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Date: 5/2/2014

Conducted by Leon Kalin, Chairman of the IHF COC, the draw for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games took place at the IHF Head Office in Basle, Switzerland, on Friday (2 May). A total of six women’s and six men’s teams compete in the handball tournaments of the second edition of the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from 20 to 25 August 2014.

 Those are the groups of the preliminary round:

Women’s tournament:

Group A: Russia, Korea, Angola

Group B: Sweden, Brazil, China

Men’s tournament:

Group A: Egypt, Brazil, Norway

Group B: Qatar, Slovenia, Tunisia


As hosting nation of the Youth Olympic Games, China could choose their preliminary round group in the women’s tournament.


The preliminary round will be played on three match days from 20 to 22 August. The two best ranked teams from each group qualify for the semi-finals on 24 August, while those teams finishing third in their groups play two placement matches for the girls’ and the boys’ positions 5 and 6 (24/25 August).

On 25 August the medal matches in both competitions (bronze final and final) will be held in Nanjing.

At the first edition of the Youth Olympic Games 2010 in Singapore, Egypt (boys) and Denmark (girls) took the gold medals.