For YOU: Fun-Facts

Some informations that you should know about Handball

Did you know …

  • That in 2008, the magazine Monocle ranked Copenhagen first in their Top 20 Most Livable Cities Chart, and gave the city the special award as “Best Design City”.
  • That the German Handball Federation is the biggest handball federation in the world, with over 820’000 Members, around 4600 clubs and 25.000 teams.
  • That the Handball division of the world renowned club FC Bayern München was established in 1945.
  • That in 2012/2013, 84 out of 306 German handball league matches were broadcast live.
  • That in 2019 it will be over 40 years since Denmark last hosted the Handball World Championship (in 1978).
  • That Handball is one of the most popular pastimes in both Denmark and Germany, only exceeded by football.
  • That that Danish international teams at senior, junior and youth level have won 67 sets of medals at World Championships, European Championships and Olympic Games (of which 64 were won after 1994).
  • That Denmark is among the most experienced sport event hosts, having hosted the IOC Session & Olympic Congress 2009, UEFA Under-21 European Championship the UCI Road World Championships 2011 and Euro volley 2013 with fantastic success.
  • That when the big matches from World Championships are transmitted on Danish television over two million, of a population of fi ve and a half million people, are watching – in other words 40 per cent!