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IHF set Olympic qualifications to March 2021

The International Handball Federation (IHF) has decided to reschedule the below events.

  • Tokyo 2020 Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments
    Originally scheduled to be held in Spain, Hungary and Montenegro from 20-22 March 2020
    New dates: 19-21 March 2021
     
  • Tokyo 2020 Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments
    Originally scheduled to be held in Norway, France and Germany from 17-19 April 2020
    New dates: 12-14 March 2021
     
  • 2020 IHF Women’s Junior (U20) World Championship
    Originally scheduled to be held in Romania from 1-13 July 2020
    New dates: 2-13 December 2020
     
  • 2020 IHF Women’s Youth (U18) World Championship
    Originally scheduled to be held in Croatia from 18-30 August 2020
    New dates: 29 September – 11 October 2020 
     

Furthermore, the 2020 IHF Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball World Championships, which were scheduled to be staged from 30 June to 5 July 2020 in Italy, have been postponed and will be moved. The new hosts and dates will be announced in due course. The IHF is in contact with several Arab National Federations to host the event and in this case, as well as the Women’s Junior and Youth World Championships, the IHF is keen to hold the event in 2020. 

In addition to the aforementioned events, the introduction of the IHF Beach Handball Global Tour, which was scheduled to take place in Poland (POL), Germany (GER), Spain (ESP) and Thailand (THA) in June, August and November, has been postponed until 2021, with further details to come.

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