Handball at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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2000 Men's Olympic handball tournament
Tournament details
Host country  Australia
Dates 16 September - 30 September
Teams 12 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Russia
Runner-up  Sweden
Third place  Spain
Fourth place  Yugoslavia
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The men's handball competition, one of two events of handball at the 2000 Summer Olympics, in Sydney, took place at The Dome (Sydney Olympic Park) during the preliminary round, quarter-finals, semi-finals and medal matches. A total of 180 players, distributed among twelve national teams, participated in this tournament.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Russia (RUS)

Dmitry Filippov
Vyacheslav Gorpishin
Oleg Khodkov
Eduard Koksharov
Denis Krivoshlykov
Vasily Kudinov
Stanislav Kulinchenko
Dmitry Kuzelev
Andrey Lavrov
Igor Lavrov
Sergey Pogorelov
Pavel Sukosyan
Dmitri Torgovanov
Aleksandr Tuchkin
Lev Voronin

 Sweden (SWE)

Magnus Andersson
Martin Boquist
Martin Frändesjö
Mathias Franzén
Peter Gentzel
Andreas Larsson
Ola Lindgren
Stefan Lövgren
Staffan Olsson
Johan Petersson
Tomas Svensson
Tomas Sivertsson
Pierre Thorsson
Ljubomir Vranjes
Magnus Wislander

 Spain (ESP)

David Barrufet
Talant Duyshebaev
Mateo Garralda
Rafael Guijosa
Demetrio Lozano
Enric Masip
Jordi Nuñez
Jesús Olalla
Juan Pérez
Xavier O'Callaghan
Antonio Carlos Ortega
Antonio Ugalde
Iñaki Urdangarín
Alberto Urdiales
Andrei Xepkin

Preliminary round[edit]

For the preliminary round, the twelve teams were distributed into two groups of six teams. Each team played against each of its five group opponents for a total of five matches. The four best-scoring teams advanced to the quarter-finals.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 Russia 5 4 0 1 129 121 +8 8
 Germany 5 3 1 1 128 113 +15 7
 Yugoslavia 5 3 0 2 130 127 +3 6
 Egypt 5 3 0 2 122 115 +7 6
 South Korea 5 1 1 3 128 131 –3 3
 Cuba 5 0 0 5 128 158 –30 0
September 16, 2000
Germany  30 – 22  Cuba
Yugoslavia  25 – 24  South Korea
Russia  22 – 21  Egypt
September 18, 2000
South Korea  24 – 24  Germany
Egypt  22 – 25  Yugoslavia
Cuba  26 – 31  Russia
September 20, 2000
Russia  26 – 24  South Korea
Egypt  29 – 26  Cuba
Yugoslavia  22 – 28  Germany
September 22, 2000
South Korea  21 – 28  Egypt
Yugoslavia  33 – 26  Cuba
Germany  25 – 23  Russia
September 24, 2000
Cuba  28 – 35  South Korea
Germany  21 – 22  Egypt
Russia  27 – 25  Yugoslavia

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 Sweden 5 5 0 0 155 121 +34 10
 France 5 3 1 1 120 104 +16 7
 Spain 5 3 0 2 144 126 +18 6
 Slovenia 5 2 1 2 137 127 +10 5
 Tunisia 5 1 0 4 111 117 –6 2
 Australia 5 0 0 5 106 178 –72 0
September 16, 2000
France  24 – 24  Slovenia
Spain  24 – 22  Tunisia
Sweden  44 – 23  Australia
September 18, 2000
Tunisia  17 – 20  France
Australia  23 – 39  Spain
Slovenia  30 – 32  Sweden
September 20, 2000
Sweden  27 – 18  Tunisia
Australia  20 – 33  Slovenia
Spain  23 – 25  France
September 22, 2000
Tunisia  34 – 24  Australia
Spain  31 – 28  Slovenia
France  23 – 24  Sweden
September 24, 2000
Slovenia  22 – 20  Tunisia
France  28 – 16  Australia
Sweden  28 – 27  Spain

Knockout stage[edit]

In this single-elimination stage, the first- and second-placed teams of one group played against the other group's fourth- and third-placed teams, respectively, to contest the quarter-final round. The winners advanced to the semi-finals, with the losing semi-finalists playing for the bronze medal match on the following day, and the final being played two days later.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal final
                   
         
  Russia  33
 
  Slovenia  22  
  Russia  29
 
    Yugoslavia  26  
  France  21
 
  Yugoslavia  26  
  Russia  28
 
    Sweden  26
  Germany  26
 
  Spain  27  
  Spain  25 Bronze medal final
 
    Sweden  32  
  Sweden  27   Yugoslavia  22
  Egypt  23     Spain  26
 

Classification playoffs[edit]

5th – 8th place[edit]

5th–8th place matches 5th place match
  Slovenia  27  
  France  29  
 
      France  22
    Germany  25
7th place match
  Germany  24   Slovenia  28
  Egypt  18     Egypt  34

9th / 10th place[edit]


South Korea South Korea 24–19 Tunisia Tunisia

11th / 12th place[edit]


Cuba Cuba 26–24 Australia Australia

Rankings and statistics[edit]