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August 3 - There are 22 qualification spots up for grabs for the men's 2015 International Handball Federation (IHF) World Championships in Qatar, which sees an spot awarded to the African Handball Federation (CAHB) following its improved results at this year's Championships in Spain, it has been announced.
July 31 - The preliminary round draw has been made for the International Handball Federation (IHF) 2013 Women's World Championships in Serbia, and the pick of the draw will see Olympic and defending world champions Norway face 2011 bronze medallists Spain in the opening round.
July 4 - Six international handball trophies will be awarded in Demark over the next seven months, beginning with this month's European Beach Handball Championships which are due to get underway in the city of Randers tomorrow.
June 28 - The marketing arm of the European Handball Federation (EHF), EHF Marketing Gmbh, has agreed a newlong-term deal with sports right company, MP & Silva, to market the media rights of Europe's top club competitions.
June 24 - Newly-established multi-discipline sports club Olympic Catuvellauni have announced that they are to form a new handball club in Milton Keynes, which will be headed by Great Britain captain Bobby White, who led the national team to their first ever Olympics appearance at London 2012.
June 21 - Host nation and defending champions Denmark have bagged favourable opening fixtures in the men's European Handball Federation (EHF) Euro 2014 tournament as the draw for the tournament was made today in Herning, along with the announcement of that date on which tickets will be available to purchase.
February 23 - Doncaster Rovers Foundation have launched a community handball team as they look to build upon the sport's success at last year's Olympics in London and help them branch out from football and become involved in other sports.
January 11 - Madrid's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics has been given a boost after Hassan Moustafa, President of the International Handball Federation (IHF), claimed the sport's World Championships, which opened there tonight, would not be affected by Spain's economic crisis.
January 3 - Caja Mágica has received the International Handball Federation's (IHF) seal of approval for the 2013 men's World Championship after original plans to hold matches at the Madrid Arena were scrapped after a deadly stampede at the venue in October last year left five young women dead.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
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Weightlifting was on the brink of Olympic elimination but its work to tackle its doping problem has now won plaudits from the IOC. With the World Championships in Thailand taking place this month, Brian Oliver reports on a tireless rescue effort.