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Handball at the 2004 Summer Olympics


Handball at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Handball at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country  Greece
Dates 14 August - 29 August
Teams 22 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Croatia (Men)
 Denmark (Women)
Runner-up  Germany (Men)
 South Korea (Women)
Third place  Russia (Men)
 Ukraine (Women)
Fourth place  Hungary (Men)
 France (Women)

Handball at the 2004 Summer Olympics had a men's and a women's team competitions with the preliminary rounds taking place in the Sports Pavilion at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex. From the quarter final stage onwards, the women's event moved to the Helliniko Olympic Indoor Arena, a part of the Hellinikon Olympic Complex, with the men joining them there for their semi-finals and final.

The men's Handball event first made an appearance, played outside, at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany but did not then re-appear until the Games returned to Germany for the Munich Olympics in 1972 since when it has been ever present. The women's game debuted in Montreal, Canada at the 1976 Summer Olympics and again has been ever present since.


  • Medal summary 1
  • Medal table 2
  • Teams 3
    • Men 3.1
    • Women 3.2
  • References 4

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
 Croatia (CRO)

Ivano Balić
Davor Dominiković
Mirza Džomba
Slavko Goluža
Nikša Kaleb
Blaženko Lacković
Venio Losert
Valter Matošević
Petar Metličić
Vlado Šola
Denis Špoljarić
Goran Šprem
Igor Vori
Vedran Zrnić

 Germany (GER)

Markus Baur
Frank von Behren
Mark Dragunski
Henning Fritz
Pascal Hens
Jan Olaf Immel
Torsten Jansen
Florian Kehrmann
Stefan Kretzschmar
Klaus-Dieter Petersen
Christian Ramota
Christian Schwarzer
Daniel Stephan
Christian Zeitz
Volker Zerbe

 Russia (RUS)

Mikhail Chipurin
Aleksandr Gorbatikov
Vyacheslav Gorpishin
Vitali Ivanov
Eduard Koksharov
Alexey Kostygov
Denis Krivoshlykov
Vasily Kudinov
Oleg Kuleshov
Andrey Lavrov
Sergey Pogorelov
Alexey Rastvortsev
Dmitri Torgovanov
Aleksandr Tuchkin

 Denmark (DEN)

Louise Nørgaard
Rikke Skov
Henriette Mikkelsen
Mette Vestergaard
Rikke Jørgensen
Camilla Thomsen
Karin Mortensen
Lotte Kiærskou
Trine Jensen
Katrine Fruelund
Rikke Schmidt
Kristine Andersen
Karen Brødsgaard
Line Daugaard
Josephine Touray

 South Korea (KOR)

Oh Yong-Ran
Woo Sun-Hee
Huh Soon-Young
Lee Gong-Joo
Jang So-Hee
Kim Hyun-Ok
Kim Cha-Youn
Oh Seong-Ok
Huh Young-Sook
Moon Kyeong-Ha
Lim O-Kyeong
Lee Sang-Eun
Myoung Bok-Hee
Choi Im-jeong
Moon Pil-Hee

 Ukraine (UKR)

Nataliya Borysenko
Ganna Burmystrova
Tetyana Shynkarenko
Maryna Vergelyuk
Olena Yatsenko
Ganna Siukalo
Olena Radchenko
Olena Tsygitsa
Galyna Markushevska
Lyudmyla Shevchenko
Iryna Honcharova
Nataliya Lyapina
Anastasiya Borodina
Larysa Zaspa
Oxana Rayhel

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Denmark (DEN) 1 0 0 1
 Croatia (CRO) 1 0 0 1
3  South Korea (KOR) 0 1 0 1
 Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
5  Ukraine (UKR) 0 0 1 1
 Russia (RUS) 0 0 1 1



The men's event involved twelve teams split equally into two groups.


The women's event involved ten teams split in two groups.

When all teams within a group have played each other in both men's and women's competitions the top four from each group will progress into their respective quarter finals.


  • 2004 Summer Olympics official report Volume 2.
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