Super Globe – super political

First of all, it’s worth mentioning that there are a number of competitions in all kinds of sports of questionable benefit.  The Confederations Cup in football is a good example, as the current event taking place in Russia is probably the last time this tournament will be staged. Players would love to avoid the extra stress that comes along with additional games and traveling and fans don’t consid… »

“I’ll be in this fight for three more years”

By Laura Agena The European club season may be over, but three-time Champion’s League winner, Eduarda Amorim, still has some responsibilities with the national team.  The Pan American Championship is… »

“French youth system is the best in the world”

Bhakti Ong might be the most influential person in all of handball except for Michael Wiederer and Hassan Moustafa, presidents of the EHF and IHF respectively. He is the long time agent of Nikola Kara… »

The mighty fall

FEATURE – Former great handball nations such as Russia and Poland will not be represented at the European championship in Croatia, next January. This is just one of the facts after the final round of qualification, which included several surprises, and makes us look forward to a Balkan party with no less than five teams from what used to be Yugoslavia. By Peter Bruun “Oh, those Russians!” sang Bon… »

All the stars

With the official end of the 2016/17 season, it’s time to have a look at the best-of-the-best. Why not begin with the so-called “Best League” in the world – the DKB Handball Bundesliga? You might be s… »

“CSM will be my first real foreign adventure”

INTERVIEW – Despite having played three years at Danish TTH Holstebro and one with Nykøbing Falster, Swedish international, Nathalie Hagman, still finds her move to CSM Bucuresti her first real stay a… »

A bunch of winners

A few people thought that winning the DKB Handball-Bundesliga in 2016 would be the last title of its kind for Rhein-Neckar Löwen in a long time. The “face” of the club, Uwe Gensheimer, was set to leave to  join Paris Saint-Germain. In the meantime Andy Schmid wouldn’t stay injure-free for another season, as some expected. And with all the stress, a Champions League season brings along for top Germ… »

Lessons to learn

When I talked to Stole Stoilov, the captain of freshly crowned Champions League winner RK Vardar, for the first time during the Media Call at the EHF Final 4, I was instantly impressed.  He’s a force… »

Paris Saint-Germain – Evaluation of a Failure

By Kevin Domas Losing a Champions League final is never easy. For Paris, Sunday’s defeat in the last game of the tournament was even harder. Not only because they lost by one goal in the last second b… »

FINAL4 Reactions: Paris vs Vardar

Ivan Cupic: “I was sure to score” The game came down to the wire as Vardar had the ball with seven seconds to go. Like in the semis against Barcelona, the Macedonians took profit and Ivan Cupic scored the most important goal of the weekend, crowning his new team the European club champion while personally defending the title he had already won last year with Kielce. Congratulations, Ivan, on winni… »