Handball

Teams of seven players dribble and pass the ball toward their opponent’s net and attempt to score by throwing the ball into the net. The goal is protected by a goalkeeper and there is a 6-meter capital D-shaped area around the net that players cannot enter. They can jump into the area to make a shot attempt, but must release the ball before they hit the ground. There is also a free-throw line 9 meters from the goal. Matches consist of two 30-minute halves.

Players can only be in possession of the ball for a maximum of three seconds and can only take a maximum of three steps with the ball. Handball is a contact sport and contact from the front is not considered a penalty. Actions directed at opposing players such as holding, tripping, as well as contact from the side result in a penalty shot from 7 meters out. Dangerous actions such as those targeting the head or throat can result in a yellow card, with three yellow resulting in a red card that results in an ejection from the game. For particularly egregious fouls, referees may suspend a player for two minutes, foregoing the warning yellow card.

Handball takes place from July 24 to Aug. 8.

Venue and access information

Handball will be held at Yoyogi National Stadium, which has a capacity of 10,200. It is about five minutes from Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line and Meiji-jingu Station on the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin subway lines.


Handball
Jul 24 | 9:00-12:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 24 | 14:15-17:45
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 24 | 19:30-23:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 25 | 9:00-12:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 25 | 14:15-17:45
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 25 | 19:30-23:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 26 | 9:00-12:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 26 | 14:15-17:45
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 26 | 19:30-23:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 27 | 9:00-12:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 27 | 14:15-17:45
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 27 | 19:30-23:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 28 | 9:00-12:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 28 | 14:15-17:45
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 28 | 19:30-23:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 29 | 9:00-12:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 29 | 14:15-17:45
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 29 | 19:30-23:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 30 | 9:00-12:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 30 | 14:15-17:45
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 30 | 19:30-23:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 31 | 9:00-12:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 31 | 14:15-17:45
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Jul 31 | 19:30-23:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Aug 1 | 9:00-12:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Aug 1 | 14:15-17:45
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Aug 1 | 19:30-23:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Aug 2 | 9:00-12:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Aug 2 | 14:15-17:45
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Aug 2 | 19:30-23:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Preliminaries (2 matches)

Aug 3 | 9:30-11:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Quarterfinal

Aug 3 | 13:15-15:15
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Quarterfinal

Aug 3 | 17:00-19:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Quarterfinal

Aug 3 | 20:45-22:45
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Quarterfinal

Aug 4 | 9:30-11:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Quarterfinal

Aug 4 | 13:15-15:15
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Quarterfinal

Aug 4 | 17:00-19:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Quarterfinal

Aug 4 | 20:45-22:45
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Quarterfinal

Aug 5 | 17:00-19:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Semifinal

Aug 5 | 21:00-23:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Semifinal

Aug 6 | 17:00-19:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Semifinal

Aug 6 | 21:00-23:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Semifinal

Aug 7 | 17:00-19:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Bronze Medal Match

Aug 7 | 21:00-23:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Men's Gold Medal Match
Men's Victory Ceremony

Aug 8 | 11:00-13:00
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Bronze Medal Match

Aug 8 | 15:00-17:30
Yoyogi National Stadium
Women's Gold Medal Match
Women's Victory Ceremony

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