History of Handball. as told by Tom O’Connor. Growing up in Ireland in the 50’s, there were certain facts that were perceived as being self-evident; the sun rose in the east, America was the land of opportunity and handball was an Irish invention. We grew up with stories of Fionn Mc Cool, Cuchulainn and other legendary heroes who, emerging from the Celtic twilight, would relax after their great deeds in battle and hunting by playing hurling (ariel hockey) and handball.
Handball History Key Facts and Timeline Medieval ages - Handball-like games are first played Late 19th century - creation of handball as a modern sport October 1917 - Modern Rules created 1919 - Rules updated and changed 1925 - First recognized international handball game 1926 - Committee of Amateur ...
Brief History of Handball The game of Handball was founded at the end of the 19 th century in the northern parts of Europe, specifically in Germany and in Scandinavia. But the modern game of Handball was carved in 1917 in Germany and since then it has gone through several amendments as well.
In America, handball is more than three thousand years old, and is thought to have originated in Mexico. Central America has many archaeological sites where handball players are depicted on pieces of pottery, in sculpture, and on wall paintings, showing that this sport was an important pastime for the people who inhabited the area at that time.
Field handball was first recognised at the turn of the century, and G. Wallström introduced the sport of "handball" to Sweden in 1910. First Competition The International Amateur Handball Federation (IAHF) was set up in 1928 on the occasion of the Olympic Games in Amsterdam, leading to the first Field Handball World Championships being played in Germany in 1938, following its appearance at the 1936 Berlin Games.
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Handball is an exhilarating team sport that was first officially played over 100 years ago in 1917 in Berlin. Like many popular athletic activities, the technology, equipment, apparel, and especially the shoes, have continually evolved to draw out maximum performance on the handball court.
Men's field handball was played at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. During the next several decades, indoor handball flourished and evolved in the Scandinavian countries. The sport re-emerged onto the world stage as team handball for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Women's team handball was added at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Due to its popularity in the region, the Eastern European countries that refined the event became the dominant force in the sport when it was ...
History of Handball. A sport of German origin, from the nineteenth century. Initially practiced only by women outdoors. To change that in 29 October 1919 the German Professor of the Normal School of Physical Education in Berlin, Karl Schelenz with the help of Max Heiser and Erich Konig worked to make handball a mixed and competitive sport.