The second diplomatic basketball tournament Embassy Hoop Fest will tip off on April 27 at the CBD Sports Culture Square in Beijing.
A total of 16 teams will take part in the 3-on-3 annual event, which is organized by the Global Times with the sino-us.com being the media sponsor. The 12 foreign embassy teams and four sponsor teams will be drawn into four groups and play round robin in group games. Top two teams in each group will reach the quarterfinals.
The Serbian Embassy won the inaugural title in 2012.
The organizers will also hold a welcome cocktail party on Saturday.
Welcome Cocktail Party
When: Saturday, April 26, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Where: 3/F, Park Hyatt Beijing Hotel
Format: 3 on 3 (plus 3 substitutes)
When: Sunday, April 27, 10 am–4 pm
Where: CBD Sports Culture Square, southwest area of Jianwai SOHO, No.39, Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang district (Near the Guomao Subway Station)