In 1936 began handball as Olympic sport. Then they played at a field with each team eleven players. But when handball came back as Olympic sport, they played in a hall with seven players each side.
2 times gold
There were only 6 players who had won gold 2 times, the USSR in 1976 and 1980. Those 6 were: Lubov Odinokova, Zinaida Turchina, Tatyana Kochergina, Ludmila Poradnik, Aldona Nenemene and Larisa Karlova.