Asian Handball Federation

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Asian Handball Federation
Arabic: الاتحاد الآسيوي لكرة اليد

Other Sports
Year of formation26 August 1974; 48 years ago (1974-08-26)
at Tehran, Imperial State of Iran Iran
Membership size44 Members
International federationInternational Handball Federation (IHF)
IHF member since1974
Other affiliation(s)
PresidentAhmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah Kuwait
1st Vice-President
  • Yoshihide Watanabe Japan
  • South Surrah, Al-Salam Area, Block 7, Street No. 705, Villa 508
CountryKuwait Kuwait
Secretary GeneralMuhammad Shafiq Pakistan
Official Language(s)English (Official)
Arabic (Also used for correspondences)
Number of staff8
SponsorsAl-Kass Sports Channel
SK Group
Molten Corporation

The Asian Handball Federation (AHF) (Arabic: الاتحاد الآسيوي لكرة اليد) is the governing body of handball and beach handball in Asia. It has 44 member countries, mostly located on the Asian continent, but excludes the transcontinental countries with territory in both Europe and Asia – Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation and Turkey – which are instead members of European Handball Federation (EHF). Three other states located along the western fringe of Asia – Cyprus, Armenia and Israel – are also EHF members. Hong Kong China and Macau, although not independent countries (both are Special regions of China), are also members of the AHF.

One of IHF's six continental confederations, the AHF was formed officially on 26 August 1974 in Tehran (Imperial State of Iran), on the sidelines of the 7th Asian Games 1974. The AHF headquarters is located in Kuwait City (Kuwait). Its current President is Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah from Kuwait who is a member of House of Sabah, the ruling family of Kuwait.

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