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 at the 2015 World Cup in Qatar while at the same time awarding the vacant slot through a wild card to team Germany, emotions of players, coaches and handball fans around the world have been running h… »

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 th… »

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 cheese market and the Beatles Museum (indeed John Lennon’s first guitar was made in Alkmaar) – Cornelia “Nycke” Groot was welcoming the very first day of her life.  Little did she know that one month la… »


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 Pfaffenba… »

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 political hierarchy. Like prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Jan Pytlick, coach of Denmark’s acclaimed women national handball team has seen easier days.  But unlike the prime minister who recent… »

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 f… »

Handball D-Day in Herning

D-Day in Herning

Dramatic conclusion of EURO 2014 ahead.  Defending European Champion Denmark vs. reigning Olympic Gold Medalist France.  Today at 17:30 hrs. Well – dramatic it was not.  France  scored an impressive w… »

Julen Aguinagalde

Day Of Reckoning

January 27, 2013 may have been the darkest day for Danish handball ever – certainly in recent years.  In the gold medal game for World-Cup 2013 team Denmark was crushed by the Spanish host 35:19 (18:10).  It was not so much the loss itself but the way it happened.  The acclaimed attacking game of Mikkel Hansen & Co. suffered a stunning collapse in front of a wild sell-out crowd and a Danish co… »