The Olympic Games are the highlight of all major sports events and sports fans from all around the world are looking forward to it. This year the Olympic Games will be staged for the first time in South America, namely in Rio de Janeiro and once again handball will be one the most watched team sports. Twelve men’s and women’s teams each will compete for medals and six teams each are already qualified, which means that there are still overall 12 spots left. The women’s teams go first and 12 of them will compete at the Olympic Qualification Tournaments in Metz, Aarhus and Astrakhan to clinch their berth for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The men’s teams will fight for the last spots in Gdansk, Malmo and Herning.