Handball at the Summer Olympics

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Handball at the Summer Olympics
Handball pictogram.svg
Governing body IHF
Events2 (men: 1; women: 1)
Games
  • 1896
  • 1900
  • 1904
  • 1908
  • 1912
  • 1920

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. (Indoor) handball was introduced for men at the 1972 Summer Olympics, also on German territory. Women's handball competition was introduced at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

Contents

Men

Summary

YearHostGold medal matchBronze medal matchTeams
Gold medalistsScoreSilver medalistsBronze medalistsScore4th place finishers
1936 [note 1]
Details
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg
Berlin
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg
Germany
Round robin Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
Round robin Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946).svg
Hungary
6
1972
Details
Flag of Germany.svg
Munich
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
21–16Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czechoslovakia
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg
Romania
19–16Flag of East Germany.svg
East Germany
16
1976
Details
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Montreal
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
19–15Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg
Romania
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg
Poland
21–18Flag of Germany.svg
West Germany
11
1980
Details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Moscow
Flag of East Germany.svg
East Germany
23–22 (ET)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg
Romania
20–18Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
12
1984
Details
Flag of the United States.svg
Los Angeles
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
18–17Flag of Germany.svg
West Germany
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg
Romania
23–19Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
12
1988
Details
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
Seoul
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
32–25Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
South Korea
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
27–23Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
12
1992
Details
Flag of Spain.svg
Barcelona
Olympic flag.svg
Unified Team
22–20Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of France.svg
France
24–20Flag of Iceland.svg
Iceland
12
1996
Details
Flag of the United States.svg
Atlanta
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
27–26Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
27–25Flag of France.svg
France
12
2000
Details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Sydney
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
28–26Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
26–22Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg
Yugoslavia
12
2004
Details
Flag of Greece.svg
Athens
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
26–24Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
28–26Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
12
2008
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
Beijing
Flag of France.svg
France
28–23Flag of Iceland.svg
Iceland
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
35–29Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
12
2012
Details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
London
Flag of France.svg
France
22–21Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Croatia.svg
Croatia
33–26Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
12
2016
Details
Flag of Brazil.svg
Rio
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
28–26Flag of France.svg
France
Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
31–25Flag of Poland.svg
Poland
12
2020
Details
Flag of Japan.svg
Tokyo
12

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of France.svg  France 2114
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 2103
3Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 2013
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 2013
5Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1214
6Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1012
7Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 1001
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 1001
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team 1001
10Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0404
11Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 0134
12Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0101
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 0101
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 0101
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 0101
16Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0033
17Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 0011
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 0011
Totals (18 nations)13131339

Participating nations

Nation Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg
1936
Flag of Germany.svg
1972
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
1976
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
1980
Flag of the United States.svg
1984
Flag of South Korea.svg
1988
Flag of Spain.svg
1992
Flag of the United States.svg
1996
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
2000
Flag of Greece.svg
2004
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
2008
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
2012
Flag of Brazil.svg
2016
Flag of Japan.svg
2020
Flag of France.svg
2024
Flag of the United States.svg
2028
Years
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 10th12th10th10th4
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 10th10thQ3
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 12th1
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 2nd1
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain Q1
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 12th11th10th11th7thQ6
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 11th1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 12th1
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1st1st4th3rd5th5
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 11th11th2
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 2nd7th6th9th4
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 13th8th9th4th7th6th1stQ8
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 4th1st7th3
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 11th6th7th12th10th9thQ7
Flag of France.svg  France 3rd4th6th5th1st1st2ndQQ9
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1st10th7th5th2nd9th3rdQ8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 12th1
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 6th1
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 4th8th6th4th4th7th4th4th8
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 12th6th8th4th9th2nd5th7
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 11th9th10th11thQ5
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 12th12th2
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 9thQ2
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 10th3rd7th5th4th5
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Q1
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 8th1
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 5th3rd2nd3rd3rd8th6
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 5th1st3rd6th4
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 9th1
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 8th11th6th3
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 11th2nd6th9th8th8th11th7
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 5th1st2nd1st4
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 15th5th8th9th5th3rd3rd7th3rd7thQ11
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 7th5th5th2nd2nd2nd2nd11thQ9
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 3rd8th7th8th4
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 16thWD10th8th12th5
Olympic flag.svg Unified Team 1st1
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 6th14th10th9th12th9thQ7
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 6th4th2nd3
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1st5th6th1st3rd4th6
Total6161212121212121212121212121212

