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Handball at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Date Started: July 18, 1976
Date Finished: July 28, 1976
Events: 2

Participants: 243 (161 men and 82 women) from 13 countries
Youngest Participant: CAN Louise Beaumont (17 years, 179 days)
Oldest Participant: USA Sandor Rivnyak (38 years, 261 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 84 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): URS Soviet Union (2 medals)


In its session at the 1972 München Olympics, the IOC decided to admit women's handball for the 1976 Games. The men's indoor game had only been introduced in the 1972 Games. The change meant a reduction of the playing field for the men. In München, there had been a 16-team field, but the addition of six women's teams reduced that number to 12.