The Interamnia Cup is an international handball tournament, which takes place every year in Teramo and its province, in which youth teams, male and female, of various categories (from 9 to 21 years old) from all over the world participate.

The Interamnia World Cup is one of the largest and longest-running international tournaments which, over the years, has assumed a leading role in the promotion of sport and handball in particular, gaining international attention so much that it has been defined by the International Handball Federation (IHF), in 2002, "the most important youth handball tournament in the world".


Born in 1973, the event takes place continuously during the first half of the month of July and, in 49 years of activity, it has established itself as one of the main events in the world, which offers the opportunity for youth teams to start competing on an international stage and, for the major teams, the opportunity for adequate athletic preparation for the main championships.

Thanks to the Interamnia World Cup it was possible to bring teams from 114 nations representing the 5 continents to the city of Teramo over the previous 49 years. Furthermore, the tournament has the pride of having counted among the participants 259 Under 21 national teams, of which 143 for men and 116 for women, representing 54 nations from 5 continents.


The Interamnia Cup has managed to welcome - year after year - (with an average of 42 nations a year in the last 30 years) in a single location, Teramo, as many as 10,000 teams from 114 nations, which make up more than 54% of all countries in the world and more than 74% of all countries where handball is played.
The Interamnia Cup has the merit of having always favored the quality of the participants (in spite of the quantity) counting, since 1983:

• technicians, managers and athletes of Under 21 national teams from 54 nations, representing the 5 continents, for a total of 264 teams, 148 men's and 116 women's (among these also the men's world champion teams in the Soviet Union category and from Egypt and women from the Soviet Union, Romania, Denmark and Russia);

• coaches, managers and athletes of youth teams from the most prestigious clubs in Europe (including 14 winners of European Cups for senior teams, representing 9 nations and 132, who took part in European Cups for senior teams, representing 31 nations);

• illustrious personalities of world handball, (executives and coaches / former athletes of international renown), journalists (printed media and important television broadcasters) and photojournalists.
The Interamnia Cup then provided a valuable contribution:
• the growth of the refereeing class hosting, to date, 3,036 referees from 72 nations, from 4 continents;

• the technical evolution of sportingly underdeveloped nations that have been able to appear for the first time in the intercontinental limelight (we mention a few: Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Gabon, Ghana, Djibouti, Greenland , Guinea, Hong Kong, Honduras, India, Ireland, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, New Caledonia, Palestine, Panama, Peru', Dominican Republic, Reunion, Tibet, Uruguay, Zimbabwe, Yemen).

The Interamnia Cup has also favored the creation of many other tournaments in the world, contributing to increasing the diffusion of handball in the international arena, also strengthening its image and credibility.

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