Hand Ball At 2016 Rio Summer Olympics


Handball is a world famous team sport in which two teams of seven players each, six outfield players and a goalkeeper, played by passing and bouncing a ball to throw it into the goal of the opposite team. The team which makes most of the goals after two periods, that is, 30 minutes is declared the winning team.  We at Ancient Olympic Games give you information about various world famous games and international gaming events.
The evolution of the modern game of handball came when it was first played towards the end of the 19th century in Denmark, Germany and Sweden. Appreciation of field handball based on the games of "Raff ball" (snatch ball) and "Königsbergerball" took place at the turn of the century. G. Wallström initiated Sweden to the game of "handball" in 1910.
In 1936 Games in Berlin, after the introduction of the men’s game on turf football, the game of handball then appeared in the recent form of indoor in 1972 at Munich. In 1976, the divisions for women were opened and the game has become one of the highest attended Olympic sports.
With the evolution of the game, the modern handball is generally played indoors, but outdoors option is present in the form of field handball and beach handball. The field handball was found to exist in the past.
Team Handball was at first, introduced as an Olympic sport for the men’s team at the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin. But due to certain circumstances it was dropped and then again resumed at the 1972 Summer Olympics held on German territory.
In 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing from August 9 to August 24, handball was played at the Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium and National Indoor Stadium. Both men and women competitors were awarded medals for their skill.
Hand Ball At 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Hand Ball At 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Reviewed by Megawork Entertainments on June 24, 2016 Rating: 5