Handball at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's tournament was one of two handball tournaments at the 1976 Summer Olympics. It was the third appearance of a men's handball tournament as a medal event at the Olympic Games, after 1936 and 1972 (a demonstration event was held in 1952).

1976 Men's Olympic handball tournament
Tournament details
Host country Canada
Dates18–28 July
Teams12
Venue(s)4 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (1st title)
Runner-up Romania
Third place Poland
Fourth place West Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches30
Goals scored1,215 (41 per match)
Top scorer(s)Romania Ștefan Birtalan
Denmark Bent Larsen
(32 goals)
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Qualification Edit

Mean of qualification Date Host Berths Qualified
Host nation 12 May 1970   Amsterdam 1   Canada
1974 World Championship 28 February – 10 March 1974   East Germany 1   Romania
European qualification tournament[1] 4 November 1975 – 7 March 1976 Various 7   Czechoslovakia
  Denmark
  Hungary
  Poland
  Soviet Union
  West Germany
  Yugoslavia
Asian qualification tournament[2] 15 March – April 1976 Various 1   Japan
African qualification tournament[3] 10–18 April 1976   Tunis 1   Tunisia
American qualification tournament[4] 1   United States
Total 12

Results Edit

Preliminary round Edit

Group A Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Soviet Union 5 4 0 1 111 77 +34 8 Gold medal game
2   West Germany 5 4 0 1 97 76 +21 8 Bronze medal game
3   Yugoslavia 5 4 0 1 110 93 +17 8 Fifth place game
4   Denmark 5 2 0 3 92 102 −10 4 Seventh place game
5   Japan 5 1 0 4 96 111 −15 2 Ninth place game
6   Canada (H) 5 0 0 5 75 122 −47 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Hosts
18 July 1976
19:00
Soviet Union   26–16   Japan Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal
Chernyshov 7 (11–5) Fujinaka 6
18 July 1976
19:00
Yugoslavia   22–18   Canada PEPS, Quebec City
three players 5 (15–12) De Roussan 6
18 July 1976
19:00
West Germany   18–14   Denmark Sherbrooke Sports Palace, Sherbrooke
Deckarm 6 (7–5) Dahl-Nielsen 8

20 July 1976
20:30
West Germany   19–16   Japan Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal
Ehret 5 (11–5) Fujinaka 6
20 July 1976
20:30
Yugoslavia   25–17   Denmark PEPS, Quebec City
Miljak 8 (13–5) Larsen 9
20 July 1976
20:30
Soviet Union   25–9   Canada Sherbrooke Sports Palace, Sherbrooke
Gassy 6 (12–5) Ferdais 3

22 July 1976
19:00
Yugoslavia   20–18   Soviet Union Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal
Krivokapić 8 (11–8) Gassy 5
22 July 1976
19:00
West Germany   26–11   Canada PEPS, Quebec City
Klühspies 6 (14–7) Viens 4
22 July 1976
19:00
Denmark   21–17   Japan Sherbrooke Sports Palace, Sherbrooke
Larsen 7 (8–11) Kino 5

24 July 1976
20:30
Denmark   24–18   Canada Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal
Andersen, Pazyj 6 (7–6) Blankenau, Désormeaux 4
24 July 1976
20:30
West Germany   16–18   Soviet Union PEPS, Quebec City
Larsen 7 (5–9) Gassy 6
24 July 1976
20:30
Yugoslavia   26–22   Japan Sherbrooke Sports Palace, Sherbrooke
Miljak 12 (13–12) Fujinaka, Gamo 6

26 July 1976
19:00
West Germany   18–17   Yugoslavia Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal
Ehret, Klühspies 4 (8–7) Pavićević 10
26 July 1976
19:00
Japan   25–19   Canada PEPS, Quebec City
three players 5 (9–9) Ferdais 5
26 July 1976
19:00
Soviet Union   24–16   Denmark Sherbrooke Sports Palace, Sherbrooke
Klimov 6 (13–7) Larsen 6

