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Date: 11/19/2009

Reestablishing handball at the Universiades (Olympic Games for students) shall not only be a dream for the future.

At their meeting in Lausanne, IHF President Dr Moustafa and FISU Secretary General Eric Saintrond worked on this dream to come true soon. Concretely this will bring back the handball sport to the Universiades.

In this regard a further point of discussion was the development of handball in colleges as a preparation for coaches and referees.
In the name of the International Handball Federation the President gives his gratitude and thanks to the FISU President and Secretary General for their understanding and efforts towards the IHF and is looking forward to a close cooperation in the future in order to develop handball at universities.

On the occasion of the ASOIF Council Meeting which took place at the IOC Headquarters the same day, Dr Moustafa also met with IOC Sports Director Christophe Dubi to discuss the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore that were one of the agenda points of the ASOIF Council meeting. Other items of the agenda where the upcoming 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games or the WADA IF Code Compliance

IHF and Partille Cup for handball development

3500 matches, 55 coaches and 220 referees. Once a year in July the world’s largest handball tournament – the Partille Cup unites handball players from all over the world: A perfect occasion for the IHF to develop handball worldwide and a reason for Stefan Albrechtson, President of the Partille Cup and Club Director of IK Sävehof, to meet in Basle with IHF President Dr Moustafa.

In order to fulfill its responsibility as World Federation the IHF implemented in cooperation with Partille Cup a development project. After having received a letter from Dr Moustafa, IOC President Jacques Rogge assured to the project the support of the Olympic Solidarity.

Respectively one team from 12 selected countries will be invited yearly 10 days previously to the tournament to a training camp. As each team is allowed to bring its own coaches, the camp will be not only a good preparation for the players, but also an excellent education for the coaches and referees.

The start of this project will be end of June 2010. Invitation letters to the selected countries will be sent out by the IHF within the next days.

Read more about the Partille Cup, its history and the idea behind in the upcoming World Handball Magazine

The Working Group for the restructure of the IHF Bylaws & Regulations sat together in Basel right one day before the Executive Committee had their meeting.

Both meetings headed by IHF President Dr Moustafa were in fact very intensive in work but also successful. The IHF Bylaws and Regulations were up dated and prepared to be presented at the Extraordinary Congress in Rome from 23 to 25 April 2010.

The Executive Meeting started with two additional special guests: Tor Lian (President of the EHF) and Jean Brihault (Vice President of the EHF) took part in the meeting.