MOSCOW (AP) — Russia suspended eight players from its men's national junior handball team on Tuesday for behavior likened to “treason” after alleging they had been in contact with bookmakers.
The Russian Handball Federation didn't specify exactly what the players were accused of doing, and didn't identify any specific games which may have been affected.
TOKYO (AP) — France won the Olympic men’s handball gold medal Saturday after beating Denmark 25-23 in the final, gaining a measure of revenge for defeat to the Danes in the gold medal game in 2016.
TOKYO (AP) — It’s a Rio repeat in women’s handball.
The Russian team beat Norway by one goal in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday to set up a gold-medal game against France. That’s exactly what happened five years ago at the Rio de Janeiro Games.
TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic men's handball tournament has become something of a Mikkel Hansen show.
The three-time world championship MVP scored 12 goals to lead Denmark to a 27-23 semifinal victory over Spain.
HELSINKI (AP) — U.S. pop singer Pink has offered to pay a fine given to the Norwegian female beach handball team for wearing shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms.
Pink said she was “very proud” of the team for protesting against the rule that prevented them from wearing shorts like their male counterparts.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Denmark upset France 30-28 in the men's final to deny France a third consecutive Olympic gold medal. Russia eliminated two-time reigning champ Norway in overtime in the women's semifinals and then beat France 22-19 for the gold.