completion of the Pan-American women’s qualification event and the confirmation
of the Brazilian and Tunisian National Olympic Committees, the field of
participants of the handball tournaments of the second edition of the Youth
Olympic Games has been completed.
will compete in Nanjing, China, from 16 to 28 August:
tournament: Egypt, Tunisia (both Africa), Qatar (Asia), Slovenia, Norway (both
Europe), Brazil (Pan-America)
tournament: Sweden, Russia (both Europe), China (host), Korea (Asia), Angola
(Africa), Brazil (Pan-America).
for the preliminary round groups will be conducted at the IHF Head Office in
Basle, Switzerland on Friday, 2 May at 12:00. Both tournaments will be played
in two groups with three teams each. The best two nations of each group (men
and women) qualify for the semi-finals.
Youth Olympic Games handball champions were the Danish girls and Egyptian boys
in Singapore in 2010.