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Great Britain's women's handball team finished third at the Four Nations tournament with victory over Italy. Nick Hope reports

Great Britain's women's handball team finished third at the Four Nations tournament with victory over Italy. Nick Hope reports

Great Britain's men's handball team lost what could be their last-ever competitive international match, going down 37-26 away to Italy.

Handball: British men lose final Euro qualifier to Italy

Great Britain's men's handball team lost what could be their last-ever competitive international match, going down 37-26 away to Italy.

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.

Great Britain's women's handball team kept their dream of reaching the 2012 European Championships alive with a convincing 27-20 victory over Finland. Kelsi Fairbrother top-scored with six, helping secure a 16-goal aggregate win.

Fairbrother inspires Great Britain to win over Finland

Great Britain's women's handball team kept their dream of reaching the 2012 European Championships alive with a convincing 27-20 victory over Finland. Kelsi Fairbrother top-scored with six, helping secure a 16-goal aggregate win.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, applauds Britain's handball team at the end of the women's preliminary Group A handball match, Croatia vs, Great Britain, for the London 2012 Olympics Games on Aug. 5, 2012 at the Copper Box hall in London. Croatia won 37-14. (Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, applauds Britain's handball team at the end of the women's preliminary Group A handball match, Croatia vs, Great Britain, for the London 2012 Olympics Games on Aug. 5, 2012 at the Copper Box hall in London. Croatia won 37-14. (Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

Montenegro celebrate victory over Great Britain in Women's Handball  Montenegro celebrate beating Team GB 31-19 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.

Montenegro celebrate victory over Great Britain in Women's Handball Montenegro celebrate beating Team GB 31-19 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.

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

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 2012.

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

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

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)

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.

AUGUST 5, 2012 Catherine cheered on Team Great Britain's handball players in a polo shirt, and had an official lanyard on that read HRH Duchess of Cambridge, Honored Guest. Like anyone needed reminding!

Kate Middleton's Most Memorable Outfits

AUGUST 5, 2012 Catherine cheered on Team Great Britain's handball players in a polo shirt, and had an official lanyard on that read HRH Duchess of Cambridge, Honored Guest. Like anyone needed reminding!

Britain's rightback Steven Larsson, right, vies with Tunisia's leftback Wael Jallouz during the men's preliminary Group A handball match Tunisia vs Great Britain.

Britain's rightback Steven Larsson, right, vies with Tunisia's leftback Wael Jallouz during the men's preliminary Group A handball match Tunisia vs Great Britain.

Great Britain handball captain Bobby White insists the personal sacrifices made by his team will help them compete with the sport's elite at London 2012.

London 2012: GB handball men make sacrifices for success

Great Britain handball captain Bobby White insists the personal sacrifices made by his team will help them compete with the sport's elite at London 2012.

Eduarda Amorims of Brazil competes for the ball with Lyn Byl of Great Britain 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)

Eduarda Amorims of Brazil competes for the ball with Lyn Byl of Great Britain 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)