UB to host ‘World Grand Prix’ of 3X3 basketball

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The Governor’s Office of the capital city and Mongolian 3X3 Basketball Association signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. Within the framework of the memorandum, international competitions, trainings and other events will be held in Ulaanbaatar. For example, the “World Grand Prix” tournament of the International Basketball Federation will be held annually under the name “FIBA 3X3 Ulaanbaatar Mayor Challenger”.

International Basketball Association’s “World Grand Prix”, which awards points for Olympics qualifications, will be held on June 16 and 17, 2023 at Sukhbaatar Square.

The top teams of 11 countries will participate in the tournament, and the tournament will be broadcasted live in more than 150 countries.

3X3 basketball is the fastest developing international “Urban” sport. It is a major sports and tourism product that is organized in the most historical and central point of the city, with the rhythm of continuous music. With the beginning of the year, the competitions to award points for the “Paris 2024” Olympic Games have begun, and the Mongolian national team is preparing to participate as a full team of men and women.

The capital is paying special attention to creating an environment for children and youths to spend the leisure time properly, and last year started the construction of 3X3 basketball courts in 118 locations of Ulaanbaatar. Currently, 34 courts are nearing completion. In addition, 3X3 basketball courts will be built in 40 more locations this year.

Misheel Lkhasuren