Olympic Handball

Men's team handball premiered as an Olympic sport at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, but didn't return again until the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. Women's team handball was introduced as an Olympic sport at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.

Men's Team Handball Olympic Medalists

Games

Gold

Silver

Bronze

1936 Berlin

Germany (GER)

Austria (AUT)

Switzerland (SUI)

 

 

1972 Munich

Yugoslavia (YUG)

Czechoslovakia (TCH)

Romania (ROU)

1976 Montreal

Soviet Union (URS)

Romania (ROU)

Poland (POL)

1980 Moscow

East Germany (GDR)

Soviet Union (URS)

Romania (ROU)

1984 Los Angeles

Yugoslavia (YUG)

West Germany (FRG)

Romania (ROU)

1988 Seoul

Soviet Union (URS)

South Korea (KOR)

Yugoslavia (YUG)

1992 Barcelona

Unified Team (EUN)

Sweden (SWE)

France (FRA)

1996 Atlanta

Croatia (CRO)

Sweden (SWE)

Spain (ESP)

2000 Sydney

Russia (RUS)

Sweden (SWE)

Spain (ESP)

2004 Athens

Croatia (CRO)

Germany (GER)

Russia (RUS)

2008 Beijing

France (FRA)

Iceland (ISL)

Spain (ESP)

2012 London

 

 

 

Women's Team Handball Olympic Medalists

Games

Gold

Silver

Bronze

1976 Montreal

Soviet Union (URS)

East Germany (GDR)

Hungary (HUN)

1980 Moscow

Soviet Union (URS)

Yugoslavia (YUG)

East Germany (GDR)

1984 Los Angeles

Yugoslavia (YUG)

South Korea (KOR)

China (CHN)

1988 Seoul

South Korea (KOR)

Norway (NOR)

Soviet Union (URS)

1992 Barcelona

South Korea (KOR)

Norway (NOR)

Unified Team (EUN)

1996 Atlanta

Denmark (DEN)

South Korea (KOR)

Hungary (HUN)

2000 Sydney

Denmark (DEN)

Hungary (HUN)

Norway (NOR)

2004 Athens

Denmark (DEN)

South Korea (KOR)

Ukraine (UKR)

2008 Beijing

Norway (NOR)

Russia (RUS)

South Korea (KOR)

2012 London

 

 

 

Medal table

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

Croatia (CRO)

2

0

0

2

6

Norway (NOR)

1

2

1

4

7

Germany (GER)

1

2

0

3

8

East Germany (GDR)

1

1

1

3

Russia (RUS)

1

1

1

3

10

France (FRA)

1

0

1

2

Unified Team (EUN)

1

0

1

2

12

Sweden (SWE)

0

3

0

3

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

18

Spain (ESP)

0

0

3

3

19

China (CHN)

0

0

1

1

Poland (POL)

0

0

1

1

Switzerland (SUI)

0

0

1

1

Ukraine (UKR)

0

0

1

1