Originally Posted by Goughy
Thats one of the strangest things Ive heard.
Name the 3rd world countries that lead the way in handball and beach volleyball? Fact is, they dont.
16 different nations have won medals in the history of Handball World Champs and all 16 have been European.
For the Reccord I played both Volleyball and Handball (I was on the second team) when I was in high school in Kenya) and both games a fair bit more popular with rural schools. Both these sports are big enough in E.Africa to warrant a competitive regional schools While obviously we do not have the machinery to crank out teams that can challenge the Europeans their global penetration far greater than sports like say cricket or even Rugby.