Tuesday, August 12, 2008

And the answer is....

Handball. Olympic coverage can be found here.

In Canada we call it Team Handball, to differentiate it from a game that's played with 2 people on a squash court.

But in Europe, the birthplace of the game, they just call it Handball.

It's a wicked game. Vicious, fast, and scary. It's kind of like water polo on a court.

I played primarily goalie, but have also played out.

Our Canadian team has to qualify (via World Championships) to make it to the Olympics, and in my memory we never have.

From former handball player to mother, knitter, and sometime pharmacist.

Man how life changes!


J. said...

I knew that.

Lauren said...

Very interesting! I have to admit, I am very handball ignorant.

A bit of olympic trivia - did you know that "tug-of-war" was an event at the summer olympics from 1900 to 1920?