IHF Archive

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Who will succeed “flying Balic”? – IHF awards Handball Photo of the Year

May 07, 2012: Cheering players or fans, fountains of sparkling wine when the trophy is raised, spectacular pictures of speed and emotions, totally different angles or just a brilliant snapshot – everything is possible! The International Handball Federation is again awarding the prize for the best handball photo of the year. The

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Draw for Olympic Handball Tournaments on 30 May

Switzerland, May 03, 2012: In a joint event of International Handball Federation (IHF), British Handball Association (BHA) and the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) the groups for the preliminary round of the Men’s and Women’s Olympic Handball Tournaments will be drawn at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London

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Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments, Schedule and accreditation

Switzerland, April 27, 2012: Womens Olympic Qualification, After all participants of the Men’s Olympic Handball Tournament in London had been determined after the three Olympic Qualification Tournaments on the Easter weekend, now twelve women’s teams fight for the last six remaining places for the 2012 Olympic Games in London (28 July –

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Groups for the Women’s Junior World Championship are drawn

April 19, 2012: The next step to the 2012 Women’s Junior World Championship in the Czech Republic was taken on Wednesday 18 April: In Ostrava, which is, beside Brno, one of the hosting cities from 1 to 15 July, the draw event for the groups of the preliminary rounds took place. Host

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Seeding list for draw completed – three hosts win Qualifications

Switzerland, April 09, 2012: After the three Olympic Qualification Tournaments in Alicante, Gothenburg and Varazdin have come to an end on Sunday 8 April, all twelve teams participating at the Men’s tournament of the 2012 Olympic Games in London (28 July – 12 August) are known (Seeding list). In Alicante host Spain

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Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments: Schedule and accreditation

Tournaments Schedule, Six participants of the Men’s Olympic Handball Tournament in London (28 July – 12 August) are already known after the 2011 World Championship and the continental qualification tournaments. The six missing teams will be decided in three Olympic Qualification Tournaments, played from 6 to 8 April (Easter weekend). Spain, Sweden

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The Road to London: www.ihf.info starts countdown for Olympic Games

March 05, 2012: Starts Countdown, From 28 July to 12 August the whole world will look to London – when the 2012 Olympic Games are taking place. Currently half of the in total 24 participants of the Men’s and Women’s Olympic Handball Tournaments are known; the rest will follow from 6 to 8

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Heidi Løke and Mikkel Hansen World Handball Players of the Year 2011

Fans, media and an IHF expert group have decided: The male and female World Handball Players of the Year 2011 are from Scandinavia. Pivot Heidi Løke is the third Norwegian in five years (and the fifth in total) to be awarded with this title, whilst left back Mikkel Hansen is the first

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IHF: Olympic Games Seeding System

Olympic Games Seeding System, The International Handball Federation received many enquiries about the reason of creating a new system for the Olympic Games in London 2012. The IHF hereby explains the history of the implementation of the system. After establishing a new system for Beijing 2008 due to the implementation of the