OTC to host Super Globe handball event

The Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid will host a Super Globe handball qualifying event May 9-12 in the Olympic Village.

The first-time event was organized by the International Handball Federation in a partnership with USA Team Handball, the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center and The World’s Handball Club.

The Super Globe is a global competition between the champion clubs from continental handball confederations. This year it will be held in Saudi Arabia from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.

This will be the first time a club from the North American and Caribbean region will participate at the Super Globe tournament.

  “Lake Placid is truly a place where sports history has been made and therefore, it is just fitting to organize the historic qualification for the IHF Super Globe in this town.”

Hassan Moustafa, the president of the IHF, said. “At the Super Globe, the team from North America and the Caribbean might be considered as the underdogs, the debutantes — but no one should underestimate them as everything is possible.”

Shkumbin Mustafa, the president of The World’s Handball Club (New York City THC) said: “Every athlete has a dream to compete against the best in the world. This historic event in Lake Placid Olympic Training Center is a great opportunity for the participating athletes to make this dream a reality. To be the first club from the North American and Caribbean region to participate in Super Globe is a great motivator for all people involved.”

Jared Steenberge, Operations Manager at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center said: “The USOC and the LPOTC always value and look forward to hosting national and international events. We’re committed to providing a great experience for athletes and fans alike as we grow and support the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the United States. Team handball has a great opportunity for reaching a wider audience, especially in the buildup to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028, and we are excited to support that.”

For more information, visit the event’s official website at www.superglobe2019.com.