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GER Team Profile

Germany's Markus Baur, Pascal Hens, and Holger Glandorf lead the 2007 world champions into the Beijing Games. The inventor of handball and perennial world power also features Henning Fritz, the first-ever goaltender to win the World Handballer of the Year award, and the man with the famous mustache, coach Heiner Brand. The Germans will look to improve upon their disappointing fourth place finish at the 2008 Euros.

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Team Handball

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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