The Comeback Kids

They already got one thing in common – an Olympic silver medal won at the 2012 London games.  And they have one thing in mind – finishing one step higher on the podium this time around.  Coming back after a long break from their respective national teams unites them as well.  But their stories could not be more different otherwise. Kim Andersson from Sweden and Bojana Popovic from Montenegro will… »

The queen of handball is back in the limelight and so is doping

COLUMN – The good news: Bojana Popovic, the Balkan queen of handball returns. The bad news: Doping shows its filthy face. The two topics dominate the headlines ahead of the Olympic handball tournament… »

Bengan Kids – The Swedish Dilemma

When you think about Swedish handball who comes to mind?  Sure, Magnus Wislander, the world handball player of the century with Stefan Lövgren and Staffan Olsson trailing closely behind.  Possibly Per… »

The swan song of the Bengan Boys

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 national team of the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s under legendary… »

“Les Experts” – The journey continues!

Rio 2016 is getting closer by the day.  It’s time to make history, again, for “Les Experts”.  If you don’t know them yet, you probably didn’t follow handball at all during the last decade.  The French… »

Danish Fans

Gudmundur Gudmundsson – good enough for Denmark?

COLUMN – Gudmundur Gudmundsson has been criticized for not living up to his predecessor (Ulrik Wilbek’s) results – but are Danes judging the Icelandic coach too hard?  By Peter Bruun “In a country, wh… »

What are Qatar’s mercenaries really made of?

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 be more appropriate: ” Qatar can affo… »

The Dream Must Live On

It’s been one week since Germany’s head coach Dagur Sigurdsson has announced his roster for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  After Germany’s “Bad Boys” had stunned the world of handball, winning… »

Talent Talant

Many of you might have never had the chance to see him play, because he ended his stellar career nine years ago when social media didn’t rule the world.  Actually, he didn’t finish it the way he would… »

The Future Is Now

In sports every now and then an era ends.  The same goes for handball, when a legend like Ivano Balic called it a career, last summer.  Dito Iker Romero.  Kim Ekdahl du Rietz, Holger Glandorf and Thomas Mogensen, decided to retire from their respective national teams.  So who will fill the void in the years to come?  Let’s take a look at who might be shining in the future. The player who has won t… »