Great Britain's women's handball team finished third at the Four Nations tournament with victory over Italy. Nick Hope reports

Great Britain's women's handball team finished third at the Four Nations tournament with victory over Italy. Nick Hope reports

Great Britain's men's handball team lost what could be their last-ever competitive international match, going down 37-26 away to Italy.

Handball: British men lose final Euro qualifier to Italy

Great Britain's men's handball team lost what could be their last-ever competitive international match, going down 37-26 away to Italy.

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.

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.

Montenegro celebrate victory over Great Britain in Women's Handball  Montenegro…

Montenegro celebrate victory over Great Britain in Women's Handball Montenegro…

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)

PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics Day 5

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)

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.

Fairbrother inspires Great Britain to win over Finland

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.

Handball Arena - Jan 2011 Work continues at the London 2012 Handball Arena...    ... following confirmation from the British Olympic Association that Great Britain's men's and women's handball teams will compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games at the London 2012 Handball Arena in the Olympic Park on January 19, 2011 in London, England. © Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Handball Arena - Jan 2011 Work continues at the London 2012 Handball Arena... ... following confirmation from the British Olympic Association that Great Britain's men's and women's handball teams will compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games at the London 2012 Handball Arena in the Olympic Park on January 19, 2011 in London, England. © Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Handball Arena - Jan 2011 Work continues at the London 2012 Handball Arena...    ... following confirmation from the British Olympic Association that Great Britain's men's and women's handball teams will compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games at the London 2012 Handball Arena in the Olympic Park on January 19, 2011 in London, England. © Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Handball Arena - Jan 2011 Work continues at the London 2012 Handball Arena... ... following confirmation from the British Olympic Association that Great Britain's men's and women's handball teams will compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games at the London 2012 Handball Arena in the Olympic Park on January 19, 2011 in London, England. © Paul Gilham/Getty Images

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The Faroese womens team today against Great Britain #handball #atlanticairways #faroeship #selecthandball #selectsports #hndbl #handballfaroeislands by handball_faroe_islands

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