Nora Mork

Fjordkraft

A second women’s EHF Champions League weekend has passed and what used to be a somewhat opaque picture a fortnight ago is slowly gaining some contour and structure. The second round action of handball’s premier club event began Friday night already with Larvik HK visiting the former team of Alina Wojtas, MKS Selgros Lublin in Poland. A quick look at Google Maps confirmed an initial concern – Lubli… »

Bojana Popovic

Are You Ready For The 2014/15 EHF Women’s Champions League Season?

Make sure you are up to speed as women’s EHF Champions League season 2014/15 is underway. Which team won the 2013/14 Champions League?*Vardar SkopjeLarvik HKGyoer AUDI ETOThueringer HCFor the 2014/15… »

Jelena Eric

Jelena Eric – A Serbian Icon

December 16 – Handball World Cup 2013 has entered its first elimination stage; the Round of Sixteen.  12,000 passionate spectators have made their way to Belgrade’s colossal Kombank Arena in support o… »

Hajra Gyoer

The Usual Suspects And A Few New Faces

By Peter Bruun When the Women´s Champions League throws off this weekend, it is generally with the same teams as favorites as in previous years – but a few more or less well known outfits may also have a say. Let it be said from the start: All views and opinions expressed in the following are my own. So you should shoot at me if you disagree – and this also means that everyone has the right to moc… »

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… »

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 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… »