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Men’s EHF EURO2016 Poland

EXECUTIVE

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Men’s EHF EURO2016 Poland

EXECUTIVE

REPORT


Men’s EHF EURO2016 Poland

EXECUTIVE

REPORT


REPORT

Men’s EHF EURO2016 Poland

EXECUTIVE REPORT

Table of Contents

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Prepared by the Polish Handball Federation in co-operation with Deloitte – the

company which provided business, financial, tax and legal consultancy services

under an agreement with PHF in connection with EHF EURO 2016.

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 19

1.1 MEN’S EHF EURO 2016 POLAND

European Handball Championship 20

2. ORGANISATION OF THE TOURNAMENT 25

2.1 Bidding phase 26

2.2 Roles in the organisation of the tournament 28

2.3 Host cities and region 30

Gdańsk 32

Kraków 33

Katowice 34

Wrocław 35

Malopolska Region 36

2.4 Organisational committee of EHF EURO 2016 38

2.5 Members of the central organisational

committee 44

3. PROJECT MANAGEMENT 47

3.1 Project work 48

4. SPORT PERSPECTIVE 55

4.1 Participants 56

4.2 Referees 90

4.3 Tournament Calendar 94

4.4 Statistics mf matches results of matches 96

4.5 Final classification 98

5. PRE-TOURNAMENT EVENTS 101

5.1 Pre-tournament events 104

5.2 Our road to EURO 2016 114

6. TOURNAMENT SERVICES 119

6.1 Hotel facilities 122

6.2 Training base 124

6.3 Transport 126

6.4 Safety 128

6.5 Police security 130

6.6 Medical security 132

6.7 Service of teams 134

6.8 Service of the media 136

6.9 Technical/IT service 142

6.10 Voluntary service 144

6.11 Fan zones 148

6.12 Accreditations 154

6.13 Ticket sales strategy 158

6.14 Ceremonies and match settings 160

Ceremonies 161

Match settings 169

6.15 Floor Management 174

6.16 VIP and hospitality zones 176

VIP zones 176

Hospitality zones 180

6.17 Tournament – related events 182

7. MARKETING AND PROMOTION 185

7.1 Visual identification of EHF EURO 2016 186

7.2 Logo, Mascot, Medals, Anthem 188

7.3 EHF EURO 2016 ambassadors program 194

7.4 Presence of EHF EURO 2016 in the media 200

7.5 Promotional tools in use 206

7.6 City dressing 210

7.7 Venue dressing 216

7.8 Sponsors and partners 220

Sponsorship pyramid 221

8. QUALITY RESEARCH 227

8.1 Aim of research 228

9. SUMMARY OF THE PREPARATION AND

ORGANISATION OF THE EHF EURO 2016 235

9.1 Summary 236

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Extraordinary, exceptional

and extremely well organised

The Polish Handball Federation put huge effort into the organisation of

the Men’s European Handball Championship EHF EURO 2016 – not only in

terms of finance, but also human resources and commitment to the event.

It was undoubtedly thanks to this combination of the professional approach

and close and positive collaboration with EHF that the 2016 European

Championship turned out to be the biggest and best organised tournament

in the history of handball.

In Poland, where people love sports shows, this meant a record-breaking

number of supporters watching the event, who created an incredible

atmosphere in halls in Kraków, Katowice, Wrocław and Gdańsk and in Fan

Zones in Host Cities.

On an international scale, new records were also set in terms of television

viewers and online audience watching the event on EHF channels. The global

number of people watching the Championship totalled 1.6 milliard in 175

countries, thus breaking the previous record set at EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia.

This huge success is a result of what happened on the courts, and this

Tournament was one of the most exciting events for years.

That was an incredibly open tournament with many surprising

results. Underdogs prevailed and favourites crumbled – sometimes

with unpredictable scores, and some of them did not even make it to the

semi-finals.

Poland and Men’s EHF EURO 2016 have now set a new standard and

become a benchmark for organisers of the biggest international handball

events, proposing innovations that I hope will be implemented by organisers

in the coming years.

JEAN BRIHAULT

EHF President

The trophy of Men’s European Handball Championship EHF EURO 2016

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Official Sponsors

REPORT

EHF Partners

National Suppliers

Dear Players and Supporters,

Handball is one of the most popular sports in Poland. Men’s European

Handball Championship 2016 is the first senior handball championship organised

by the Polish Handball Federation. The tournament was held in

Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków and Wrocław from 15 till 31 January 2016. As

in previous years, 16 teams participated in it; altogether, 48 matches were

played, in which 2,629 goals were scored and 288 players performed.

Poles have already proved that they can organise brilliant sports events –

for example, during UEFA Euro 2012 or Men's World Volleyball Championship

in 2014. EHF EURO 2016 was a great organisational success. However, this

success would not have been possible without a few important factors, including

mainly the co-ordination of activities in the field of users' safety and

comfort, medical support, team accommodation, tournament transport,

voluntary services, organisation management in halls, or activities of local

organisational Coordinators. It is also worth mentioning the organisation

of friendly matches in official venues of EHF EURO 2016, the selection

of highest-class opponents and the organisation of matches according to

procedures and applicable rules.

We have also certainly succeeded in promoting Poland as the Host City

of the Tournament in Europe and around the world, and the event itself

became a catalyst for an increase in the number of handball players in

schools and clubs.

I would like to stress that the Men’s European Handball Championship in

Poland attracted a record-breaking number of supporters. All 48 matches

were watched by a record number of 400,722 fans on the stands, including

40,000 fans from abroad.

For the first time in history, dedicated zones were made available to fans

who had not bought tickets to matches. EHF EURO 2016 have also set a record

in terms of media coverage. 1,282 journalists from Poland and abroad

were accredited and provided coverage of the event on the spot, and matches

were broadcast on TV in 175 countries around the world.

On that occasion, I would like to thank all players, coaches and everybody

else involved in the organisation of this incredible project, as well as voluntary

workers and security services responsible for the safety of the event.

I believe that we all remember this sporting celebration for a long time,

particularly because players delivered an unforgettable experience to us.

We witnessed a great event, and the communication and promotion programme

carried out over a long period turned the championship into a celebration

of handball.

