IHF edits attire rules after international criticism over mandated bikinis for beach handball

The International Handball Federation has amended the rules of beach handball to move away from bikinis towards less revealing beach attire. The change is reminiscent of similar clothing debates in other sports over the last decade.

Alfredo Quintana, 32, Star Handball Player

Quintana dies following a heart attack on Monday during training with his Portuguese club FC Porto.

Renamed Russia, No USA at Handball World Championship -- Federation Focus

Also: AIBA and ITA extend agreement, launch anti-doping education program; World Athletics seeks host cities

Gala 'online' de las Pesas de America

(ATR) Este sábado la Federación Panamericana de Halterofilia celebrará la ceremonia "virtual"en homenaje a una veintena de personalidades

Japan, USA Boost Baseball/Softball in France -- Federation Focus

(ATR) New ISSF president presses the flesh; IHF World Men's Handball Championships; WDSF World Breaking Championship

PATHF Wins Appeal, IHF Maintains Continental Split

(ATR) CAS annuls an IHF decision to split the Pan American Team Handball Federation, but an impasse remains.

The IHF seeks a Unified Korean team at 2019 IHF Men's World Championship

PATHF Takes Dispute to CAS

(ATR) A dispute over the status of Pan American Team Handball Federation has gone all the way to CAS.

IHF Splits Americas Federation, Prompting Outrage

(ATR) The IHF Council votes to split PATHF into two federations, which could deny a future continental vice-president.

World Sailing Breaks into Esports Market -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: FIS discusses future of Russian dopers; IHF keeps status quo in presidential re-election.

Handball Federation Rubber Stamps Moustafa Re-election

(ATR) The International Handball Federation keeps the status quo in an unopposed presidential election for Hassan Moustafa.

Handball, Roller Sports and Boules Sport Join the Olympic Channel

The agreements with the IHF, FIRS and CMSB bring the number of partners who have announced similar agreements with the Olympic Channel to 57.

IOC Statement on NHL Decision

This must be a huge disappointment for the players who definitely wanted to play at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

New Year, New Championships -- Photodesk

(ATR) Around the Rings takes a look at the various championships taking place at the start of 2017.

Paris 2024 Leaders Believe Handball Championship Will Aid Bid

(ATR) The World Men’s Handball Championship, currently in venues throughout France, could have 2024 Olympic bid implications.

Paris 2024 Welcomes the Start of the 2017 IHF Handball Men's World Championship

Tournament set to break records with 500,000 passionate fans attending matches across France.

France Hosts First World Championships of 2017 - Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: FIFA Council meets for first time in 2017; IOC officials return from holiday.

IHF to Choose New President This Weekend

(ATR) Also: World Sailing's Carlo Croce could be reelected on Sunday.

Paris Launches Sports Program to Promote the 2017 Handball World Championships

Paris launched a sports entertainment program to promote the 25th World Handball Championships held in Jan. 2017.

IOC Releases Evaluation of 2022 Olympic Bids -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off in Canada on June 6.

Brother of Emir Takes Over as Qatar NOC President

(ATR) The leader of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will step down as the president of the QOC.

United Arab Emirates Pulls Out of Handball Champs

(ATR) Political factors at play as a second team withdraws from the 2015 tournament in Qatar.

The United Arab Emirates withdraw from the 2015 World Championship

The Handball Federation of the United Arab Emirates has informed the International Handball Federation that they withdraw their national team from participation in the Men’s Handball World Championship which will take place from 15 January to 1 February 2015 in Qatar.

Sponsor Spotlight -- Samsung Paralympic Video; IHF Extends Sponsor

(ATR) Samsung releases video for Sochi Paralympics ... Adidas continues sponsorship for International Hockey Federation.

Qatar gains significant experience ahead of the 2015 Men's Handball World Championship

Athletes' Commission Update; Sochi 2014 Ticket Prices; Aussie Youth Olympic Festival

(ATR) CAS hears from athlete at center of disputed IOC election ... Ice hockey finals Sochi's priciest seats ... Australia tops medal tally in record heat ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

$20 Million Deal for Istanbul; Handball Chief Likes Madrid

(ATR) Istanbul 2020 unveils seven sponsors ... President of International Handball Federation praises Madrid ... More inside this edition of Bidding for the Games ...

Handball Federation Satisfied with London 2012 Test at Olympic Park Arena

(ATR) International Handball Federation leaders tell Around the Rings they are ironing out a few issues at the Olympic handball arena but claim glitches will be resolved by the 2012 test event final on Sunday. ATR's Christian Radnedge reports from the Olympic Park.

Federations Roundup - Handball Allegations; Blatter Apology; Weightlifting Ban

(ATR) International Handball Federation responds to corruption allegations against its president Hassan Moustafa ... FIFA boss says sorry for suggesting football doesn't have a racism problem ... Weightlifting slaps Olympic champion with drug ban. 

From the Executive Committee of the International Handball Federation