Sport originate.

The game was started end of the 19th century forms of handball were being played in Germany, Denmark, Czech Repubic , Slavakia  , Ukraine, and Urugay. The first  set of  rules for modern day handball were established by a Danish gym teacher in 1898, and published in 1906.The first International  games were played between Germany and Belgium for men in 1925 and between  Germany and Austria for woman in 1930.At the request  of Adolf Hitler Men's field  handball was played at the 1936 summer Olympics in Berlin. Handball was removed from the following Olympics. Team handball

made it's return in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munish. According to the International handball Federation there are currently over 19 million handball players.

The Rules of Ireland handball.

The players consists of two teams that each have seven players including one goalkeeper and six court players per team .The players have to throw the designated ball past the goalkeeper in hopes of it going into their opponent's goal.

The length of the game.

Modern handball is played on a court 40 by 20 meters(131 by 66ft), with a goal in the center of each end.

Players involved in the sport at a time during the game.

Six court players and one goalie.

 Field dimension

The dimension markings for the team handball court consist of the following major elements.

The score occur during the game.

A goal is scored when the entire ball crosses the goal line inside the goal. A goal may be scored from any throw(free -throw, throw in, throw off, goal throw).

All lines are 5 centimeters (2inches) thick, the only exception is the goal line, which is 8 centimeters (3inches) thick. All lines must be prominent and of the color.

Basic strategy (tactics)of the game.

.Get away from the opposite direction.

.Run straight into depth and be available to receive the ball.

.Run from the "shadow of defender of the player in the ball possession :  diagond position for receiving the ball.


A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player deliberately handles the ball.


The ball, with a leather casing, ranges in circumference from 58 to 60 centimeter for

men and 54 to 56 for woman. It weighs 425 to 475 grams for men,325  to 400 for woman.

Leagues Exist

EHF Champions League

Sport Changed since it's origination

Handball dates back to medieval France. By the 19th century forms of handball were being

played in Germany, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slavakia, Ukraine, and Urugay.
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