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Heja Norge! Norway Olympic champions again

London – GBR, August 12, 2012: Heja, The Norwegian women’s handball team have defended their title at the London 2012 Olympic Games. But it took them a lot of energy to beat their surprising final opponents Montenegro 26-23 (13-10). The Olympic debutants were not disappointed with silver and celebrated their unexpected medal


Big media and spectator interest in handball

London – GBR, August 05, 2012: The handball tournament at the London 2012 Olympic Games is a big success – this is proofed by facts and figures from the first six match days of the preliminary round. The Copper Box, where the handball matches will be played up to the women’s quarterfinals


XXIII Men’s World Championship in Spain

The draw event for the XXIII Men’s World Championship in Spain took place in Madrid on Thursday, 19th of July, conducted by Leon Kalin, Chairman of the IHF Commission of Organising and Competition (COC) and in presence of IHF President Dr Hassan Moustafa and Juan de Dios Román, President of the 2013


Draw for XXIII Men’s WCh on 19 July in Spain

Lausanne, July 18, 2012: Men’s WCh, Thursday 19th July is set to be the day on which the draw for the 2013 Men’s World Championship takes place. Then the lots for the preliminary round groups will be drawn in “Jardines Cecilio Rodríguez” del Parque del Retiro in the Spanish capital Madrid. The


Women’s Junior WCh in Czech Republic

July 17, 2012: The Women’s Junior World Championship in Czech Republic is history. 24 teams, 100 matches and 14 days, these are the bare figures of the tournament with two finalists, France and Sweden, that were not overwhelmingly dominant throughout the whole tournament but that came closer and closer to their best


Draw Event for 2013 Men’s World Championship

June 26, 2012: Madrid, Spain is the host of the 2013 Men’s World Championship – and all 24 participating nations have been established since last weekend after completion of the qualifications in Pan-America and Oceania. Only host Spain and defending champions France had directly qualified; the remaining 22 teams had to undergo


Schedule for the Olympic Handball Tournaments released

Basle, Switzerland, June 15, 2012: The first sport to start and the last gold medals to be handed over – this is handball at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The London 2012 Olympic handball competition schedule has been confirmed. With 16 match days including 46 sessions and 76 matches handball is the


World Handball Player Award Ceremony in Herning

IHF News, May 29 2012: World Handball Player, Heidi Löke (Norway, club: Audi ETO Györ KC) and Mikkel Hansen (Denmark, club: AG Kobenhavn) had been elected World Handball Players of the Year 2011 by fans, media and an IHF expert jury. Both players will receive their awards, including a cheque to the amount


The ICSS announces involvement with the VELUX

Cologne-Germany, May 25, 2012: The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), the international organization that aims to enhance safety, security and integrity in the world of sport, has today announced a new relationship with Europe’s premier club handball tournament, the VELUX European Handball Federation (EHF) FINAL4. As part of the ICSS’s mission


Twelve women’s teams fight for the last six tickets to London

Basle-Switzerland, May 23, 2012: womens teams, Eight teams from Europe, two from Pan-America, one from Asia and one from Africa start their “mission Olympics” next weekend (25 to 27 May). The last six of in total 24 places for the 2012 London Olympic Games Handball Tournaments will be decided in France, Spain