The first “European Games” to be staged on a Pan-American/Asian/Commonwealth Games model has been announced and they will be in Baku. In 2015. Given that it takes about a century to put together an Olympic Games we can assume that our friends in Azerbaijan move quickly. What we can also assume is that handball will have a role as the EHF have told us it will – and in both indoor and beach versions.
The small field size – eight teams for each gender – should mean it’s a high grade competition but it’s not one I think we should pin too much hope on seeing British teams participate in for quite some time.