With sporting regards,

Polish fans singing the national anthem

WITOLD BAŃKA,

Minister of Sport and Tourism

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Dear Friends of Handball,

The wonderful event is over. The 2016 Men's European Handball

Championship hosted by Poland was the best organised event in the history

of handball. We showed the best side of Poland, including its halls, hotels,

restaurants, historical places, culture and modern motorways. I am

proud that we managed to show it to the world shortly before the 100th anniversary

of Polish handball! Obviously, this was possible thanks to joint efforts

of government, host cities, the Małopolska region, our sponsors and

our partners.

All opinions that we heard were extremely favourable - from national

teams and federations to supporters. That was a really great event for the

promotion of both Poland and host cities.

We are proud that the commitment of the authorities of Gdańsk, Katowice,

Kraków, Wrocław and the Małopolska region contributed to such an excellent

reputation earned by Polish sport and the Polish Handball Federation.

Our choice of venues was absolutely right. We co-operated with local governments

as one team. Both sides proposed various ideas, but we always

managed to find common ground. This brought many benefits to all of us.

which is perfectly reflected by he number of spectators and TV viewers.

Obviously, we hoped for a better sporting result than we eventually achieved.

Our expectations were certainly higher than just the 7th place. We dreamed

of winning a medal. Nevertheless, the atmosphere of the tournament

gave us so much energy that we look forward optimistically to further big

tournaments with the participation of the Polish national team. One of them

will certainly be the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

ANDRZEJ KRAŚNICKI

President of the Polish Handball Federation

The Polish national team after the victory against Belarus – Kraków, 25.01.2016

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Dear Friends of Handball,

EHF EURO 2016 was a top-level sporting event. We are satisfied with the

organisational level of the tournament. We got very good reviews both for

the quality of our service, the excellent atmosphere and a sense of safety.

Such a large number of good opinions confirmed that a precise plan, an

excellent team and the consistent implementation of the preparation programme

in co-operation with many institutions before the tournament was

the right road to success. Many implemented practices have not been used

before. We already know that hosts of further events will use much of them

and will certainly reinforce them with further good solutions. After all, our

common primary aim has been to strengthen handball as a wonderful sport.

I would like to thank all involved partners and persons participating in

works of the team responsible for the preparation and organisation of the

Tournament. That was an example of real teamwork. Let the 2016 European

Handball Championship in Poland remain in our memory as a wonderful

celebration of positive emotions. I hope that we will always associate this

event with joy, a sense of security, professional organisation and – last but

not least – with the excellent promotion of handball, Polish cities and Poland

on an international scale.

MARCIN HERRA

Vice-President of the Management Board

for Development

Head of the EURO 2016 Organisational Committee

Opening Ceremony of EHF EURO 2016 in TAURON Arena Kraków, 15.01.2016

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The German

National Team

– Champions

of EHF

EURO 2016

– TAURON

Arena

Kraków,

31.01.2016

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EXECUTIVE

SUMMARY

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1.1

MEN’S EHF

EURO 2016

POLAND

EUROPEAN

HANDBALL

CHAMPIONSHIP

Michał Jurecki –

Player of the Match

Poland – Serbia,

TAURON Arena

Kraków, 15.01.2016

Men's EHF EURO

2016 Poland European

Handball Championship

was the biggest and

most prestigious

international handball

event, as well as the

biggest handball event

held in Poland. It was

the 12th men's European

handball championship,

and Poland became its

Host for the first time in

history.

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Year of Men's European

Handball Championship

Host

1994 Portugal

1996 Spain

1998 Italy

2000 Croatia

2002 Sweden

2004 Slovenia

2006 Switzerland

2008 Norway

2010 Austria

2012 Serbia

2014 Denmark

2016 Poland

Matches were played in the following halls: TAURON Arena Kraków (19

matches), the Centennial Hall in Wrocław (17 matches), Spodek in Katowice

and Ergo Arena in Gdańsk (6 matches in each). 16 national teams with a total

number of 288 players participated in the tournament. During EHF EURO

2016, 48 matches were played and 2,629 goals were scores (55 goals per

match on average).

The European Handball Championship has never enjoyed such extensive

media coverage in its entire history. 1,284 journalists, photographers and

media support personnel from 29 countries and 4 continents worked during

the tournament in Poland (the previous record number of accredited

journalists was 711 at EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark).

The Polsat TV station installed 14 cameras in halls in Kraków and Wrocław

(with an extra spider cam in Kraków) and 10 cameras in halls in Gdańsk and

Katowice. Matches were broadcast to as many as 175 countries via 75 TV

broadcasters. Altogether, 6 TV studios were built in match venues.

EHF EURO 2016 set also a record in terms of press releases and their reach.

From 13 January till 2 February, 84,900 news about EHF EURO 2016 were

published, with over 4,000 mentions of the event appearing every day.

EHF EURO 2016 was also a record event with regard to the number of fans.

The tournament was watched by over 400,000 fans on the stands (including

40,000 fans from abroad) and additionally by almost 100,000 fans in Fan

Zones, which were created thanks to the support of PGNiG – the Strategic

Sponsor of Polish Handball. TV viewer ratings broke the record, too (altogether,

all matches were watched by 1.65 billion viewers around the world).

The average attendance was 8,000 fans per match, and halls were filled in

80% on the average. The highest attendance was recorded during matches

Poland – Croatia and the final Germany – Spain (15,000 fans in each case).

In the operational phase of the Tournament, Operational Teams consisting

of around 20 persons worked in each Host City, being responsible for the

preparation and service of the Tournament. In all 4 Cities, the event was

secured by 7,000 policemen, 165 doctors, male nurses and medical rescuers

and 840 voluntary workers, and a wide range of services was provided

by over 3,000 persons. The tournament was promoted by 34 Ambassadors.

Irrespective of their role during the tournament, all participants in EHF

EURO 2016 stressed one thing: extremely high organisational requirements

to meet and the presentation of a high-quality product portfolio by the Polish

Handball Federation. It was obvious for everyone that, although the Polish

team ranked ‘only’ 7th in terms of sport competition, the champion level

was certainly achieved in terms of organisation and hospitality.

According to satisfaction survey results, the Tournament was appreciated

by fans, media representatives, VIPs and players. On a scale of 1-7, where

‘1’ means ‘very bad’, and '7’ means ‘very good’, the average evaluation was

almost 6.22. This result was achieved due to a very high evaluation of factors

such as the atmosphere of the Championship, the preparation of infrastructure,

the organisation of work, the interior arrangement of facilities,

safety, transport, hotels and the work of voluntary workers and stewards.

