Leslie´s Russian Adventure

By Peter Bruun Danish coach Jan Leslie was preferred to Yevgenij Trefilov when Rostov Don hired new coach! It was some adventure, the 43-year-old Danish handball coach Jan Leslie started when he left the job as head coach of Danish league club Randers HK to take over Rostov Don in the southern part of Russia. “Our course, it took me a lot of thinking and considerations before I finally made the st… »

SG Flensburg-Handewitt

Open Season

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. Are You Ready For the EHF Ch… »

Men At Work

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… »

Sydney University HC

Down Under

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 the calendar of handball’s premier teams not the leas… »

A Shot In The Dark

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 sovere… »

Heidi Loke

May 4, 1988

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 ch… »


Fight Club

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 afte… »

Johannes Bitter

Acid Test

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 com… »

Mette Gravholt

Something Is Rotten In The State Of Denmark

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… »

Mayssa Pessoa + Barbara Arenhart

A Nail-Biter And A Blow-Out

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 themselves as the… »