Haundbaw (an aa kent as team haundbaw, Olympic haundbaw, European team haundbaw, European haundbaw, or Borden baw[1]) is a team sport in which twa teams o seiven players each (sax ootfield players an a goalkeeper) pass a baw uisin thair haunds wi the aim o throwin it intae the goal o the ither team. A staundart match conseests o twa periods o 30 minutes, an the team that scores mair goals wins.

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Haundbaw player muives taewart the goal prior tae throwin the baw, while the goalkeeper waits tae stap it.
Heichest govrenin bodyIHF
First playedLate-19t century, Germany an Scandinavie (Denmark, Swaden an Norawa)
ContactYes (frontal)
Team members7 per side (includin goalkeeper)
Mixed genderYes, separate competeetions
CategorizationTeam sport, baw sport
VenueIndoor or ootduir coort
OlympicPairt o Simmer Olympic programme in 1936.
Demonstratit at the 1952 Simmer Olympics.
Returned tae the Simmer Olympic programme since 1972.


  1. Barbara Schrodt (6 October 2011). "Team Handball". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica-Dominion Institute.