Eleven Olympic and Paralympic sports 'thrown under the bus' in funding cuts last year have had a "positive" meeting with UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger.
Josh da Silva becomes the first player from England Handball's post-London 2012 performance programme to turn professional.
Denmark beat 2008 and 2012 champions France to claim gold in the Olympic men's handball in Rio.
Russia win their 14th gold medal of the Rio Olympics as their women's handball team beat France 22-19 in the final.
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Germany's handball goalkeeper Andreas Wolff scores a goal from the other end of the court as Sweden's keeper is on the bench, in their opening 32-29 victory at Rio 2016.