Handball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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.
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.
Unfortunately, the national handball team have never managed to qualify for a major championship. They are usually one step short, mostly because of frequent coach changes.
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