Welcome to a new era in handball championships

32 Teams / 3 host countries/5 cities


Croatia, Denmark and Norway have long been leaders in handball, cultivating a unique handball culture that is embedded in the daily lives of all citizens. From young to old, handball is at the heart of the countries and our hearts are beating stronger and stronger as we prepare to host the IHF World Championship together.


June 10, 2024


Scandic Byporten Scandic Oslo City Both hotels are located in the city centre of Oslo, right next to the Central Station. Media shuttle will be provided to/from the venue each day. Single room: NOK 1130 ,- per room / per night (b&b) Double room: NOK 1330 ,- per room / per night (b&b) Rooms can be booked until the 14.12.2024.
June 7, 2024

Name the official mascot of the World Championship

It is well known that every big sports event has a mascot. During the Draw ceremony for the 29th IHF Men's World Handball Championship, the mascot was presented for the first time. It's a fox. The Danish, Norwegian, and Croatian Handball Federations were discussing which animal to choose as a mascot for this Championship. Among different animals, the fox stood out as the most unique animal habited in all three countries. There is no name yet because the three Organizers of the Championship want to share the honor of choosing a name with fans and friends of handball. This is where the public will jump in!
June 1, 2024

Draw reveals fantastic groups for the 2025 IHF Men’s World Championship

The Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, Croatia, was the venue for the glitzy draw of the 2025 IHF Men’s World Championship, where the 32 participating teams learnt their fate for the preliminary round of the 29th edition of the world handball flagship competition.

Our vision

The decision of a joint organization is based on a strong wish to set new standards for a Men’s World Championship. We strongly believe that our experience as hosts of international championships and especially our long-lasting traditions of men’s handball joined in one World Championship will increase the quality and the possibilities. Participants, media, partners and spectators will experience a World Championship of new dimensions regarding full arenas, new market opportunities, new ideas and not least of the celebration of handball. With this strong foundation and bearing in mind the experience of our three federations, we can secure the perfect conditions for all teams and officials with regards to board, accommodation, training, transport and all other areas. All requests will be complied and handled with consideration and respect. All aspects to a successful World Championship have been well considered and are introduced in our event concept.

Venues Croatia

Venues Denmark & Norway

Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning

Jyske Bank Boxen at MCH has a capacity of 15,000 spectators with its impressive 28,000 square meters is designed to host a huge variety of events such as sports, concerts, shows and entertainment. Arena hosted the final games of the IHF Men’s World Championship 2019, EHF Woman’s European Championships 2020 and the IHF Woman’s World Championship 2023.
Capacity: 15.000 for Handball
Distance to Bilund Airport: 55 km.
Distance to city centre: 4 km

Unity Arena, Baerum Oslo

Unity Arena (formerly Telenor Arena) has a capacity of more than 13,000 spectators and is situated approximately 10 km from the city centre of Oslo. Unity Arena is a multi-use indoor stadium located at Fornebu, Baerum by the beautiful Oslo fjord and has hosted a variety of events such as sports, concerts and shows. Capacity: 13,950 Distance to Oslo Airport: 55 km. Distance to city centre: 10 km.
Capacity: 13,950
Distance to Oslo Airport: 55 km.
Distance to city centre: 10 km.
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