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Handball

Since 1991, handball has been part

of the Special Olympics World Games.

 

How to play handball:

There are 2 teams.

Each team has 7 players.

There are 2 nets.

The teams try to throw the ball into the net

of the other team.

The photo shows a scene of a Handball match with several players.
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The photo shows a Bangladeshi athlete enjoying handball and raising her arms in the air.
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The photo shows an action scene during a handball match. One player is passing the ball to her team mate while their opponent is trying defending.
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The photo shows a very joyful scene of a handball team after they won the match. They are jumping in a celebration circle together.
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The photo shows the handball playing field with several athletes. The one in front is smiling after scoring a goal.
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The photo shows a handball goal from behind with the focus on the net.
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Unified Sports®

 
In Unified Sports®, people with ID and

people without disabilities play sport together.

They also compete together.

The people with ID are called athletes.

The people without disabilities are called partners.

 

Is handball a Unified Sport?

Yes.

There are teams of people with ID.

And there are teams of people with ID and people without disabilities.

 

How many people play handball at the World Games?

226 athletes and 62 partners.


Handball takes place at Horst-Korber-Sportzentrum

on the grounds of Olympiapark.


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