Justice has been served. Pan-American handball will remain united! The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has granted the appeal submitted by the Pan-American Team Handball Federation to annul the decision of the International Handball Federation (IHF) to divide our continent in two. “Pan-America remains united because we, members of the Pan-American handball family, have remained united. We have done so thanks to the strength our athletes have given us, they who inspire each of our actions”, said Mario Moccia, PATHF president.
The TAS decision, announced in an operative award dated 13 September 2018, has been overwhelming:
• The appeal submitted by PATHF is accepted.
• The decision issued on 1 May 2018 by the IHF Arbitration Tribunal, which rejected PATHF’s arguments on the irregularity of the splitting, “is annulled”.
• “The decision of the Congress of the IHF of 11 November 2017 to delegate its authority to the Council of the IHF to discuss, evaluate and take a decision on the motion regarding the IHF Statutes related to the Pan-American continent and consequently on the relevant IHF statutes changes is declared null and void”. This Congress was the origin of the null splitting of our federation.
• IHF will reimburse PATHF a portion of the expenses related to the
We hope IHF will fully comply with the decision of the maximum adjudicating body in the sports world and will reverse all that has happened to this point.
A great embrace to you all.
The Pan-American Team Handball Federation