The International Handball Federation (IHF) founded in 1946, with its headquarters in Basel, is a non-profit federation as described in art. The Federation holds World Championships for men, women, men’s juniors (U21), women’s juniors (U20), men’s youth (U19), women’s youth (U18), beach handball and qualifying rounds for World Championships and Olympic Games, World Cups for club teams and national teams. It also holds, on behalf of the IOC, the Olympic Handball Tournaments for men and women.
During the last years, handball has become a modern and attractive high-speed game, which has been fascinating more and more spectators and fans. It is therefore an important task for the future to benefit from the popularity of the sport in order to get especially children and adolescents at school interested in handball.
As one of the first international sports organizations, the International Handball Federation has launched a worldwide training and education programme for teachers at schools.