Handball at the 2012 Summer Olympics

The handball tournaments at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was held from 28 July to 12 August in the Olympic Park.

Handball at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Tournament details
Host country United Kingdom
Dates28 July – 9 August 2012
Teams24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions France (men)
 Norway (women)
Runner-up Sweden (men)
 Montenegro (women)
Third place Croatia (men)
 Spain (women)
Fourth place Hungary (men)
 South Korea (women)
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Preliminary rounds and the quarter-finals were held in the Copper Box while the semi-finals and final took place in the larger Basketball Arena.

Medals were awarded in a men's tournament and a women's tournament. The gold medals were won by France (men) and Norway (women).

Events

Two sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

Referees

The executive committee of the International Handball Federation appointed 17 referee pairs for the 2012 Games:[1]

  • Charlotte Bonaventura and Julie Bonaventura
  • Diana-Carmen Florescu and Anamaria Duță
  • Carlos María Mariana and Darío Leonel Minore
  • Yalatima Coulibali and Mamoudou Diabaté
  • Matija Gubica and Boris Milošević
  • Václav Horáček and Jiří Novotný
  • Per Olesen and Lars Ejby Pedersen
  • Oscar Raluy and Ángel Sabroso
  • Nordine Lazaar and Laurent Reveret
  • Brian Bartlett and Allan Stokes
  • Lars Geipel and Marcus Helbig
  • Gjorgi Nachevski and Slave Nikolov
  • Kenneth Abrahamsen and Arne M. Kristiansen
  • Mansour Abdulla Al-Suwaidi and Saleh Jamaan Bamurtef
  • Nenad Krstič and Peter Ljubič
  • Nenad Nikolić and Dušan Stojković
  • Omar Mohammed Zubaeer Al-Marzouqi and Mohammed Rashid Mohamed Al-Nuaimi

Qualifying criteria

Each National Olympic Committee may enter up to one men's and one women's team in the handball tournaments.

Men

DateVenueVacanciesQualified
Host nation6 July 2005 Singapore1 Great Britain
2011 World Championship13–30 January 2011 Sweden1 France
2011 Pan American Games16–24 October 2011 Mexico1 Argentina
2011 Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament23 October – 2 November 2011 South Korea1 South Korea
2012 African Championship11–20 January 2012 Morocco1 Tunisia
2012 European Championship15–29 January 2012 Serbia1 Denmark
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #16–8 April 2012 Spain2 Spain
 Serbia
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #26–8 April 2012 Sweden2 Sweden
 Hungary
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #36–8 April 2012 Croatia2 Croatia
 Iceland
Total12

Women

DateVenueVacanciesQualified
Host Nation6 July 2005 Singapore1 Great Britain
2010 European Championship7–19 December 2010 Denmark
 Norway
1 Sweden
2011 Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament12–21 October 2011 China1 South Korea
2011 Pan American Games15–23 October 2011 Mexico1 Brazil
2011 World Championship2–18 December 2011 Brazil1 Norway
2012 African Championship11–20 January 2012 Morocco1 Angola
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #125–27 May 2012 France2 Montenegro
 France
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #225–27 May 2012 Spain2 Spain
 Croatia
2012 IHF Qualification Tournament #325–27 May 2012 Denmark2 Russia
 Denmark
Total12
Sweden qualified as 2010 European Championship runner up because Norway qualified as the 2011 World Champion.

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 France1001
 Norway1001
3 Montenegro0101
 Sweden0101
5 Croatia0011
 Spain0011
Totals (6 nations)2226

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's handball  France (FRA)
Jérôme Fernandez
Didier Dinart
Xavier Barachet
Guillaume Gille
Bertrand Gille
Daniel Narcisse
Guillaume Joli
Samuel Honrubia
Daouda Karaboué
Nikola Karabatić
Thierry Omeyer
William Accambray
Luc Abalo
Cédric Sorhaindo
Michaël Guigou
 Sweden (SWE)
Mattias Andersson
Mattias Gustafsson
Kim Andersson
Jonas Källman
Magnus Jernemyr
Niclas Ekberg
Dalibor Doder
Jonas Larholm
Tobias Karlsson
Johan Jakobsson
Johan Sjöstrand
Fredrik Petersen
Kim Ekdahl du Rietz
Mattias Zachrisson
Andreas Nilsson
 Croatia (CRO)
Venio Losert
Ivano Balić
Domagoj Duvnjak
Blaženko Lacković
Marko Kopljar
Igor Vori
Jakov Gojun
Zlatko Horvat
Drago Vuković
Damir Bičanić
Denis Buntić
Mirko Alilović
Manuel Štrlek
Ivan Čupić
Ivan Ninčević
Women's handball  Norway (NOR)
Kari Aalvik Grimsbø
Ida Alstad
Heidi Løke
Tonje Nøstvold
Karoline Dyhre Breivang
Kristine Lunde-Borgersen
Kari Mette Johansen
Marit Malm Frafjord
Linn Jørum Sulland
Katrine Lunde Haraldsen
Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth Koren
Gøril Snorroeggen
Amanda Kurtović
Camilla Herrem
 Montenegro (MNE)
Marina Vukčević
Radmila Miljanić
Jovanka Radičević
Ana Đokić
Marija Jovanović
Ana Radović
Anđela Bulatović
Sonja Barjaktarović
Maja Savić
Bojana Popović
Suzana Lazović
Katarina Bulatović
Majda Mehmedović
Milena Knežević
 Spain (ESP)
Andrea Barnó
Carmen Martín*
Nely Carla Alberto
Beatriz Fernández
Verónica Cuadrado
Marta Mangué
Macarena Aguilar
Silvia Navarro
Jessica Alonso
Elisabeth Pinedo
Begoña Fernández
Vanessa Amorós
Patricia Elorza
Mihaela Ciobanu
Marta López*

References

  1. "London 2012 Olympic Handball Tournaments – 17 referee couples nominated". International Handball Federation. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012.

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