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ATLANTA 1996 OLYMPICS | TEAM HANDBALL

U.S. Men Consistent, Losing Once More

July 30, 1996

The United States, still searching for its first victory in the Olympic men's team handball tournament, kept it close for a half before collapsing after intermission and losing to Switzerland, 29-20.

Marc Baumgartner scored 13 goals and had four assists for the Swiss team (2-2), which outscored the U.S. men, 12-4, in the opening 20 minutes of the second half and never were threatened.

The Americans (0-4) got seven goals and two assists from Darrick Heath but committed 15 turnovers.

Coatia beat Russia, 25-24, to join two other unbeaten squads clinching medal-round spots in the men's field.

Sweden beat winless Kuwait, 33-18, in Pool A, and France, the world champion, beat Egypt, 25-20, to reach the semifinals from Pool B.

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