Handball at the 2020 Summer Olympics

The handball tournaments at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics are scheduled to take place from 24 July to 8 August 2021.[1][2]

Handball at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
Handball, Tokyo 2020.svg
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates24 July – 8 August 2021
Teams24 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Next

It was originally scheduled to be held in 2020, but on 24 March 2020, the Olympics were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

ScheduleEdit

Legend
G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Gold medal match

[4][5]

Date
Event
Sat 24 Sun 25 Mon 26 Tue 27 Wed 28 Thu 29 Fri 30 Sat 31 Sun 1 Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8
Men G G G G G ¼ ½ B F
Women G G G G G ¼ ½ B F

EventsEdit

Two sets of medals will be awarded in the following events:

QualificationEdit

The National Olympic Committees might enter only one 14-player men's team and only one 14-player women's team.

Men's qualificationEdit


Qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 7 September 2013   Buenos Aires 1   Japan
2019 World Championship 10–27 January 2019   Denmark /   Germany 1   Denmark
2019 Pan American Games 31 July – 5 August 2019   Lima 1   Argentina
AHF Men’s Asian qualification event 17–26 October 2019   Doha 1   Bahrain
2020 European Championship 10–26 January 2020   Austria /   Norway /   Sweden 1   Spain
2020 African Championship 16–26 January 2020   Tunisia 1   Egypt
2020 IHF Men's Olympic Qualification Tournaments 12–14 March 2021   Podgorica 2   Brazil
  Norway
  Montpellier 2   France
  Portugal
  Berlin 2   Germany
  Sweden
Total 12


Women's qualificationEdit

Qualification Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation election 7 September 2013   Buenos Aires 1   Japan
2018 European Championship 29 November – 16 December 2018   France 1   France
2019 Pan American Games 24–30 July 2019   Lima 1   Brazil
2019 Asian Qualification Tournament 23–29 September 2019   Chuzhou 1   South Korea
2019 African Qualification Tournament 26–29 September 2019   Dakar 1   Angola
2019 World Championship 29 November – 15 December 2019   Japan 1   Netherlands
2020 IHF Women's Olympic Qualification Tournaments 19–21 March 2021   Llíria 2   Spain
  Sweden
  Győr 2   Hungary
  ROC
  Podgorica 2   Montenegro
  Norway
Total 12

Men's tournamentEdit

Group stageEdit

The teams were divided into two groups of six nations, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for a victory, one for a draw. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2   France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 24 July 2021. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2   Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Bahrain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 24 July 2021. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
(H) Host

Knockout stageEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal
 
          
 
3 August
 
 
 
 
5 August
 
 
 
 
 
3 August
 
 
 
 
 
7 August
 
 
 
 
 
3 August
 
 
 
 
 
5 August
 
 
 
 
 
3 August
 
 Bronze medal
 
 
 
7 August
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Women's tournamentEdit

Group stageEdit

The teams were divided into two groups of six nations, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for a victory, one for a draw. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2   Montenegro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Angola 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 25 July 2021. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
(H) Host

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2   ROC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Hungary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 25 July 2021. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.

Knockout stageEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal
 
          
 
4 August
 
 
 
 
6 August
 
 
 
 
 
4 August
 
 
 
 
 
8 August
 
 
 
 
 
4 August
 
 
 
 
 
6 August
 
 
 
 
 
4 August
 
 Bronze medal
 
 
 
8 August
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tokyo 2020 Qualification System confirmed". ihf.info. 3 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Tokyo 2020: One Year to Go, handball schedule confirmed". ihf.info. 23 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Schedule – Handball Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Handball Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.