FIBA has announced that ABEO’s specialist team sport brand Schelde Sports will remain the official global backstop supplier for FIBA 3×3 basketball competitions for two additional Olympic cycles.
The extension of this global long-term, multi-event partnership will include FIBA 3×3 World Tour events, the FIBA 3×3 World Cup events, FIBA 3×3 World Cup Qualifiers, the FIBA 3×3 Women’s Series Finals and FIBA 3×3 Continental Cup Finals.
ABEO-owned Schelde Sports have been an official FIBA 3×3 supplier since 2013. The international brand was appointed the sole supplier of official FIBA 3×3 backstops at the Tokyo 2020 Games, where 3×3 made its Olympic debut, under an agreement which covers also the current Olympic cycle.
“We are very proud of the long-term partnership we have built with Schelde Sports, both in basketball and 3×3,” FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said. “This cooperation played a key role in the professionalization and development of 3×3, which was on full display at the Tokyo Olympics. We are excited to continue to provide our players with these innovative and state-of-the-art backstop units for the most prestigious FIBA 3×3 events.”