In a move to find the earliest possible date for handball competition the European Handball Federation (EHF) has announced plan to stage it’s first European Handball convection in Vienna in September.
Some of the topic on table are possibility of holding future matches with limited numbers of spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic, the resumption of events, the impact of the crisis on the 2020-2021 season and the mid- to long-term future of European handball.
Despite travel grinding to almost a complete halt and Governments imposing bans on mass gatherings in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the EHF said it is aiming to host the inaugural event in the Austrian capital from September 17 to 20.
“Over the coming months, we will see a changed landscape in sport, media, and marketing,” EHF President Michael Wiederer said.
“Some sports will be more challenged than others especially on the field of global activities; potential partners demand a clear picture and stable structures.
“We must find a way to play – at the earliest possible date but taking the conditions into consideration.
“We have to continue to move forward and prepare the upcoming season as it is not only about contracts and our obligations to deliver, it is also about motivating people to take a ball in their hands and play.”