Serbian National Team

Pobeda

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… »

Brazil

Happy New Year 2014…

…thank you for 2013 and congratulations to Brazil’s handball team becoming the first ever World Champion from the America’s.  What a fantastic performance in front of 20,000 enthusiastic spectators… »

Jan Pytlick

Who Is The Best Danish Coach At World Cup 2013?

The World Cup 2013 in Serbia has concluded Group play and teams are in the midst of preparing for the first elimination round beginning this weekend.  Of all nations that were mentioned as potential m… »

Susan Mueller

Is It Mueller’s Time?

The Women’s World Cup 2013 in Serbia is in full swing and in the next two rounds teams will establish order of authority before elimination games commence on Sunday.  The debate will no longer focus on the merits of having countries such as Paraguay or Dominican Republic participating in the tournament to answering the question which nations will claim the number one spot in their respective group… »

Isabel Blanco

Drammen

The last handball tournament played on Norwegian soil in preparation for the 2013 World Cup in Serbia took place in Drammen a city better known for Aass, the country’s oldest surviving beer brewery fo… »

Team Larvik

Morituri Te Salutant

“Those who are about to die salute you”.  Anno Domini 52 this Latin phrase was reportedly used for the first time during an event on lake Fucinus when captives and criminals were destined to die fight… »

Camilla Herrem

Achilles & Gossé

No – this is not another expensive fragrance made-in Paris or new brand of champagne from Reims the quaint de facto capital of the Champagne-Ardenne region in France. Although it may well be that champagne will be the drink of choice once again for Camilla Herrem (27) the buoyant left-winger of the Norwegian national handball team at the end of year 2013.  A year that began with a series of disapp… »

Anja Althaus

Who Is Anja Althaus?

The short answer sounds like this: Anja Althaus, German, 31 years of age, nickname “Oskar”, professional handball player at Thueringer HC. A somewhat more exhaustive answer is certainly warranted give… »

Ida : Hardworking Woman

The name “Ida” originates in Germanic language and means “hardworking woman.” Nowadays the name is mainly popular in Scandinavian countries such as Norway. Indeed not many adjectives could describe Id… »

Danish Dynamite

What do the Roman emperor Julius Caesar, the Danish shipping magnate Arnold Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, Patrick Stewart, known as Captain Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek, “The Next Generation” and Kristina “Mulle” Kristiansen (24) the agile playmaker of TVIS Holstebro and Team Denmark have in common?  The answer to this trivia question – all of them were born on July 13. The not so trivial question whet… »