– Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland to screen Olympic handball qualifying tournaments live and exclusively on Eurosport

– Continues Eurosport’s commitment to telling the best Olympic Games stories to fans all-year round

Germany, 24 February 2020 – Eurosport today announced it has secured the rights to screen the 2020 IHF Men’s and Women’s handball Olympic qualification tournaments on an exclusive basis in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway.

The agreement, facilitated by global sports marketing agency Lagardère Sports, a long-term partner of the IHF and Discovery, means fans will be able to enjoy all six events on Eurosport – Home of the Olympics in Europe – as some of the finest handball nations vie for a coveted spot at the Olympic Summer Games.

Screening the Olympic qualification events to millions of passionate sports fans across the Nordics region accentuates Eurosport’s year-round commitment to Olympic Games storytelling as excitement builds towards July and August.

Andrew Georgiou, President, Eurosport and Global Sports Rights & Sports Marketing Solutions, said: “Fans can already enjoy hundreds of hours of action from Olympic sports across the Eurosport network all-year round and screening the handball qualifying tournaments is another step on Eurosport and Discovery’s Olympic journey.

“We are committed to delivering the most innovative and in-depth digital Olympics ever to fans across Europe and are proud to be the only place viewers can watch every minute of every sport, featuring every athlete, how they want it and when they want it.”

The three IHF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments will take place between 20-22 March in Spain, Hungary and Montenegro with the three IHF Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments hosted in Norway, France and Germany between 17-19 April.

Discovery’s long-term partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), announced in June 2015, included multimedia rights for 50 countries and territories in Europe and began for Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and runs through to Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Key dates:

2020 IHF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments
20-22 March in Lliria, Spain – Spain, Sweden, Senegal, Argentina
20-22 March in Gyor, Hungary – Russia, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Hungary
20-22 March in Podgorica, Montenegro – Norway, Montenegro, Romania, Thailand

2020 IHF Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments
17-19 April in Trondheim, Norway – Norway, Brazil, Chile, South Korean
17-19 April in Paris, France – France, Croatia, Tunisia, Portugal
17-19 April in Berlin, Germany – Germany, Sweden, Slovenia, Algeria

About Eurosport
Eurosport is the number one sport destination in Europe, fuelling the passion of fans and connecting them with the greatest sports events in the world. As the Home of the Olympic Games in Europe, Eurosport delivered the ultimate Games experience for PyeongChang 2018 reaching both record linear and digital viewership across localized Eurosport services. Firmly established as the Home of Cycling, Grand Slam Tennis and Winter Sport, Eurosport channels – Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 – reach 246 million cumulative subscribers across 75 countries in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Eurosport.com is Europe’s No 1 online sports news website with an average of 30 million unique users per month and, along with the Eurosport app (available on iOS and Android), the only place to watch Eurosport anytime online, on mobile and on tablet devices. Eurosport Events specializes in the management and promotion of international sporting events. More information is available by visiting corporate.eurosport.com.
About Lagardère Sports
Lagardère Sports is a leading sports marketing agency with a global network of local experts dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that meet our clients’ needs. We believe sport inspires emotions and passion that are essential to enriching people’s lives and generate powerful collective experiences. At Lagardère Sports, we dedicate our expertise and passion to providing our clients with privileged access to the infinite opportunities of sports. Lagardère Sports is part of Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, a company with more than 1,700 employees worldwide and 50 years of experience. For more information please visit lagardere-se.com, or follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.