The Olympic Games Handball

Olympic Games HandballHandball has been a part of the Olympic Games for decades now and therefore can be just regarded as an Olympic sport. But many of us don’t know that it is not actually included in the original list of sports for the international summer and winter event. It was only in 1936, that it was included on the list of sports for the Olympic Games. But back then, it was only a Field Handball and only for the Summer Olympics. It was only contested by six teams.

The teams then at the 1936 Summer Olympics were divided into two groups of three and each of the team should play against the other teams in its own group once. There was elimination and the top two placed teams in each group that were left after moved to the final round and the third placed teams played against each other to win the fifth and sixth places.

But after the 1936 Summer Olympics, the sport was removed from the list of sports for the international competition. After the 1936 Summer Olympics, it was not anymore deemed as part of the Olympic Games.

However, frustration of many handball enthusiasts finally ended in 1972 when the sport was again considered as part of the Olympic Games. To be exact, the sport was included on the list of sports for the 1972 Summer Olympics.

And the sport continued to be a part of the Olympic Games. In fact, in the next Summer Olympics which will be in 2012, it is still a part. And most likely, it will continue to be a sport that is a part of an international summer and winter event.

Thus, if you want to have true handball experience, see it being played live at the 2012 Summer Olympics and at the same time feel the betting action at some sportsbooks, like in particular, at Bwin.

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