Basketball 3x3 is becoming very popular and is the largest urban team sport in the world. Basketball 3x3 is one of the competitions in the Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games. There are 24 teams; 12 male teams and 12 female teams competing for gold in this event. The game is played on half of a basketball court, each team consisting of three players and one substitute. This game is mostly played in "street courts".
The sport made its first appearance on the international stage at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games and was labelled as "the hottest ticket in town". Initially referred to as streetball, or street basketball, basketball 3x3 has been a catalyst for the development of basketball around the globe.
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