A staple of driveway and pick-up games, 3-on-3 basketball is trying to become part of the Olympics by 2016.
A staple of driveway and pick-up games, 3-on-3 basketball is trying to become part of the Olympics by 2016.
Kirby Lee/Getty Images

MIES, Switzerland (AP) The 2014 world championship in 3-on-3 basketball, which could be its first as an Olympic sport, will be held in Moscow.

The International Basketball Federation says the tournament will take place over five days in June.

The Russian capital also hosts an IOC executive board meeting in August that will decide whether to include the half-court, street-style version of basketball at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko says "we support FIBA's efforts to make 3x3 an Olympic discipline."

The 2014 worlds will be the second tournament, after the inaugural event in Athens last August.

Serbia was the men's champion, the United States won the women's event and France won the mixed gold.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.