When did handball become an Olympic event for men?

How long has handball been an Olympic sport?

Handball is a fascinating, fast-paced game played by over 180 countries and 19 million people of all ages. First introduced as an outdoor sport during the 1939 Summer Olympic program, handball has since been an indoor sport in the Summer Olympic program since 1972.

When did handball become famous in the USA?

In 1959, modern team handball (played indoors with seven players) was introduced to the United States by a group of European immigrants headed by Dr. Peter Buehning.

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