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Pre-Olympic Handball test events: Six Men's and five women's teams

The Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) has brought forward the dates for the Pre-Olympic Handball Test Events. The event will now take place in the time, 5-12 September 1999 in the Sydney Olympic Park’s sports halls under the title of "Southern Cross International Handball Challenge". The organizer has invited the Australian, Croatian, Egyptian, Swedish, Japanese and Korean men’s national teams as well as the Australian, Japanese, Norwegian, Korean and Danish women’s teams to the tournaments, at which all the technical equipment in Sydney will be tested under Olympic conditions.