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The World Games 2022

The International World Games Association (IWGA) and Birmingham Organising Committee (BOC) agreed on April 2nd to postpone the 11th edition of The World Games until 7th to 17th July 2022. The korfball competition will take place 13 – 17 July. The Games had originally been planned to take place from 15–25 July next year in Birmingham, in the state of Alabama, USA.

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to move the Tokyo Olympic Games to July 2021 made a significant impact on the planning of The World Games in Birmingham. Keeping to the original dates in July 2021 would have meant excluding many athletes and officials involved in the Olympics, and would have led to a potential reduction in public and media interest. When the IOC announced its decision, the BOC urgently set about assessing what alternative dates might be viable, particularly as regards venues and accommodation. Meanwhile, the staff of the IWGA were establishing when the vital services provided by key partners, such as SwissTiming and International Sports Broadcasting, could still be made available.

It soon became clear that only one 10-day period existed in which venues, accommodation and key partner support could be guaranteed: 7–17 July 2022. The IWGA Member Federations with sports on the programme gave their full support to delaying The World Games, and the joint decision of the IWGA and BOC Boards to adopt these new dates was unanimously approved by the federations in a video conference.

Jan Fransoo: “The IKF understands and fully supports the decision made by the IWGA and BOC to postpone the World Games until 2022, and has full confidence that the 2022 Games will be a great celebration of sports. With the Olympic Games being moved to 2021this was the most viable option to do justice to the Games in Birmingham. The IKF would like to expresses its gratitude towards everyone involved within the IWGA and BOC for the quick acting after the announcement of the IOC. Having the new dates for the event available creates clarity and enables us to look at the consequences of this decision for the international korfball competions calendar. The IKF Executive Committee will meet within the next few days to discuss the impact of the new dates for The World Games on the IKF competition calendar for 2020-2023. Also other effects of the current corona crisis will be part of that discussion.”

The new dates for Korfball in the official sports program schedule are 13 – 17 July 2022.

See: Official website The World Games 2022

The eight countries qualified for TWG 2022 after the IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 are:

1. The Netherlands
2. Belgium
3. Chinese Taipei
4. China
5. Germany
6. Suriname
7. Czech Republic
8. Portugal

NED beats BEL in the IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 Final!

The gold medal of this IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 has its owner: the Netherlands. In today’s final at the spectacular Antwerp’s Lotto Arena, the Dutch team beated by 17-21 the other finalist, the so far invicted national squad of Belgium, in an unforgettable final that will be remembered for many years by korfball fans around the world. Both teams qualified first in their phase groups and easily won their semi-final games. But in today’s final only one team was going to crowned as new European Champion.

For Bronze medal, Germany won England (13-11) in another exciting match between two great squads. These two games were preceded by the POR-HUN (20-10) for 5th place and the CAT-CZE match for 7th place (14-16). Both games were decided in two exciting and decisive final quarters.

IKF EKCA 2021 FINAL RANKING

8th place: Catalonia
7th place: Czech Republic
6th place: Hungary
5th place: Portugal
4th place: England
3rd place: Germany
2nd place: Belgium
1st place: Netherlands

 

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Germany – Bronze medalist

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Belgium – Silver medalist

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The Netherlands – Gold medalist

Fans and supporters around the world can watch again and enjoy all these final games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results and top scorers as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

For 7th/8th place (12:00h): CAT-CZE

For 5th/6th place (13:45h): POR-HUM

Bronze medal game (17:00h): GER-ENG

Final (19:00): BEL NED

 

All visitors and spectators awere welcome to come and see all these semi-finals & finals matches on Friday and Saturday at Lotto Arena. They were required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the other ones established by the local authorities. More info on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

The event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

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IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 6 – Image gallery

By Gertrude the Vries – Korfbalfoto.nl – Marco Spelten

Related news:

Day 5 Review | IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021: NED & BEL will play the final!

The IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 has its finalists: the Netherlands and Belgium. Both teams won their semi-final matches against Germany (38-8) and England (24-12) in today’s duels at Antwerp’s Lotto Arena. These two games were preceded by the POR-CAT (20-10) and CZE-HUN (14-16) matches in the fight for the 5th place. An spectacular and exciting first day at the new venue that guarantees four intense and tight duels in tomorrow’s final matches.

Fans and supporters around the world can watch and enjoy all these final games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results and top scorers as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

For 7th/8th place (12:00h): CAT-CZE

For 5th/6th place (13:45h): POR-HUM

Bronze medal game (17:00h): GER-ENG

Final (19:00): BEL NED

For those visitors and spectators willing to come and see all these final matches live at Lotto Arena, they are all welcome and it will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the other ones established by the local authorities. Tickets can be purchased online on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com (Note from the LOC: Be aware that the times shown on ticket’s sale website are (maybe) the old ones. The right times are shown in the following picture).

