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 maintain the integrity of the sport and the need to support young journalists, in particular. It was the beginning of a great journey.  A passage made so much easier, when you meet a person of integrity an… »

”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 ri… »

”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 Champions League to the FINAL4 makes no sense.  Nor, does the revised date of the tournament (December 28-29, 2020) find the agreement of the 2020 European champion. By Peter Bruun Joan Canellas has no se… »

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… »

“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 financial prospects of many clubs look increasingly bleak as no more games translate into economic hardship. By Peter Bruun The Covid-19 pandemic has shut-down the world as we know it. It also means that busi… »

“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… »

Team Denmark

“They should have some trust in my integrity and give it a chance”

FEATURE – Jesper Jensen, the new coach of Denmark’s women’s handball team firmly believes he can take the team to the next level and fight for medals at major tournaments, once again. He also admits that he doesn’t have a scripted plan yet and that he’s “a bit annoyed” that not every one of his Danish coaching colleagues is happy with his nomination. By Peter Bruun It came to no surprise when Jesp… »