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Handball gears up for London Olympics

13 Mar 2012
Basle, Switzerland: With just a few months to go before the Olympic Games in London, the International Handball Federation (IHF) has launched an Olympic countdown with a series of articles on www.ihf.info.

These include the history of all Olympic handball tournaments since 1936, a presentation of all participating teams, interviews with coaches and players and a quiz.

The draw for the Men’s and Women’s Handball Competition of the London 2012 Olympic Games will take place in the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London on Wednesday, May 30, at 17:30 local time.

The IHF has also revealed the names of its male and female players of the year 2011: Denmark’s Mikkel Hansen and Norway’s Heidi L?ke. A combination of fans, media representatives and IHF experts voted to choose the winners.

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