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Fight Club

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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 after …

Johannes Bitter

Acid Test

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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 …

Mette Gravholt

Something Is Rotten In The State Of Denmark

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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 …

Mayssa Pessoa + Barbara Arenhart

A Nail-Biter And A Blow-Out

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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 …

Handball D-Day in Herning

D-Day in Herning

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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

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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 …

Handball EURO 2014 Comes To Germany

Handball EURO 2014 Comes To Germany!

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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 near by you are even closer to where the action is.  Just in time for opening day of this year’s premier handball tournament Danish …

Serbian National Team

Pobeda

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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 …

Brazil

Happy New Year 2014…

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…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 at Belgrade’s Kombank Arena on December 22, 2013. Thank you also to Stregspiller’s many followers and regular visitors.  At the launch of the website this past  September we did not expect …

Jan Pytlick

Who Is The Best Danish Coach At World Cup 2013?

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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 medal contenders at the outset of the tournament only the Danish squad has yet to demonstrate that they can hang with the best.  In the narrow …