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

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Great Britain Women's handball team bow to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (not pictured) following their match against Croatia Women's Handball Preliminaries Group A match at the Copper Box Arena on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Great Britain Women's handball team bow to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (not pictured) following their match against Croatia Women's Handball Preliminaries Group A match at the Copper Box Arena on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

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

Great Britain handball captain Bobby White  has warned his team could fail to progress beyond the Olympic group phase if they do not improve their consistency.

London 2012: GB handball men must 'step up' to avoid whitewash

Great Britain handball captain Bobby White has warned his team could fail to progress beyond the Olympic group phase if they do not improve their consistency.

Men's handball head coach Dragan Djukic will leave the Great Britain set-up and join the Israeli national team after London 2012.

GB handball coach Dragan Djukic to leave after Olympics

Men's handball head coach Dragan Djukic will leave the Great Britain set-up and join the Israeli national team after London

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

Montenegro celebrate beating Team GB in the Women's Handball preliminaries Group A - Match 5 between Montenegro and Great Britain on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box.

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.

English and Scottish handball chiefs have taken the decision to carry on competing as Great Britain once the London Olympics are over.

England and Scotland to unite as Great Britain handball team

English and Scottish handball chiefs have taken the decision to carry on competing as Great Britain once the London Olympics are over.

Russia's goalkeeper Anna Sedoykina tries to make a save during the women's preliminaries Group A handball match Great Britain vs Russia for the London 2012 Olympics Games on July 30, 2012 at the Copper Box hall in London.

PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics Photos Of The Day

Russia's goalkeeper Anna Sedoykina tries to make a save during the women's preliminaries Group A handball match Great Britain vs Russia for the London 2012 Olympics Games on July 2012 at the Copper Box hall in London.

Great Britain handball captain Lynn McCafferty  insists opponents will start taking notice of her side after their narrow 24-16 loss to Russia.

GB handball boosted by narrow loss to world champions Russia

British Handball insists there is genuine cause for optimism, despite finishing sixth out of six at the London 2012 Olympic test event.

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

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 2012 in London, England.

She also supported Britain's handball team at the women's preliminary Group A handball match Croatia vs Great Britain

Duchess of Cambridge takes to the water in Weymouth before paying a visit to record-breaking Ben Ainslie and the Team GB sailing team on tenth day of the Games

Britain's goalkeeper Sarah Hargreaves makes a save during the women's preliminaries Group B handball match Great Britain vs Brazil for the London 2012 Olympics Games on August 1, 2012 at the Copper Box hall in London.

PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics Day 5

Britain's goalkeeper Sarah Hargreaves makes a save during the women's preliminaries Group B handball match Great Britain vs Brazil for the London 2012 Olympics Games on August 2012 at the Copper Box hall in London.

Kate Middleton's Most Memorable Outfits Ever! - August 5, 2012 from #InStyle

Kate Middleton's Most Memorable Outfits

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge applauds during the Women's Handball Preliminaries Group A match between Great Britain and Croatia on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box on August 2012 in London, England.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29:  Team Great Britain huddle on the court prior to their Men's Basketball Game against Russia on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on July 29, 2012 in London, England.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY Team Great Britain huddle on the court prior to their Men's Basketball Game against Russia on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on July 2012 in London, England.

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