“All competitions will be completed – somehow”

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FEATURE – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Handball Federation will try to resume club and national team competitions in June of this year, while FINAL4 tournaments have been rescheduled to later in August and early September. Even if the June date will be missed, EHF president, Michael Wiederer, assures that all competitions will be completed and as …

End of Season?

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FEATURE – How do handball players deal with the Covid-19 break? Is it a welcome interruption of an otherwise tough schedule or do they fear an even tighter program once competition resumes? Should all handball federations cancel the remainder of the 2019/20 season, as some organizations already did and plan ahead? Opinions are split, as the interviews with two of …

“I see a bright future for our national team”

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INTERVIEW – After the 2020 summer Olympics, Tomas Axnér will take over as Sweden’s women´s national handball coach – it will a first. He doesn’t see his lack of experience as women´s coach as a handicap and he certainly appreciates the challenge. By Peter Bruun Winds of change are blowing through Scandinavia. Not too long ago, Norwegian Glenn Solberg took …

“I hope to finish my time in Odense in style”

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INTERVIEW – Stine Jørgensen, captain of Denmark´s women´s national handball team, explains her somewhat surprising decision to join SG BBM Bietigheim after three years with Odense Handbold. By Peter Bruun For quite a few of the pundits, the move came unexpected, when Stine Jørgensen announced to continue her career with SG BBM Bietigheim. The 29-year-old team leader had no shortage …

“We have a lot at stake”

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INTERIEW – Kristine Breistøl enjoys having qualified for the quarter-final of the DELO EHF Champions League with Team Esbjerg. Now, the hard-shooting, Norwegian, back-court player sees a good chance to claim one of the two top spots in Group I and secure home court advantage in the second leg of the quarter-final. By Peter Bruun 42 goals of Kristine Breistøl …

“In Hungary they play a fast and tough handball and I am looking forward to it”

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By J. Schutz INTERVIEW –  It was one of the more spectacular transfers of last year, when German international, Julia Behnke, left TuS Metzingen to join the 2019 DELO EHF Champions League finalist, Rostov-Don.  Since then, she has taken major steps forward in her development as handball player – progress that could be witnessed at the World Cup, in Japan, …

Magnifique!

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Match of the Week – Rostov-Don vs Metz Handball 24:29 (11:11) Before the Match It was a festive atmosphere in Rostov-Don. A choir sang the EHF anthem and the President of the EHF, Michael Wiederer and David Slezak of EHF Marketing were in attendance for the Match of the Week, in the Women’s Champions League. At stake: An early qualification …