The Handball tournament of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be held at the Future Arena in the Barra Olympic Park from 6 to 21 August 2016.
In this game of handball, two teams of seven players pass the ball hand-to-hand and attempt to score by throwing it into the other team’s goal – the team with the highest score at the end of the game wins. Handball offers 60 minutes of high-tempo excitement, in which you might well lose track of the number of goals – it is not uncommon for both teams to score more than 20 goals.
The handball tournament made its Olympic debut at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
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Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Handball Events :
There will be two medal event namely – Men’s and Women’s Team Event.
Men’s Team Event : 12 teams will compete for 1 medal event.
Women’s Team Event : 12 teams will compete for 1 medal event.
Qualified Men’s Handball Teams : Brazil, France, Argentina, Qatar, Germany, Egypt, Poland, Tunisia, Slovenia, Sweden, Denmark and Croatia.
Qualified Women’s Handball Teams : Brazil, Spain, Angola, Argentina, South Korea, Norway, Netherlands, France, Romania, Montenegro, Russia and Sweden