The Pursuit Of Steadiness

An idealistic overview of leadership issues at the end of the Olympic cycle. Read it here.


(…) But are patience, cyclic planning and time investment still of relevance to our times and markets? As it turns out, teams are forced to give up on their best players, the ones expected to develop passion on top of passion – commitment to a team, to an audience, to a town and to a nation on top of their love for handball.


All-Stars Of 2012

Women’s European Open U18 – Sweden

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GK: Dinah Eckerle (Ger)

LW: Kristin Venn (Nor)

LP: Roxana Cirjan (Rou)

RW: Aneta Vabuda (Pol)

LB: Marketa Jerabkova (Cze)

CB: Michelle Urbicht (Ger)

RB: Hanna Oftedal (Nor)

Top scorer: Marketa Jerabkova – 44 goals

Best defensive player: Julia Eriksson (Swe)

Best player: Irina Snopova (Rus)

Women’s World Championship U18 – Montenegro

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GK: Louise Egestorp (Den)

LW: Ekaterina Chernova (Rus)

LB: Gabriela Perianu (Rou)

CB: Nadia Offendal  (Den)

LP: Kellya Zullemaro (Fra)

RB: Rebecca Hejel (Swe)

RW: Marit Røsberg Jacobsen (Nor)

Best Player: Anna Vyakhireva (Rus)

Top scorer: Irina Aleksandrova (Kaz)

Women’s World Championship U20 – Czech Republic



GK: Laura Glauser (Fra)

LW: Louise Sand (Swe)

LB: Maria Adler (Swe)

CB: Kinga Klivinyi  (Hun)

LP: Natalija Vasic (Srb)

RB: Anna Vyakhireva (Rus)

RW: Paulina Coatanea (Fra)

Best Player: Hyo Jin Lee (Kor)

Top scorer: Kinga Klivinyi – 67 goals

Sources: quoting