Group B Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Romania 4 3 1 0 91 71 +20 7 Gold medal game
2   Poland 4 3 0 1 80 71 +9 6 Bronze medal game
3   Hungary 4 2 0 2 92 82 +10 4 Fifth place game
4   Czechoslovakia 4 1 1 2 85 82 +3 3 Seventh place game
5   United States 4 0 0 4 80 122 −42 0 Ninth place game
  Tunisia[a] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrawn
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Tunisia withdrew after 2 matches.[5]
18 July 1976
20:30
Romania   23–18   Hungary Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal
Referees: Valčić, Stanojević (YUG)
Birtalan 6 (13–8) Szilágyi, Vass 4
18 July 1976
20:30
Czechoslovakia   28–20   United States PEPS, Quebec City
Jarý 5 (15–13) Abrahamson 7
18 July 1976
20:30
Poland   26–12
(Annulled)
  Tunisia Sherbrooke Sports Palace, Sherbrooke

20 July 1976
19:00
Czechoslovakia   21–9
(Annulled)
  Tunisia Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal
20 July 1976
19:00
Romania   32–19   United States PEPS, Quebec City
Referees: Rodil, Ohlsen (DEN)
Birtalan 8 (16–8) Abrahamson, Rogers 5
20 July 1976
19:00
Poland   18–16   Hungary Sherbrooke Sports Palace, Sherbrooke
Kałuziński 8 (7–8) Varga 7

22 July 1976
20:30
Hungary   36–21   United States Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal
Varga 9 (18–9) Ra. Dean 6
22 July 1976
20:30
Poland   21–18   Czechoslovakia PEPS, Quebec City
Gmyrek, Melcer 5 (8–7) Mikeš 6

24 July 1976
19:00
Poland   26–20   United States Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal
Klempel, Przybysz 8 (14–10) Rogers 8
24 July 1976
19:00
Romania   19–19   Czechoslovakia Sherbrooke Sports Palace, Sherbrooke
Referees: Rodil, Ohlsen (DEN)
Birtalan 7 (13–10) three players 4

26 July 1976
20:30
Czechoslovakia   20–22   Hungary Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal
Mikeš 7 (11–10) Vass 7
26 July 1976
20:30
Romania   17–15   Poland PEPS, Quebec City
Referees: Reichel, Tetens (FRG)
Birtalan 8 (8–6) Klempel 6

Final round Edit

Ninth place game Edit

27 July 1976
14:00
Japan   27–20   United States Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal
three players 5 (12–8) Ra. Dean 6

Seventh place game Edit

27 July 1976
15:30
Denmark   21–25   Czechoslovakia Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal
Bock, Dahl-Nielsen 4 (13–11) three players 5

Fifth place game Edit

27 July 1976
19:00
Yugoslavia   21–19   Hungary Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal
Serdarušić 7 (11–9) Vass 6

Bronze medal game Edit

28 July 1976
17:00
West Germany   18–21   Poland Montreal Forum, Montreal
three players 4 (9–11) Kałuziński, Klempel 6

Gold medal game Edit

28 July 1976
18:30
Soviet Union   19–15   Romania Montreal Forum, Montreal
Attendance: 3,000[6]
Referees: Reichel, Tetens (FRG)
Gassy 6 (10–6) Grabovschi, Licu 4

