Reactions to the use of the constitutional name in international sports events were not absent for the World Handball Championship in Qatar. Greek Handball Federation sent a letter to the International Handball Federation, in which it reacts for the incorrectly naming of Macedonia on the 24th World Men’s Handball Championship in Qatar and demands the behavior to be corrected during the rest of the events of the tournament.

“On the occasion of improper use of the name of FYROM in certain cases, the World Handball Championship, which takes place in Qatar, in which the neighboring country is participating, the Greek Federation sent a correspondence to the International Handball Federation in which it demands intervention to the local organizing committee for every part in which the name of FYROM is mentioned or announced, in order for it to be done by using its official international name”, reads the statement of the Greek Handball Federation.