Handball

Athlete holds the ball during a handball match.
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Handball

Villa Deportiva Nacional - Videna
AV. DEL AIRE S/N - SAN LUIS
 
MALE EVENTS
FEMALE EVENTS
8-team tournament 8-team tournament

 

MALE EVENTS
8-team tournament
 
FEMALE EVENTS
8-team tournament
 

 

Athlete about to attack during a handball match.
Sport review

This sport is played by two teams of seven players each (one goalkeeper and six outfield players), where they pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the opponent’s team. The team with the highest score wins. Matches are composed of two 30-minute halves, with a 10-minute break. If scores are tied, an extra time of 10 minutes (two 5-minute periods) will be played. If there is still a tie, five players per side throw 7-meter penalties. Depending on the infraction, handball players can be awarded with three types of cards: the yellow card, the red card and the blue card.

It has elements of soccer, basketball and lacrosse. It is played on a 40 m x 20 m court. Two teams of seven players, passing a ball with their hands to score in the opposing team goal. It is made up of two 30-minute periods. The team with most goals wins. There is a lot of physical contact in this sport. It is fast paced and the score is usually around 50 goals. Brazil has the lead in this sport in the Pan American Games with eight medals in total, including three gold medals. In Lima 2019, this sport will be held at Sports Center 1 of the National Sports Village (Videna).

Keywords
Dribble: To move the ball by bouncing it on the floor.
Pivot: An offensive player who plays mostly around the opponent’s goal line. Also called a line
player.
Red card: A card issued by the referee meaning that a player has been dismissed from the game.
Yellow card: A card displayed by the referee warning a player about an infraction committed. Two yellow cards result in a red card.

History

It became popular in the 20th century and its practice started in Denmark, Germany and Sweden in the late 19th century. The first set of rules were established in 1917 as the International Amateur Handball Federation was founded. Handball was included in the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, United States.

Athlete about to attack during a handball match.

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Villa Deportiva Nacional - Videna
AV. DEL AIRE S/N - SAN LUIS
Capacity 5600
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