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Handball at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Date Started: September 16, 2000
Date Finished: October 1, 2000
Events: 2

Participants: 323 (177 men and 146 women) from 19 countries
Youngest Participant: AUS Jovana Milosevic (17 years, 341 days)
Oldest Participant: GER Bogdan Wenta (38 years, 302 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 90 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 6 countries with 1 medal


Several changes were made to the handball program in Sydney. The women's field was increased to 10, up from 8 in Atlanta. Both competitions now also featured a quarter-final stage, somewhat decreasing the importance of the pool stage. The competitions were held in The Dome and Exhibition Complex, which is located in the Olympic Park. The preliminary matches were held in pavillion 2, but the final stages were contested in the The Dome, seating 10,000.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Handball RUS Russia SWE Sweden ESP Spain
Women's Handball DEN Denmark HUN Hungary NOR Norway