However, the organisation of this Tournament would not have been possible

without the enormous commitment of Host Cities: Gdańsk, Katowice,

Kraków, Wrocław and the Małopolska Province. EHF EURO 2016 proved

that we not only have a very good sports infrastructure, but we can also

make good use of it.

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ORGANISATION

OF THE TOURNAMENT

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2.1

BIDDING PHASE

The idea of hosting EHF EURO 2016 dates back to 2010.

It was the year in which the Polish Handball Federation

decided to begin the preparation of a bid to host the

European Handball Championship in 2016 and received

declarations of the will to co-operate from Mayors of

Kraków, Gdańsk, Łódź, Katowice and Wrocław.

Another stage of preparation was the submission of

a bid to host EHF EURO 2016 by the Polish Handball

Federation to the European Handball Federation.

The deadline for the submission of bids was 17

September 2011; by that time, bids were officially

submitted also by Croatia, Norway and Sweden.

They received 15, 4 and 27 votes, respectively, which

meant that Poland was selected as Host of EHF

EURO 2016 in the first phase.

Candidates Proposed Host Cities Votes

Poland Gdańsk/Sopot, Katowice, Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław 27

Croatia Zagrzeb, Split, Varaždin, Poreč 15

Norway Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim, Gjovik 4

During the period October 2013 – March 2014, as

a result of visits and arrangements with potential

Host Cities, 4 best venues were selected in terms

of organisation, logistics and finance. Four cities

– Kraków, Wrocław, Gdańsk and Katowice – were

selected.

On 11 April 2014, in the Olympic Centre in Warsaw,

EHF’s authorities officially signed an EHF Euro 2016

hosting agreement with representatives of the Polish

Handball Federation (Andrzej Kraśnicki – President

of the Management Board and Marek Góralczyk –

General Secretary).

Signing of the EHF EURO 2016 hosting agreement between

EHF and the Polish Handball Federation – Olympic Centre,

Warsaw, 11.04.2014

CALENDAR OF MILESTONES RELATING TO THE EHF EURO 2016 PROJECT

MILESTONES OF THE EHF EURO

2016 PROJECT IN THE YEARS

2012-2014

• 23.06.2012 –

EHF Congress

in Monte Carlo

and selection

of PHB/Poland

as host of EHF

EURO 2016

• 11.04.2014 –

Entering into the

EHF EURO 2016

organisation

agreement

with EHF in the

Olympic Centre

in Warsaw

• 11.04.2014 –

Draw procedure

of groups for

the qualification

phase of EHF

EURO 2016 in the

Olympic Centre

in Warsaw

• 05.2014 –

Creation

of Corporate

Identity

• 3.06.2014 –

Entering into the

EHF EURO 2016

organisation

agreement with

Gdańsk as a Host

City

• 28.07.2014

– Entering

into the EHF

EURO 2016

organisation

agreement with

Wrocław as

a Host City

• 24.09.2014

– Entering

into the EHF

EURO 2016

organisation

agreement with

Katowice as

a Host City

• 20.12.2014

– Official

presentation

of the mascot

of EHF EURO

2016

• 23.12.2014 –

Entering into the

EHF EURO 2016

organisation

agreement with

Kraków as a Host

City

• 28-30.12.2014

– 1st Testing

Tournament

before EHF EURO

2016 in Spodek

hall, Katowice –

Christmas Cup

2014

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2.2

ROLES IN THE ORGANISATION

OF THE TOURNAMENT

Formal organiser of EHF

EURO 2016

EHF’s marketing partner and owner of

marketing and sponsorship rights

Producer of TV signal

and TV broadcasts in the

territory of Poland

The EHF EURO 2016 organisation agreement concluded between

the European Handball Federation and the Polish Handball

Federation specified the roles of the EHF and the PHF.

The Polish Handball Federation was obliged to carry out

a series of organisational activities relating to the EHF

EURO 2016 project, including:

• Lease of match halls (TAURON Arena Kraków,

Centennial Hall, Spodek, Ergo Arena) and training

halls (facilities of University Schools of Physical

Education /AWF/ in Wrocław, Gdańsk and Kraków,

hall of the Municipal Sport and Recreation Centre /

MOSiR/ in Katowice)

• Ensuring of transport, accommodation and meals to

teams, media, officials and VIPs

• Ensuring of security to participants, including

security of matches in accordance with the Act on

the Security of Sports Events

• Organisation of voluntary service

• Service of guests, including VIPs

• Sale and distribution of tickets

• Decoration of Host Cities, hotels and sports facilities

• Promotion of the event in Poland and Europe

• Organisation of fan zones in each Host City

• Organisation of the EHF EURO 2016 opening

ceremony

• Production of medals and awards

• The above activities were financed entirely from

the budget of the Polish Handball Federation.

The European Handball Federation (EHF) was the

formal organiser of the Championship and was responsible

for the organisation of refereeing service,

the inspection of facilities and the delegation

of its own representatives for the duration of the

Tournament. Regular meetings were held with the

participation of EHF’s representatives and the representatives

of the Organisational Committee, at

which concepts of organisation of individual areas

were presented and the progress of preparation

activities was discussed.

Infront Sports & Media (Marketing Partner of EHF)

was the owner of marketing and sponsorship rights

on every level, except for technical sponsors (the

rights to which were owned by EHF) and National

Providers (the rights to which were owned by the

Polish Handball Federation). All television, radio,

film and video advertising rights concerning EHF

EURO 2016 events were owned by Infront. It had also

rights to advertising on boards, the court floor, referees’

shirts, etc.

Polsat was the producer of TV signal and TV broadcasts

in the territory of Poland. The signal produced

by Polsat was broadcast to Infront Sports & Media

under the agreement.

CALENDAR OF MILESTONES RELATING TO EHF EURO 2016 PROJECT

MILESTONES OF THE EHF EURO

2016 PROJECT IN 2015

• 20.03.2015 –

Accommodation

concept accepted

for all target

groups

• 03.2015 –

Selection of

the partner to

provide security

• 1-3.05.2015

– 2nd Test

Tournament

before EHF

EURO 2016 in

Tauron Arena

Kraków and in

Spodek Hall

• 4.05.2015 -

Commencement

of sale of tickets

to EHF EURO

2016

• 19.06.2016

– Final

Tournament

Draw in ICE

Kraków

• 20.06.2015 –

3rd Test

Tournament in

Tauron Arena

Kraków

• 09.10.2015 –

Selection of

the partner to

carry out the

EHF EURO 2016

ceremony and

acceptance of the

artistic concept

• 20.10.2015 –

Entering into the

agreement with

the Małopolska

Province – the

last of the Hosts

of EHF EURO

2016

• 22.10.2015 –

Selection of the

partner of the

SUZUKI car fleet

• 26.10.2015 –

Selection of the

partner for sale

of Hospitality

packages and

commencement

of sale of

Hospitality

packages

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2.3

HOST CITIES AND REGION

Five Host Cities/sports halls were preliminarily selected for the

organisation of EHF EURO 2016. At the end of January 2014, the Polish

Handball Federation officially confirmed that matches would take place in

Kraków and Wrocław, and in April 2014 it was announced that Preliminary

Round matches would take place in Katowice and Gdańsk, too.

