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  • ICYMI: 3x3 Basketball Scores at Minsk 2019; ITF Shakes Up Fed Cup Format


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    3x3 Basketball Scores at Minsk 2019

    Three-on-three basketball was a big hit at the European Games with players and teams dreaming of competing at Tokyo 2020 as the fast-paced game anticipates its Olympic debut.
    Pavlova Arena hosted 3x3 basketball at Minsk 2019. (ATR)

    Athletes praised the Pavlova Arena venue, an excellent, albeit temporary structure, ideally situated just a short walk from Minsk’s bustling Old Town.

    “It’s really high quality - I really like playing here, my colleagues also – the atmosphere is great,” said Wojciech Pisarczyk of Poland. “ There are much more people here than at the Amsterdam World Cup. In every single game it’s full of fans. Pavlova Arena is one of my favorites with a very nice court.

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    ITF Shakes Up Fed Cup Format

    Fed Cup trophy will be awarded under new format from 2020. (Getty Images)
    The International Tennis Federation has introduced reforms for its top women’s team competition from 2020.

    Under new ‘World Cup of Tennis’ branding, 20 countries will compete each year to become world champions, with 12 rather than eight qualifying for the Fed Cup Finals.

    Budapest will host the first Fed Cup finals at the Laszlo Papp Budapest Sports Arena on clay next April, and for the two following years. Women’s teams will compete for a total prize fund of $18 million, with $12 million going to players and $6 million to national associations.

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    ACNO Cumple 40

    (ATR) La 134 Sesión del Comité Olimpico Internacional llega a su fin en Lausana justo en el aniversario 40 de la fundación de la Asociación de Comités Olimpicos Nacionales.

    La ACNO surgió durante la Asamblea Constitutiva de dos dias, abierta el 26 de junio de 1979, en San Juan, Puerto Rico, víspera de la inauguración de los VIII Juegos Panamericanos en la capital boricua.

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