|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||28 July 1912 in Schenefeld (Kreis Steinburg), Schleswig-Holstein (GER)|
|Died||29 January 1999 in Rimini, Rimini (ITA)|
|Affiliations||Oberalster VfW, Hamburg (GER)|
Field handball was only part of the Olympic program once, at the 1936 Berlin Games. The German Reich dominated their two preliminary round matches, beating Hungary 22-0 and then the USA 29-1, before winning all three matches in the final round, including a 10-6 win over Austria in the deciding match that won the gold medal. Willy Bandholz was a member of the team in all five matches. The same year he finished second in the German Championship with his home club Oberalster Verein für Wassersport.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1936 Summer Olympics||Handball||GER||Willy Bandholz|
|Handball, Men (Olympic)||Germany||1||Gold|