Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

23 Jul. - 08 Aug. Japan

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, were held in Tokyo, Japan, from 23 July to 8 August 2021. Originally scheduled in summer 2020, they have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Twelve men's and women's teams each fought for glory at the Yoyogi National Stadium, trying to make their dream of an Olympic medal come true – and in the end, history was written, as both the France men's and women's team claimed gold in two Rio 2016 final rematches. 


Men’s Handball Tournament

Argentina (ARG), Bahrain (BRN), Brazil (BRA), Denmark (DEN), Egypt (EGY), France (FRA), Germany (GER), Japan (JPN), Norway (NOR), Portugal (POR), Spain (ESP), Sweden (SWE)

Women’s Handball Tournament

Angola (ANG), Brazil (BRA), France (FRA), Hungary (HUN), Japan (JPN), Republic of Korea (KOR), Montenegro (MNE), Netherlands (NED), Norway (NOR), ROC, Spain (ESP), Sweden (SWE)


The draw for the Tokyo 2020 Handball Tournaments was held in the IHF Head Office in Basel, Switzerland on 1 April 2021.


Men’s Handball Tournament

Group A: Norway, France, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Argentina
Group B: Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, Japan, Egypt, Bahrain

Women's Handball Tournament

Group A: Netherlands, Montenegro, Norway, Japan, Republic of Korea, Angola
Group B: Spain, ROC, Hungary, Sweden, France, Brazil


Men's tournament

1. France
2. Denmark
3. Spain

4. Egypt, 5. Sweden, 6. Germany, 7. Norway, 8. Bahrain, 9. Portugal, 10. Brazil, 11. Japan, 12. Argentina

Women's tournament

1. France
2. ROC
3. Norway

4. Sweden, 5. Netherlands, 6. Montenegro, 7. Hungary, 8. Republic of Korea, 9. Spain, 10. Angola, 11. Brazil, 12. Japan

Visit olympics.com/tokyo-2020 or the ihf.info competition mini-sites for the men's and women's tournaments for more information on the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. 


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