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    August 14, 2014

    WATCH LIVE FRIDAY 1:30 & 4:40PM; Team Winnipeg Off to Chicago for FIBA World Tour 3x3 Event





    WATCH LIVE: Team Winnipeg is off this weekend for the FIBA World Tour Masters Qualifier event in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Masters, the third stop of the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Tour and is part of the Nike World Basketball Festival on August 15-16.

    Team Winnipeg, comprised of members Darcy Coss, Wyatt Anders, Graham Bodnar and Xavier Smith qualified for the Chicago event by winning the Winnipeg Hoop It Up event in late June.  The team went on to also win the Toronto qualifying event the week following.  The team hosted a final 3x3 event last weekend in Winnipeg which included the winners from the Edmonton 3x3 qualifier.

    All games and festivities will be streamed live on the 3x3 Planet You Tube channel on August 15-16.

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    The third edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour kicked off at one of the biggest shopping malls in the world in Manila, Philippines on 19-20 July and will culminate with the Final in Tokyo, Japan on 11-12 October.

    The 12 best 3x3 teams in North America representing cities from the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico will go toe-to-toe on 63rd Street Beach on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Arne Duncan, Windy City native and current U.S. Secretary of Education, qualified with his team for the event.

    The FIBA 3x3 World Tour is the No.1 3x3 basketball event in the world and goes beyond basketball with non-stop music and an overall celebration of urban culture, a perfect fit for the World Basketball Festival.

    Originally created in 2010 as a celebration of the performance and culture of the game that is loved and respected around the world, World Basketball Festival 2014 will be hosted by Nike and Jordan Brand in conjunction with USA Basketball, and will take Chicago’s pride and passion of basketball and bring it to life on Aug. 14-16.

    On top of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, the World Basketball Festival 2014 will feature members of the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team as they train for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. They will participate in youth skills clinics and community events including basketball court refurbishments and school symposiums.

    Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 basketball is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.

    It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefitted from the launch of a yearly city-based 3x3 World Tour and national-team world championships.

    FIBA has made an official bid for 3x3 to be added to the Summer Olympic Games.

    For further information about the FIBA 3x3 World Tour and 3x3 basketball, visit fiba.com/3x3, twitter.com/3x3planet and youtube.com/3x3planet or contact 3x3@fiba.com.




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