Gathered in Glasgow, Scotland for their annual congress, members of the European Handball Federation (EHF) were to decide on the host countries for the 2022 and 2024 Men’s European Handball Championships, as well as Women’s 2022 edition.
When the Denmark-Switzerland duo withdrew their bid at the last minute for the 2022 Men’s Championship, only two contenders were left: France-Belgium-Spain versus Hungary-Slovakia. The Central European joint bid was finally chosen by a wide margin. “We’re disappointed, but we have no regrets”, said the President of the French Federation Joel Delplanque, before praising the successful Slovak-Hungarian bid.
This will be the first time Slovakia will host the Euro. Hungary, on the other hand, already hosted the 2004 and 2014 Women’s European Championships with Croatia.
The EHF Congress also picked the North-Macedonia-Slovenia-Montenegro trio to host the 2022 Women’s European Championship, while Germany was chosen for the Men’s 2024 edition.