Alanya is not only a tourism centre but also is a city where many sports organisations are held.

International organisations supply important support to our town’s promotion. Alanya Municipality besides Beach Volley and Beach Football has accepted idea of organising Beach Volley by the Turkish Handball Federation and the first Beach Volley Championship was held in 2002.

Following this successful event in 2003 second one was organised and European Beach Valley Federation decided to organise the 2004 European Championship in Alanya. European Handball Federation (EHF) General Secretary Michael Wiederer, EHF Beach Handball Coordinator Peter Fröschl, Turkish Handball Federation (THF) President Günal Ensari, THF European Championship Coordinator Burak Tezcan, had a meeting and they observed the facilities were convenient and signed the contract for Europe Beach Handball Championship to be held in Alanya.

It has been announced that more than 1000 players from 20 different countries would participate so travel agencies have preparations for the hotel reservations. Many newspaper and TV journalists have been invited for this event which will support the both Alanya and Turkey’s promotion.

During their visit Wiederer and Fröschl looked very happy and also stated that they are sure that result of this cooperation of Alanya Municipality and THF would bring satisfactory benefits.