Icelandic Handball Association

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Icelandic Handball Association
Icelandic: Handknattleikssamband Íslands

Iceland national handball team.png
IOC nation Iceland (ISL)
National flag Iceland
Sport Handball
Other Sports
Official website
Year of formation 11 June 1957; 60 years ago (1957-06-11)
International federation International Handball Federation (IHF)
IHF member since 1984; 34 years ago (1984)
Continental association European Handball Federation
National Olympic Committee National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland
President Mr. Guðmundur B. Ólafsson Iceland[1]
Country Iceland
Chief Executive Mr. Róbert Geir Gíslason Iceland
Secretary General Mr. Róbert Geir Gíslason Iceland
Sponsors Coca-Cola
Arion Bank

The Icelandic Handball Association (Icelandic: Handknattleikssamband Íslands or HSÍ) is the national governing body for handball in Iceland. It is based in Reykjavík.

Club handball[edit]

The federation organizes the national handball leagues for both men and women club teams and the Icelandic cup for men and women.

International handball[edit]

Iceland was the host of the 1995 World Men's Handball Championship.

The men's team[edit]

The men's team has appeared frequently in large tournaments in recent decades. Their best overall result is the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Their best result in the world championship is 5th place in 1997. They have made it to the semi finals of the European Men's Handball Championship twice, winning the bronze medal in 2010. Head coach for the men's national team is Aron Kristjánsson.[2]

The women's team[edit]

The women's team has just recently started to appear in large tournaments. They have made it to the world championship once, finishing in 12th place in 2011. They have appeared in the European championship twice, finishing in 15th place in both 2010 and 2012. The team has never made it to the Olympic games. Head coach for the women's national team is Ágúst Þór Jóhannsson.[3]


  1. ^ "Stjórn HSÍ" (in Icelandic). Icelandic Handball Association. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "A landslið karla" (in Icelandic). Icelandic handball association. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "A landslið kvenna" (in Icelandic). Icelandic Handball Association. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 

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