French Handball Legend Hides Out in British Columbia

Kelowna, British Columbia, is probably the last place on Earth, you’d expect to find the 2nd leading all time scorer in French National Team history living, but that’s where Handball legend Frederic Volle has settled down. Profiled in the local Kelowna Capital News, Volle chose to live in Canada after his handball career ended, partly due to his Canadian wife, but also due to his love of the outdoors. Volle, now age 42, scored 1,016 goals in 241 International games and earned a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics. He’s also still competing athletically, but this time in soccer, where he teamed with another former Olympian, Belgian cyclist Axel Merckx to win the local over 35 league title.

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Frederic Volle Wikipedia article (French):