Rankings and statistics Edit

Team rosters Edit

  Canada   Czechoslovakia   Denmark   Hungary   Japan   Poland
Wolfgang Blankenau
Christian Chagnon
François Dauphin
Hugues de Roussan
Pierre Désormeaux
Pierre Ferdais
Robert Johnson
Richard Lambert
Claude Lefebvre
Danny Power
Pierre St. Martin
Stan Thorseth
Luc Tousignant
Claude Viens
Coach: Eugen Trofin
Bohumil Cepák
Jozef Dobrotka
Vladimír Haber
Jiří Hanzl
Vladimír Jarý
Jiří Kavan
Jindřich Krepindl
Jiří Liška
Pavel Mikeš
Ján Packa
Jaroslav Papiernik
Ivan Satrapa
František Šulc
Coach: Jiří Vícha
Štefan Katušák
Søren Andersen
Lars Bock
Anders Dahl-Nielsen
Jørgen Frandsen
Claus From
Henrik Jacobsgaard
Palle Jensen
Kay Jørgensen
Bent Larsen
Thor Munkager
Thomas Pazyj
Jesper Petersen
Johnny Piechnik
Coach: Jørgen Gaarskjær
Morten Stig Christensen
Béla Bartalos (Honvéd Szondy SE)
Ferenc Buday (Budapest Honvéd SE)
Ernő Gubányi (TBSC)
László Jánovszki (Budapest Spartacus SC)
József Kenyeres (Budapest Honvéd SE)
Zsolt Kontra (Honvéd Szondy SE)
Péter Kovács (Budapest Honvéd SE)
Mihály Süvöltős (Debreceni Dózsa)
István Szilágyi (FTC)
István Varga (Debreceni Dózsa)
Károly Vass (Elektromos SE)
Gábor Verőci (Budapest Honvéd SE)
Coach: Mihály Faludi
Zoltán Bartalos
Pál Kocsis
Kenji Fujinaka
Seimei Gamo
Hiroshi Hanawa
Hiroshi Honda
Toyohiko Hozumi
Satoshi Kikuchi
Minoru Kino
Kozo Matsubara
Takezo Nakai
Kenichi Sasaki
Yoji Sato
Masaki Shibata
Coach: Tomoaki Takeno
Zdzisław Antczak
Janusz Brzozowski
Piotr Cieśla
Jan Gmyrek
Alfred Kałuziński
Jerzy Klempel
Zygfryd Kuchta
Jerzy Melcer
Ryszard Przybysz
Henryk Rozmiarek
Andrzej Sokołowski
Andrzej Szymczak
Mieczysław Wojczak
Włodzimierz Zieliński
Coach: Janusz Czerwiński
  Romania   Soviet Union   Tunisia   United States   West Germany   Yugoslavia
Ștefan Birtalan
Adrian Cosma
Cezar Drăgăniṭă
Alexandru Fölker
Cristian Gațu
Mircea Grabovschi
Roland Gunesch
Gabriel Kicsid
Ghiță Licu
Nicolae Munteanu
Cornel Penu
Werner Stöckl
Constantin Tudosie
Radu Voina
Coach: Nicolae Nedef
Aleksandr Anpilogov
Yevgeni Chernyshov
Anatoli Fedyukin
Valeri Gassy
Vasily Ilyin
Mykhaylo Ishchenko
Yury Kidyayev
Yury Klimov
Vladimir Kravtsov
Serhiy Kushniryuk
Yuriy Lahutyn
Vladimir Maksimov
Oleksandr Rezanov
Mykola Tomyn
Coach: Anatoli Yevtushenko
Mohamed Abdel Khaled
Khaled Achour
Habib Ammar
Ahmed Bechir Bel Hadj
Abderraouf Ben Samir
Moncef Besbes
Raouf Chabchoub
Slaheddine Deguechi
Mohamed Naceur Jelili
Mounir Jelili
Habib Kheder
Lotfi Rebai
Richard Abrahamson
Roger Baker
Peter Buehning, Jr.
Randolph Dean
Robert Dean
Vincent DiCalogero
Ezra Glantz
William Johnson
Patrick O'Neill
Sandor Rivnyak
James Rogers
Kevin Serrapede
Robert Sparks
Harry Winkler
Coach: Dennis Berkholtz
Gerd Becker
Günter Böttcher
Heiner Brand
Bernhard Busch
Joachim Deckarm
Arno Ehret
Jürgen Hahn
Manfred Hofmann
Peter Jaschke
Peter Kleibrink
Kurt Klühspies
Rudolf Rauer
Horst Spengler
Walter von Oepen
Coach: Vlado Štencl
Abaz Arslanagić
Vlado Bojović
Hrvoje Horvat
Milorad Karalić
Radivoj Krivokapić
Zdravko Miljak
Željko Nimš
Radisav Pavićević
Branislav Pokrajac
Nebojša Popović
Zdravko Rađenović
Zvonimir Serdarušić
Predrag Timko
Zdenko Zorko
Coach: Ivan Snoj

References Edit

  1. ^ "Men Handball Olympic Games 1976 European Qualification". todor66.com. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Men Handball Asia Olympic Qualification 1976". todor66.com. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Men Handball Africa Olympic Games 1976 Qualification". todor66.com. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Men Handball Olympic Games 1976 America Qualification". todor66.com. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Africa Sportsmen Seeking A Compromise on Boycott". The New York Times. 22 July 1976. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Istoria handbalului românesc Cronologie Partea A IV – A 1975 – 1984" (PDF). Romanian Handball Federation. Retrieved 9 December 2020.