1) Week 1 of Champions League Group Play with some suprisingly close matches
EHF Champions League: Link
2) Russian Women’s coach, Evgeny Trefilov, returns. He was dumped last year due to poor performances at the WC and Olympics. His successor, however, didn’t even worse in failing to qualify for the 2013 WC due to a shocking 12 goal defeat to the Netherlands in Russia.
EFH Website: Link
3) German club, Wetzlar, struggles. The addition of Balic and Hombrados to the roster hasn’t paid huge dividends for this German club with aspirations.
Hand News (French): Link
4) The EHF considers potential changes to its European Championships format. A task force is investigating a number of possibilities including the expansion from 16 to 20 or 24 teams
EHF Website: Link
5) Handball in Buenos Aires hits 10,000 registered players:
Mundo Handball: Link
6) Nimes women’s handball club players are now required to wear skirts. Apparently management thinks this will boost attendance
Midi Libre newspaper Link
(Thanks to Mundo Handball for the initial tip: Link)