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Ticket and accommodation packages available

Switzerland, Nov 14: With less than two months to go before the opening match of the Men’s World Championship in Spain, the organizers have announced new ticket & accommodation packages for spectators and handball fans all over the world. Tickets and hotel rooms may be reserved through the official website www.handballspain2013.com. Fans


Men’s World Championship in Spain launched

Basle – Switzerland, Oct 22, 2012: The world’s best 24 teams will compete in the Men’s World Championship from 11 to 27 January 2013, for the first time ever hosted by Spain. The 2005 World champion and triple Olympic bronze medallist had never before organized a senior event of the International Handball


Winners of IHF Photo of the Year Contest

Lausanne – Switzerland, Oct 11, 2012: It might be a coincidence, but both handball players, photographed by the winners of the IHF Photo of the Year Contest, are not only flying while being photographed, but later-on jumped twice on the winners’ podium: Both Norwegian Heidi Löke and French William Accambray were world


Schedule for World Championship is confirmed

Basle – Switzerland, Sept 12, 2012: In close cooperation with the Spanish organisers and TV rights-holder UFA Sports the IHF fixed the official match schedule including the throw-off times for the Men’s World Championship to be taking place in Spain from 11 to 27 January 2013. The preliminary round (11- 19 January)


Hergeirsson and Wilbek elected IHF World Coaches

Basle – Switzerland, Sept 11, 2012: Fans, media and an IHF expert group have cast their votes …and the winners are Ulrik Wilbek and Thorir Hergeirsson. Both have been elected IHF World Handball Coaches of the Year for the first time in their long and successful career. Icelandic-born Hergeirsson (48), who is


For the third time IHF Super Globe Champions!

As in 2007 and 2010 Atletico Madrid won the IHF Super Globe now for the third time. The Spaniards took revenge for the lost final in 2011 against THW Kiel and beat the German defending Super Globe champions by 28:23 after a brilliant defence performance. It was not only the revenge for


Denmark World Champions after last second goal

Bar – Montenegro, August 26, 2012: Like in 2006 Denmark are Women’s Youth World Champions. In a nail-biting final of the IV Word Championship in Bar, Montenegro, against Russia, the Scandinavians profited from a last second goal of Freja Kyndbal and took revenge for the last second defeat against Russia in the


Sixth edition of IHF Super Globe starts in Doha

Doha – Qatar, August 24, 2012: For the third straight time after 2010 and 2011 Doha will be the host of the IHF Super Globe – and as in the previous years eight teams from all five continents will compete for the trophy in the capital of Qatar from 27 August to


“The 2012 London Olympic Games were fantastic”

The IHF is fully satisfied with the 2012 London Olympic Games – this is the clear message after first analyses of the organization, the number of spectators and the sporting level of performances. The IHF is proud to announce in close cooperation with LOCOG and Alex Gavrilovic, who did a great job


France win Olympic gold again

London – GBR, August 12, 2012: Thanks to their again brilliant goalkeeper Thierry OMEYER (FRA), France have won their second gold medal in the men’s Olympic tournament. But in contrast to their 28-23 final victory against Iceland in Beijing 2008, the 2012 final against Sweden was a real thriller, decided with the