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 sovereign state.  Bill Haley & His Comets recorded “Rock Around The Clock”, starting the Rock and Roll rage while in Europe the Common Nordic Labor Market came into effect.  In the U.S. the first issue… »

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 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 comes from the way gold miners would test whether their findings were real gold nuggets.  Unlike other metals, gold does not corrode in acid; if the nugget did not dissolve when submerged in acid, it was… »

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 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 win over host Denmark (41:32).  A summary of EURO’14 and World Championship 2013 will follow soon. / J. Schutz

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 (18:1… »

Handball EURO 2014 Comes To Germany

Handball EURO 2014 Comes To Germany!

All German handball fans who miss their team at EURO 2014 still have a chance to share in the excitement and fantastic atmosphere created by host country Denmark.  If you happen to live in Cologne or… »

Serbian National Team


When the final buzzer sounded on December 18, 2013 at Belgrade’s Kombank arena one of the most impressive records in handball history had come to an end.  For the first time since 2005 the Norwegian national handball team had not reached the semi-final of a major tournament.  In a thrilling quarter-final match Norway surrendered to host Serbia after leading twice by a score of five.  What were the… »