Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020

All Handball matches will take place at the Yoyogi National Stadium.

The arena is famous for its suspension roof design, and has earned a glowing international reputation.

Venue capacities
Olympic Handball: 10,200


Outlook for the Tokyo 2020 Games

Challenging Europe’s dominance

The only non-European country to win a medal in men’s handball is Republic of Korea, who took silver at the Seoul 1988 Games. That country has, however, been a perennial contender in the women’s competition, winning six medals including gold at Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992.

At the Rio 2016 Games, Denmark, France and Germany won the gold, silver and bronze medals in the men’s competition. In the women’s tournament, Russia, France and Norway won the gold, silver and bronze medals.

As handball continues to grow in popularity around the world, men’s and women’s teams from Africa, South America and the Middle East will also contend for medals — together, of course, with host nation Japan.

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Vale Sasha Dimitrić

I was 15 when I first met Sasha, in 1987. A Kuwaiti friend found a handball team based in Kensington, and we wanted to meet with them with a view to joining their team. “Stand up straight with your shoulders back or they won’t pick us,” was my friend’s advice to me before we went. What he should have said was: ‘bring your gear’!

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