|Dates||20 – 30 July 1980|
Handball was one of the sports that was not hurt too much by the Western boycott of the Games. Since the sports re-introduction in 1972, all medals had been won by nations from Eastern Europe. Still, the men’s reigning World Champions, West Germany were missing from the event.
|Handball, Men||Olympic||20 – 30 July 1980||164||12|
|Handball, Women||Olympic||21 – 29 July 1980||82||6|
|248 (166/82)||14 (12/6)|
|Handball, Men||East Germany||GDR||Soviet Union||URS||Romania||ROU|
|Handball, Women||Soviet Union||URS||Yugoslavia||YUG||East Germany||GDR|