World handball players of the year: announcement on 10 March
The contest to find the 1998 Handball Players of the Year has met with a great echo. As in previous years, contest entries were invited jointly by the International Handball Federation and sports goods company adidas. As the IHF had fixed the last date for entries as 20 February 1999, and the arrival of postcards especially from the non-european continents can sometimes take more than two weeks, the result of the vote will not be established before the beginning of March. Thus the IHF will announce the 1998 Handball Players of the Year on 10 March.