“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 Hungary´s new women’s national handball coach. By Peter Bruun If a trophy for “Coach of the Season 2015/16” could be awarded, Kim Rasmussen would probably be the most obvious candidate. Not only did… »

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… »

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 Peter Bruun The Danish “tradition” continues at CSM Bucuresti, when Jakob Vestergaard was introduced as new head coach at the Romanian club. The 41-year-old, who has won the Women´s Champions League wit… »

“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… »

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 League (PHL) and, if so, what are your plans reacting to this challenge?  My guess is, the issue is an important one for the EHF as well? A:  No, it’s not an important topic within the EHF.  We have heard… »

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,… »

“We received outstanding feedback on the new Champions League format.”

Photo: EHF On the weekend of the men’s EHF Final 4 in Cologne, stregspiller.com’s Sascha Staat had the chance to sit down with EHF general secretary Michael Wiederer, who is set to become the federati… »

I leave with no regrets!

INTERVIEW – Jean Brihault feels no bitterness quitting the EHF presidency, does not believe in the idea of a Premier Handball League, and certain doubts about the new handball rules. By Peter Bruun  It is not usual for Jean Brihault to feel melancholic. However, if the 68-year-old Frenchman has been in such mood this weekend at the FINAL4 in Cologne, it would be understandable. This 2016 FINAL4 wa… »