Women

Summary

YearHostGold medal matchBronze medal matchTeams
Gold medalistsScoreSilver medalistsBronze medalistsScore4th place finishers
1976
Details
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Montreal
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Round robin Flag of East Germany.svg
East Germany
Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
Round robin Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg
Romania
6
1980
Details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Moscow
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Round robin Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
Flag of East Germany.svg
East Germany
Round robin Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
6
1984
Details
Flag of the United States.svg
Los Angeles
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
Round robin Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
South Korea
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Round robin Flag of Germany.svg
West Germany
6
1988
Details
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
Seoul
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
South Korea
Round robin Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Soviet Union
Round robin Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg
Yugoslavia
8
1992
Details
Flag of Spain.svg
Barcelona
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
South Korea
28–21Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
Olympic flag.svg
Unified Team
24–20Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
8
1996
Details
Flag of the United States.svg
Atlanta
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
37–33 (ET)Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg
South Korea
Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
20–18Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
8
2000
Details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Sydney
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
31–27Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
22–21Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
10
2004
Details
Flag of Greece.svg
Athens
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
34–34 (ET, pen: 4–2)Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
Flag of Ukraine.svg
Ukraine
21–18Flag of France.svg
France
10
2008
Details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
Beijing
Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
34–27Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
South Korea
33–28Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
12
2012
Details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
London
Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
26–23Flag of Montenegro.svg
Montenegro
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
31–29Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
12
2016
Details
Flag of Brazil.svg
Rio
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
22–19Flag of France.svg
France
Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
36–26Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
12
2020
Details
Flag of Japan.svg
Tokyo
12

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 3003
2Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2316
3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 2226
4Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 2013
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 1102
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 1102
7Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 0123
8Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 0112
9Flag of France.svg  France 0101
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 0101
11Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 0011
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0011
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 0011
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team 0011
Totals (14 nations)11111133

Participating nations

Nation Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
1976
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
1980
Flag of the United States.svg
1984
Flag of South Korea.svg
1988
Flag of Spain.svg
1992
Flag of the United States.svg
1996
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
2000
Flag of Greece.svg
2004
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
2008
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
2012
Flag of Brazil.svg
2016
Flag of Japan.svg
2020
Flag of France.svg
2024
Flag of the United States.svg
2028
Years
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 7th9th9th12th10th8thQ7
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 12th1
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 10th1
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 6th5th5th3
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 8th7th9th6th5thQ6
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 6th1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 3rd6th5th8th6th5
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo 6th1
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 7th1
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 5th5th2
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 1st1st1st9th4
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany 2nd3rd2
Flag of France.svg  France 6th4th5th5th2ndQQ7
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 4th6th11th3
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 12th1
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 10th1
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 3rd4th3rd2nd5th4thQ7
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 8th1
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 5thQ2
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 10th1
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 2nd11thQ3
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 4thQ2
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 8th1
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 2nd2nd4th3rd1st1st3rdQ8
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 4th7th7th9th4
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2nd8th1stQ4
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2nd1st1st2nd4th2nd3rd4th10thQ10
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 1st1st3rd3
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 7th6th3rd6thQ5
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 8th11th7thQ4
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 3rd1
Olympic flag.svg Unified Team 3rd1
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 5th7th6th8thQ5
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 4th1
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 2nd1st4th3
Total6668881010121212121212

Combined medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)4116
2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)4004
3Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)3115
4Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)2417
5Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)2226
6Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)2215
7Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)2114
8Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)2013
9Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)1113
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)1113
11Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)1012
12Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0404
13Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)0134
14Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0123
15Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0101
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)0101
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland  (ISL)0101
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro  (MNE)0101
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)0101
20Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0044
21Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)0011
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)0011
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)0011
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0011
Totals (24 nations)24242472

See also

References and notes

  1. In 1936, it was played as Field handball.

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