Ambros Martin

Handball Stars – Always so easy to talk to

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Why is it that handball players- and coaches at the international top level are always so much easier to approach than footballers, for instance? By Peter Bruun “You almost need security clearance from the intelligence service to get a comment from a Danish football international these days,” was the ironic comment from a colleague following an international match of the …

Peter Portengen

”Happy to develop talents”

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It does not bother Peter Portengen, coach of Dutch women´s champion SERCODAK Dalfsen, that his best players constantly leave for foreign adventures. By Peter Bruun In the Netherlands, no female handball team can compare to SERCODAK Dalfsen. The girls from the small town of Dalfsen (its population is only a bit above 27,000), win the Dutch championship year after year …

Drammens Hallen

The EHF Qualification Tournament is our FINAL4!

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By Peter Bruun The disappointments of last season have taught Gyor to focus on one task at a time. Right now, it is the Champions League qualification tournament in Drammen, Norway. Coach and players from Serbian champions WHC Radnicki Kragujevac do not expect much respect from Gyor, when the two teams meet Saturday afternoon for the first semi-final in Qualification …

Aleksandar Radosavljevic

A Learning Process for Radnicki Kragujevac

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By Peter Bruun WHC Radnicki Kragujevac gladly accepts the role of the underdog in the Women´s Champions League qualifying tournament in Drammen. If the players and coaches from WHC Radnicki Kragujevac were the least bit frightened of their meeting with mighty Gyor on Saturday afternoon, they were hiding it extremely well at the training on Friday evening. A very relaxed …

EHF Champions League Trophy

Dreaming In Drammen

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At Drammen HK, a dream is taking shape under the auspices of Norway’s former national goalkeeper Frode Scheie. His expertise is considered indispensable in forming a team that will fight to become a regular in Europe’s League of Champions in the years to come.  Glassverket, Drammen’s premier women handball club, has an opportunity to live that dream much earlier. On …

Tom O'Brannagain

Tom O’Brannagain – Unplugged

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As teams begin preparing for another demanding season in the EHF Champions League we had a chance to catch up with Tom O’Brannagain the outspoken commentator at EHF TV.  He shares his opinion about the new Champions League format, answers the question if Cologne still is the right locale for the men’s Final4 and reveals his fondness for Dutch women’s handball.  …

Anja Hammerseng-Edin

Laszlo Papp

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Laszlo Papp was a Hungarian boxing icon who became the first boxer in Olympic history to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals between 1948 – 1956.  It would be another 20 years before Teofilo Stevenson (Cuba) would accomplish the same outstanding result.  Laszlo died in 2003 and today his name is honoring Budapest’s multipurpose sport arena, hosting site of the …

Viktor Ryabykh

Victor or Villain

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Finally, the women’s MVM EHF Final 4 weekend has arrived.  Can Victor Ryabykh and the team from Volgograd beat Larvik for the first time this season?  

Begonia Fernandez

Vardar 2.0

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It’s only 120 km on E60 from Gyor to Budapest, the capital of Hungary and temporary home of the women’s MVM EHF Champions League Final 4 tournament. But this year, Europe’s dominating women handball team of the previous two seasons will not make the trip. After winning the inaugural Final 4 event in 2014 not much had gone right for …

Qatar 2015

The Sky Is The Limit

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Week number 1 at World Cup 2015 in Qatar has been concluded – time for a provisional appraisal of what has worked and what didn’t, winners and losers and what lies ahead. Much has been said about Qatar’s exceptional sports facilities that were build under anything but outstanding labor conditions.  The buzzwords in connection with the build-up have been dealt …