4th August 2016

BBC Sport showing Olympic handball

The handball gets underway at the Rio Olympics from 6 August. The men’s and women’s competitions promise once again to be exciting, full of action and goals.

France and Norway are the men’s and women’s gold medalists respectively from London 2012.

Norway’s women get their campaign underway against home nation Brazil in Group A on 6 August at 13.30 BST. France’s men are also in Group A. Their first match against Tunisia is at 23.50 BST on 7 August.

The women’s quarter-finals take place on 16 August, while the men’s are on 17 August. The women’s semi-finals are on 18 and 19 August, with the Gold and Bronze medal matches on 20 August. The men’s semi-finals are on 19 and 20 August, and the Gold and Bronze medal matches on 21 August.

BBC Sport will be showing all the Olympic handball games live via the BBC Sport website, with Paul Bray providing the lead commentary.

The gold medal match will also be on BBC Red Button, interactive/connected TV outlets. Select other games will also be available on these channels. Just check each day if, and what, matches are available.

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