Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Olympic Handball Overview

Handball is also famous as team handball, European handball, Olympic handball or Borden ball. Handball is a team game in which each player of both teams tries to pass a ball to throw it into the goal of the opposite team. Each handball team has seven players and the position of six players is outfield and one player took position as a goalkeeper. 

The court of handball made as 40 by 20 meters and a goal is located in the center of each end and the goals are surrounded by a near-semicircular area, called the zone or the crease, defined by a line six meters from the goal. This game is divided into two rounds or halves and each half has time period of thirty minutes. The team which has maximum numbers of goals is considered as winner team at the end of both halves.

In 1925 the first international handball games were played between Germany and Belgium, only men participated in these games and first woman’s game was held in 1930 between Germany and Austria. The International Handball Federation was formed in 1926.In 1938 the men world championship was organized by the International Handball Federation and the women's world championship has been played since 1957.

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