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All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all these semi-finals & finals matches on Friday and Saturday at Lotto Arena. They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the other ones established by the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

The event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

NOTE: On Thursday and Friday will take place at KBKB headquarters the IKF World Congress. All national korfball federations will attend to vote and talk about the current situation of korfball worldwide and how to face the future and which are the best ways to bring this amazing sport to the top in the next coming years.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 5 – Image gallery

By Gertrude the Vries – Korfbalfoto.nl – Marco Spelten

Related news:

Day 3 Review | IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021: Semi-finalists are known!

The group phase is over! Day 3 at the IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 ended with Germany and England qualifying to play next Friday’s semi-finals at Lotto Arena together with the Netherlands and Belgium (see below the updated match schedule with all the times and duels). Germany defeated the Czech team in today’s 1st game and England had to fight until the last seconds to get the final victory against Portugal.

 

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Tomorrow is rest day for all teams to recover energies for next Friday’s decisive games for places 5 to 8 and the two exciting semi-final games. We say goodbye to Boeckenberg Sportscenter and all the competition is moving to the spectacular and magnificient Lotto Arena. Two great final days that you can not miss!

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All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all these semi-finals & finals matches on Friday and Saturday at Lotto Arena. They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the other ones established by the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com (Note from the LOC: Be aware that the times shown on ticket’s sale website are the old ones. The right times are shown in this picture on top).

Fans and supporters around the world can watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings, as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

The event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

NOTE: On Thursday and Friday will take place at KBKB headquarters the IKF World Congress. All national korfball federations will attend to vote and talk about the current situation of korfball worldwide and how to face the future and which are the best ways to bring this amazing sport to the top in the next coming years.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 3 – Image gallery

By Marco Spelten

Related news:

Day 2 Review | IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021

The 2nd day at the IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 has revealed the first two teams qualified to play next Friday’s semi-finals at Lotto Arena: the Netherlands and Belgium. Today they beated Portugal and Germany and they both lead their groups with 6 points. The others semi-finalists will be revealed tomorrow after today’s results:

 

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On Day 3, these national teams from the Netherlands, Portugal, England, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Catalonia and Belgium will be playing their last phase group games. Don’t miss the CZE-GER and ENG-POR matches fighting for the other 2 semi-final places that remain still unkown.

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All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all games live at Boeckenberg Sports Center (group phase) and Lotto Arena (semi-finals & finals on Friday and Saturday). They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

Fans and supporters around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings, as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

The full match schedule and event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 2 – Image gallery

By Marco Spelten

Related news:

Day 1 Review | IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021

The IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 started today in the Belgian city of Antwerp. Four intense games were played at Boeckenberg’s Sportscenter with these final scores:

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On Day 2, national teams from the Netherlands, Portugal, England, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Catalonia and Belgium will be competing again the following games:

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 All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all games live at Boeckenberg Sports Center (group phase) and Lotto Arena (semi-finals & finals on Friday and Saturday). They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

Fans and supporters around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings, as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

The match schedule and event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 1 – Image gallery

By Marco Spelten

Related news:

All ready for the IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021!

The IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 is ready to start in the Belgian city of Antwerp. National teams from the Netherlands, Portugal, England, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Catalonia and Belgium will compete from 25 to 30 October for the gold medal and become the new European korfball champion.

The Royal Belgian Korfball Federation (Koninklijke Belgische Korfbalbond) is the local organiser of this long-awaited event that was initially planned to take place in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic forced to postpone it one year, but now the current situation around Europe and the high percentage of vaccinated allow to organise indoor competitions following certain prevention protocols to avoid spreading the virus. These are the reasons why the IKF has been working very hard during these last months to have an accurate IKF COVID-19 protocol which will allow a safe interaction between all participants in the next international events to come.

All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all games live at Boeckenberg Sports Center (group phase) and Lotto Arena (semi-finals & finals). They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

Fans and supporters around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings, as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

The match schedule and event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

official_schedule_ikf_ekca_2021

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Poland wins gold at the IKF European Korfball Championship B – Division 2021

Congratulations to Poland, champion of the IKF European Korfball Championship B-Division 2021, after winning today’s final vs Slovakia (18-15). A huge number of local supporters could enjoy a very beautiful and exciting final between the best two teams of the tournament. The emotion and tension were constant and the game was only decided in the last quarter. A perfect ending for such a great and wonderful event.

Scotland and Turkey played for Bronze medal in the previous game. The power and intensity of the Turkish team decided the match from the very beginning, giving no options to the Scottish to go back. Tha game ended 9-17 in favour of Turkey.

