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Date: 3/21/2018
 

On 21 March 2018 representatives of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were welcomed by IHF President Dr Moustafa to the IHF Head Office in Basle, Switzerland. After a short welcome by the IHF President, David Luckes, the new IOC Head of Summer Sports and IF Relations, seized the opportunity to introduce himself. Luckes spent the past five years as the Director of Sport and Development at the International Hockey Federation, following on from seven years as Head of Sport Competition at LOCOG. In order to strengthen the relationship between the federations it is important to ensure an ongoing close dialogue and therefore, the introduction was followed by a presentation of several IHF projects, which were launched over the past few years. Luckes and Bram Schellekens, the IOC Summer Sport Manager, were informed, for example, about the IHF Trophy tournaments, which give youth and junior players from emerging and developing handball nations the chance to compete on an international level, the Four-Year-Plan for emerging federations, the Handball@School Project to attract young players all over the world and the New Markets Project, which was launched to develop and promote handball in key markets such as China or the USA and Over the course of the meeting the upcoming IOC events, i.e. the Buenos 2018 Youth Olympic Games – where beach handball will be on the agenda for the first time – and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, were discussed as well. “I am looking forward to a continuous close collaboration. With the IOC we have a strong partner to tackle the challenges our sport faces today,” said IHF President Moustafa.

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