All of the 4 Host Cities have adequate facilities to

carry out a Tournament of this rank.

The selection of Host Cities was mainly based on

criteria such as the available sports infrastructure

and hotel base and transport accessibility

for participants and fans. Each of the selected

Cities has a very rich tourist offer and has already

organised large sports and entertainment events,

including UEFA EURO2012, Men's European

Volleyball Championship, Indoor World Athletics

Championship, concerts and various mass events.

For the first time in the history of handball, Host

Cities were promoted as National Partners, with

Composite Logos designed specially for them.

CALENDAR OF MILESTONES RELATING TO THE EHF EURO 2016 PROJECT

• 10.11.2015

– Ready concept

of fan zones

• 7-8.11.2015 – 4 th

Test Tournament

in the Ergo Arena

Hall in Gdańsk

• 8.11.2015

– Presentation of

the official song

of EHF EURO

2016: “Come

Play with Us”

Mika Urbaniak

• 28-29.12.2015

– 5 th Test

Tournament in

the Centennial

Hall in Wrocław

– Christmas Cup

2015

MILESTONES OF THE EHF

EURO 2016 PROJECT

• 03.01.2016 –

Presentation

of medals

of EHF EURO

2016

• 6.01.2016

– Achievement

of Operational

Readiness

• 6.01.2016

– Approved

operational plans

of Host Cities

and Tournament

Halls

• 15.01.2016

– EHF EURO

2016 Opening

Ceremony

• 31.01.2016 –

Final of EHF

EURO 2016 and

Closing and

Medal Ceremony

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GDAŃSK

It is a city with a population of almost 0.5 million inhabitants and undoubtedly

one of the most popular tourist and cultural centres with dynamically developing

universities and shopping centres. Together with Sopot and Gdynia, it forms

a unique urban complex stretching out along the Gdańsk Bay. Sightseeing of

the entire Tri-City area is relatively simple, and charms of life in the Tri-City

are harmoniously combined with a series of natural attractions.

The ERGO Arena hall is situated on the border of Gdańsk and Sopot, close to

the shore of the Baltic Sea. Thanks to the use of high-level technological solutions,

ERGO Arena gives the possibility of playing a wide range of sports games,

including team games (volleyball, basketball), motor sports or windsurfing.

Because of its advanced audio system and excellent acoustic properties, the

hall is also a good venue for music events, theatrical performances, fairs, conferences

and business meetings. Thanks to its modern structure, it can contain

11,000, or even 15,000 spectators (including standing room).

KRAKÓW

It is the second largest city of Poland in terms of population and area. It lies in

southern Poland on the Vistula river and is the capital of Małopolska – one of the

most beautiful regions of Poland. It is a city with a 1,000 year-long tradition, the former

seat of Polish kings and capital of Poland and today an important European metropolis.

It serves as a unique storehouse of works of art and historic facilities that

represent almost all architectural styles: from the Middle Ages to modern times.

Kraków is also a city teeming with cultural life – it became the European Capital

of Culture in 2000 and was granted the title of UNESCO City of Literature in 2013.

TAURON Kraków Arena is one of the most modern sports and entertainment

facilities in Europe with advanced stage and multimedia systems. It is also the

largest hall in Poland, with its total maximum capacity of almost 20,000 spectators.

Thanks to its multifunctionality, the facility allows for the organisation

of many kinds of sports events. The complex contains also conference rooms,

restaurants and bars.

PHOTO: Shutterstock.com

PHOTO: Shutterstock.com

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KATOWICE

Situated in south-western Poland, Katowice is the capital of Silesia – a region

being the centre of the mining industry and the centre of "Silesia" – the largest

metropolitan area in Poland. Its traditions rooted in mining and metallurgical

industries, the city currently develops as a dynamic economic, educational,

cultural and entertainment centre.

The city promotes itself under the slogan “Katowice for a change”, which reflects

the belief that Katowice is worth discovering due to its avant-garde and

innovative character that combines the traditional Silesian industrial mining

level with the level of an aspiring, economically strong, creative, ambitious and

modern city that draws upon both complementary levels.

The Spodek Arena in Katowice is the most recognisable building of the capital

of Silesia. Facilities of the Sports and Entertainment Arena with their unique

architectural shape create a complex occupying an area of almost 7 ha, where

individual parts interact with and complement one another. The multifunctional

universal character of Spodek allows for the organisation of many diverse

events, including artistic and sport events, exhibitions and fairs, as well

as congresses, conventions and training courses, which can take place simultaneously

in all facilities. The Spodek Arena has already hosted events such

as WTA Katowice Open, the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, or the FIVB

2014 Men’s World Volleyball Championship. The Spodek complex consists of

the main arena with a seating capacity of 11,000 spectators, a gymnasium, an

ice-rink and an indoor swimming pool with two saunas and water attractions.

WROCŁAW

The capital of the Lower Silesia Province is one of the oldest and most beautiful

cities in Poland. Situated at the foot of the Sudety mountains, on the Oder river

and its four tributaries, it is an exceptional city of 12 islands and 112 bridges.

Wrocław is inhabited by 640,000 people, thus being the fourth largest city in

Poland. It is also one of the biggest Polish university centres. Wrocław is the

most important city of Lower Silesia as its economic and cultural capital. It is

a place with a one thousand year-long history, where the heritage of the past

intertwines with the modernity of a business centre. In 2016, Wrocław holds

the prestigious title of the European Capital of Culture.

The Centennial Hall is a unique venue on the map of Poland, where history

harmoniously interacts with modernity. Designed by Max Berg, an outstanding

city architect, it is recognised as one of the top masterpieces of the 20th

century architecture. In 2006, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage

List. The strengths of the Centennial Hall include unusual structure, multipurpose

space, and atmospheric and spacious location. The Centennial Hall

complex is currently one of the most desired venues among organisers of major

exhibitions, conferences, cultural and sport events from Poland and abroad.

