|Dates||24 July – 8 August 2021|
|Teams||24 (from 5 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Handball at the|
2020 Summer Olympics
|G||Group stage||¼||Quarter-finals||½||Semi-finals||B||Bronze medal match||F||Gold medal match|
|Sat 24||Sun 25||Mon 26||Tue 27||Wed 28||Thu 29||Fri 30||Sat 31||Sun 1||Mon 2||Tue 3||Wed 4||Thu 5||Fri 6||Sat 7||Sun 8|
Two sets of medals will be awarded in the following events:
Each National Olympic Committee may enter up to one men's and one women's team in the handball tournaments.
|Host nation||7 September 2013||N/A||1||Japan|
|2019 World Championship||10–27 January 2019||Denmark / Germany||1||Denmark|
|2019 Pan American Games||31 July – 5 August 2019||Lima||1||Argentina|
|AHF Men’s Asian qualification event||17–26 October 2019||Doha||1||Bahrain|
|2020 European Championship||10–26 January 2020||Austria / Norway / Sweden||1||Spain|
|2020 African Championship||16–26 January 2020||Tunisia||1||Egypt|
|2020 IHF Men's Olympic Qualification Tournaments||12–14 March 2021||Norway||2|
|Host nation election||7 September 2013||N/A||1||Japan|
|2018 European Championship||29 November – 16 December 2018||France||1||France|
|2019 Pan American Games||24–30 July 2019||Lima||1||Brazil|
|2019 Asian Qualification Tournament||23–29 September 2019||Chuzhou||1||South Korea|
|2019 African Qualification Tournament||26–29 September 2019||Dakar||1||Angola|
|2019 World Championship||29 November – 15 December 2019||Japan||1||Netherlands|
|2020 IHF Women's Olympic Qualification Tournaments||19–21 March 2021||Spain||2|
- "Tokyo 2020 Qualification System confirmed". ihf.info. 3 April 2018.
- "Tokyo 2020: One Year to Go, handball schedule confirmed". ihf.info. 23 July 2020.
- "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
- "Schedule – Handball Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
- "Handball Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.