Handball consists of two teams of seven, who aim to score as many goals against the opposing teams using only the hands.
The game is played on a court or pitch 40 m long by 20 m, with goals that measure 3 m wide by 2 m in height.
The game consists of two periods of 30 minutes each. In the first round, teams split into two groups. After a round-robin competition, the first four teams in each group qualify for the quarterfinals for single elimination play, which is followed by a final for the gold and silver medals and the losing semifinalists contesting the bronze. - (AFP)