10 Facts About Handball


Handball is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team.

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International Handball Federation was formed in 1946 and, as of 2016, has 197 member federations.

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The International Amateur Handball Federation was formed in 1928 and later the International Handball Federation was formed in 1946.

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International Handball Federation organised the men's world championship in 1938 and every four years from World War II to 1995.

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Handball is played on a court 40 by 20 metres, with a goal in the centre of each end.

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Some national bodies, such as the Deutsche Handball Bund, allow substitution in junior teams only when in ball possession or during timeouts.

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International Handball Federation is the administrative and controlling body for international handball.

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Handball is an Olympic sport played during the Summer Olympics.

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Handball is played during the Pan American Games, All-Africa Games, and Asian Games.

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Handball events have been selected as a main motif in numerous collectors' coins.

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