Following the change of the host and consequently the date of the Ordinary and Extraordinary IHF Congress 2015, which had been scheduled to take place in the Hungarian capital of Budapest in June, due to visa issues, the IHF has announced Sochi, Russia as new Congress place and the period from 6 to 9 November 2015 as new Congress date. The agendas of the Ordinary and Extraordinary IHF Congress 2015 remain unchanged.
Huge efforts were undertaken by the IHF to determine a new Congress host who may guarantee that the participants from all 200 IHF Member Federations will be able to obtain entry visas without difficulty and unhindered entry to the country to ensure that all IHF Member Federations have the possibility to attend the IHF Congress.
The Handball Federation of Russia, after consultation with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provided the required visa guarantee to the IHF. On this basis, the IHF Council decided to award the Ordinary and Extraordinary IHF Congress 2015 to the Handball Federation of Russia. All Member Federations of the International Handball Federation have been informed accordingly through a circular letter on Friday, 29 May 2015.