Undoubtedly it is one of the most characteristic flagships of Wrocław in the

international scale.

PHOTO: Ryszard Stelmachowicz / Shutterstock.com

PHOTO: Shutterstock.com

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MAŁOPOLSKA REGION

Located mainly in the Małopolska Plateau and partly in the Western Carpathian

Mountains, the Malopolska Region can boast an exceptional richness of beautifully

formed terrains. Here, in the south, the highest Polish mountains – the

Tatras – tower over the surrounding areas. It is also in Małopolska where

the valley of the Vistula, Poland's largest river, runs from west to east, and

where major transport routes from east to west and from north to south intersect.

There are six national parks, 11 landscape parks, ten areas of protected

landscape, 88 nature reserves, and over 2,000 monuments of nature in

the Małopolska region. The land is regarded as a cradle of the Polish state.

Dozens of castles, numerous villages, towns and cities with their historical urban

layout and ancient development, accompanied by nearly 1,000 churches

and other temples and manor houses have been preserved.

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2.4

ORGANISATIONAL COMMITTEE

OF EHF EURO 2016

During the preparation process, from October 2013 the

Polish Handball Federation was supported by a group

of experts whose task was to provide assistance and

consultancy to the personnel of the PHF’s office in all

organisational aspects of EHF EURO 2016. In addition,

one person was employed as the Coordinator of the

preparation process on behalf of the Polish Handball

Federation in Poland in the PHF’s office.

Organisational Team – Polish Handball Federation, EHF, INFRONT- Kraków

The main goal of the 1 st preparation stage was to create an organisational,

legal and financial foundation for the preparation process.

• Preparation of Host Country Agreement draft

• Preparation of Host Cities Agreements drafts

• Preparation of the frame Business Plan of EHF EURO 2016

• Participation, if necessary, in visits and evaluations of candidatures of

Host Cities of EHF EURO 2016 and in talks with their representatives

• Co-operation and participation in talks and possible negotiations with

EHF regarding the organisation of events under the EHF EURO 2016

preparation process

• Co-operation and participation in talks and possible negotiations with

Host Cities regarding the organisation of events under the EHF EURO

2016 preparation process

• Preparation of assumptions for the EHF EURO 2016 sponsorship

concept on behalf of the Host Country

• Preparation of assumptions for EHF EURO 2016 VIP Hospitality

packages on behalf of the Host Country

Organisational Team – Wrocław

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• Preparation of goals (mainly financial ones) and preparation of budget

assumptions for the organisation of the Tournament

• Submission of the preliminary draft budget of EHF EURO 2016

• Preparation of the concept of the scenario of EHF EURO 2016

• Organisational and logistic support and co-ordination of work of the

EHF EURO 2016 Preparation Committee

• Substantive contribution to the elaboration of the draft of the final

formula of EHF EURO 2016 for presentation and confirmation with EHF

At the beginning of 2014, as a result of the efforts and commitment of this

expert team, the business plan of the entire project and a number of documents

necessary in this phase: the Roadmap for the preparation and organisation

of EHF EURO 2016 and proposed agreements to be concluded

by the Polish Handball Federation with Host Cities and EHF were prepared.

The organisation of EHF EURO 2016 was an extremely complex process

consisting of many stages - thus, in September 2014, in the subsequent

project phase, a consulting company Deloitte was invited to co-operate and

support organisers in the preparation of organisational structures, project

management rules and a detailed ticket sales strategy. Deloitte carried out

a comparative analysis of institutional variants of the organisation of EHF

EURO 2016 with regard to law, finance, tax, organisation and management.

Organisational

Team

– Gdańsk

Organisational

Team

- Katowice

After a detailed analysis of advantages and drawbacks of the establishment

of a special-purpose venture, the Management Board of the Polish

Handball Federation decided that the entity responsible for the EHF EURO

2016 preparation project will be established in the form of a separate department

in the organisational structure of the Polish Handball Federation

(reporting to the Presidium).

The organisational structure of the Organisational Committee/EHF EURO

2016 Department was divided according to main task areas, i.e., technical

& organisational matters, marketing and promotion, co-operation with Host

Cities and National Providers and the PMO and international co-operation.

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The structure of the Organisational Committee was divided into the Central

Organisational Committee and Local Organisational Committees. The head

of the Organisational Committee was the Vice-President for Development;

the person reporting to him was the Tournament Director – the operational

& executive business leader acting as Project Manager. Persons reporting

to the Tournament Director were Heads of Sections responsible for particular

areas and for the performance of employees / specialists reporting

to them. In order to provide operational support of project management to

the Tournament Director, the Project Management Office (PMO) was also

established to co-ordinate tasks of particular departments.

2016 Readiness

Workshops of

Organisaational

Teams from

all Host Cities,

Warsaw,

12.12.2015

Local Organisational Committees were responsible for the effective performance

of tasks entrusted to them due to the knowledge of circumstances

specific to the given Host City.

In 2014, 4 persons worked in the EURO 2016 Department; in 2015, the

number of employees regularly grew, reaching around 30 in November

2015. At that time, short-term co-operation also began to be established

with persons for the period of the EHF EURO 2016 project (for maximum

periods November – January and minimum period for the duration of the

Tournament itself). Eventually, 105 persons were employed in the EURO

2016 Department in four Host Cities during the Tournament.

2016 Readiness

Workshops of

Organisaational

Teams from

all Host Cities,

Warsaw,

12.12.2015

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2.5

MEMBERS OF THE

CENTRAL ORGANISATIONAL

COMMITTEE

The presiding body of the Central Organisational

Committee, which approved concepts of strategical

importance or concepts with financial consequences

exceeding the powers of the Director of the

Tournament and Heads of Sections was the Steering

Committee.

