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Handball at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games

1936 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Berlin, Germany
Date Started: August 6, 1936
Date Finished: August 14, 1936
Events: 1

Participants: 105 (105 men and 0 women) from 6 countries
Youngest Participant: SUI Willy Hufschmid (17 years, 302 days)
Oldest Participant: AUT Fritz Wurmböck (33 years, 5 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 61 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal


Handball developed in the late 19th and early 20th century in Germany, Denmark and Sweden, although the rules differed per country. An international federation, the International Amateur Handball Federation, was founded during the 1928 Olympics. In 1933, the outdoor variety of the sport was picked to be held at the 1936 Olympics. This version, played on football pitch with 11 players aside has since become less popular and World Championships in the sport have not been held after 1966, yielding to the present form of indoor handball.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Handball GER Germany AUT Austria SUI Switzerland