Has the US ever won an Olympic Gold Medal in Handball?

Has the US ever won an Olympic Gold Medal in Handball?

Has the US ever won an Olympic Gold Medal in Handball?

In the 1936 Berlin Summer Games, Germany secured the first Olympic gold medal in handball, while the United States finished last in the six-team tournament.

Munich, 1972

Yugoslavia clinched the gold by defeating Czechoslovakia in the gold medal match, with Romania securing the bronze. However, the United States had a less successful campaign, finishing in sixth place.

Montreal, 1976

The Soviet Union won the gold, with Romania taking the silver and Yugoslavia finishing fifth. This was the first time women competed in handball at the Olympics, and the Soviet Union emerged as the inaugural gold medalist.

Moscow, 1980

The host USSR emerged as the gold medalist, with Hungary and East Germany securing silver and bronze, respectively. The Soviet Union showcased its dominance by going undefeated throughout the tournament.

Los Angeles, 1984

Yugoslavia's men won the gold by defeating West Germany in the final. Meanwhile, the U.S. men finished in ninth place, and the women tied for fourth.

Seoul, 1988

The Soviet Union emerged victorious in the men's handball final, defeating South Korea, who became the first non-European team to win an Olympic medal in men's handball. The U.S. women finished seventh in the tournament.

Barcelona, 1992

The Unified Team clinched the gold in the men's handball final. Notably, the United States did not achieve a podium finish in either the men's or women's events.

Atlanta, 1996

Croatia secured the gold in the men's handball final, while the U.S. did not achieve significant success in the competition.

Sydney, 2000

Russia emerged as the gold medalist in the men's handball event, while the U.S. handball teams did not secure a podium finish.

Athens, 2004

Croatia and Denmark secured gold in the men's and women's handball events, respectively, with the U.S. teams not achieving a podium finish.

Beijing, 2008

France and Norway secured gold in the men's and women's handball events, respectively. The U.S. teams did not achieve a podium finish in either event.

London, 2012

France secured gold in the men's handball event, while Norway emerged victorious in the women's event. The U.S. teams did not secure a podium finish in either event.

Rio de Janeiro, 2016

Denmark secured gold in the men's handball event, while Russia emerged victorious in the women's event. The U.S. teams did not secure a podium finish in either event.

Based on the historical data, the United States has not won an Olympic gold medal in handball. While the U.S. teams have participated in various Olympic handball tournaments, they have yet to achieve the highest honor in the sport at the Olympic Games.


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