We continue to look forward to the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, 2016. Earlier, we wrote about the Olympic football. In this post you can read about the handball tournaments. Below are the groups and schedule for the preliminary rounds as well as the play offs. According to the odds, France is favourites in to defending their gold medal from London 2012.
The men’s handball in Rio 2016
The top four teams in each group go through to the quarterfinals. The winner of group A meets the fourth team of group B and so on. The group stage is played between August 7-15. The knockout stage starts with quarterfinals, August 17, followed by semifinals August 19. The medal games are played August 21.
The women’s handball in Rio 2016
Here too, the top four teams advance to the quarterfinals which is determined in the same manner as in the men’s tournament. The group stage is played between August 6-14. The knockout stage starts with quarterfinals, August 16, followed by semifinals August 18. The medal games are played August 20.
For full schedule and all match dates, check out this official PDF.