Handball was developed in Denmark, Sweden and Germany in the late 19th century. Originally played outdoors as field handball, the sport first appeared at the Olympic Games at Berlin 1936. The modern indoor version made its Olympic debut at Munich 1972.
Ivano Balic of Croatia battles to keep the ball during the Beijing 2008 men's Handball bronze medal match between Croatia and Spain. Spain went on to win the match.
France play Romania during the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games.