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Handball at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games

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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): GDR East Germany and URS Soviet Union (2 medals)


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.