International Handball Federation

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International Handball Federation (IHF)
International Handball Federation logo.svg
Logo of IHF
Formation 11th July 1946
Type Sport federation
Headquarters Basel, Switzerland
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
204 National Federations
Official language
English, French and German
President
Dr. Hassan Moustafa Egypt
1st Vice-President
Mr. Miguel Roca Mas Spain
Vice-President
Mr. Bader Al-Theyab Kuwait
Mr. Mario Moccia Argentina
Mr. Jean Brihault France
Dr. Mansourou A. Aremou Benin
Website www.IHF.info

The International Handball Federation (IHF) is the administrative and controlling body for Handball, Beach Handball, Wheelchair Handball and Snow Handball. IHF has 204 national member federations.


History[edit]

The IHF was founded on July 11, 1946, in Copenhagen (Denmark) by representatives of 8 national federations. The founding members are Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland. In 1954, the first IHF Men's World Championship, was conducted under the command of the IHF, in Sweden with the participation of 6 national teams. In 1957, the first IHF Women's World Handball Championship was held in Yugoslavia with the participation of 9 national teams. The Olympic Games they have seen for the first time in its agenda a Handball tournament from Munich 1972 (men's tournament) and Montreal 1976 (women's tournament).

Structure[edit]

The IHF is composed of five continental federations which organize continental championships held every other second year: Asian Handball Federation, African Handball Confederation, Pan-American Team Handball Federation, European Handball Federation and Oceania Handball Federation. In addition to continental competitions between national teams, the federations arrange international tournaments between club teams.[1] The federations and their corresponding tournaments and members are summarize in the following table:

International Handball Federation (IHF)
Championship IHF World Men's Handball ChampionshipIHF World Women's Handball Championship
Club IHF Super Globe
Members 204 National Federations

Asia[edit]

Asia – Asian Handball Federation (AHF)
Championship Asian Women's Handball ChampionshipAsian Men's Handball Championship
Club Asian Club League Handball Championship
Members

Africa[edit]

Africa – African Handball Confederation (CAHB)
Championship African Men's Handball ChampionshipAfrican Women's Handball Championship
Club Women
Men
Members

Pan-America[edit]

Americas – Pan-American Team Handball Federation (PATHF)
Championship Pan American Men's Handball ChampionshipPan American Women's Handball Championship
Club Pan American Men's Club Handball Championship
Members

Oceania[edit]

Oceania – Oceania Handball Federation (OHF)
Championship Oceania Handball Nations Cup - Pacific Handball Cup - Oceania Beach Handball Championship
Club Oceania Handball Champions Cup - Oceania Women's Handball Champions Cup
Members

Europe[edit]

Europe – European Handball Federation (EHF)
Championship European Women's Handball ChampionshipEuropean Men's Handball Championship
Club Women
Men
Members

IHF Presidents[edit]

S. No. Name Country Term
1. Mr. Gösta Björk  Sweden 1946-1950
2. Mr. Hans Baumann   Switzerland 1950-1971
3. Mr. Paul Högberg  Sweden 1971-1984
4. Mr. Erwin Lanc  Austria 1984-2000
5. Dr. Hassan Moustafa  Egypt 2000 - Till Date

IHF Secretary Generals[edit]

S. No. Name Country Term
1. Mr. Carl Filip Borgh  Sweden 1946 - 1950
2. Mr. Albert Wagner   Switzerland 1950 - 1972
3. Mr. Max Rinkenburger  Germany 1972 - 1988
4. Mr. Raymond Hahn  France 1988 - 2004
5. Mr. Peter Mühlematter   Switzerland 2004 - 2009
6. Mr. Joel Delplanque  France 2009 - 2011
No elections were held since 2011

IHF Executive Committee[edit]

Designation Name Country
President Dr. Hassan Moustafa  Egypt
1st Vice President Mr. Miguel Roca Mas  Spain
Vice Presidents Mr. Bader Al-Theyab  Kuwait
Mr. Mario Moccia  Argentina
Mr. Jean Brihault  France
Dr. Mansourou Aremou  Benin
Treasurer Mr. Sandi Sola  Croatia
Executive Members Mr. Joel Delplanque  France
Mr. Frantisek Taborsky  Czech Republic
Representative Asia Mr. Yoshihide Watanabe  Japan
Representative Africa Mr. Charles Omboumahou  Republic of the Congo
Representative Europe Mr. Arne Elovsson  Sweden
Representative Pan-America Mr. Mario Garcia de la Torre  Mexico
Representative Oceania Vacant

IHF Commissions[edit]

Commission Chairman
IHF Commission of Organizing and Competitions Mr. Per Bertelsen Denmark
IHF Playing Rules and Referees Commission Mr. Manfred Prause Germany
IHF Commission of Coaching and Methods Mr. Naser Abu-Marzouq Kuwait
IHF Medical Commission Dr. François Gnamian Ivory Coast
IHF Commission for Development Mr. Rafael Sepulveda Puerto Rico
IHF Arbitration Commission Mr. Velimir Marjanovic Serbia
IHF Arbitration Tribunal Mr. Zoran Radojicic Montenegro
IHF Ethic Commission Mr. Göran Petersson Sweden

IHF Honorary Members[edit]

