Basketball - Group C
The 3 Point Conversion

Latest posts by Danny Thompson (see all) Getting You Prepared For Olympic Basketball – Group C - July 23, 2021 Getting You Prepared For Olympic Basketball – Group B - July 22, 2021 Getting You Prepared For Olympic Basketball –…

usatoday.com - , USA TODAY - Live from the Olympics opening ceremony: Latest news, updates from the scene in Tokyo
Live from the Olympics opening ceremony: Latest news, updates from the scene in Tokyo
USA TODAY

TOKYO — The Olympics are officially here. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Games start with the opening ceremony, which will air live in the U.S. on Friday (7 a.m. EST, NBC), one day shy of when it was originally scheduled to take place in 2020. About…

nbcsandiego.com - Monica Garske - 5 to Watch at the Tokyo Olympics on Day 1: Swimming, Basketball, Volleyball
5 to Watch at the Tokyo Olympics on Day 1: Swimming, Basketball, Volleyball
NBC 7 San Diego

From swimming and the addition of 3x3 basketball to volleyball, softball and the first gold medals of the Tokyo Olympics, here are 5 things to watch on July 24, 2021. Our redesigned local news and weather app is live! Download it for iOS or Android…

forbes.com - Will Yakowicz - Why Millions Of Amateur Gamblers Will Bet On The Tokyo Olympics
Why Millions Of Amateur Gamblers Will Bet On The Tokyo Olympics
Forbes

Seemingly against all odds, including a highly infectious virus, the Tokyo Olympics have begun. And thanks to the proliferation of legal sports betting in the United States—20 states now allow it—this is the first year that millions…

usatoday.com - Christian Ortega, USA TODAY - Saturday's Tokyo Olympics schedule: USWNT back on the pitch, 3x3 basketball and surfing make their debuts
Saturday's Tokyo Olympics schedule: USWNT back on the pitch, 3x3 basketball and surfing make their debuts
USA TODAY

After suffering a 3-0 loss to Sweden in the opening match of the United States' group stage, the USWNT will look to get back on track against New Zealand Saturday. The same day will feature the start of 3x3 basketball. The United States women's…

forbes.com - Johan Moreno - Utah Loves The Summer Olympics, Google Trends Show
Utah Loves The Summer Olympics, Google Trends Show
Forbes

The Beehive State goes for the gold — when it comes to interest in the 2020 Summer Games, that is. According to a data analysis using Google Trends, Utah's interest in searches related to the Olympic Games leads the pack when compared to…

punchng.com - Agency Report - Tokyo 2020: Nigeria aims for Olympic glory in basketball - Punch Newspapers
Tokyo 2020: Nigeria aims for Olympic glory in basketball - Punch Newspapers
Punch Newspaper

Football has always been Nigeria's favourite sport with a historic Olympic gold the pinnacle of its success, but the country now eyes basketball for glory at the Tokyo Games. The West African nation of 210 million people made history 25 years ago…

forbes.com - Alison Durkee - Czech Athletes Latest To Pull Out Of Tokyo Olympics Due To Covid - Here's The Full List
Czech Athletes Latest To Pull Out Of Tokyo Olympics Due To Covid - Here's The Full List
Forbes

Two members of the Czech Olympic team tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, part of a cluster of infections suspected to be linked to the team's flight to Japan, making them the latest in a string of athletes who have had to withdraw from the…

nbcsports.com - NBC Sports Bay Area Staff - Warriors experts give predictions for No. 7, 14 draft picks
Warriors experts give predictions for No. 7, 14 draft picks
NBC Sports

The 2021 NBA Draft is less than a week away. With the Warriors owning the No. 7 and No. 14 picks in the draft, what president of basketball operations Bob Myers and Co. choose to do with their two lottery selections are the talk of the basketball…

chicagotribune.com - 'We lost a good one': Mike Minervini remembered as longtime statistician for football, basketball and baseball at Brother Rice
'We lost a good one': Mike Minervini remembered as longtime statistician for football, basketball and baseball at Brother Rice
Chicago Tribune

During the 2020-21 season, to the surprise of no one, Mike Minervini showed up every game for Brother Rice in basketball, football and baseball. All three of those sports were crammed into the winter, spring and summer seasons by the Illinois High…

nytimes.com - Vanessa Friedman - Did You See What the Liberian Olympic Team Is Wearing?
Did You See What the Liberian Olympic Team Is Wearing?
The New York Times

How Liberia changed Olympic fashion — with a little help from a Brooklyn designer. Even before arriving in Tokyo, the Liberian Olympic team was already winning. How did they come out on top? It's meaningful on a lot of different levels. It's…

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