European champions

Today Denmark won the European Championship in handball, beating Croatia 24-20 in the final.

This is big news in Denmark, not quite as big as when we won the European Championship in football, but almost. It’s totally dominating all Danish newspapers on the internet at the moment.

Handball is one of the “big four” ballgames that all Danish kids have to learn well at school: football, handball, volleyball and basketball. I never liked it – it was too hard and fast for me at the time, but I still find it fascinating that it’s completely unknown here, given that it’s well-known in most of continental Europe.

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