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Handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics. Field handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics was the first appearance of the sport at the Olympics.

Handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics

It was contested by six teams. The six teams were split into two groups of three. Each team played the other two teams in its group once. The top two teams in each group advanced to the final round, while the third-ranked teams played each other for fifth and sixth places. In the final round, each team played all three other teams once. Medallists[edit] Results[edit] Preliminary round[edit] Group A[edit] Group B[edit] Classification 5/6[edit] Final round[edit] Participating nations[edit] Each country was allowed to enter a team of 22 players and they all were eligible for participation.

A total of 105(*) field handball players from 6 nations competed at the Berlin Games: Austria (22) Germany (22) Hungary (16 - from a squad of 21) Romania (15 - from a squad of 20) Switzerland (17 - from a squad of 18) United States (13 - from a squad of 14) Not all reserve players are known. Summary[edit] References[edit] All Star Team announced - 2012 Men's EURO EHF European Handball Championship. All Star Team announced On the final day of the 2012 Men's European Handball Championships the EHF announced the All Star Team of the 16-nation tournament in Serbia.

All Star Team announced - 2012 Men's EURO EHF European Handball Championship

The list contains ten names, including goalkeeper, six court positions as well as top scorer (given that the player placed fifth not scores more than 25 goals in the final), best defence player and most valuable player of the tournament. Best Goalkeeper - Darko STANIC (Serbia)Best Left Wing - Gudjon Valur SIGURDSSON (Iceland)Best Left Back - Mikkel HANSEN (Denmark)Best Centre Back - Uros ZORMAN (Slovenia)Best Pivot - Rene TOFT HANSEN (Denmark)Best Right Back - Marko KOPLJAR (Croatia)Best Right Wing - Christian SPRENGER (Germany) Top Scorer - Kiril LAZAROV (FYR Macedonia) Best Defence Player – Virán MORROS (Spain) Handball History. The origins of Handball are a subject of great debate.

Handball History

One view is that it was invented in Germany, back in the late 19th century, as an outdoor sport to keep soccer players fit during the summer months. Outdoor Handball involved 11 players on each side and was played on a virtually fullsize turf soccer ground with soccer goals. It was mainly played with soccer rules, except it was played with the hands and kicking the ball was illegal rather than the other way round. However, there are records of handballstyle games going back to antiquity. The sport was depicted on a tombstone carving in Athens dated 600BC. Handball Rules. So What Is Handball?

Handball Rules

Well, its a bit like water polo, with no water! Or you might think of it as a cross between football and basketball. Basically, its a game played by two teams of seven, whose object is to score goals by throwing a small football past a goalkeeper into a goal. It is therefore similar to football except that the ball is passed around by players using their upper body only - any contact with the ball below the knee is a foul. A player can run with the ball, as long as they bounce it, - as in basketball. Players can't encroach the D shaped goal area, and generally the goalie stays within this D. Where the similarity with Basketball differs (apart from having goals and a keeper) is that it is a contact sport, where defenders can block an opposing attacker to prevent them shooting. What skills are required? Obviously the ability to catch and throw a ball.

Where is it played? Usually indoors. Who do I contact for more information? European Handball Federation - Playing legends honoured at EHF 20th Anniversary / Article. This evening saw special awards presented in recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the European Handball Federation.

European Handball Federation - Playing legends honoured at EHF 20th Anniversary / Article

As part of the ‘HeartBeat HandBall’ celebrations in Vienna, the EHF handed out awards in the three different categories of ‘Players’, ‘Officials’ and ‘Partners’. The award for the players, entitled ‘The EHF Handball Award’ was awarded in acknowledgement of those players who have won the highest honours in the game such as the titles of European Champion, World Champion and Olympic Champion, not to mention those who have the VELUX EHF Champions League, EHF Women’s Champions League and other European and club titles.

Those awarded were: Daniel Narcisse – France and THW KielDidier Dinart – France and Atletico MadridLuc Abalo – France and Atletico MadridThierry Omeyer - France and THW KielRikke Skov – Denmark and Viborg HK spoke to the players as they came off of the stage. TEXT: EHF/Björn Pazen. Handball playing positions. Team Handball Basic Rules. The Playing Court: The court measures 20 meters (65' 7") by 40 meters (131' 3").

Team Handball Basic Rules

The court is larger than a basketball court, but the length may be shortened when space is limited. The goal area line, or 6-meter line (19' 8"), is the most important line. No one except the goalie is allowed to stand in the goal area. The goal opening is 2 meters by 3 meters.