Designation Name
Honorary President Mr. Erwin Lanc Austria
Honorary Secretary General Mr. Raymond Hahn France
Honorary Members Mr. Christer Ahl United States
Mr. Oivind Bolstad Norway
Mr. Tadeusz Bregula Poland
Mr. Hermann Brunner Costa Rica
Mr. Alberto de San Roman y de la Fuente Spain
Mr. Jean-Michel Germain France
Mr. Rudi Glock Germany
Mr. Janis Grinbergas Lithuania
Mr. Karl Güntzel Switzerland
Mr. Jörgen Holmqvist Sweden
Dr. Jiri Jeschke Czech Republic
Mr. Chong-Ha Kim South Korea
Dr. Gijs Langevoort Netherlands
Dr. Jaroslav Mraz Czech Republic
Mr. Peter Mühlematter Switzerland
Ms. Carin Nilsson Green Sweden
Dr. Nabil Salem Egypt
Mr. Kjartan K. Steinbach Iceland
Mr. Ulrich Strombach Germany
Mr. Heinz Suter Switzerland
Mr. Otto Schwarz Switzerland
Dr. Walter Schwedhelm Canada
Mr. J. Henrik K. Vænerberg Finland
Mr. Christophe Yapo Achy Ivory Coast

Events[edit]

World National Championship[edit]

Multi-Sport Events[edit]

Further information: Handball at the Summer Olympics

World Club Championship[edit]

Title holders[edit]

Nations (Handball)[edit]

Tournament Men Women Men's U-21 Women's U-20 Men's U-19 Women's U-18
World Championship  France (2015).(5*)  Norway (2015).(3)  France (2015).(1)  Denmark (2016).(2)  France (2015).(1)  Romania (2014).(1)
Olympics  France (2012).(2*)  Norway (2012).(2) N/A
Emerging Nations  Faroe Islands (2015).(1*) N/A
Olympic Youth N/A  Slovenia (2014).(1)  South Korea (2014).(1)
IHF Inter-Continental Trophy N/A N/A  Faroe Islands  Guadeloupe N/A

Continental Title Holders[edit]

Commission Men Women Men's U-20 Women's U-19 Men's U-18 Women's U-17
Africa (CAHB)  Egypt (2016).(6)  Tunisia (2014).(3)  Egypt (2014).(11*)  Angola (2015).(8*)  Egypt (2014).(5*)  Egypt (2015).(1)
America (PATHF)  Brazil (2016).(3)  Brazil (2015).(9*)  Brazil (2013).(5)  Brazil (2014).(7*)  Brazil (2014).(5)  Brazil (2014).(10*)
Asia (AHF)  Qatar (2014).(1)  South Korea (2015).(13*)  Qatar (2014).(4)  South Korea (2015).(14*)  South Korea (2014).(2*)  South Korea (2015).(6*)
Europe (EHF)  Germany (2016).(2)  Norway (2014).(6*)  Germany (2014).(3)  Denmark (2015).(4*)  France (2014).(1)  Denmark (2015).(3*)
Euro Olympic Youth N/A  France (2015).(2)  Russia (2015).(5*)
European Open Youth N/A  Iceland (2015).(1)  Sweden (2016).(1)
Oceania (OCHF)  Australia (2014).(8*)  Australia (2013).(6*)  French Polynesia (2014).(1)  New Zealand (2014).(1)  New Zealand (2011).(1) N/A
Pacific (OCHF)  Australia (2006).(2*)  New Caledonia (2007).(1) N/A
  • .(Titles) (*) Record

Nations (Beach Handball)[edit]

Beach handball Men Women
World Championship  Croatia (2016).(2*)  Spain (2016).(1*)
Pan-America (PATHF)  United States (2016).(1)  Uruguay (2016) .(2)
Asia (AHF) (M) (W)  Qatar (2015).(3*)  Thailand (2015).(2*)
Europe (EHF)  Croatia (2015).(4*)  Hungary (2015).(2)
Oceania (OCHF)  Australia (2016).(2*)  Australia (2016).(2*)
  • .(Titles) (*) Record

Clubs[edit]

IHF Tournament Men Women
Handball Club World Cup Germany Füchse Berlin (2015) N/A
African Champions League (M) (W) Egypt Zamalek Sports Club (2015) Angola 1º de Agosto (2015)
Panamerican Clubs Championship Brazil Handebol Clube Taubaté (2016) N/A
Asian Club League Qatar Lekhwiya Handball Club (2015) N/A
EHF Champions League (M) (W) Poland Vive Targi Kielce (2016) Romania CSM București (2016)
Oceania Club Champions Cup (M) (W) Australia Sydney University Handball Club (2016) French Polynesia A.S Dragon (2010)

Combined medal table[edit]

This table shows all medals by country, in all International Handball Federation Team Handball national competitions. This table does not include medals won at club level and Beach Handball.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 20 7 4 31
2  Denmark 15 13 10 38
3  Russia 15 9 2 26
4  France 10 5 6 21
5  Sweden 9 10 10 29
6  Yugoslavia 9 8 12 29
7  Germany 8 7 8 23
8  Romania 8 3 10 21
9  Norway 6 7 8 21
10  South Korea 5 10 6 21
11  East Germany 4 5 5 14
12  Croatia 4 5 3 12
13  Spain 2 6 6 14
14  Czechoslovakia 2 4 4 10
15  Egypt 2 1 1 4
16  Hungary 1 9 8 18
17  Serbia 1 2 0 3
18  Slovenia 1 1 2 4
19  Brazil 1 0 1 2
20  Iceland 0 2 2 4
21  Austria 0 2 1 3
22  Poland 0 1 5 6
23  Netherlands 0 1 1 2
 Montenegro 0 1 1 2
 Bulgaria 0 1 1 2
24  Ukraine 0 1 0 1
 Qatar 0 1 0 1
 Lithuania 0 1 0 1
25   Switzerland 0 0 1 1
 Tunisia 0 0 1 1
 Portugal 0 0 1 1
 China 0 0 1 1

National Federation[edit]

Awards[edit]

The IHF issues awards to organisations and individuals in recognition of their particular contribution to developing the sport of handball and the IHF.

These awards are:

Sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bylaws" (PDF). International Handball Federation. September 2007. p. 7. Retrieved 2 February 2009. 

External links[edit]