Handball — Handball, Men

Times held 15
Total participants 1801
Total countries 41

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1936 Handball, Men Olympic 105 6
1952 Handball, Men Olympic (non-medal) 22 2
1972 Handball, Men Olympic 243 16
1976 Handball, Men Olympic 161 12
1980 Handball, Men Olympic 164 12
1984 Handball, Men Olympic 177 12
1988 Handball, Men Olympic 170 12
1992 Handball, Men Olympic 179 12
1996 Handball, Men Olympic 182 12
2000 Handball, Men Olympic 177 12
2004 Handball, Men Olympic 179 12
2008 Handball, Men Olympic 172 12
2012 Handball, Men Olympic 176 12
2016 Handball, Men Olympic 177 12
2020 Handball, Men Olympic 182 12

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1936 GermanyGER AustriaAUT SwitzerlandSUI
1972 YugoslaviaYUG CzechoslovakiaTCH RomaniaROU
1976 Soviet UnionURS RomaniaROU PolandPOL
1980 East GermanyGDR Soviet UnionURS RomaniaROU
1984 YugoslaviaYUG West GermanyFRG RomaniaROU
1988 Soviet UnionURS Republic of KoreaKOR YugoslaviaYUG
1992 Unified TeamEUN SwedenSWE FranceFRA
1996 CroatiaCRO SwedenSWE SpainESP
2000 Russian FederationRUS SwedenSWE SpainESP
2004 CroatiaCRO GermanyGER Russian FederationRUS
2008 FranceFRA IcelandISL SpainESP
2012 FranceFRA SwedenSWE CroatiaCRO
2016 DenmarkDEN FranceFRA GermanyGER
2020 FranceFRA DenmarkDEN SpainESP

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
France FRA 3 1 1 5
Soviet Union URS 2 1 0 3
Croatia CRO 2 0 1 3
Yugoslavia YUG 2 0 1 3
Germany GER 1 1 1 3
Denmark DEN 1 1 0 2
Russian Federation RUS 1 0 1 2
East Germany GDR 1 0 0 1
Unified Team EUN 1 0 0 1
Sweden SWE 0 4 0 4
Romania ROU 0 1 3 4
Austria AUT 0 1 0 1
Czechoslovakia TCH 0 1 0 1
Iceland ISL 0 1 0 1
Republic of Korea KOR 0 1 0 1
West Germany FRG 0 1 0 1
Spain ESP 0 0 4 4
Poland POL 0 0 1 1
Switzerland SUI 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Michaël Guigou FRA 3 1 0 4
Nikola Karabatic FRA 3 1 0 4
Luc Abalo FRA 3 1 0 4
Andrey Lavrov RUS
URS
EUN
3 0 1 4
Daniel Narcisse FRA 2 1 0 3
Thierry Omeyer FRA 2 1 0 3