European Handball

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  1. Ronaldo

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    I didn't know it was different from American handball, I don't really know the rules well, you can only take 5 steps max or something, you can run into people i think and its mostly popular in Scandanavia and Germany
     
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  3. goober

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    it's the same kind of handball they play in the Olympics. Actually I am surprised that it is still an Olympic sport and something like baseball/softball is being phased out when it way more popular worldwide. Read about it here

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_handball
     
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  4. StealthGnome

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    THAT'S AWESOME! You can dribble too! LOL Soccer with your hands!
     
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  5. Bodacious DVT

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    We played this in our school PE class. one of the greatest games ever invented IMO.

    I wish it was more popular in the US
     
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  6. czech09

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    Yeah, it's really fun. Although not as much fun as footballtennis.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Footballtennis
     
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  7. SFrazeur

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    Team ball sports are just one big game of "keep away."

    -SF
     
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  8. Feña14

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    I think "soccer" with your hands is the best way to describe it yeah.

    It was the game my high school played, they've won tournaments in Japan and all over Europe throughout the years and several players have gone on to play for England. It's pretty physical.
     
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  9. yodudedudeyo

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    football tennis seems hard. i can barely get the ball over the net consistently with a racket let alone my feet.
     
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  10. Ronaldo

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    Sweeeeeet, like water polo without the water and the speedos. Or a hard, wet ball straight to the grill. Never saw this game in the Olympics.
     
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  11. tbini87

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    yeah, i remember playing it in PE too. it was pretty fun... im sure it would be a blast with highly competitive people. i don't remember calling it handball though... the coaches prob made up some lame name for it.
     
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  12. rommil

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    You want to watch an amazing sport? Try Sepak Takraw. It looks like the Matrix people playing sports.
     
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