Know your facts:
- Handball has been a sport at Special Olympics World Games since 1991
- Unified Sports? Yes
- Estimated number of athletes participating: 173 athletes + 40 Unified partners
Handball is a fast-paced sport. The game is played indoors on a 40 x 20 meter field with one goalkeeper and six field players.
We have two competitions:
- Team Competition - Women
- Unified Sports Team Competition - Men
By the way:
The first written set of handball rules was published in 1907 by Danish gym teacher and Olympic medalist Holger Nielsen.