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SBD Global/July 12, 2012/Olympics

Federation Not Opposed To Making Handball A Winter Olympics Sport

The Int'l Handball Federation "would not be opposed" to switch the sport from the Summer to the Winter Olympics, according to the DPA. IHF President Hassan Moustafa does not "rule out the idea of integrating handball into the program of the Winter Olympics." He said, "After all our world cups are played during the wintertime, the men's World Cup in December and the women's World Cup in January." The reason why the IHF is even considering this switch is the "possibility of beach-handball becoming an Olympic sport" (DPA, 7/11).
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