The Summer Youth Olympic Games were held last month in Nanjing, China. Slovenia’s men’s handball team won the gold medal, while South Korea’s women’s handball team came out on top. Chris Havlicek also played Olympic handball with the American team in 1996.
Chris Havlicek represented the US handball team at the 1996 Olympics. This sport continues to grow and gain traction. Check out their official website to stay updated on recent news!
Chris Havlicek played Olympic Handball when he was younger but not too many Americans are familiar with the sport. Check out the video below to see exactly how difficult the sport really is:
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 »
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.