racko
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Germany Is Handball European Champion

Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:13 am

YES!

Germany just won the Handball European Championship by beating the host Slovenia 30-25.



And thanks to Slovenia, very nice audience.
 
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:25 am

I got one word for it:

WOW

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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:47 pm

I used to play handball as a kid when I attended an international school in Taiwan. Great sport, although I was really crap at it! Big grin

I don't think anyone in the States knows about handball, though.
 
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:51 pm

Wow! I never thought I'd get to use this three times tonight



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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:50 pm

Great news !!!

Too bad we don't get to see it over here in Canada.  Sad

Anyways.......

Way to go Germany  Big thumbs up

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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:55 pm

Excellent! Congratulations to the team!  Big thumbs up

(What was that noise coming from the other side of the pond? Any of their strange local rituals, again?  Wink/being sarcastic)
 
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:23 am

Racko Wrote:

"Germany just won the Handball European Championship by beating the host Slovenia 30-25."

 Angry Boo, hiss!

(Just kidding  Big grin -- congratulations to Germany)
 
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:26 am

Who plays this game apart from the two countries mentioned?

(That's not sarcastic by the way - for once - I'm genuinely curious)
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:35 am

Can someone go into detail about the rules of handball? I'd like to learn more. It's extremely obscure here in the states.
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:38 am

At least its not Soccer...
 
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:40 am

Banko asked:

"Who plays this game apart from the two countries mentioned?"

Here is a list of all the countries that participated in this European Championship. These are all solid teams and will give you some idea where in Europe the sport is played (in quite a few countries, actually):

http://home.eurohandball.com/_te_en.asp?Bewerb=156&Runde=1&Ret=bew
or
http://www.euro2004.si/default1.asp?l=3&m=[3][102]&n=102

[Edited 2004-02-02 17:43:30]
 
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:41 am

Can someone go into detail about the rules of handball? I'd like to learn more. It's extremely obscure here in the states.

This might be a good place to start:
http://www.google.com/search?q=handball+rules
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:50 am

It's obscure in the UK as well LHMark. I've never heard of it.  Big grin

Where would the sport rank in terms of popularity in these countries?
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:17 am

Just like cricket or American Football hereabouts...

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racko
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:52 am

"Where would the sport rank in terms of popularity in these countries?"

About the same level as Basketball, if that helps. Way behind Football, Formula 1 and Winter sports, but ahead of women's football  Smile
 
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:00 am

I remember a friend's high school played it. In the States, if it is known at all, it is called Team Handball to distinguish it from what most Americans think of as handball, which is sort of like Squash only using your hand. http://ushandball.org/

(American) Handball, with a Spalding rubber ball is the unofficial sport of New York City. All you need is a ball and a wall. I was quite good at it as a youth.

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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:26 am

The yanks have to have their own strange version of every sport around. They play football with their hands, Squash without racket and racing with ovals instead of race tracks.
 
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:28 am

Yeah, they won, and you can thank the 2 ref's from the semi final for it. We were robbed in the last few minutes, with a penalty shot being overlooked for once. Oh well, I guess it's our own damn fault, we had 2 men superiority for 1½ minutes, yet it only ended 1-1, we should have gotten at least 2 or 3 goals. Not to mention that our pivot was hit in the head, earning him 20 minutes off while he was getting 3 stiches - and during those 20 minutes we didn't have a dedicated pivot, so we had to go with one of our wings for that.

Oh, and to finish my whining, I would have liked to see Fritz get at least 2 minutes for the gliding tackle he did, during one of our counterattacks. Our wing had a clear shot at the goal at the time.

The only good thing about this, is that we won the bronze medals and that we defeated the Croatians....
 
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:41 am

CPH-R, you should contact the English guys on here. They have lots of expierence with Germany throwing them out of the semi-final "completly undeserved". Banco & co. can tell you how to get over it, and in no time you'll be 100% sure that Denmark will trash Germany in the next big tournament  Smile
 
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:44 am

Well, I doubt that we'll play just as good next time (that'll be the world cup if I'm right - we failed to qualify for the olympics), given that one of our main guys up front Klaus Bruun, has just quit playing because he wants more time with his wife (who's playing on the womens national team).

But then again, it could be worse, we could be Sweden  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:13 am

The yanks have to have their own strange version of every sport around. They play football with their hands, Squash without racket and racing with ovals instead of race tracks.

Oi!  Smile

"Squash without rackets" is really just another form of Fives, which is a superb sport... I love it!

(but can't find anybody to play with, a familiar story...)
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:20 am

The yanks have to have their own strange version of every sport around.

Ahh, Racko, but at least we get to see a woman's breast during our football championships. That's American innovation for you.  Wink/being sarcastic


PS and not a bad one it is. http://www.drudgereport.com/mattjj.htm
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:19 pm

Tsk tsk, a woman´s breast, how scandalous. We get to see loads of those after midnight on TV. On normal channels, that is, not some pay TV porn channel Big grin  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:21 pm

Airsickness and Csavel, watch German TV BEFORE midnight for a change, and you'll still see nudity galore, but I guess the Americans here would faint dead away..as those threads on Janet's breast clearly prove.

For those who speak German: "Saudumm and Gomera", that's what we call scandals such as yours during Superbowl  Big grin

Banco you've just missed a great chance to tell everybody just how great the English team....will be, about 20 years from now...
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:23 pm

Wow... the Germans are good at wacking with their hands. Who would have thought????  Big grin
 
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:28 pm

Yeah that must be new and exciting knowledge to you JAL...what exactly are you guys in the US of A using...?  Big grin Big grin
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:42 pm

Csavel, sorry you were beaten to it. This was in 1982:

http://www.streaking.co.uk/relatednewsericaroespecial.htm

This is by no means the first time it happened, but is probably the most famous. It was at a rugby international, and when she ran on, one of the England players turned round to the captain Bill Beaumont (a big bloke) and said "Bill, some bird's just run on with your arse on her chest!" Big grin
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RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:49 pm

Now, Gentlemen, THAT is what I call a female breast (not talking about the rest!!)...would the uproar in the US of A been louder then?

Maybe that Superbowl incident was a PR gag by the silicone industry...?  Big grin
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