Granollers, Hannover and Tatabanya to host Men’s Olympic qualifications 2024

The final stage of the men's handball qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympics is set for March 14-17, with three tournaments hosted across Europe. While some may raise an eyebrow at the continent holding all hosting rights, the competition promises to be fierce as 12 teams vie for the remaining six spots in the Games.

Here's a breakdown of the tournaments:
Tournament 1:
Host: Spain (Granollers)
Teams: Spain, Slovenia, Bahrain, Brazil
Tournament 2:
Host: Germany (Hannover)
Teams: Germany, Croatia, Algeria, Austria
Tournament 3:
Host: Hungary (Tatabánya)
Teams: Norway, Hungary, Portugal, Tunisia
Each tournament will be a round-robin format, with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the Olympics. With strong European contenders like Germany, Spain, and Norway in the mix, alongside rising teams from other continents, the battle for qualification promises to be intense.
Can Europe maintain its dominance in Olympic handball, or will other regions challenge for a place on the podium in Paris? Tune in to the tournaments in March to find out!
Additional Information:
The International Handball Federation (IHF) awarded hosting rights based on bids submitted by national federations, considering factors like venue suitability, infrastructure, and experience hosting major handball events.
While all three hosts are European, the qualified teams come from diverse regions, ensuring a global competition.
This is the last chance for teams to qualify for the Olympics before the Paris Games begin in July 2024.
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