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how it all started?

HANDBALL

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Handball History

The modern game of Handball was carved in 1917 in Germany and since then it has gone through several amendments as well. The first ever International Handball game for men was played in 1925 and for women’s was played in 1930. The first ever Handball game in an Olympics happened
in the 1936 Berlin games and then it made a comeback into the games in the 1972 Munich games,again in Germany. The first one was played outdoors and the second one was played indoors. The women’s version of the game was added in the 1976 Montreal games.

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Interesting Handball Facts

  • International Handball Federation’ formed in 1946 is the highest governing body for the sport having 209 countries as member federations.
  • The first field handball match took place in Berlin in 1936 in front of 100,000 spectators, despite being held in heavy rain.
  • The game was first seen in its present format at Munich Olympics in 1972 for men and Montreal Olympics in 1976 for women.
  • In India, the 1st Senior National Handball Championship was held at Sir Chhotu Ram Stadium, Rohtak (Haryana) in the year 1972.
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