Category Archives: 1996 Olympics

Team Handball Explained

Handball is extremely popular in Europe, but the U.S. doesn’t seem to have a good handle on even the basics of the sport. While Chris Havlicek was touring with the 1996 Olympic Handball Team, team member Thomas Fitzgerald explained it as “…water polo without the water, soccer but you use your hands, lacrosse but you… Read More »

Chris Havlicek Played Team Handball

When Americans think of handball, they don’t think of the game that the rest of the world does. Olympic handball, as Chris Havlicek played, is much more similar to basketball than racquetball. As soon as Chris was exposed to team handball, he liked it immediately and caught on extremely quickly.