Know your facts:
- Basketball 3x3 has been a sport at Special Olympics World Games since 2023
- Unified Sports? Yes
- Estimated number of athletes participating: 127 + 33 Unified partners
What is special about basketball 3x3? Both teams play on one side of the court and with one basket. The shot clock is limited to 12 seconds, which makes for a fast and exciting game. The game lasts 10 minutes or until one team scores 21 points.
Special Olympics feature:
A team consists of five players, three of which are on court. A unified team is composed of three athletes and two Unified partners.
We have two competitions:
- Team Competition 3x3 - Women
- Unified Sports Team Competition 3x3 - Men/Mixed
By the way:
The Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 will be the first World Games where 3x3 basketball is on the program.