“I hope rules won’t be changed forever.”

By Sascha Staat INTERVIEW – German international Christian Dissinger is still just 24 years old, but already has a ton of experience.  He won the world junior championship in 2011 earning MVP honors, moved to Switzerland when he was 19 years old and signed with cash-strapped Atletico Madrid.  Yet, he never played for the club as management announced bankruptcy right before he could even hop on the… »

Stats don’t lie!

By Sascha Staat Hey Aron Palmarsson, I hope you’re reading.  I remember quite well when you told me, we, the journalists, could do some more stats.  When I asked you what you dislike the most in handb… »

“We want to play for medals every time.”

INTERVIEW – “We aim to peak at the 2018 European Championship, the 2019 World Championship and the 2020 Olympics, but that does not mean that we are not going for a medal at EURO 2016 in Sweden,” says… »

Wild Card – can you pay me?

By Sascha Staat It’s been a wild ride for Norway’s male national handball team over the past few months.  In January they made it to the semi-final of the European championship for the first time ever, just to lose to Germany in dramatic fashion.  Kai Häfner scored seconds from the end, during overtime, to make sure the self-declared “Bad Boys” would advance to the final, while the Scandinavians w… »

The time was right for Henrik Signell

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 T… »

Vestergaard could not resist the challenge

INTERVIEW – Jakob Vestergaard talks to stregspiller.com about being the third Danish coach in a row at Women’s Champions League winner CSM Bucuresti and about their chances to defend the trophy. By Pe… »

“As a referee it is important to understand the “play behind the scenes.”

On August 11, the women’s handball tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games in London came to a close.  Norway had just won a second consecutive Olympic gold medal, defeating Montenegro 26:23.  While both teams wrote new chapters in sport history, for Charlotte and Julie Bonaventura, the two referees from Montpellier (France), the last day of the women’s competition was a special one as well.  It was… »

The Triple Cup Club: A tribute to Viktor Szilagyi

Last year, Ivano Balic said “goodbye” to the world of handball, although the Croatian legend remained close to the court as he started to work for the federation of his home country.  The year before… »

“Premier Handball League is not an important topic for EHF”

Photo: EHF Sascha Staat’s Interview with EHF’s Michael Wiederer – Part 2 Q:  Let’s move on to the next topic: Have you been in contact with people that are behind the idea of the Premier Handball Leag… »

Klavs Bruun Jorgensen

Is Klavs Bruun Jørgensen too strong of a fertilizer for delicate Danish flowers?

COLUMN – Danish women´s national coach Klavs Bruun Jørgensen could join his country s prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen in singing “Nobody knows the Trouble I´ve seen” this summer.  The question is, if Klavs Bruun is too strong of a fertilizer for some delicate flowers in the Danish women’s national handball team. By Peter Bruun Denmark´s prime-minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen can look forward to a… »