Handball at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Field handball was a demonstration sport at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

A single match between the men's teams of Sweden and Denmark was held, which Sweden won by nineteen goals to eleven.


30 July 1952
Sweden   19 – 11   Denmark
Attendance: 13,175
Referees: Siegfried Perrey (FRG)
Goal umpires: Martti Pohjola and Lars Sumelius
Linesmen: Jaakko Tuominen and Unto Repo

The match was played in rainy conditions.


All participants were awarded a commemorative medal.


  • "1952 Olympic Games Official Report" (PDF). la84.org. LA84 Foundation/International Olympic Committee. p. 697. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  • "Handball & Olympic Games 1936-2000" (PDF). ihf.info. International Handball Federation. p. 10. Retrieved 24 January 2015.