London Olympics Handball 2012

London Olympics Handball 2012 Key Facts

Venue: Handball Arena (Preliminary rounds and women’s quarter-finals); Basketball Arena (Men’s quarter-finals, all semi-finals and finals)
Dates: Saturday 28 July – Sunday 12 August
Gold medals up for grabs: 2
Athletes: 336 (168 men, 168 women)

2012 London Olympics Handball Events

2 sets of medals will be awarded

  • Handball Men
  • Handball Women

2012 London Olympics Handball Medals

Event Nation Medals
Women's Handball Norway Gold Medal
Montenegro Silver Medal
Spain Bronze Medal
Men's Handball France Gold Medal
Sweden Silver Medal
Croatia Bronze Medal

2012 London Olympics Handball Qualifying Criteria

An NOC may enter up to 1 men's and 1 women's team

andball Men Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation - - 1 Great Britain
World Championships Jan 13 – 30, 2011 Sweden 1 France
European Championships Jan 17 – 29, 2012 Serbia 1  
Asian Qualifying Event Oct 25 – Nov 5, 2011 TBD 1  
African Championships February 2011 TBD 1  
Pan American Games Oct 13 – 30, 2011 Guadalajara 1  
Olympic Qualifying Tournament 1 Apr 6 – 8, 2012 Denmark 2  
Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2 Apr 6 – 8, 2012 Spain 2  
Olympic Qualifying Tournament 3 Apr 6 – 8, 2012 Sweden 2  
TOTAL   12  

2012 London Summer Olympics Handball Olympic Qualifying Tournaments

  • Tournament 1:
    • Worlds 2nd: Denmark
    • Worlds 7th: Hungary
    • Europe:
    • Africa:
  • Tournament 2:
    • Worlds 3rd: Spain
    • Worlds 6th: Iceland
    • Pan-America:
    • Top continent at the Worlds (Europe):
  • Tournament 3:
    • Worlds 4th: Sweden
    • Worlds 5th: Croatia
    • Asia:
    • 2nd continent at the Worlds (Pan-America):
Handball Women Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation - - 1 Great Britain
World Championships Dec 3 – 18, 2011 Brazil 1  
European Championships Dec 7 – 19, 2010 Denmark
Norway
1 Norway
Asian Qualifying Event Oct 10 – 17, 2011 TBD 1  
African Championships February 2011 TBD 1  
Pan American Games Oct 13 – 30, 2011 Guadalajara 1  
Olympic Qualifying Tournaments May 25 – 27, 2012 TBD
TBD
TBD
6  
TOTAL   12  

London Olympics Handball 2012 Schedule

28 July 
Women's preliminaries

29 July
Men's preliminaries

30 July
Women's preliminaries

31 July
Men's preliminaries

1 August
Women's preliminaries

2 August
Men's preliminaries

3 August 
Women's preliminaries

4 August
Men's preliminaries

5 August
Women's preliminaries

6 August
Men's preliminaries

7 August
Women's quarter-finals

8 August
Men's quarter-finals

9 August
Women's semi-finals

10 August
Men's semi-finals

11 August
Women's bronze medal match, gold medal match

12 August
Men's bronze medal match, gold medal match