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  1. Young players are our Olympic legacy, says handball CEO

    Handball in Britain is enjoying an upsurge of interest and participation among young people, Handball England chief executive David Meli says.

    The sport's funding was cut after the 2012 Olympics, but Meli says the Games acted as a handball advert for Britain.

    "It will have been the first time people had seen the sport up close," he told BBC Sport. "And that's where our focus has been since 2012."

    Read more here.

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  2. How to watch the Handball National Cup finals?

    You can watch all the action from the men’s and women’s National Cup finals live on the BBC Sport website, app, connected TV and iPlayer on Sunday, 12 May from 13:55-18:30.

    Men’s National Cup Final

    Warrington Wolves v Cambridge – 13:55-16:00

    Women’s National Cup Final

    NEM Hawks v West London Eagles - 16:25-18:30

  3. The route to the final

    Warrington Wolves face Cambridge in the final of the Men’s National Cup. The Wolves, five-time winners between 2012 and 2017, beat reigning champions London GD in their quarter-final. A narrow 26-25 semi-final victory against West London Eagles saw Warrington secure their place in the final.

    Opponents Cambridge come into the match off the back of a semi-final victory against last year's finalists NEM Hawks, winning 35-25.

    The Women’s National Cup final will see North East Manchester Hawks take on West London Eagles. The Hawks beat reigning champions London GD in their quarter-final before easing past Reading Lionesses 45-18 to secure a place in the final.

    West London Eagles ran out comfortable winners against Liverpool in their quarter-final, securing a semi-final tie against Cambridge. The Eagles fell behind by one goal at half-time but fought back to win the game 23-22.

  4. Get Inspired: how to get into handball

    Get Inspired


    Why get into handball? It's easy to play, difficult to master!

    Who is it for? The rules are simple so it can be played by anyone from primary school children to pensioners.

    Is there a cheap option? Handball requires very little equipment so it's a great way to get fit and save money.

    Is there a disability option? Wheelchair handball is friendly, fast and fun. Contact your local club for opportunities.

    Is there a family option? Give the kids a head start by practising basic throwing and catching techniques with increasing difficulty. Both skills are fundamental in handball.

    So how do I take part? Go to our Activity Finder to get into handball near you.

    Still go questions? There's more information here.

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    Video caption: Rio 2016: Germany handball keeper scores full court-length goal