Nora Mørk’s move – a tale of two teams

By Chris O’Reilly The worst kept secret in women’s handball over the past week was officially confirmed on Monday afternoon as Vipers Kristiansand announced the signing of Norwegian superstar Nora Mørk. This comes just days after she parted ways with CSM Bucuresti, ending a short and not so sweet spell at the 2016 Champions League winners. Mørk revealed to Norway’s TV2 that her mother was diagnose… »

1956 – 2020

Dear Peter, From the very first time we met in Frederikshavn in the summer of 2014, when we talked about the “stregspiller” project, I felt your passion for the sport of handball, your desire to maint… »

”Not an easy decision”

INTERVIEW – At the age of 40, Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson decided to call it a day. One of the very best handball players on left wing ever, announced the end of his career as the Covid-19 pandemic is cau… »

“Winning two Champions League titles in one season will be an achievement”

INTERVIEW – Reaching the FINAL4 with Veszprém without playing the Round of Last 16 and a quarter-final feels peculiar, according to Kent Robin Tønnesen. By the same token, the experienced Norwegian right back is content that the Covid-19 break gives him more time to get back in shape, following his Achilles tendon injury. By Peter Bruun “All competition will be completed somehow”, EHF president, M… »

”The decision is nonsense”

INTERVIEW – For Pick Szeged’s Spanish playmaker, Joan Canellas, the decision of the European Handball Federation (EHF), to nominate the four best teams of the group phase of the 2019/20 VELUX EHF Cham… »

Lockdown inspiring innovation with simulated handball matches

By Chris O’Reilly While the handball world had come to a grinding halt due to the current global health crisis, we will never know how this season’s major competitions would have played out. This time… »

Bent Dahl

”It does not end here”

INTERVIEW – Bent Dahl, the current assistant and future head coach of Siófok KC Hungary, is unwilling to accept the decision from the Hungarian Handball Federation to cancel all results of the 2019/20 season, effectively eliminating Siófok from a possible Champions League berth. “We’ll have to see what can be done about this situation,” he says in this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com. By… »

“It is inevitable that there will be bankruptcies as a consequence of this”

FEATURE – The financial consequences of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic begin to affect handball all over the world. As more and more federations call an end to the 2019/20 handball season, the financia… »

“All competitions will be completed – somehow”

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 reschedule… »

End of Season?

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 the sport’s best players reflect.… »