SHIJIAZHUANG/MIES (China, Switzerland) – FIBA, the International Basketball Federation and Enlio, a Chinese leading sports floor-making company, on Friday announced a multi-year partnership for FIBA 3×3 world events.
“We are delighted to work with Enlio as 3×3 prepares for its Olympic debut,” FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said. “Our first experience working together at the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup and FIBA 3×3 U23 World Cup last year was unanimously acclaimed by federations, players and fans alike. We are confident this partnership will give us a big boost to make 3×3 thehighest-paced and one of the most spectacular disciplines at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and beyond.”
Enlio engineered a brand new court for 3×3, whose high molecule thermosetting elastic material -softer than ordinary polypropylene material and which realizes full body soft structure – ensures excellent support and protection for the players’body. The court’s anti-slip and impacting force effectively protects the players’joints and helps them express their strength and leaping ability to the maximum. The soft structure and smooth texture designoffers the players protection against serious bruises. This technology also guarantees a better and more stable ball bounce. Its weather resistance property will help retain excellent elasticity all year round.
“We are excited to join FIBA3x3 on its road to the Olympics,” Enlio Chairman Li Yu said. “We are very proud of the innovative courts we created and designed. We are looking forward to being associated with such a fast-growing, urban and global discipline and are ready to bring 3×3 to the next level.”
Enlio courts will be used at the FIBA 3×3 World Cups (at senior, U23 and U18 level) as well as the top level of the FIBA 3×3 professional circuit (FIBA 3×3 World Tour). FIBA will recommend their use at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
About FIBA 3×3
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3×3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3×3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3×3 World & Continental Cups. On 9 June 2017, 3×3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Nike is the Founding Partner, Wilson the Global Sponsor and Tissot the Official Timekeeper of FIBA 3×3.
FIBA 3×3 events are played on Enlio floors with Wilson balls, Schelde backstops, and the Magic Sky canopy system.
Shijiazhuang Enlio Sports Goods Co., Ltd is a professional Sports Flooring manufacturer which integrates the R&D, Manufacture, Sales, Installation and After-sales services. Enlio’s products have been approved by multiple international sports federations such as FIBA, FIVB, BWF, ITTF, ITF and IHF. Enlio is a FIBA 3×3 Global Official Court Supplier, ITTF Strategic Cooperate Partner and Badminton Asia Exclusive Equipment Supplier