Tag Archives: 1996 Olympics

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.

Beth Havlicek’s Olympic Fundraiser Raised Money for Team

Chris Havlicek’s mother, Beth, started a fundraiser called “Hometown Heroes” when Chris was touring with his Olympic team. The fundraiser raised money through the “Adopt an Athlete” program. Participants paid $40 and “adopted” an Olympian. They received a gym bag with their athlete’s autographed picture and other Olympics themed memorabilia. The money was given to Olympic… Read More »