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CROATIA: gold medal in Atlanta 1996

Handball in Olympic Games
Olympics Host City
Men
Women
1936 (11th) Berlin
1.GER-2.AUT-3.SUI
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1972 (20th) Munich
1.YUG-2.TCH-3.ROM
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1976 (21st) Montreal
1.URS-2.ROM-3.POL
1.URS-2.GDR-3.HUN
1980 (22nd) Moscow
1.GDR-2.URS-3.ROM
1.URS-2.YUG-3.GDR
1984 (23rd) Los Angeles
1.YUG.2.FRG-3.ROM
1.YUG-2.KOR-3.CHN
1988 (24th) Seoul
1.URS-2.KOR-3.YUG
1.KOR-2.NOR-3.URS
1992 (25th) Barcelona
1.EUN-2.SWE-3.FRA
1.KOR-2.NOR-3.EUN
1996 (26th) Atlanta
1.CRO-2.SWE-3.ESP
1.DEN-2.KOR-3.HUN
2000 (27th) Sydney
1. 2. 3.
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2004 (28th) ATHENS
the city... (wav)
1. 2. 3.

Back after 36 years...
Field handball was first played at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, when the Germany team, true to its reputation as the favourite, won the gold medal. Contested by 16 male teams, the first Olympic indoor tournament was played in Munich 36 years later, in 1972. In Montreal (1976) women's teams appearance, for first time, in Olympic tournament.