Handball at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Handball at the 1980 Summer Olympics was represented by 2 events - a men's and a women's team competitions. They were held in two venues: in the Sokolniki Sports Palace (central part of Moscow) and in the Dynamo Sports Palace at Khimki-Khovrino (north-eastern part of Moscow). The schedule began on July 20 and ended on July 30.[1] 100,493 spectators watched 51 matches of handball events at venues, mentioned above.

Soviet Union men's team celebrating their victory over Yugoslavia. RIAN photo.
Soviet Union women's team during the victory ceremony. RIAN photo.
Handball at the
1980 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country Soviet Union
Dates20–30 July
Teams18
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions East Germany (men)
 Soviet Union (women)
Runner-up Soviet Union (men)
 Yugoslavia (women)
Third place Romania (men)
 East Germany (women)
Fourth place Hungary (men)
 Hungary (women)
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