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Handball at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games

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Sports:

Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Date Started: July 20, 1980
Date Finished: July 30, 1980
Events: 2

Participants: 248 (166 men and 82 women) from 14 countries
Youngest Participant: KUW Ismael Shah Al-Zadah (17 years, 268 days)
Oldest Participant: URS Liudmyla Bobrus-Poradnyk (34 years, 192 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 83 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): URS Soviet Union and GDR East Germany (2 medals)

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Overview

Handball was one of the sports that was not hurt too much by the Western boycott of the Games. Since the sports re-introduction in 1972, all medals had been won by nations from Eastern Europe. Still, the men's reigning World Champions, West Germany were missing from the event.

Medalists