For 5th place, Ireland defeated Greece 7-17, and Switzerland won by 12-7 Wales in the fight for 7th place.

Congratulations to all participants, officials, volunteeers and organisers for this magnific week full of korfball, emotion, suspense, excitement, surprises and pleasant friendly reunions, full of lovely moments after this long period with no competitions due to the pandemic. Also thank you to all of them for their collabotarion and support following all required protocols in order to have a safe and pleasant covid free tournament. We believe that this event marks a turning point towards a safe return to international and national korfball competitions in a lot of regions and countries all around the world. Korfball is back!

IKF EKC B – Division 2021 Final Ranking

1st place: Poland
2nd place: Slovakia
3rd place: Turkey
4th place: Scotland
5th place: Ireland
6th place: Greece
7th place: Switzerland
8th place: Wales

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The International Korfball Federation and the Polish Korfball Association want to express their gratitude and special recognition to Andrzej Kraśnicki, President of the Polish Olympic Committee, for the support and honorary patronage of this event.

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Day 6 Final games (Saturday, 9-Oct)

10:00 For 7/8 place: SUI-WAL (link to game)

12:00 For 5/6 place: GRE-IRL (link to game)

14:00 Bronze medal match: SCO-TUR (link to game)

16:00 Final: POL-SVK (link to game)

You can watch all games again visiting www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings. You can also follow and review the best moments, videos, images and videos of the tournament on our social media channels (see links below).

Previous news:
9/10/2021 – korfball.sport/day5-ikf-ekcb-2021
8/10/2021 – korfball.sport/day4-ikf-ekcb-2021
6/10/2021 – korfball.sport/day3-ikf-ekcb-2021
5/10/2021 – korfball.sport/day2-ikf-ekcb-2021
4/10/2021 – korfball.sport/day1-ikf-ekcb-2021
1/10/2021 – korfball.sport/the-ikf-european-korfball-championship-b-division-2021-is-here

Info about the event

The Polish city of Wroclaw were hosting this IKF European Korfball Championship B-Division 2021, with participants from Ireland, Greece, Scotland, Switzerland, Slovakia, Turkey, Wales and Poland competing from 4 to 9 October for the gold medal at this European B-Division championship.

The full match schedule and event rules were available on korfball.sport/?p=24821.

The Polski Związek Korfballu (Polish Korfball Association) was the local organiser of this long-awaited event that was initially planned to take place in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic forced to postpone it one year, but the current situation around Europe and the high percentage of vaccinated allowed to organise indoor competitions following certain prevention protocols to avoid spreading the virus. These are the reasons why the IKF had been working very hard during these previous months to have an accurate IKF COVID-19 protocol which will allow a safe interaction between all participants in the next international events to come.

All visitors and spectators were able to access for free to the venue and they were required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the local authorities.

Fans and supporters around the world were be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Review all the #EKCB2021 on social media!

You could also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

 

More content and updates could be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► facebook.com/IKFEKC
► instagram.com/ikf_ekc_2021_b
► facebook.com/korfballpoland

Day 6 – Image gallery

By Marco Spelten

Day 5 Review: POL & SVK will play the Final | IKF European Korfball Championship B – Division 2021

The IKF European Korfball Championship B-Division 2021 has its finalists: Poland and Slovakia. These two countries will play this Saturday’s final at 16:00, after qualifying in 2nd place in the group phase and winning their semi-final matches in two great and intense games.

Scotland and Turkey, the other semi-finalists, will fight for Bronze medal in the previous game (at 14:00). For 5th place, Greece will face Ireland at 12:00, and Switzerland and Wales will play for 7th place.

These are today’s results (Day 5, Friday 8-Oct):

F13_SUI_GRE F14_WAL_IRL F15_POL_TUR F16_SCO_SVK

 

You can watch all these games and the previous ones again visiting www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings. You can also follow and review the best moments, videos, images and videos of the tournament also on our social media channels (see links below).

Day 6 Match Schedule / Finals (Saturday, 9-Oct)

 

10:00 For 7/8 place: SUI-WAL (link to game)

12:00 For 5/6 place: GRE-IRL (link to game)

14:00 Bronze medal match: SCO-TUR (link to game)

16:00 Final: POL-SVK (link to game)

 

The Polish city of Wroclaw is hosting this IKF European Korfball Championship B-Division 2021, with participants from Ireland, Greece, Scotland, Switzerland, Slovakia, Turkey, Wales and Poland competing from 4 to 9 October for the gold medal at this European B-Division championship.

The full match schedule and event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24821.

