Hans Baumann Trophy

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The Hans Baumann Trophy, which was endowed by the Spanish members of the IHF, commemorates the late President of the IHF (1950 to 1971), Hans Baumann. It is awarded to IHF member federations.


The Hans Baumann Trophy is awarded to a member federation every two years at the Ordinary Congress of the IHF. It is awarded for particular services to the development and spread of handball in the member federation’s own country and/or throughout the world.

The recipient is selected and the trophy awarded by the IHF Council at the recommendation of the Executive Committee. Member federations may submit a detailed recommendation to the Head Office, specifying the reasons, no later than six months before the Congress.

The member federation receiving the award is given a diploma drawn up by the donors and a small replica of the trophy.

Previous winners[edit]

In 1986, Spain has been selected as the recipient of the Hans Baumann Trophy. The Spanish Handball Federation has made a particular contribution by organizing the symposium and special tournament for studying and testing new ideas for the format of the game.

In 2002, Russia has been selected as the recipient of the Hans Baumann Trophy. The Handball Union of Russia was awarded the trophy for the great contribution to the world development of this sport.

Further reading[edit]

IHF Statuts Chapter XXI - Regulations of Awards