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Jul 31, 2012

Olympics-Handball-Croatia, France stir Copper Box

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Croatia coach Slavko Goluza went
from frustration to joy in a matter of moments as his team beat
Balkan neighbours Serbia 31-23 then Olympic champions France’s
flare came out against Argentina on Tuesday.

Goluza feigned to kick one of his players and team member
Ivano Balic threw a towel over his head as Serbia pegged a goal
back but seconds later the pair were bouncing around celebrating
to entertain another lively Copper Box crowd.

Jul 31, 2012
Jul 31, 2012

Handball: Emotion on show as Croatia beat Serbia

LONDON (Reuters) – Emotions were on display as Croatia beat Balkan neighbors Serbia 31-23 on Tuesday to lead Group B of the handball competition having won their opening two games.

Frustrated Croatia coach Slavko Goluza feigned to kick one of his players and Ivano Balic threw a towel over his head as Serbia pegged a goal back but seconds later the pair were bouncing around celebrating.

Jul 31, 2012

Olympics-Handball-Emotion on show as Croatia beat Serbia

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Emotions were on display as
Croatia beat Balkan neighbours Serbia 31-23 on Tuesday to lead
Group B of the handball competition having won their opening two
games.

Frustrated Croatia coach Slavko Goluza feigned to kick one
of his players and Ivano Balic threw a towel over his head as
Serbia pegged a goal back but seconds later the pair were
bouncing around celebrating.

Jul 31, 2012

Handball: Iceland coach hails wonder half

LONDON (Reuters) – Gudmundur Gudmundsson has been coaching handball for 23 years and rated his Iceland Olympic side’s first-period scoring blitz against Tunisia on Tuesday as one of the best halves he has ever seen.

At 1-1 after five minutes the Beijing silver medalists did not come flying out of the blocks. But seven minutes later they led 6-1, before racking up 19 goals in the first 30 minutes to blow the North Africans out of sight.

Jul 31, 2012

Olympics-Handball-Iceland coach hails wonder half

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Gudmundur Gudmundsson has been
coaching handball for 23 years and rated his Iceland Olympic
side’s first-period scoring blitz against Tunisia on Tuesday as
one of the best halves he has ever seen.

At 1-1 after five minutes the Beijing silver medallists did
not come flying out of the blocks. But seven minutes later they
led 6-1, before racking up 19 goals in the first 30 minutes to
blow the North Africans out of sight.

Jul 30, 2012

Handball: Russians dwarf Brits, Norway hit back

LONDON (Reuters) – A look at the teamsheet before Russia dished out a 37-16 lesson to Britain rather than the statistics afterwards gave a clue as to what was the key factor in the result on Monday. Height.

Beijing silver medalists Russia’s shortest two players are 1.73 meters, while eight of Britain’s squad of 14 are shorter than that and three also stand at the same height.

Jul 30, 2012

Olympics-Handball-Russians dwarf Brits, Norway hit back

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – A look at the teamsheet before
Russia dished out a 37-16 lesson to Britain rather than the
statistics afterwards gave a clue as to what was the key factor
in the result on Monday. Height.

Beijing silver medallists Russia’s shortest two players are
1.73 metres, while eight of Britain’s squad of 14 are shorter
than that and three also stand at the same height.

Jul 30, 2012

Basketball: U.S. loss not inconceivable – Gaze

LONDON (Reuters) – Andrew Gaze spent much of his playing career wondering how any nation would ever get close to the United States, the usual pick for Olympic gold whose “Dream Team” aura has faded says the Australian.

Gaze, 47, was spared the likely embarrassment of an encounter against the star-studded U.S. side at the 1992 Barcelona Games but got a taste at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Jul 30, 2012

U.S. loss not inconceivable – Gaze

LONDON (Reuters) – Andrew Gaze spent much of his playing career wondering how any nation would ever get close to the United States, the usual pick for Olympic gold whose “Dream Team” aura has faded says the Australian.

Gaze, 47, was spared the likely embarrassment of an encounter against the star-studded U.S. side at the 1992 Barcelona Games but got a taste at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

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