Handball in the United States

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Handball in the United States is a minor sport. The U.S. is represented in international competitions, such as the Summer Olympics and the Pan American Games, by the United States men's national handball team and the United States women's national handball team. The U.S. men's and women's teams have struggled in international competitions against nations where handball is more popular.[1]

It is governed by USA Team Handball, which is funded in part by the U.S. Olympic Committee.[2] Previously, the governing body was the United States Team Handball Federation, but was revoked of its governing duties by the United States Olympic Committee.[citation needed]

Handball is starting to be recognized by a few notable universities, such as UNC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Air Force Academy, Texas A&M University and others. Those schools and academies along with other amateur teams participate in the Club National Championships and Collegiate National Championships, one for men and the other for women.[3][4]

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