SG Flensburg-Handewitt

Open Season News Leave a Comment

Once again the 2014/15 Champions League season is upon us – time for a check-up on what you know and what you don’t before teams spring into action and things get serious.

Men At Work News Leave a Comment

Following the recent communication of the International Handball Federation (IHF) to not recognize the Oceania Continent Handball Federation (OCHF) and by default withdrawing Australia’s participation at the 2015 World Cup in Qatar while at the same time awarding the vacant slot through a wild card to team Germany, emotions of players, coaches and handball fans around the world have been …

Sydney University HC

Down Under News Leave a Comment

It was only in August of 2013 when Sydney University’s head coach and Hamburg native Philipp Enders shook hands with his colleague Martin Schwalb congratulating him to a 35:15 (20:4) HSV victory at the IHF Super Globe – the tournament in Doha (Qatar) also known as the “Club World Championship”. In recent years the event has become a mainstay in …

A Shot In The Dark News Leave a Comment

1954 – a year that saw a multitude of first time undertakings, life changing inventions and iniatives.  RCA manufactured the first color TV set and the Soviet Union recognized East Germany as a sovereign state.  Bill Haley & His Comets recorded “Rock Around The Clock”, starting the Rock and Roll rage while in Europe the Common Nordic Labor Market came …

Heidi Loke

May 4, 1988 News Leave a Comment

While critically acclaimed artist Frank Zappa – God bless his soul – was performing for the second night at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, 62 miles north in Alkmaar – a small town known for its traditional cheese market and the Beatles Museum (indeed John Lennon’s first guitar was made in Alkmaar) – Cornelia “Nycke” Groot was welcoming the very first …


Fight Club News Leave a Comment

On November 29, 2013 Germany’s Minister of the Interior, Hans-Peter Friedrich, conferred the “Fair Play Award” in the category “Sport” to the Russian judge Andrej Zhukov and photographer Kai Pfaffenbach.  The incident preceding the award ceremony occurred in the summer 2013 at the World Athletics Championship in Moscow when the fourth attempt of Germany’s shot-putter David Storl was corrected after …

Johannes Bitter

Acid Test News Leave a Comment

DEFINITION: The Acid Test Ratio is a stringent indicator that determines whether a firm has enough short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities without selling inventory. HISTORY: The term comes from the way gold miners would test whether their findings were real gold nuggets.  Unlike other metals, gold does not corrode in acid; if the nugget did not dissolve when …

Mette Gravholt

Something Is Rotten In The State Of Denmark News Leave a Comment

Remember it’s Marcellus and not Hamlet who coins the phrase in Act 1, scene 4 of William Shakespeare’s well-known play emphasizing “state of Denmark” while suggesting all is not well at the top of the political hierarchy. Like prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Jan Pytlick, coach of Denmark’s acclaimed women national handball team has seen easier days.  But unlike the prime …

Mayssa Pessoa + Barbara Arenhart

A Nail-Biter And A Blow-Out News Leave a Comment

After an exhilarating and exhausting championship season it’s time for a resume. Two days before Christmas Brazil’s women national handball team took their first ever World Championship in thrilling fashion against the home team and in front of a world-record setting crowd of 20,000 in Belgrade’s Kombank Arena.  A bit more then a month later “Les Experts” from France resurrected …

Handball D-Day in Herning

D-Day in Herning News Leave a Comment

Dramatic conclusion of EURO 2014 ahead.  Defending European Champion Denmark vs. reigning Olympic Gold Medalist France.  Today at 17:30 hrs. Well – dramatic it was not.  France  scored an impressive win over host Denmark (41:32).  A summary of EURO’14 and World Championship 2013 will follow soon. / J. Schutz