The Polski Związek Korfballu (Polish Korfball Association) is the local organiser of this long-awaited event that was initially planned to take place in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic forced to postpone it one year, but now the current situation around Europe and the high percentage of vaccinated allow to organise indoor competitions following certain prevention protocols to avoid spreading the virus. These are the reasons why the IKF has been working very hard during these last months to have an accurate IKF COVID-19 protocol which will allow a safe interaction between all participants in the next international events to come.

All visitors and spectators are be able to access for free to the venue and they are required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the local authorities.

Fans and supporters around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCB2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

 

More content and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► facebook.com/IKFEKC
► instagram.com/ikf_ekc_2021_b
► facebook.com/korfballpoland

Day 5 – Image gallery

By Marco Spelten

Day 3 Review: Semi-finalists are known | IKF European Korfball Championship B – Division 2021

Poland and Slovakia will join Scotland and Turkey in next Thursday’s semi-final matches at the IKF European Korfball Championship B-Division 2021. Today’s games were decisive to know the teams that will fight for medals and the ones that will play for positions 5 to 8. What an exciting day for all fans and supporters that are following this beautiful and exciting championship live at the sports hall or from home through IKF Youtube live streamings.

You can watch all games again visiting www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings. Follow and enjoy the best moments, videos, images and videos of the tournament also on our social media channels (see links below).

These are today’s results and ranking pools after Day 3:

F9_TUR_WAL F10_GRE_SVK F11_SCO_IRL F12_POL_SUI

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Day 5 Match Schedule (Friday, 8-Oct)

13:30 For 5/8 place: SUI-GRE (link to game)
15:30 For 5/8 place: WAL-IRL (link to game)
17:30 1st Semi-final: POL-TUR (link to game)
19:30 2nd Semi-final: SCO-SVK (link to game)

The Polish city of Wroclaw is hosting this IKF European Korfball Championship B-Division 2021, with participants from Ireland, Greece, Scotland, Switzerland, Slovakia, Turkey, Wales and Poland competing from 4 to 9 October for the gold medal at this European B-Division championship.

The full match schedule* and event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24821.

schedule_ikf_ekcb_2021_korfball

The Polski Związek Korfballu (Polish Korfball Association) is the local organiser of this long-awaited event that was initially planned to take place in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic forced to postpone it one year, but now the current situation around Europe and the high percentage of vaccinated allow to organise indoor competitions following certain prevention protocols to avoid spreading the virus. These are the reasons why the IKF has been working very hard during these last months to have an accurate IKF COVID-19 protocol which will allow a safe interaction between all participants in the next international events to come.

All visitors and spectators are be able to access for free to the venue and they are required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the local authorities.

Fans and supporters around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EKCB2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

 

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By Marco Spelten

Events

The World Games 2022

The International World Games Association (IWGA) and Birmingham Organising Committee (BOC) agreed on April 2nd to postpone the 11th edition of The World Games until 7th to 17th July 2022. The korfball competition will take place 13 – 17 July. The Games had originally been planned to take place from 15–25 July next year in Birmingham, in the state of Alabama, USA.

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to move the Tokyo Olympic Games to July 2021 made a significant impact on the planning of The World Games in Birmingham. Keeping to the original dates in July 2021 would have meant excluding many athletes and officials involved in the Olympics, and would have led to a potential reduction in public and media interest. When the IOC announced its decision, the BOC urgently set about assessing what alternative dates might be viable, particularly as regards venues and accommodation. Meanwhile, the staff of the IWGA were establishing when the vital services provided by key partners, such as SwissTiming and International Sports Broadcasting, could still be made available.

It soon became clear that only one 10-day period existed in which venues, accommodation and key partner support could be guaranteed: 7–17 July 2022. The IWGA Member Federations with sports on the programme gave their full support to delaying The World Games, and the joint decision of the IWGA and BOC Boards to adopt these new dates was unanimously approved by the federations in a video conference.

Jan Fransoo: “The IKF understands and fully supports the decision made by the IWGA and BOC to postpone the World Games until 2022, and has full confidence that the 2022 Games will be a great celebration of sports. With the Olympic Games being moved to 2021this was the most viable option to do justice to the Games in Birmingham. The IKF would like to expresses its gratitude towards everyone involved within the IWGA and BOC for the quick acting after the announcement of the IOC. Having the new dates for the event available creates clarity and enables us to look at the consequences of this decision for the international korfball competions calendar. The IKF Executive Committee will meet within the next few days to discuss the impact of the new dates for The World Games on the IKF competition calendar for 2020-2023. Also other effects of the current corona crisis will be part of that discussion.”

The new dates for Korfball in the official sports program schedule are 13 – 17 July 2022.

See: Official website The World Games 2022

The eight countries qualified for TWG 2022 after the IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 are:

1. The Netherlands
2. Belgium
3. Chinese Taipei
4. China
5. Germany
6. Suriname
7. Czech Republic
8. Portugal