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Friday, January 28, 2011

Qatar to host 2015 handball world championship

MALMO, Sweden — Qatar has been chosen to host the men's handball world championship in 2015.
The International Handball Federation's ruling council on Thursday voted for Qatar ahead of three European bids — France, Norway and Poland.
IHF president Hassan Moustafa says in a statement that "it was a very close decision between four top handball nations."
Qatar was the only bidder not to qualify for the world championship currently being played in Sweden.
It is Qatar's latest victory in a hosting contest as it seeks to build a portfolio of major sports events.
Last month, FIFA chose Qatar to host the football World Cup in 2022.
The women's 2015 handball world championship will be held in Denmark, which was the only bidder.