STEERING COMMITTEE:

President of the Polish Handball Federation – Andrzej Kraśnicki

Honorary President – Janusz Czerwiński

1st Vice-President for Organisation, Director of the PHF Office – Henryk

Szczepański

Vice-President for Development – Marcin Herra

Vice-President for Training – Zygfryd Kuchta

Vice-President for Finance and Co-operation with Local Government –

Ryszard Mach

Vice-President for Finance and Co-operation with Local Government –

Ryszard Mach

Vice-President for Marketing – Bogdan Sojkin

Sport Director – Jerzy Eliasz

Director for International Co-operation – Marek Góralczyk

Chief Accountant – Maria Okurowska

HEADS OF SECTIONS IN THE EHF EURO 2016 DEPARTMENT:

Coordinator of EHF EURO 2016 Projects and International Co-operation –

Grzegorz Gutkowski

Safety Coordinator – Paweł Chomentowski

National Medical Coordinator – Elżbieta Lipska

Hospitality and VIP Service Coordinator – Magdalena Zięba

Media Operation Coordinator/Spokesperson of the Tournament – Marcin

Rosengarten

Transport Coordinator – Adam Staszkiewicz

Logistics/Fleet Coordinator – Barbara Długołęcka

Team Guides Coordinator – Marcin Płachno/Alicja Żaloudik

Accommodation Coordinator – Monika Listkiewicz

Accreditation and Ticket Sales Coordinator – Jagna Gołębiewska

Voluntary Service Coordinator – Damian Witkowski

Marketing and Host Cities Coordinator – Magdalena Bobryk

Ceremonies and Pre-Tournament Events Coordinator – Magdalena

Hammond

Fan Zone Coordinator – Marcin Płachno

Media Officer of the Polish National Team – Jan Korczak-Mleczko

City Coordinator in Kraków (and in Wrocław in the pre-tournament phase)

– Joanna Krupska

City Coordinator in Wrocław (in the tournament phase – January 2016) –

Łukasz Sarapuk

City Coordinator in Katowice – Marta Zawadzka

City Coordinator in Gdańsk – Sławomir Michalczuk

Floor Management Coordinator – Michał Skalski

Venue Manager Kraków – TAURON Arena Kraków– Jan Ciecierzyński

Venue Manager Katowice – Spodek Arena – Krzysztof Szumowski

Venue Manager Gdańsk – ERGO Arena – Justyna Klimek

Venue Manager Wrocław – Centennial Hall – Grzegorz Gutkowski

MANAGEMENT OF THE TOURNAMENT/EHF EURO 2016 DEPARTMENT:

Director of the Tournament – Marcin Dudziński

2016 Readiness

Workshops of

Organisational

Teams from

all Host Cities,

Warsaw,

12.12.2015

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3

PROJECT

MANAGEMENT

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3.1

PROJECT WORK

On the basis of agreements with EHF and Host

Cities and the business plan of the Tournament,

a number of areas was identified where precise

planning and relevant preparatory activities are

required.

Kod Kod

obsz zada

aru nia

1

2

Zadanie

Data

rozpoczęcia

Data

zakończenia

Opracowanie i uzyskanie akceptacji głównych założeń do dokumentu

1.1 2015-01-02 2015-05-15

Tournament Manual

1.2 Finalne zatwierdzenie kształtu dokumentu Tournament Manual 2015-05-15

Opracowanie i uzyskanie akceptacji dokumentów opisujących

1.3 2015-05-16 2015-11-01

szczegółowe koncepcje działań w obszarach operacyjnych

Finalne zatwierdzenie kształtu dokumentów opisujących szczegółowe

1.4 2015-11-01

koncepcje działań w obszarach operacyjnych

Opracowanie i uzyskanie akceptacji szczegółowego scenariusza

meczowego (uwzględniającego ceremonie meczowe, prezentacje

1.5

2014-12-01 2015-11-30

zawodników, hymny, atrakcje dla kibiców, telebimy , uzgodnienie z

Narodowym Nadawcą TV itp.)

Finalne zatwierdzenie szczegółowego scenariusza meczowego

(uwzględniającego ceremonie meczowe, prezentacje zawodników,

1.6

2015-11-30

hymny, atrakcje dla kibiców, telebimy, uzgodnienie z Narodowym

Nadawcą TV itp.)

Opracowanie i uzyskanie akceptacji strategii i szczegółowego planu

2.1 2015-02-01 2015-04-30

działania w zakresie ceremonii i oprawy wizualnej turnieju

Opracowany szczegółowy plan działania w zakresie ceremonii i oprawy

2.2 2015-04-30

wizualnej turnieju (brief)

Pozyskanie partnerów i doprecyzowanie oferty dotyczącej strategii i

2.3 szczegółowego planu działania w zakresie ceremonii i oprawy wizualnej 2015-05-01 2015-06-30

turnieju

2014 2015

9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 1

2016

2 3

Excerpt from the EHF EURO 2016 Preparation Roadmap

In co-operation with Deloitte, the main areas of tasks relating to the preparation

of EHF EURO 2016 were identified and divided into four sections:

• Marketing and promotion

• Technical & organisational service

• Finance

• PMO, co-ordination and international co-operation

During the project, it turned out that a series of further tasks should be

planned and performed. The final number of areas of tasks to be planned

and implemented was 32, and the total number of individual tasks to be

performed was 230.

A detailed schedule of works was prepared in division into months and days.

The schedule included:

• Division into organisational areas

• Tasks in separate organisational areas

• Milestones in each task

• Persons responsible for each task and milestone

• Gantt chart helping to analyse the schedule and to prepare reports

Apart from that, rules of reporting work progress reflecting the organisational

structure of the project (i.e., communication and operational reporting

within and between sections and between section employees, heads of

sections, PMO and the Director of the Tournament, and formalised reporting

in the form of regular official meetings of the Steering Committee) were

elaborated with Deloitte’s support.

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Meetings of the Steering Committee were aimed at

verifying the progress of work, identifying potential

risks and making important decisions for the effective

implementation of the existing plan. These

meetings were held at least once a month during the

pre-tournament period. For the purpose of structuring

these meetings and ensuring their smooth

progress, a status report model was planned for the

Steering Committee; it described the level of progress

of each task, existing risks and delays, as well

as tasks to be performed in the subsequent period

and a summary of most immediate milestones.

In addition, for the purpose of ensuring the correct

planning, approval and updating of the financial plan

and the transparency of the authorisation of expenses

and the proper circulation of related documents,

“Procedures for financial planning and authorisation

of expenses by the Polish Handball Federation under

the EHF EURO 2016 project” were elaborated in

co-operation with Deloitte.

For the purpose of ensuring the transparency, efficiency

and competitiveness of purchase processes,

“Rules of Purchase in the Polish Handball

Federation in the implementation of expenses under

the EHF EURO 2016 project” were elaborated,

also in co-operation with Deloitte. The document is

a set of procedures depending on the value and type

of purchased items.

