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Basketball wants more teams, 3-on-3 event at Rio

Updated: November 14, 2012, 8:56 AM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- Basketball's governing body will ask the IOC to add four men's teams for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and introduce the 3-on-3 game as a medal event.

FIBA says its ruling board will request a 16-team men's competition being played in two arenas instead of one.

FIBA says a natural bracket of four-team groups, rather than six, means fewer matches and keeps players fresher.

IOC rules limit team events to 12 nations unless its executive board gives special permission. ...

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