Women competed in handball for the first time at the 1976 Games. The Soviet Union earned the gold, with East Germany and Hungary capturing silver and bronze, respectively. Munich, 1972 Off of the Olympic program since its Berlin debut, handball was saved from international obscurity when organizers made it a medal sport again for the Munich Games.
1930: At the Olympic Congress held in Berlin, it was decided to add handball to the “athletic games” (including football, polo and lawn hockey ), from among which the Games Organising Committee could choose.
Ireland, John Joseph Keane, proposed that handball be included on the programme of the Olympic Games in 1932 but this did not happen. • 1930: At the Olympic Congress held in Berlin, it was decided to add handball to the “athletic games” (including football, polo and lawn hockey), from among which the Games Organising Committee could choose. • 1949
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.
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.
Originally played outdoors as field handball, the sport first appeared at the Berlin 1936 Games. The modern indoor version made its Olympic debut at Munich 1972. The first women's competition was held at the Montreal 1976 Games. Handball has featured at every Olympic Games since.
Handball (also known as team handball, European handball or Olympic handball) is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each (six outcourt players and a goalkeeper) pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team that scores ...
Handball debuted as an Olympic sport in the XI Olympiad, in Berlin 1936 – yet under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federation – IAAF (International Olympic ...
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