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.

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.

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.

She also supported Britain's handball team at the women's preliminary Group A handball match Croatia vs Great Britain

Duchess of Cambridge takes to the water in Weymouth before paying a visit to record-breaking Ben Ainslie and the Team GB sailing team on tenth day of the Games

She also supported Britain's handball team at the women's preliminary Group A handball match Croatia vs Great Britain

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.

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 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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29:  Team Great Britain huddle on the court prior to their Men's Basketball Game against Russia on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on July 29, 2012 in London, England.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Team Great Britain huddle on the court prior to their Men's Basketball Game against Russia on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on July 29, 2012 in London, England.

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