Norway is back, and Brazil is shining!

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Women´s tournament, second match day – Norway are back in the race for Olympic gold after defeating Spain 27:24 Monday.   However, it is still the Brazilians, who are shining! In their second game; Morten Soubak’s team demolished Romania 26:13. Angola took another stunning victory defeating Montenegro 27:25. By Peter Bruun MATCH OF THE DAY  Group A – Spain vs …

Scary mercenaries and Bad Boys still being bad

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First match day of the Men´s Olympic tournament – The mercenaries from Qatar seemed scary in their opening match, sweeping Croatia.   European champions Germany also started with a win, as an increasingly handicapped Swedish team could not keep up with the Bad Boys. Brazil performed sort of a surprise, as they more or less humiliated Poland, while Nikola Karabatic …

Brazilian power, disappointing Dutch debut and an African sensation

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Women´s Olympic tournament, Day 1 – Brazil showed will power, physical mastery and tactical cleverness, as they opened the tournament by defeating back-to-back Olympic champions Norway. The Netherlands´ Olympic debut was a disappointment for the runners-up of the 2015 World Championship, who lost against France, while Bojana Popovic´s comeback for Montenegro was spoiled by an eager Spanish team. Angola – …

The swan song of the Bengan Boys

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COLUMN – When the two Bengan Boys, Staffan Olsson and Ola Lindgren bow out as Swedish national coaches after the Rio Olympics, the last touch of the most famous era in Swedish handball history may vanish with them. By Peter Bruun The Bengan Boys – an era in the history of Swedish handball, that will never be forgotten. The fantastic …

What are Qatar’s mercenaries really made of?

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COLUMN – In Rio, far away from their comfort zone, Qatar’s handball mercenaries will have to prove, that the World Championship silver medal at home in 2015 was no coincidence.  They will not succeed! By Peter Bruun “Qatar deserves the best!” You see that sentence in capital letters on walls, fences and buildings all over Doha.  Certainly, another phrase would …

The time was right for Henrik Signell

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INTERVIEW – Sweden´s new women´s national coach explains why he accepted the job this time, after turning it down three years ago, and why he does not see himself as an emergency solution once Helle Thomsen became unavailable. By Peter Bruun After Henrik Signell turned down the job as women´s national coach in Sweden in 2013, his recent decision to …