Some of the best Menís and Womenís Team Handball clubs will
compete for top honors, through Sunday, May 19. The tournament encompasses a
variety of talent levels, from an open format to qualifying, elite competitors
from the U.S. and abroad. Twenty-eight teams, consisting of more than 350
athletes, will play more than 60 matches of the Olympic sport which is gaining
momentum across the nation. Matches will begin up until 7:15 p.m. on Friday,
from 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and from 7:45 a.m. on Sunday until the
Menís Elite Finals at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.
Team Handball is a popular international sport played by 19
million people in more than 180 countries, and has been an Olympic event since
1939. The sport moved indoors at the 1972 Summer Olympics. USA Team Handball is
a member of the International Handball Federation and the Pan American Team
Handball Federation, and was certified by the United States Olympic Committee
in 2008. The mission of USA Team Handball is to develop, promote, educate and
grow the sport of Team Handball at all levels in the United States, and to enable
United States athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence to win
medals in international and Olympic competition.
All matches are free for public viewing and open to the media.
Elite competitor matches begin on Friday at 10:00 a.m. and
2:00 p.m.; Saturday at 10:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.; and on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and
the Elite Finals at 1:00 p.m.