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Date: 9/8/2018
 

Beach handball makes its Olympic debut in October at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The draw for the preliminary round groups will be made today (Saturday 8th September) in Buenos Aires at 11:00hrs (local time – GMT-3, 16:00hrs CEST) and it will be livestreamed on the official Buenos Aires Facebook Live page from 10:30hrs at https://www.facebook.com/buenosaires2018/ 

To read more about the teams, full schedule and to see quotes from IHF President Dr Hassan Moustafa and IHF Beach Handball Working Group Chairman Giampiero Masi click HERE.

Qualified Teams

Men’s Competition
Spain (ESP), Italy (ITA), Argentina (ARG), Venezuela (VEN), Chinese Taipei (TPE), Portugal (POR), Thailand (THA), Paraguay (PAR), Mauritius (MRI), Uruguay (URU), Hungary (HUN), Croatia (CRO)

Women’s Competition
Hungary (HUN), Netherlands (NED), Argentina (ARG), Chinese Taipei (TPE), Croatia (CRO), Venezuela (VEN), Paraguay (PAR), American Samoa (ASA), Mauritius (MRI), Hong Kong (HKG), Russia (RUS), Turkey (TUR)

Draw Procedure

Men’s Competition
The results at the IHF U17 Beach Handball World Championships have been used as criteria for the seeding of the participating teams. The national teams of URU, HUN and CRO (coming through the reallocation process without participation at the world championship) are seeded in Pot 5 and 6 respectively.

Pots and Procedure:
Pot 1 ESP – ITA 
Pot 2 ARG – VEN 
Pot 3 TPE – POR 
Pot 4 THA – PAR 
Pot 5 MRI – URU 
Pot 6 HUN - CRO

As hosts, Argentina has the right to choose the group they will compete in. No geographical criteria will be applied in the draw.

The pots will be drawn in the following order:
Pot 1,
Pot 3,
Pot 4,
Pot 5,
Pot 6,
Pot 2, (decision of the Argentinean Handball Federation)

Women’s Competition
The results at the IHF U17 Beach Handball World Championships have been used as criteria for the seeding of the participating teams. The national teams of HKG, RUS and TUR (coming through the reallocation process without participation at the world championship) are seeded in Pot 5 and 6 respectively.

Pots and Procedure: 
Pot 1 HUN – NED 
Pot 2 ARG – TPE 
Pot 3 CRO - VEN 
Pot 4 PAR – ASA
Pot 5 MRI – HKG 
Pot 6 RUS – TUR

As hosts, Argentina has the right to choose the group they will compete in. No geographical criteria will be applied in the draw.

The pots will be drawn in the following order:
Pot 1,
Pot 3,
Pot 4,
Pot 5,
Pot 6,
Pot 2, (decision of the Argentinean Handball Federation)

Competition Schedule

The men’s and women’s tournaments will start on October 8 and the medal matches will be on Saturday, October 13. All the games will be held at Parque Sarmiento, a secondary venue of Tecnopolis Park. 

Both tournaments will start with a preliminary round with two groups of six teams each. The first three teams in each group will pass to the final phase where they will carry over the points obtained against the opponents that also make it to the group of six but will only face opponents from the other zone.

The four first teams in the elimination stage will face one another to determine which teams will vie for the gold medal and the match for third place.

For further information about Buenos Aires 2018, visit www.buenosaires2018.com,

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