The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host the finals of the World Championship Basketball Tournament 3X3 which is organized by The International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
The ninth edition will be held in Jeddah for the second time, with the participation of 12 teams representing the world's elite teams, competing in the final round on 18 th and 19th of December.
The Kingdom's hosting of this global event in basketball is part of a series of sporting events hosted and held by the Ministry of Sports in various regions, as part of its initiatives and goals stemming from Vision 2030, as this round comes with the support of the "Quality of Life" program in cooperation with the Saudi Basketball Federation with the aim of spreading this game and increasing its practitioners among the Saudi society. The President of the Saudi Basketball Federation, Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Mass'ad, welcomed all the teams participating in this upcoming final round, and extended his thanks to His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports and Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, for supporting the Basketball Federation to host this global event for the second time in the Kingdom.
He added: " The Kingdom's successes in hosting and organizing a number of major international events and tournaments in various types of sports during the past years, came only with the help of Allah the Almighty, and then thanks to an ambitious vision towards spreading the culture of different games and increasing their practitioners, which is what our kingdom witnessed thanks to the empowerment of the sports sector by our wise leadership. We feel and value their support, follow-up and keenness on everything possible, which resulted in our kingdom becoming a favorite destination for global sports in all its forms and types.
Al-Mass'ad emphasized that "the preparations and arrangements for holding this championship in the Kingdom began early after the success of hosting the last eighth edition, and in the next round we took into account the conditions that the world is experiencing following the Corona virus pandemic, nevertheless, the world will witness this event, as the Kingdom has always accustomed them to, according to the best and most accurate international standards in health and sports, after we all gained great experience, thank Allah, after hosting many sporting events.
The 3X3 basketball game was officially included in the 2017 Olympic Games, and it will be held for the first time in the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics.