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NEWS REPORT: The anniversary event of the Czecho-Slovak handball attracted fans, legends, stars prospects and dignitaries from all over Europe to the Czech capital.
Stars of past and present meet in Prague
The handball stars of the past and the present had an unusual June date in Prague this week and many big names of the European and world courts made a trip to the Czech capital to celebrate on one big occasion several anniversaries of the Czech and Slovak handball.
The 2017 year marks 70 years of the first field handball match played in the former Czechoslovakia. Already ten years after the men of Dukla Prague claimed the premiere edition of the European Champions Club, a forerunner of the EHF Champions League, while the women’s team of Czechoslovakia won the first edition of the IHF World Championship in Belgrade.
On the fringes of the event, the EHF President Michael Wiederer also handed over the Best left back of the Champions League’s first 20 years to the Czech stalwart of THW Kiel and FC Barcelona Filip Jicha.
The names of players who took part in the game speak volumes: Jackson Richardson, Henning Fritz, Daniel Stephan, Slawomir Szmal, Valero Rivera, Momir Ilic, Laszlo Nagy, Kim Andersson, Daniel Narcisse, Thierry Omeyer, Hans Lindberg, Dominik Klein, Iker Romero, Bertrand Gille, Christian Sprenger.
TEXT: EHF / br