Handball Qualification

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of one team in each event (14 men and 14 women). As hosts, Japan was given the maximum quota. The remaining quotas will be decided through qualification events, specifically, the World Championship, the continental championships and three Olympic Qualification Tournaments.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Tournament

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2019 World Championships 1
2019 Pan American Games 1
2019 Asian Qualification Event 1
2020 European Championships 1
2020 African Championship 1
2020 Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 2
2020 Olympic Qualification Tournament 2 2
2020 Olympic Qualification Tournament 3 2

Women’s Tournament

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2019 World Championships 1
2018 African Championship 1 Angola
2018 European Championships 1 France
2019 Pan American Games 1
2019 Asian Qualification Event 1
2020 Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 2
2020 Olympic Qualification Tournament 2 2
2020 Olympic Qualification Tournament 3 2