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Azerbaijan’s basketball players gain first victory at Baku 2015

24 June 2015 [17:19] - TODAY.AZ

Azerbaijan’s basketball players gained their first victory in 3?3 basketball at the First European Games in Baku June 24.

Azerbaijan’s athletes, competing in women’s pool A, defeated the Dutch team, 14:10.

In the first game, Azerbaijan’s basketball players lost to the Swiss athletes, 11:15.

In the next match, Azerbaijan will be facing Greece.

Basketball 3x3 is a variation of the basketball played on a half court with both teams shooting on the same hoop. Each team consists of three players and one bench player. The sport made its first appearance on the international stage at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

Within the first European games this innovative sport gathers 32 teams, with 128 athletes competing in the men’s and women’s tournaments that will each conclude with a gold medal game. The competition will take place from 23-26 June 2015 at the open-air Basketball Arena in the European Games Park.

The European Games that kicked off June 12, will last till June 28. There is a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports.

More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe came to Baku to represent their nations over 17 days of competition. Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.

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