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Olympics: World champion US fails to qualify for 3×3 men’s basketball

/ 07:08 PM May 31, 2021

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The US men’s 3×3 basketball team has failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after the 2019 world champions lost to the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the qualifying tournament on Sunday.

While the US women sealed a spot at the Games with a 21-13 win over Spain in the semifinals, the US men lost 21-16 to the Dutch, who qualified along with Poland and Latvia.

The July 23-Aug. 8 Tokyo Games will mark the first time 3×3 basketball will be staged at an Olympics, with eight countries qualifying for the men’s event.


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