IHF 2017 World Championship – The Draw

Reactions after yesterday’s draw in Hamburg, as the most important handball event of the second half of 2017 takes shape. Tess Wester – goalkeeper, The Netherlands “It’s always great to play a World championship, because you usually play against really different opponents, like Cameroon this time.  It’s also a lot of fun to play against Germany, as they host the event. “Sure, it’s a pity that we d… »

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… »

“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 Karabatic, but his client list includes younger stars, such as Alex Dujshebaev as well. When it comes to the future of French handball, he’s extremely optimistic, especially because he’s absolutely convin… »

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… »

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 abroad. By Peter Bruun “Joining CSM Bucuresti will be my first foreign adventure!” At first, this statement from Nathalie Hagman may come as a surprise. After all, the 25-year-old Swedish international… »

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 leav… »

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 but because it felt that they hadn’t played their best handball. In fact, they probably played their worst game in the last two seasons. I can’t remember a game so important, and committing thirteen tu… »