Handball is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team that scores more goals wins.
Equipment: Ball and goals
World Games: Beach handball: 2001 – present (invitational sport before 2013)
Registered players: > 27 million (2016)
Team members: 7 per side (including goalkeeper)
First played: Late 19th century in Denmark. Invented by Nicolaj Ernst in 1897 in Nyborg
Contact: Yes (frontal)
volunteers: 175