The European Handball Federation has today (Wednesday) awarded hosting rights for the 2022 and 2024 editions of its European Championship, as well as the women’s tournament in 2022.
Hungary and Slovakia will host the men’s event in 2022. Both countries have experience of hosting major handball events in the past, such as the International Handball Federation’s (IHF) Youth and Junior World Championships.
Hungary co-hosted the women’s EHF Euro in 2014 alongside Croatia. Neither Hungary nor Slovakia has hosted a senior men’s EHF Euro or IHF World Championship in the past.
Meanwhile, Germany has been awarded hosting rights for the men’s EHF Euro in 2024. It will mark the first time the country has hosted the tournament, although it did stage the 2007 men’s World Championship and the women’s World Championship last year.
The EHF also confirmed that the women’s European Championship in 2022 will be co-hosted by Slovenia, FYR Macedonia and Montenegro. The three nations will stage the event in December 2022.
The Slovenian venues for the event are the Arena Stozice in Ljubljana and Arena Zlatorog in Celje. Boris Trakovski Arena in the Macedonian capital of Skopje will also host games, along with the Moraca Hall venue in Podgorica, Montenegro.