Field handball

Field handball (also known as outdoor handball or grass handball) was a form of what is now handball and was played at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

The sport is played on a grass field (similar to an Association football field) between 90 and 110 meters long, 55 to 65 meters wide. The field has two parallel lines 35 metres from the goal line, which divides the field into 3 sections; each section can have up to 6 players of each team. The goal area is a semicircular line with a 13-metre radius, and the penalty mark at 14 metres from the goal. The goal is 7.32 meters wide and 2.44 meters high.

The game is played with the same ball as the indoor type by two teams of 11 players (plus 2 reserves) and two periods of 30 minutes each.

Indoor handball gradually grew in popularity to replace field handball and the last field handball World Championship was played in 1966.

The grandfather of the singer Andy Bell, Eugenius Bell, was one of England's most famous field handball players.

Outdoor Handball Field Dimensions
Dimensions of a field of field handball played with 11 players at 1936 Summer Olympics compared to a football field.

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Africa Sports d'Abidjan

Africa Sports d'Abidjan is an Ivorian multi-sports club founded in 1947 and based in Abidjan. The club fields teams in the sports of track and field, handball, basketball and association football, of these the football team is the most prominent. They play at the Stade Houphouet-Boigny.

Bruno Holzträger

Bruno Holzträger (29 July 1916 – 15 November 1978) was a Romanian field handball player of German origin who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He was part of the Romanian field handball team, which finished fifth in the Olympic tournament. He played one match.

Czech handball

Czech handball (Czech: česká házená, also known as národní házená – national handball) is an outdoor ball game which was created in 1905 in Prague and is still played today. This sport is very similar to team handball.

Ferenc Velkey

Ferenc Velkey (November 15, 1915 – September 12, 2008) was a Hungarian field handball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.Born in Nagykáta, he was part of the Hungarian field handball team, which finished fourth in the Olympic tournament. He played three matches.

Günther Ortmann

Günther Ortmann (November 30, 1916 – January 10, 2002) was a German field handball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

He was part of the German field handball team, which won the gold medal. He played two matches.

Günther Schorsten

Günther Schorsten (April 12, 1916 – May 20, 1974) was a Romanian field handball player of German origin who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He was part of the Romanian field handball team, which finished fifth in the Olympic tournament. He played two matches.

Handball

Handball (also known as team handball, European handball or Olympic handball) is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each (six outcourt players and a goalkeeper) pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team that scores more goals wins.

Modern handball is played on a court of 40 by 20 metres (131 by 66 ft), with a goal in the middle of each end. The goals are surrounded by a 6-meter (20 ft) zone where only the defending goalkeeper is allowed; goals must be scored by throwing the ball from outside the zone or while "diving" into it. The sport is usually played indoors, but outdoor variants exist in the forms of field handball and Czech handball (which were more common in the past) and beach handball. The game is fast and high-scoring: professional teams now typically score between 20 and 35 goals each, though lower scores were not uncommon until a few decades ago. Body contact is permitted, the defenders trying to stop the attackers from approaching the goal. No protective equipment is mandated, but players may wear soft protective bands, pads and mouth guards.The game was codified at the end of the 19th century in Denmark. The modern set of rules was published in 1917 in Germany, and had several revisions since. The first international games were played under these rules for men in 1925 and for women in 1930. Men's handball was first played at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin as outdoors, and the next time at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich as indoors, and has been an Olympic sport since. Women's team handball was added at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

The International Handball Federation was formed in 1946 and, as of 2016, has 197 member federations. The sport is most popular in the countries of continental Europe, which have won all medals but one in the men's world championships since 1938. In the women's world championships, only two non-European countries have won the title: South Korea and Brazil. The game also enjoys popularity in East Asia, North Africa and parts of South America.

Handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Field handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics was the first appearance of the sport at the Olympics. It was contested by six teams. Games were played outdoors with 11 players on each side.The six teams were split into two groups of three. Each team played each other within each group. The top two teams in each group advanced to the final round, while the third-ranked teams played each other for fifth and sixth places.

In the final round, each team played each other. Final rankings were based on the records of each team in those three games.

Handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads

GK=Goalkeeper

DF=Defender

MF=Midfielder

FW=Forward

Handball at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Field handball was a demonstration sport at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

A single match between the men's teams of Sweden and Denmark was held, which Sweden won by nineteen goals to eleven.

Handball at the Summer Olympics

Handball at the Summer Olympics refers to two different sports. Field handball was introduced for men at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, but dropped after that. At the 1952 Olympics, field handball was a demonstration sport. (Indoor) handball was introduced for men at the 1972 Summer Olympics, also on German territory. Women's handball competition was introduced at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

Jaroslav Volak

Jaroslav Volak (born July 7, 1915) was an Austrian field handball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

He was part of the Austrian field handball team, which won the silver medal. He played three matches including the final.

Krejčí

Krejčí is a surname that may refer to:

Daniel Krejčí (born 1992), Czech ice hockey player

David Krejčí (born 1986), Czech ice hockey player, currently for the Boston Bruins

Iša Krejčí (1904–1968), Czech Neoclassicist composer, conductor and dramaturg

Jan Krejčí (1825–1887), Czech educator, geologist, journalist and politician

Jan Krejčí (chess player) (born 1992), Czech chess grandmaster

Jaroslav Krejčí (1892–1956), Czechoslovak lawyer and politician

Jaroslav Krejčí (sociologist) (1916–2014), Czech-British sociologist

Jiří Krejčí (born 1986), Czech football player

Josef Krejci (born 1911), Austrian field handball player

Ladislav Krejčí (born 1992), Czech football player

Lumír Krejčí, Czech biochemist

Marek Krejčí (1980–2007), Slovak footballer

Oskar Krejčí (born 1948), Czech political scientist

Richard Krejčí (born 1970), Czech rower

Major achievements in handball by nation

These are lists of achievements in major senior-level international indoor handball, beach handball and field handball tournaments according to first-place, second-place and third-place results obtained by teams representing different nations. The objective is not to create combined medal tables; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by teams in major international tournaments, ranking the nations according to the most number of podiums accomplished by teams of these nations.

Max Bloesch

Max Bloesch (also Blösch; 27 June 1908 – 9 August 1997) was a Swiss field handball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

He was part of the Swiss field handball team, which won the bronze medal. He played one match.

Later in life, he was a conservationist who helped the population of storks in Switzerland rebound. For his work as "Father Stork" he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bern.

Switzerland national handball team

The Switzerland national handball team is the national handball team of Switzerland.

Sándor Cséfai

Sándor Cséfai (July 13, 1904 in Budapest – September 2, 1984 in Budapest) was a Hungarian field handball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

He was part of the Hungarian field handball team, which finished fourth in the Olympic tournament. He played three matches.

Willy Schäfer (handballer)

Willy Schäfer (April 30, 1913 – October 16, 1980) was a Swiss field handball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

He was part of the Swiss field handball team, which won the bronze medal. He played one match.

World Cup Field Handball

World Cup Field Handball was the world championship of field handball and was organized by the International Handball Federation in the period 1938-1966.

There was settled seven World Cup tournaments for men, while women had only three championships. West Germany and East Germany did not participate in the 1948 championship due to the end of World War II.

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