Handball is a kind of ball game developed by integrating the characteristics of basketball and football. It is a kind of ball game that plays with hands and scores goals with the ball.
Handball originated in Denmark and became an official event at the 11th Olympic Games in 1936. Then it was interrupted because of the war. In 1938, the first World Men’s Handball Championship was held in Germany. On July 13, 1957, the first World Women’s Handball Championship was held in Yugoslavia. At the 20th Olympic Games in 1972, handball was listed as an Olympic event again. Handball was included in the official competition for the first time in the 9th Asian Games in New Delhi in 1982.
Handball has long been one of the Olympic events. Under the leadership of the International Olympic Committee, the International Handball Federation prepares and organizes handball competitions of the Olympic Games, which are held every four years, including men’s handball competitions and women’s handball competitions, with 12 teams participating respectively. In 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, handball was held at the Olympic Games for the first time.