“We intend to defend our title”

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By J. Schuetz Last year in the midst of the Covid pandemic, three German internationals Julia Behnke, Emily Boelk and Alicia Stolle made their move and joined the Hungarian top club FTC Railcargo for the 2020/21 season. While Behnke opted out of her two-year agreement with the Russian champion, Rostov-Don, Boelk and Stolle left Thueringer HC, the dominating club in …

Open Season

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EHF Champions League (Men) Round 1 Telekom Veszprem vs Paris St. Germain 34:31 (13:17)   By J. Schuetz   Before the Match Europe’s premier handball club competition is back and there is much to look forward to.  Among other reasons a whopping 8.5 Million EURO’s will be at stake for the teams competing in the men’s and women’s 2021/22 EHF …

“A team is a human adventure”

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Photo: F. Coffrini | Getty Media and team reactions following the first Olympic gold medal of the French women’s handball team   By J. Schuetz The sputtering start of the French women’s handball team at the Tokyo Olympics ended on top of the medal podium.  A dream had become reality and the world of handball and beyond paid homage to …

Fabulous Foppa delivers double gold for France

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Photo: Franck Fife |Getty Tokyo 2020 Women’s Final – France vs ROC 30:25 (15:13)   By Chris O’Reilly Before the game Another day, another final, another repeat of the Rio 2016 final. A repeat in all but name, of course, as we had the Russian Olympic Committee, rather than Russia, but the spirit and the stars of the team were …

“We are not going home from here without a medal”

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Photo: Maja Hitij Bronze Medal Match – Norway vs. Sweden 36:19 (19:7)   By J. Schuetz   Before the Match Ahead of the game, Norway’s left-back, Veronika Kristiansen was quoted by saying, “We are not going home from here without a medal.”  A statement which removed any doubts if there were any, how she and her teammates would approach the …

They did it again…

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Photo; B. Carr | Getty Determination and execution take Russia / ROC back to the Olympic final after a hard fought semifinal against Norway.   By J. Schuetz   Before the Match The widely anticipated semifinal would offer Norway a chance to avenge the one-goal loss after extra-time at the Olympic games in Rio 2016. Russia would aim for back-to-back …

Vincent vanquishes semi-final demons

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Photo: F. Coffrini / Getty Tokyo 2020 men’s semi-final – France vs Egypt 27:23 (13:13) By Chris O’Reilly Before the match France have quietly gone about the business at this tournament, winning their group with relative ease and breezing past Bahrain in the quarter-finals. Egypt had already made history at this event with their masterful performance against Germany in the …