Beach handball on ANOC World Beach Games programme until 2025

16 Aug. 2021

Beach handball on ANOC World Beach Games programme until 2025

After a successful first edition of the ANOC World Beach Games in Qatar in 2019, the International Handball Federation (IHF) has signed an agreement for men’s and women’s beach handball to remain on the ANOC World Beach Games sports programme as a core sport until 2025. 

The ANOC World Beach Games is a global beach multi-sport event organised by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) that made its debut in Qatar from 11 to 16 October 2019. 

In the 2019 men’s competition, Brazil won gold against Spain in the final. After losing the first set, they won the second and scored one more time than their opponents in a thrilling penalty shoot-out, winning the shoot-out 11:10. 

In the women’s competition Denmark overcame a slow start in the tournament, finishing only third in their group, to make it all the way to the final, winning both sets against Hungary and celebrating the gold medal. 

After the 2021 edition was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next ANOC World Beach Games are scheduled take place in 2023.

“On behalf of the global handball family, I would like to thank ANOC for the trust put in beach handball. I am proud to see our sport among the core sports of the ANOC World Beach Games until 2025 – not only will this continue to bring fans entertaining and excitement handball action, it will also help the IHF’s efforts to grow and develop beach handball around the world,” said IHF President Dr Hassan Moustafa.

“I would like to convey my sincerest appreciation to ANOC and Acting President Robin E. Mitchell for their support and cooperation during this process. I look forward to a continuous fruitful relationship between our organisations and I wish the 2023 and 2025 ANOC World Beach Games the best of luck.” 

About the ANOC World Beach Games

The ANOC World Beach Games is a global multi-sport event organised by ANOC. The debut edition was hosted in Qatar in 2019. It is a young and inclusive event that combines beach, water and action sports with their top athletes and connects them with a new generation of sports fans. For more information on the competition, click here