Handball Is By Far The Coolest Olympic Sport You've Never Heard OfReported by Business Insider on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 (on June 20, 2012)
The 2012 London Olympics are right around the corner, with the Games set to begin in late July.
The world's best athletes will be competing in 302 events in 26 different sports, ranging from canoeing to basketball to judo.
In the weeks leading up to the opening ceremony on July 27th, we'll introduce you to some of the more obscure Olympic events. Today, it's all about the up-tempo game of team handball.
-Olympic team handball made its debut in 1936, but then disappeared until 1972. The sport is typically dominated by European countries. -
-Handball is played on a court 40 meters long and 20 meters wide. The goals are surrounded by a semi-circular crease, which only the goalkeeper can stand in.-
-The standard ball is 58-60 centimeters in circumference (smaller than a volleyball, but larger than a softball).-
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