No African team as beach handball debuts in Buenos Aires 2018


Africa will not be represented in the beach handball that will make its Olympic debut at the third Summer Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires 2018, Argentina in October.

The draw ceremony for the event took place on Saturday at the Argentine Olympic Committee (AOC) headquarters to determine the group’s placement.

The Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee, in a statement on Saturday, said the event would feature 12 women and 12 men’s teams.

Men’s Group A will feature Spain, Venezuela, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Uruguay and Hungary while Group B comprises Italy, Argentina, Portugal, Paraguay, Mauritius and Croatia.

Also to compete for honours in the Women’s Group A are Hungary, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, American Samoa, Mauritius and Russia while Group B has the Netherlands, Argentina,…

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