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Field Handball World Championships - Men

Field handball, also known as outdoor or grass handball, was a form of nowadays (indoor) handball. World championships were held 1938 - 1966 and the sport was also part of the Olympic Games 1936.

World Champions Final Runners-up Third place
Olympic Games
1936, Aug 06 - 14 Berlin GER GER --- AUT SUI
World Championship
1938, Jul 07 - 10 Berlin GER GER 23:0 SUI HUN
1948, Jun 03 + 06 Paris FRA SWE 11:4 DEN SUI
1952, Jun 08 - 15 Zürich SUI FRG 19:8 SWE SUI
1956, Jun 29 - Jul 10 Dortmund FRG FRG 25:13 SUI TCH
1959, Jun 13 - 21 Wien AUT GER 14:11 ROU SWE
1963, Jun 03 - 09 Basel SUI GDR 14:7 FRG SUI
1966, Jun 25 - Jul 03 several venues AUT FRG --- GDR AUT

1959: GER = united team of players from the FRG and the GDR

Field Handball World Championships - Women

The Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI) organized four Women's World Games between 1922 and 1934. In 1922, the event was still called Women's Olympiad, but then had to be renamed by objection from the IOC and the IAAF.
In the third edition, also a field handball tournament took place. Furthermore the Czech handball Hazená was competed in the third and fourth edition.

World Champions Final Runners-up Third place
Women's World Games - Hazená
1930, Sep 07 Praha TCH TCH --- YUG POL
1934, Aug 10 London GBR YUG 6:4 TCH only two teams
Women's World Games - Field Handball
1930, Sep 07 Praha TCH AUT 5:4 GER only two teams
World Championship
1949, Sep 25 - 28 Budapest HUN HUN --- AUT TCH
1956, Jul 01 - 08 Frankfurt FRG ROU 6:5 FRG HUN
1960, Jun 12 - 19 Amsterdam NED ROU 10:2 AUT GER

1960: GER = united team of players from the FRG and the GDR

Field Handball - European Cups

Only three times the IHF organized the European Cup for the national champions in field handball (men only).

Winners Runners-up Third place
1968, Jun 01 - 02 Linz AUT TSV Grün-Weiß Dankersen FRG Sportunion Edelweiß Linz AUT TV Suhr SUI
1969, May 24 - 26 several venues FRG TSV Grün-Weiß Dankersen FRG TV Krefeld-Oppum 1894 FRG TSV St.Otmar St.Gallen SUI
1970, May 16 - 18 several venues FRG TSV Grün-Weiß Dankersen FRG SG Leutershausen FRG TSV St.Otmar St.Gallen SUI



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