Handball at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Handball at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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Tournament details
Host country  United Kingdom
Dates 28 July–9 August 2012
Teams 24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  France (men)
 Norway (women)
Runner-up  Sweden (men)
 Montenegro (women)
Third place  Croatia (men)
 Spain (women)
Fourth place  Hungary (men)
 South Korea (women)
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Handball at the
2012 Summer Olympics

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Tournament
men  women
Rosters
men  women

The handball tournaments at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was held from 28 July to 12 August in the Olympic Park.

Preliminary rounds and the quarter-finals were held in the Copper Box while the semi-finals and final took place in the larger Basketball Arena.

Medals were awarded in a men's tournament and a women's tournament. The gold medals were won by France (men) and Norway (women).

Events[edit]

Two sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

Referees[edit]

The Copper Box staged the preliminary matches.

The executive committee of the International Handball Federation appointed 17 referee pairs for the 2012 Games:[1]

  • France Charlotte Bonaventura and Julie Bonaventura
  • Romania Diana-Carmen Florescu and Anamaria Duţă
  • Argentina Carlos María Mariana and Darío Leonel Minore
  • Ivory Coast Yalatima Coulibali and Mamoudou Diabaté
  • Croatia Matija Gubica and Boris Milošević
  • Czech Republic Václav Horáček and Jiří Novotný
  • Denmark Per Olesen and Lars Ejby Pedersen
  • Spain Oscar Raluy and Ángel Sabroso
  • France Nordine Lazaar and Laurent Reveret
  • United Kingdom Brian Bartlett and Allan Stokes
  • Germany Lars Geipel and Marcus Helbig
  • Republic of Macedonia Gjorgi Nachevski and Slave Nikolov
  • Norway Kenneth Abrahamsen and Arne M. Kristiansen
  • Qatar Mansour Abdulla Al-Suwaidi and Saleh Jamaan Bamurtef
  • Slovenia Nenad Krstič and Peter Ljubič
  • Serbia Nenad Nikolić and Dušan Stojković
  • United Arab Emirates Omar Mohammed Zubaeer Al-Marzouqi and Mohammed Rashid Mohamed Al-Nuaimi

Qualifying criteria[edit]

Each National Olympic Committee may enter up to one men's and one women's team in the handball tournaments.

Men[edit]

Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1  Great Britain
2011 World Championship 13–30 January 2011  Sweden 1  France
2011 Pan American Games 16–24 October 2011  Mexico 1  Argentina
2011 Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 23 October – 2 November 2011  South Korea 1  South Korea
2012 African Championship 11–20 January 2012  Morocco 1  Tunisia
2012 European Championship 15–29 January 2012  Serbia 1  Denmark
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #1 6–8 April 2012  Spain 2  Spain
 Serbia
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #2 6–8 April 2012  Sweden 2  Sweden
 Hungary
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #3 6–8 April 2012  Croatia 2  Croatia
 Iceland
Total 12

Women[edit]

Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation 1  Great Britain
2010 European Championship 7–19 December 2010  Denmark
 Norway
1  Sweden
2011 Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament 12–21 October 2011  China 1  South Korea
2011 Pan American Games 15–23 October 2011  Mexico 1  Brazil
2011 World Championship 2–18 December 2011  Brazil 1  Norway
2012 African Championship 11–20 January 2012  Morocco 1  Angola
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #1 25–27 May 2012  France 2  Montenegro
 France
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #2 25–27 May 2012  Spain 2  Spain
 Croatia
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #3 25–27 May 2012  Denmark 2  Russia
 Denmark
Total 12
Sweden qualified as 2010 European Championship runner up because Norway qualified as the 2011 World Champion.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 France 1 0 0 1
Norway 1 0 0 1
3 Montenegro 0 1 0 1
Sweden 0 1 0 1
5 Croatia 0 0 1 1
Spain 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 2 6

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's handball  France (FRA)
Jérôme Fernandez
Didier Dinart
Xavier Barachet
Guillaume Gille
Bertrand Gille
Daniel Narcisse
Guillaume Joli
Samuel Honrubia
Daouda Karaboué
Nikola Karabatić
Thierry Omeyer
William Accambray
Luc Abalo
Cédric Sorhaindo
Michaël Guigou
 Sweden (SWE)
Mattias Andersson
Mattias Gustafsson
Kim Andersson
Jonas Källman
Magnus Jernemyr
Niclas Ekberg
Dalibor Doder
Jonas Larholm
Tobias Karlsson
Johan Jakobsson
Johan Sjöstrand
Fredrik Petersen
Kim Ekdahl du Rietz
Mattias Zachrisson
Andreas Nilsson
 Croatia (CRO)
Venio Losert
Ivano Balić
Domagoj Duvnjak
Blaženko Lacković
Marko Kopljar
Igor Vori
Jakov Gojun
Zlatko Horvat
Drago Vuković
Damir Bičanić
Denis Buntić
Mirko Alilović
Manuel Štrlek
Ivan Čupić
Ivan Ninčević
Women's handball  Norway (NOR)
Kari Aalvik Grimsbø
Ida Alstad
Heidi Løke
Tonje Nøstvold
Karoline Dyhre Breivang
Kristine Lunde-Borgersen
Kari Mette Johansen
Marit Malm Frafjord
Linn Jørum Sulland
Katrine Lunde Haraldsen
Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren
Gøril Snorroeggen
Amanda Kurtović
Camilla Herrem
 Montenegro (MNE)
Marina Vukčević
Radmila Miljanić
Jovanka Radičević
Ana Đokić
Marija Jovanović
Ana Radović
Anđela Bulatović
Sonja Barjaktarović
Maja Savić
Bojana Popović
Suzana Lazović
Katarina Bulatović
Majda Mehmedović
Milena Knežević
 Spain (ESP)
Andrea Barnó
Carmen Martín*
Nely Carla Alberto
Beatriz Fernández
Verónica Cuadrado
Marta Mangué
Macarena Aguilar
Silvia Navarro
Jessica Alonso
Elisabeth Pinedo
Begoña Fernández
Vanessa Amorós
Patricia Elorza
Mihaela Ciobanu
Marta López*

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London 2012 Olympic Handball Tournaments – 17 referee couples nominated". International Handball Federation. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 

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