News

Egypt Wins Right to Host 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship

Egypt Wins Right to Host 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship

Guillermo Martinez/Demotix
Guillermo Martinez/Demotix

Despite recent events that have placed Egypt’s security under the spotlight, Egypt was awarded the right to host the 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship.

In a meeting in Sochi, the International Handball Federation awarded hosting rights for the 2021 event to Egypt, while the 2023 event will be held in Poland and Sweden.

According to the IHF’s website, Egypt’s bid focused on providing “an exceptional experience for athletes and handball fans, including those who will be unable to attend the event through particular attention to live streaming, social media and utilising the latest technology at the time of the respective championships.”

The IHF noted that Egypt represents the most significant social media presence in Africa, with approximately 22 million Facebook users, making it the 14th largest market in the world.

Egypt had competed with Hungary for the rights to the 2021 championship. Egypt previously held the World Handball Championship in 1999, which saw Sweden coming in first place. During the 1999 event, Egypt made it to the quarterfinals.

Egypt has a significant presence in handball. The IHF is currently governed by Egyptian national Hassan Mostafa who had been appointed to the post in 2000. Most recently, Egypt’s military handball team won gold for the competition at the Military World Games in South Korea after defeating Qatar.

While the event is to be held in six years, it will likely promote the country’s ailing tourism sector and inspire confidence for the holding of future international events in Egypt.

80,000 Russians in Egypt 'Will Not Be Evacuated', Will Continue Vacation
Data From Russian Plane Black Boxes 'Support Bomb Theory' Say French Officials

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Father Arrested for Allegedly Forcing 13-Year-Old Daughter Into Marriage

Egyptian StreetsJuly 23, 2019

Algerian Fans Stir Chaos, Smash Glass Gates at Cairo Airport for Delayed Flights

Egyptian StreetsJuly 21, 2019

Outrage After British Airways Suspends All Cairo Flights

Egyptian StreetsJuly 20, 2019

Aswan’s Philae Island to Become a Touristic Attraction With Nubian-Inspired Hotel

Egyptian StreetsJuly 20, 2019

The Story of Amira, 15-Year-Old Girl Detained For Killing Her Rapist

Egyptian StreetsJuly 20, 2019

Algeria Crowned AFCON 2019 Champions After Beating Senegal 1-0

Egyptian StreetsJuly 19, 2019

Obligatory Anti-Divorce Courses to Begin in Egyptian Universities

Egyptian StreetsJuly 18, 2019

Plastic Bags to Be Banned in Egypt’s Marsa Alam

Egyptian StreetsJuly 16, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.