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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 1, 2012 in London, England.

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 5, 2012 in London, England.

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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 5, 2012 in London, England.

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 30, 2012 at the Copper Box hall in London.

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 1, 2012 at the Copper Box hall in London.

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