Great Britain's men's and women's handball teams will be allowed to take up host places at the 2012 Olympics. The British Olympic Association (BOA) confirmed British Handball had met both its performance and legacy criteria. Nick Hope reports.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Great Britain Women's handball team bow to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (not pictured) following their match against Croatia Women's Handball Preliminaries Group A match at the Copper Box Arena on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box on August 5, 2012 in London, England.
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, applauds Britain's handball team at the end of the women's preliminary Group A handball match, Croatia vs, Great Britain, for the London 2012 Olympics Games on Aug. 5, 2012 at the Copper Box hall in London. Croatia won 37-14. (Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)
Montenegro celebrate victory over Great Britain in Women's Handball Montenegro celebrate beating Team GB 31-19 in the Women's Handball preliminaries Group A - Match 5 between Montenegro and Great Britain on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box.
Great Britain's women's handball team kept their dream of reaching the 2012 European Championships alive with a convincing 27-20 victory over Finland. Kelsi Fairbrother top-scored with six, helping secure a 16-goal aggregate win.
Bright Uniforms for the Brazilian women's handball team. LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Ana Paula Rodriguese of Brazil attempts to throw a goal in the Women's Handball Preliminaries Group A match between Great Britain and Brazil on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Copper Box on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)