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1-wall handball included in World Games 2013

The World Games, endorsed by the International Olympic Committee, takes place every four years and includes over 30 sports competiting for full Olympic inclusion such as squash and netball.

A historic meeting in Valencia saw the three international handball confederations (responsible for several codes of handball) sign an agreement to create a new organisation with the sole focus of promoting the 1-wall game on the world stage – a move which takes the number of recognised countries playing handball to over 50. This move triggered the acceptance of handball into the ‘second tier Olympics’ – the World Games – to be held in Cali, Columbia, in 2013.

This new addition will be considered the highlight of the sporting calendar for handball athletes across the globe, and will trigger a huge push to promote handball in sports halls and outdoor walls worldwide.

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