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Handball, known as team handball in the United States, is a team sport played between two teams of 7 players with an oval on a rectangular field 40 meters long and 20 meters wide with goals at either end. The team in possession of the ball (the offense) attempts to advance down the field by running with, dribbling or passing the ball.

The team that has scored the most points by the end of the game wins. The team can score by shooting a goal.

American football evolved from early forms of rugby (particularly rugby union) and association football (soccer), with the first game played on November 6, 1869. Rule changes from 1880 on by Walter Camp included the snap, 11-a-side teams and downs; further rule changes legalized the forward pass and created the neutral zone along the width of the football.

Today, Handball is one of the most popular sport at the world, where the Handball-Bundesliga (HB) is the most popular league.

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Bertrand Gille in 2014.
Bertrand Gille
B.  (1978-03-24) March 24, 1978 (age 40)

Bertrand Fabien Gille (born March 24, 1978 in Valence, Drôme) is a handball player from France. Very strong physically (1.87m, 98 kg), he is considered one of the best pivot players in the world[citation needed], and was honored with the title of World Player of the Year in 2002.

His career as a handball player started very early: in 1984, he played for HBC Loriol and followed sport étude as a scholastic path. From 1996 to 2002, he played for Chambéry SH (under the guidance of Philippe Gardent, another famous French handball player) before joining the German club HSV Hamburg. He has been playing together with his brother, Guillaume Gille, since they were little. They have played together in HBC Loriol, Chambéry SH and now HSV Hamburg.

Member of the national team since 1997, "Gilou" was again pivot on the team which, among others, won the handball competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he was also named best pivot of the tournament. He decided to suspend his international career after a physical injury contracted during the Handball-Bundesliga of 2009. His successor on the team was Cédric Sorhaindo. Now, 2010, Bertrand Gille is back on the team. He was a part of the team, who won European Championships 2010. He was also part of the French team that won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

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