Handball at the Summer Olympics

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Handball at the Summer Olympics
Handball pictogram.svg
Governing body IHF
Events 2 (men: 1; women: 1)
Games
1896 1900 1904 1908 1912 1920
1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952
1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976
1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000
2004 2008 2012 2016
Medalists (men • women)

Handball was introduced as an Olympic sport for men at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, but dropped after that, only to be resumed at the 1972 Summer Olympics, again on German territory. Women's handball competition was introduced at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Medalists Score Silver Medalists Bronze Medalists Score 4th place
1936
Details
Germany
Berlin

Germany
Round robin
Austria

Switzerland
Round robin
Hungary
Not Held from 1948 to 1968
1972
Details
West Germany
Munich

Yugoslavia
21 – 16
Czechoslovakia

Romania
19 – 16
East Germany
1976
Details
Canada
Montreal

Soviet Union
19 – 15
Romania

Poland
21 – 18
West Germany
1980
Details
Soviet Union
Moscow

East Germany
23 – 22
Over Time

Soviet Union

Romania
20 – 18
Hungary
1984
Details
United States
Los Angeles

Yugoslavia
18 – 17
West Germany

Romania
23 – 19
Denmark
1988
Details
South Korea
Seoul

Soviet Union
32 – 25
South Korea

Yugoslavia
27 – 23
Hungary
1992
Details
Spain
Barcelona

Unified Team
22 – 20
Sweden

France
24 – 20
Iceland
1996
Details
United States
Atlanta

Croatia
27 – 26
Sweden

Spain
27 – 25
France
2000
Details
Australia
Sydney

Russia
28 – 26
Sweden

Spain
26 – 22
Yugoslavia
2004
Details
Greece
Athens

Croatia
26 – 24
Germany

Russia
28 – 26
Hungary
2008
Details
China
Beijing

France
28 – 23
Iceland

Spain
35 – 29
Croatia
2012
Details
United Kingdom
London

France
22 – 21
Sweden

Croatia
33 – 26
Hungary
2016
Details
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Men's medal count
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 2 1 0 3
2  Yugoslavia 2 0 1 3
 Russia * 2 0 1 3
 Croatia 2 0 1 3
 France 2 0 1 3
6  Germany 1 2 0 3
7  East Germany 1 0 0 1
8  Sweden 0 4 0 4
9  Romania 0 1 3 4
10  Austria 0 1 0 1
 Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
 South Korea 0 1 0 1
 Iceland 0 1 0 1
14  Spain 0 0 3 3
15  Switzerland 0 0 1 1
 Poland 0 0 1 1
Total 12 12 12 36
* = Russia Won the tournament of 1992 as a Unified Team.


Women[edit]

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Medalists Score Silver Medalists Bronze Medalists Score 4th place
1976
Details
Canada
Montreal

Soviet Union
Round robin
East Germany

Hungary
Round robin
Romania
1980
Details
Soviet Union
Moscow

Soviet Union
Round robin
Yugoslavia

East Germany
Round robin
Hungary
1984
Details
United States
Los Angeles

Yugoslavia
Round robin
South Korea

China
Round robin
West Germany
1988
Details
South Korea
Seoul

South Korea
Round robin
Norway

Soviet Union
Round robin
Yugoslavia
1992
Details
Spain
Barcelona

South Korea
28 – 21
Norway

Unified Team
24 – 20
Germany
1996
Details
United States
Atlanta

Denmark
37 – 33
Over Time

South Korea

Hungary
20 – 18
Norway
2000
Details
Australia
Sydney

Denmark
31 – 27
Hungary

Norway
22 – 21
South Korea
2004
Details
Greece
Athens

Denmark
34 – 34
( 4 – 2 P)

South Korea

Ukraine
21 – 18
France
2008
Details
China
Beijing

Norway
34 – 27
Russia

South Korea
33 – 28
Hungary
2012
Details
United Kingdom
London

Norway
26 – 23
Montenegro

Spain
31 – 29
South Korea
2016
Details
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Women's medal count
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Denmark 3 0 0 3
2  South Korea 2 3 1 6
3  Norway 2 2 1 5
4  Soviet Union 2 0 1 3
5  Yugoslavia 1 1 0 2
6  Hungary 0 1 2 3
7  East Germany 0 1 1 2
 Russia * 0 1 1 2
9  Montenegro 0 1 0 1
10  China 0 0 1 1
 Spain 0 0 1 1
 Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30
* = Russia Won the Bronze Medal in 1992 as a Unified Team.


Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 4 1 1 6
2  Yugoslavia (YUG) 3 1 1 5
3  Denmark (DEN) 3 0 0 3
4  South Korea (KOR) 2 4 1 7
5  Norway (NOR) 2 2 1 5
6  France (FRA) 2 0 1 3
 Croatia (CRO) 2 0 1 3
8  Germany (GER) 1 2 0 3
9  East Germany (GDR) 1 1 1 3
 Russia (RUS) 1 1 1 3
11  Unified Team (EUN) 1 0 1 2
12  Sweden (SWE) 0 4 0 4
13  Romania (ROU) 0 1 3 4
14  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 2 3
15  Austria (AUT) 0 1 0 1
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 1 0 1
 Iceland (ISL) 0 1 0 1
 Montenegro (MNE) 0 1 0 1
19  Spain (ESP) 0 0 4 4
20  China (CHN) 0 0 1 1
 Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
 Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 1 1
 Ukraine (UKR) 0 0 1 1

Nations[edit]

Total[edit]

Only players who participated in at least one game are counted.

In 1936 the competition was field handball. Women competed first in 1976.

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 Years
 Algeria (ALG)                               14 15 14
 Austria (AUT)                   22             15
 Brazil (BRA)                               X
 Canada (CAN)                               28
 China (CHN)                               13 12
 Congo (CGO)                               14
 Ivory Coast (CIV)                               14
 Cuba (CUB)                               13
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)                               16 13 13 29 X
 Denmark (DEN)                               16 13 14 14
 Egypt (EGY)                               X
 France (FRA)                               X
 Germany (GER)                   22             X
 East Germany (GDR)                               16 14 28 13
 West Germany (FRG)                               16 14 28
 Hungary (HUN)                   16             15 26 28 14 X
 Iceland (ISL)                               15 15 15 X
 Japan (JPN)                               15 24 15 15
 Kuwait (KUW)                               14
 Norway (NOR)                               16 15
 Poland (POL)                               15 14 14
 Romania (ROU)                   15             15 28 14 15 X
 South Korea (KOR)                               28 26 X
 Soviet Union (URS)                               15 28 27 29
 Spain (ESP)                               15 13 15 15 X
 Sweden (SWE)                               16 15 14 X
 Switzerland (SUI)                   17             14 15
 Tunisia (TUN)                               15
 Unified Team (EUN)                               X
 United States (USA)                   13             15 14 27 28
 Yugoslavia (YUG)                               14 14 28 29 29
Nations 6 16 12 14 14 15
Handball players 105 242 230 248 259 282
Year 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 10

Men[edit]

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 Years
 Algeria (ALG)                               14 15 14
 Austria (AUT)                   22            
 Canada (CAN)                               14
 Cuba (CUB)                               13
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)                               16 13 14
 Denmark (DEN)                               16 13 14 14
 Germany (GER)                   22            
 East Germany (GDR)                               16 14 13
 West Germany (FRG)                               16 14 15
 Hungary (HUN)                   16             15 12 14 14
 Iceland (ISL)                               15 15 15
 Japan (JPN)                               15 12 15 15
 Kuwait (KUW)                               14
 Norway (NOR)                               16
 Poland (POL)                               15 14 14
 Romania (ROU)                   15             15 14 14 15
 South Korea (KOR)                               15 14
 Soviet Union (URS)                               15 14 14 14
 Spain (ESP)                               15 13 15 15
 Sweden (SWE)                               16 15 14
 Switzerland (SUI)                   17             14 15
 Tunisia (TUN)                               15
 United States (USA)                   13             15 14 14 14
 Yugoslavia (YUG)                               14 14 14 14 15
Nations 6 16 11 12 12 12
male handball players 105 242 148 166 177 171
Year 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 10

Women[edit]

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 Years
 Austria (AUT)                               15
 Canada (CAN)                               14
 China (CHN)                               13 12
 Congo (CGO)                               14
 Ivory Coast (CIV)                               14
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)                               13 15
 East Germany (GDR)                               14 14
 West Germany (FRG)                               13
 Hungary (HUN)                               14 14
 Japan (JPN)                               12
 Norway (NOR)                               15
 Romania (ROU)                               14
 South Korea (KOR)                               13 12
 Soviet Union (URS)                               14 13 15
 United States (USA)                               13 14
 Yugoslavia (YUG)                               14 15 14
Nations 6 6 6 8
female handball players 82 82 82 111
Year 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 8

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