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3x3 Tournament gets under way

By JT - Jun 11,2017 - Last updated at Jun 11,2017

AMMAN — Hot on the heels of the news that 3x3 basketball is being included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics programme, the Jordan Olympic Committee is supporting a major tournament which got under way on Sunday night, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

Hosted at the new state-of-the-art Trax venue, the 3x3 event will welcome 30 teams competing in three categories including Professional, Amateur and Women category.

The tournament manager is former national team icon Zeid Al Khas who underlined the added importance of these tournaments now that the shortened version of the sport has received the ultimate acknowledgement from the International Olympic Committee.

“It will be a great chance for our amateur players to rub shoulders with the more established professional players, and to benefit from the experience to improve the game as a whole here,” he said.

“We expect good crowds to come down with it being held during the Ramadan nights and we encourage anyone interested to show their support as it will be a very entertaining event.” The action starts at 10.30pm each night with the tournament running through to June 14.

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