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NOR Team Profile

Norway failed to qualify for the Athens games, but makes a grand Olympic resurgence as a legitimate candidate for the gold, having won the European Championships in 2006 with a decisive 10-0 record. The Norwegian also won silver at the 2007 Worlds. They are led by team captain Gro Hammerseng and goalie Katrine Haraldsen, as well as coaching great Marit Breivik.

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In Olympic handball, the 12 men's teams and 12 women's teams are split into two groups by random draw. An Olympic handball team's roster comprises 15 players.

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Men's handball medal ceremony
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As a 12-year-old boy, Iceland's president listened to the radio broadcast of his country's first Olympic silver medal. More than 50 years later, he watched his nation claim its second, losing to France in men's handball.

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