Olympic History. After 1936, field handball was no longer played at the Games, except as a demonstration sport in 1952 in Helsinki. Indoor handball was presented for the first time at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Yugoslavia was victorious and won the first gold medal after a competition between 16 men’s teams.
Official Handball results from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Full list of gold, silver and bronze medallists as well as photos and videos of medal-winning moments.
Tokyo Olympics. France advances to gold medal match in women's handball. 4m 54s. Handball. French women's handball team seizes gold medal opportunity. 4m 54s. Handball. France beats Egypt to reach fourth straight gold medal match. 4m 50s.
The handball tournaments at the 2020 Summer Olympics took place from 24 July to 8 August 2021 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo. It was originally scheduled to be held in 2020, but on 24 March 2020, the Olympics were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic meant that there were no spectators. The format was the same as it has been since 2000 for the men and 2008 for the women: 12 teams in two groups playing round robin followed by knock-out matches for the eight best sta
France won the Olympic gold medal in men's handball, holding off a Denmark rally that made it a one-goal game in the final minute to win 25-23 in the final. 75d News
Handball at the Summer Olympics refers to two different sports. Field handball was introduced for men at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, but dropped after that. At the 1952 Olympics, field handball was a demonstration sport. handball was introduced for men at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Women's handball competition was introduced at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
Handball is one of five Summer Olympic sports in which the U.S. has never won an Olympic medal, and that drought will remain intact at the Tokyo Olympics. The U.S. men’s and women’s handball teams failed to qualify for the sixth straight Olympic Games as neither team earned a medal at the 2019 Pan American Games, the regional qualification event.
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Every fourth year, when the Olympics roll around and handball pops up on secondary U.S. TV channels, Americans wonder why this seemingly quintessential American sport isn’t more popular in the ...
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