|Venue(s)||3 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Germany (1st title)|
|Goals scored||239 (18.38 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Hans Theilig|
The six teams were split into two groups of three. Each team played each other within each group. The top two teams in each group advanced to the final round, while the third-ranked teams played each other for fifth and sixth places. In the final round, each team played each other. Final rankings were based on the records of each team in those three games.
Each country was allowed to enter a team of 22 players and they all were eligible for participation.
A total of 107(*) field handball players from 6 nations competed at the Berlin Games:
- Austria (22)
- Germany (22)
- Hungary (16 – from a squad of 21)
- Romania (15 – from a squad of 20)
- Switzerland (17 – from a squad of 18)
- United States (13 – from a squad of 14)
(*) NOTE: Only players that participated in at least one game are counted.
Not all reserve players are known.
|Germany||22 – 0||Hungary|
|Hungary||7 – 2||United States|
|Germany||29 – 1||United States|
|Austria||18 – 3||Romania|
|Switzerland||8 – 6||Romania|
|Austria||14 – 3||Switzerland|
|Romania||10 – 3||United States|
|Germany||19 – 6||Hungary|
|Austria||11 – 6||Switzerland|
|Austria||11 – 7||Hungary|
|Germany||16 – 6||Switzerland|
|Switzerland||10 – 5||Hungary|
|Germany||10 – 6||Austria||Attendance: 100,000|
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