Vipers cruise towards the 2017/18 Champions League

Vipers Kristiansand are virtually assured of the Women´s Champions League group phase, although they have to play a group final on Sunday. After the semi-finals on Saturday, it is obvious that HC Podravka Vegeta will be no match for the Norwegian top team. By Peter Bruun Vipers Kristiansand vs HC Gomel 43:19 (27:10) Before the Match Despite being debutants in relation to the Champions League, Vipe… »

Money makes the world go around

INTERVIEW – Lack of money keeps Podravka Vegeta from reaching former pride, still, current head coach Snjezana Petika has great confidence in her young team, consisting entirely of Croatian players. B… »

“With our strongest squad, our chances would have been good”

INTERVIEW – Hakan Günal, head coach of Kastamonu Belediyesi GSK regrets not having received visas for two of his key players. “With our strongest squad, our chances would have been good”, he claims. B… »

“Our chances against Vipers are fifty-fifty”

INTERVIEW – HC Gomel coach Tomaz Cater believes that his team has a 50-50 chance against host Vipers Kristiansand in the semi-final at the Champions League qualifiers and he is serious about it. By Peter Bruun Most people – and not only in Norway – tend to see Vipers Kristiansand as the favorite proceeding to the Champions League group phase from Qualification Group 1. Not only because the team en… »

“I would not even think of leaving Buducnost”

INTERVIEW – After 18 successful years in charge of Buducnost, head coach Dragan Adzic lost a number of stars prior to the beginning of the  2017/18 season and decided to start from scratch.  Yet, the… »

“We still have to work on a lot of things”

By Kevin Domas Mixed zone interviews can be a tricky exercise, especially for star players who have just lost the first title of the season. But Nikola Karabatic, Paris’ center-back, wants to learn fr… »

Nantes win Champions Trophy ending a perfect pre-season

By Kevin Domas Paris Saint-Germain didn’t win the French Champions’ Trophy for a fourth time in a row.  On Saturday, in a magnificent final game, the Parisians weren’t able to overcome Nantes, who won the competition for the first time in the club’s history. It might not be the biggest of all achievements, of course, but any club that dominated Paris the way “Le H” did, sets the tone for the rest… »

“We just focus on doing our job”

INTERVIEW – Jovanka Radicevic and her teammates at Vardar try not to get distracted from club owner Sergey Samsonenko´s threat to withdraw his financial support from the organization after this season… »

In the spotlight

The DKB Handball-Bundesliga season started this past weekend again and is sure to offer another year of exciting matches, stunning goals and countless, spectacular saves. Before things get into full s… »

The Sky project

Every once in a while change can be quite helpful and lead to something better.  Prior to the 2017/18 campaign of the DKB Handball-Bundesliga, a number of modifications were agreed on, the most significant one: The league decided to sell its broadcasting rights to Sky, Germany’s leading pay-TV channel.   The media company also owns the rights to the EHF Champions League as well as Germany’s footba… »