In accordance with the above Rules of Purchase, 13

tender procedures were organised in the following

areas:

• Security during the Tournament

• Medical protection

• Sale of tickets

• Sale of Hospitality packages

• Implementation of the Opening Ceremony,

Closing Ceremony and Medal Ceremony

• Provision of transport services

• Decoration of venues

• Establishment and operator’s service of Fan Zones

• Delivery of furniture to zones

• Provision of hostesses’ services

• Provision of catering services

• Delivery of office and technical equipment

• Deliveries of audiovisual equipment

Data: 13 lutego 2015 r.

Dział

Dział PMO,

koordynacji

i współpracy

międzynarodowej

Dział marketingu

i promocji

Dział ds. obsługi

technicznoorganizacyjnej

Dział finansów

Parametr

Ogólny status realizacji

prac projektowych przez poszczególne działy

Zgodność

z harmonogramem

Prace realizowane

zgodnie

z harmonogramem

Prace realizowane

zgodnie

z harmonogramem

Prace realizowane

zgodnie

z harmonogramem

Prace realizowane

zgodnie

z harmonogramem

Prawdopodobieństwo

zmaterializowania się

ryzyk

Podwyższone

prawdopodobieństwo

Niskie

prawdopodobieństwo

Podwyższone

prawdopodobieństwo

Bardzo wysokie

prawdopodobieństwo

Realizacja budżetu

Opóźnienie

w realizacji budżetu

Realizacja budżetu

zgodnie z planem

Realizacja budżetu

zgodnie z planem

Realizacja budżetu

zgodnie z planem

Dodatkowe

zapotrzebowanie na

zasoby

Udział wykonawców

zewnętrznych

w pracach

projektowych

Prace realizowane zgodnie Niskie prawdopodobieństwo Realizacja budżetu

Brak

Zgodnie z planem /

z harmonogramem

zgodnie z planem

Nie dotyczy

Opóźnienie względem

Podwyższone

Opóźnienie

Zapotrzebowanie na zasoby Opóźnienie w pracach

Legenda:

harmonogramu

prawdopodobieństwo

w realizacji budżetu

produktowe (np. promocyjne) wykonawcy zewnętrznego

Istotne opóźnienie w pracach Bardzo wysokie

Przekroczenie

Zapotrzebowanie na

Istotne odstępstwa w realizacji

krytycznych dla projektu

zasoby kadrowe

prac zewnętrznego wykonawcy

© Deloitte 10

Raport statusowy

Brak

Zapotrzebowanie na

zasoby kadrowe

Zapotrzebowanie na

zasoby kadrowe

Zapotrzebowanie na

zasoby kadrowe

Data: 13 lutego 2015 r. Podmiot raportujący: Marketing i Promocja

Komentarz

podsumowujący:

Zadania przewidziane do zakończenia

w kolejnym okresie raportowym:

Kod zadania

z harmonogramu

Osoba odpowiedzialna

Na obecnym etapie

nie dotyczy

Na obecnym etapie

nie dotyczy

Na obecnym etapie

nie dotyczy

Na obecnym etapie

nie dotyczy

W kolejnym okresie raportowym kontynuowana będzie realizacja X dotychczasowych zadań. Do realizacji na następny miesiąc

zaplanowano X nowych zadań.

Zadania kontynuowane

w kolejnym okresie raportowym:

Kod zadania

z harmonogramu

Osoba odpowiedzialna

Zadania przewidziane do rozpoczęcia

w kolejnym okresie raportowym:

Kod zadania

z harmonogramu

Osoba odpowiedzialna

© Deloitte 11

Data: 13 lutego 2015 r.

Kwestie do dyskusji

i niezbędne decyzje Komitetu Sterującego

Kwestie zgłoszone do przedstawienia na Komitecie Sterującym:

Kwestie do dyskusji

Kluczowe założenia strategii

biletowej

Test event Wrocław

Właściciel kwestii

Marcin Dudziński

Grzegorz Gutkowski

Sposób reakcji proponowany

przez właściciela kwestii

Akceptacja propozycji typów biletów,

ich cen i ramowego harmonogramu

Decyzja o terminie imprezy:

12-13.XII vs. 28-29.XII

Najpóźniejszy termin

podjęcia decyzji

2015-02-13

2015-02-13

Decyzja Komitetu Sterującego

© Deloitte 12

Reporting for the needs of the Steering Committee

24:00 – 01:00

Report on each area forwarded

to City Operational Team

(Venue Operational Team→

City Operational Team)

ALL DAY

Report collection and analysis

on Venue level

and on each institiution

14:00 -17:00

Readiness Reports collection

by City Operational Teams

21

20

00

As a part of its project support, Deloitte also verified

the practical use of internal procedures and regulations

of the Polish Handball Federation concerning

the conclusion and settlement of agreements

relating to the organisation of the tºurnament.

The identified deviations from adopted regulations

were reported and corrected on a current basis.

Recommendations were also prepared for introduction

on the occasion of the organisation of further

big sport events by the PHF.

For the duration of the Tournament, an Operational

Plan was also prepared; it contained the structures

of individual teams (Venue Operational Teams, City

Operational Teams, National Operational Team) and

a division of responsibilities and rules of reporting

between them.

Venue Operational Teams were responsible for the

co-ordination of all activities in the venue assigned

19

18

17

22

23

01

02

03

CURRENT MONITORING

& COMMUNICATION

04

16

08

15

14 13 12 11

09

10

11:00

Press Briefing on Country

and Host City Level

05

06

07

01:00 – 02:00

City Report forwarded to

Country Level

04:00 – 08:00

City Operational Team report

analysis and status preparation

for Country Operational Team

08:30 – 09:00

Country Operational

Team Meeting

09:00 – 09:45

Teleconference between Country

Operational Team

and City Operational Teams

10:00 –10:45

City Operational Team Meetings

Tournament

Clock

to them (match hall, training hall, hotel etc.) and

reporting to the City Operational Team in their city.

City Operational Teams were responsible for the coordination

of activities between city services and

venue teams, the supervision of venue teams and

reporting to the National Operational Team.

Reporting between all operational teams took place

both according to the tournament clock (arranged on

a round-the-clock basis) and on a current and ad hoc

basis (in the case of a crisis event). Detailed procedures

were elaborated and relevant communication

measures were defined for all types of reporting.

Operational teams started their co-operation & reporting

activities 3 days before the Tournament and

finished them 1 day after the end of the Tournament.

