Handball at the 1988 Summer Olympics
In the XXIV Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988 the competitions were held in Handball for men and women. Olympic champion in the men was the Soviet team, which was four years earlier stayed away due to the boycott of the Eastern Bloc countries the Games in Los Angeles. The other podium places went to South Korea and defending Yugoslavia. In the women's South Korea won ahead of Norway and the Soviet Union.
- 2.1 Preliminary 2.1.1 Group A
- 2.1.2 Group B
- 2.2.1 5th to 8th Place
- 2.2.2 1st to 4th place
Coach: Anatoly Yevtushenko
Coach: Yoo Jae- Choong
Coach: Abas Arslanagić
The preliminary round was played in two groups. The teams each played a match against each group member. The preliminary round winners of the two groups played in the final. The two runners-up played for 3rd place.
In the final round each aequo of groups A and B played against each other.
Games for places 5-12
3rd Place Match
The mid-term results are given in brackets.
Squad No. 4 to No. 12
4 Hungary 1957 Hungary: Imre Bíró, József Bordás, Ottó Csicsay, János Fodor, Janos Gyurka, László Hoffmann, Mihály Iváncsik, Mihály Kovács, Péter Kovács, László Marosi, Tibor Oross, Jakab Sibalin, László Szabó, Géza Tóth; Coach: Lajos Mocsai
5 Sweden Sweden: Per Carlen Per Carlsson, Johan Eklund, Mats Fransson, Erik Hajas, Claes Hellgren, Peder Järphag, Björn Jilsén, By Jilsén, Ola Lindgren, Staffan Olsson, Mats Olsson, Sten Sjögren, Magnus Wislander; Coach: Roger Carlsson
6 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia: Miroslav Bajgar, Michal Barda, Tomáš Bártek, Petr Baumruk, Milan Brestovanský, Karel Jindřichovský, Jiří Kotrč, Peter Mesiarik Jan Novák, Jozef Škandík, Libor Sovadina, František Štika, Zdeněk Vanek, Lubomir Švajlen; Coach: Vojtech Mares
7 Germany Democratic Republic in 1949 German Democratic Republic: Rüdiger Borchardt, Jens Fiedler, Mike Fuhrig, Matthias Hahn, Stephan Hauck, Peter Hofmann, Bernd Metzke, Andreas Neitzel, Peter Pysall, Wieland Schmidt, Holger Schneider, Frank - Michael Wahl, Holger Winselmann; Coach: Paul Tiedemann
8 Iceland Iceland: Kristján Arason, Alfreð Gíslason, Guðmundur Guðmundsson, Sigurdur Gunnarsson, Atli Hilmarsson, Guðmundur Hrafnkelsson, Brynjar Kvaran, Thorgils Mathiesen, Páll Ólafsson, Bjarki Sigurðsson, Jakob Sigurðsson, Geir Sveinsson, Sigurdur Sveinsson, Einar Thorvardarson, Karl Þráinsson; Coach: Bogdan Kowalcsyk
9 Spain: Juan Javier Cabanas, Juan de la Puente, Jesús Ángel Fernández, Jaume Fort, Jesús Gómez, Ricardo Marín, Juan Francisco Muñoz, Jaime Puig, Javier Reino, Lorenzo Rico, Julián Ruiz, Joan Sagalés, Eugenio Serrano, Juan José Uria, Miguel Ángel Zúñiga; Coach: Juan de Dios Román Seco
10 Algeria Algeria Hocine Ait Makhlouf, Omar Azeb, Benali Beghouach, Abdesselam Benmaghsoula, Mahmoud Bouanik, Salah Bouchekriou, Abdelhak Bouhalissa, Brahim Boudrali, Mourad Boussebt, Ahcene Djeffal, Alousofiane Draouci, Fethnour Lacheheb, Zine Eddine Mohamed Saghir, camel Ouchia; Coach: Mohamed Lamine Az Derouaz
11 Japan Japan: Izumi Fujii, Yukihiro Hashimoto, Hidetada Ito, Kazuhiro Miyashita, Yoshihiko Nikawadori, Kiyoshi Nishiyama, Shinji Okuda, Shinichi Shudo, Koji Tachiki, Takashi Taguchi, Seiichi Takamura, Kenji Tamamura, Kodo Yamamoto, Toshiyuki Yamamura, Hiroshi Yanai; Coach: Akira Tsugawa
12 United States of America: James Buehning, Scott Driggers, Craig Fitschen, Steven Goss, Bob Hillary, Boyd Janny, Bryant Johnson, William Kessler, Stephen Kirk, Peter Lash, Joseph McVein, Rod Oshita, Joe Story, Mike Sullivan, Brian Bennett; Coach: Branislav Pokrajac
The games in the finals were held in group games.