Handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Field handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics was the first appearance of the sport at the Olympics. It was contested by six teams. Games were played outdoors with 11 players on each side.[1]

Handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country Germany
Dates6–14 August
Venue(s)3 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Germany (1st title)
Runner-up Austria
Third place  Switzerland
Fourth place Hungary
Tournament statistics
Goals scored239 (18.38 per match)
Top scorer(s) Hans Theilig
(22 goals)

The six teams were split into two groups of three. Each team played each other within each group. The top two teams in each group advanced to the final round, while the third-ranked teams played each other for fifth and sixth places. In the final round, each team played each other. Final rankings were based on the records of each team in those three games.[2]