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.
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 »
Chis Havlicek made it to the 1996 Olympic Handball Team on his own merits. Check out this story about Chris and the U.S. Olympic Festival. With basketball legend John Havlicek as your father, it can be hard to make a name for yourself, but Chris did so by making it on the team and becoming the… Read More »
Chris Havlicek, who was on the 1996 Olympic Handball Team, played basketball for UVA all four year of college, and was the team’s captain his senior year. Learn more about Chris Havlicek’s journey to the 1996 Olympic Handball Team. He later played professionally for Italy, but left to begin training for the 1996 US Olympics Handball Team in… Read More »