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Asian Handball Federation
Arabic: الاتحاد الآسيوي لكرة اليد

Sport Handball
Other Sports
  • Beach Handball
Year of formation 26 August 1974; 47 years ago (1974-08-26)
at Tehran, Imperial State of Iran Iran
Membership size 44 Members
International federation International Handball Federation (IHF)
IHF member since 1974
Other affiliation(s)
  • Olympic Council of Asia
President Ahmed 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
Country Kuwait Kuwait
Secretary General Muhammad Shafiq Pakistan
Official Language(s) English (Official)
Arabic (Also used for correspondences)
Number of staff 8
Sponsors Al-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.




  • Asian Club League Handball Championship
  • Asian Women's Club League Handball Championship


  • Asian Beach Handball Championship
  • Asian Youth Beach Handball Championship
  • Asian Beach Games


West Asia

  • West Asian Women's Handball Championship
  • West Asian Games

South Asia

  • South Asian Men's Handball Championship
  • South Asian Women's Handball Championship
  • South Asian Games

Southeast Asia

  • Southeast Asian Games

East Asia

  • East Asian Games
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