Monday, 10 November 2014

Handball on TV

The 2012 Olympics were not the first occasion that handball had featured on domestic TV in the UK. As far back as the 1970s the sport was featured on the Saturday afternoon sports programmes Grandstand (BBC1) and World of Sport (ITV). In this cutting from the Guardian of 21 February 1976 the TV schedule shows a handball international between Great Britain and Poland is listed as starting at 1 o'clock. However, the feature was a short one with the News listed as starting at 1.10!

The match was played at Picketts Lock Sports Centre with the result Great Britain 11 - Poland 55.

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