Handball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Handball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian, Croatian: Rukometni savez Bosne i Hercegovine, Serbian: Рукометни савез Босне и Херцеговине) is the highest Handball governing body in the country. It organizes the Premier league of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cup of Bosnia-Herzegovina. President of Federation is Mirsad Sirćo.

It is also organizes the matches of Bosnia and Herzegovina national handball team. That includes men and women, and youth teams as well.

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The Handball Federation was founded in 1948, and was part of Yugoslav Handball Federation. When Bosnia-Herzegovina gained independence in 1992, it became the national handball governing body, and later a member of European Handball Federation (1995) and International Handball Federation (1996).

Handball is the most popular sport in Bosnia-Herzegovina after football and Basketball. There is a big number of clubs all over the country. Many Bosnian clubs were members of a very strong Yugoslav league, and RK Borac Banja Luka even won the EHF Champions League in 1975/1976 season.
Another team from B&H was famous in European competitions is Sloga from Doboj.

The national handball team recently qualified for its first ever major tournament via a playoff.

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