- Field handball
Field handball (also known as outdoor handball or grass handball) was the original form of what is now
team handballand was played at the 1936 Summer Olympicsin Berlin.
sportis played on a grassfield (similar to a footballfield) between 90 and 110 meters long, 55 to 65 meterswide. The fieldhas two parallel lines 35 meters from the goal line, which divides the field into 3 sections; each sectioncan have up to 6 players of each team. The goal area is a[semi-circle] line with 13-meter radius, and the penaltymark at 14 meters from the goal. The goal is 7.32 meters wide and 2. 44meters high.
The game is played with the same ball as the indoor type by two teams of 11 players (plus 2 reserves) and two periods of 30 minutes each.
Team handball gradually grew in popularity to replace field handball and the last field handball World Championship was played in 1966. [http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/programme/history_uk.asp?DiscCode=HB]
Handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics
* [http://www.uhlsport.com/media/data/4682-media.mpg Video 1 about field handball (in German)]
* [http://www.uhlsport.com/media/data/4683-media.mpg Video 2 about field handball (in German)]
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