(Last Updated on : 15-02-2012)
Handball federation in India is one of the primary bodies that take care of the game in the country. The federation has over the year worked vigorously to make the game popular among the people. It has been instrumental hosting several matches at the national level, allowing potential athlete to showcase their talent. Originated in Greece and later spread to other countries, handball in India gradually became quite a famous sport echoing the true spirit of games. The game of handball is regarded as one of the fastest games in the world handball in India has gained a distinct shape. Handball was one of the early birds at 4th Military world games in October 2007. The handball team of India played a 30-30-draw match with Turkey in Group A of the nine-team competition at the Saroor Nagar Indoor Stadium.
Handball in India is played by dribbling, passing or bouncing the ball as the players run. During the game the team members stop, throw, bounce and strike the ball with different body parts above the knee. Both the team tries to throw the ball in the net of the opponent team to score goals. The game that is very much popular in all over the world and is spreading its popularity rapidly has a lot of debate regarding the origin of the game. Though, many think that the game was played over four thousand years ago in Egypt, ancient Rome and by many other South American countries, some people claim that the game originated in the 11th century. However, the modern version of the game of Handball that everybody knows today actually came into existence only in the ending part of the 19th century in Northern Europe, primarily Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden.
One of the major role that Handball federation in India plays is to promote and support the game of handball in the country. It organizes matches at both national and international levels, and also plays a crucial role in taking care of the athletes.
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