The leadership wars of the German Handball Federation meet with exaggerated expectations of European Champion Germany regarding the Olympic tournament in Rio de Janeiro.” We want to play 2020 for gold in Tokyo and at the World Cup 2019 for medals,”DHB Vice President Bob Hanning said to the”Image on Sunday”on the question of the chances of the DHB team in Rio.
“It will not be possible to run everything in a straight line,”said the 48-year-old. There may be pressure from outside, but from inside I will be able to stop it.”Hanning also renewed in the conversation his demand for the inclusion of the handball in the protection list of the TV State Treaty for broadcasts of important sporting events on freely accessible television. According to Hanning, there are still unsecured TV coverage from the World Cup 2017.
Although the audience statement in the Bundesliga has added only 0.96 percent (plus 46 per game) since the sensational EM triumph, Hanning sees a “boom”. According to his information, many clubs have already mentioned growth: “The marked downward trend has been stopped.”