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Organisational structure during the operational phase of the Tournament

National

Operational

Team

City Operational Level

VOT

Main

arena

VOT

Fan

zone

VOT

Training

hall

VOT Hotel

for VIPs and

teams

VOT

City

space

VOT

Airport

National

and city

Coordinators

National

and city

Coordinators

National

and city

Coordinators

National

and city

Coordinators

National

and city

Coordinators

National

and city

Coordinators

VIP/

ticketing/

transport

services

VIP/

ticketing/

transport

services

VIP/

ticketing/

transport

services

VIP/

ticketing/

transport

services

VIP/

ticketing/

transport

services

VIP/

ticketing/

transport

services

Colourful fans

during EHF

EURO 2016

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4

SPORT

PERSPECTIVE

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4.1

PARTICIPANTS

Until the deadline for the submission of entries (11 June

2012), 38 national teams expressed their will to participate

in the Tournament; the only country that automatically

qualified for the Championship was the Polish national

team, which represented the Host of the event.

The remaining 37 teams competed for the remaining

15 spots in two qualification phases, with 28 teams

qualifying for the second phase.

In the second qualification phase, 28 national teams

were divided into 7 groups of 4 teams. The draw

ceremony of qualification groups was held in the

Warsaw Olympic Centre on 11 April 2014.

The top two ranked teams from each qualification

group and the best third ranked team (Montenegro)

qualified for the Final EHF EURO 2016 tournament.

Contrary to the previous European Championship, all

leading European teams managed to qualify, which

means that none of the 13 best ranked teams in

the all-time table of European Championship for the

years 1994-2014 missed the Tournament. Further

pages contain presentations of National Teams and

their coaches as well as primary squads (16) registered

for the Final Tournament.

GROUP A GROUP B GROUP C GROUP D

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GROUP A

POLAND

Players

No. Name Position*

Date of

birth

Height Weight Club

1 Sławomir Szmal GK 02.10.1978 1.90 90 KS Vive Tauron Kielce

6 Przemysław Krajewski LW 20.01.1987 1.84 79 KS Azoty Puławy

7 Robert Orzechowski RW 20.11.1989 1.89 84 KS Azoty Puławy

8 Karol Bielecki LB 23.01.1982 2.02 100 KS Vive Tauron Kielce

11 Adam Wiśniewski LW 24.10.1980 1.92 90 SPR Wisła Płock SA

15 Michał Jurecki LB 27.10.1984 2.02 102 KS Vive Tauron Kielce

16 Piotr Wyszomirski GK 06.01.1988 1.93 87 Pick Szeged

17 Bartosz Konitz CB 30.12.1984 1.95 95 SPR Wisła Płock SA

18 Piotr Grabarczyk LP 31.10.1982 2.00 91 HSV Hamburg

21 Piotr Masłowski CB 20.02.1988 1.92 88 KS Azoty Puławy

23 Kamil Syprzak LP 23.07.1991 2.08 116 FC Barcelona

26 Michał Daszek RB 27.06.1992 1.80 70 SPR Wisła Płock SA

28 Maciej Gębala LP 10.01.1994 2.00 102 SC Magdeburg

29 Jakub Łucak RW 18.09.1989 1.81 84 WKS Śląsk Wrocław

45 Michał Szyba RB 18.03.1988 1.96 97 RR Gorenje Velenje

49 Piotr Chrapkowski LB 24.03.1988 2.03 90 KS Vive Tauron Kielce

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

MICHAEL BIEGLER

54-year-old Michael Biegler has a wealth of coaching experience. He was the

assistant coach of men’s German national team from 1993 to 1996 and has

been the head coach of many German clubs, including VfL Gummersbach and

SC Magdeburg. In September 2012, he succeeded Bogdan Wenta at the helm

of the Polish national team. At his first major tournament in this role, Poland

finished ninth at the 2013 World Championship in Spain. Biegler took on the

task of rejuvenating Poland’s national team and has already achieved success.

In January 2015, Poland came third at the 2015 World Championship in Qatar,

beating EHF EURO 2014 bronze medallist, Spain, in the 3rd place match.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 15.01.2016 Poland - Serbia 29 : 28

2 17.01.2016 Poland - Macedonia 24 : 23

3 19.01.2016 Poland - France 31 : 25

4 23.01.2016 Poland - Norway 28 : 30

5 25.01.2016 Poland - Belarus 32 : 27

6 27.01.2016 Poland - Croatia 23 : 37

7 29.01.2016 Poland - Sweden 26 : 24

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GROUP A

FRANCE

Players

No. Name Position*

Date of

birth

Height Weight Club

5 Nedim Remili RB 18.07.1995 1.95 94 US Creteil Handball

6 Guy Olivier Nyokas LW / LB 28.06.1986 1.88 86 HBW Balingen Weilstetten

8 Daniel Narcisse CB 16.12.1979 1.89 93 Paris Saint Germain Handball

11 Samuel Horcisse LW 05.07.1986 1.80 75 Paris Saint Germain Handball

12 Vincent Gerard GK 16.12.1986 1.88 98

Dunkerque Grand Littoral

Handball

13 Nikola Karabatic CB 11.04.1984 1.96 102 Paris Saint Germain Handball

14 Kentin Mahe LW / CB 22.05.1991 1.86 83 SG Flensburg-Handewitt

16 Thierry Omeyer GK 02.11.1976 1.92 93 Paris Saint Germain Handball

20 Cedric Sorhaindo LP 07.06.1984 1.92 112 FC Barcelona

21 Michael Guigou LW 28.01.1982 1.79 78 Montpellier AH

22 Luka Karabatic LP 19.04.1988 2.02 103 Paris Saint Germain Handball

23 Ludovic Fabregas LP 01.07.1996 1.98 99 Montpellier AH

25 Theo Derot LB 17.06.1992 1.93 96 HBC Nantes

27 Adrien Dipanda RB 03.05.1988 2.02 104 St Raphael Var Handball

28 Valentin Porte RB / RW 07.09.1990 1.90 96 Fenix Toulouse Handball

29 Benoit Kounkoud RB / RW 19.02.1997 1.88 78 Paris Saint Germain Handball

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

CLAUDE ONESTA

Nobody has managed to win as many titles with a national team as the 58-yearold

Claude Onesta.

After the 2001 World Championship held in France, the former player and coach

from HB Toulouse took over coaching responsibilities for the French men’s

national team from Daniel Costantini. Many felt that Costantini’s shoes were

impossible to fill, but the absolute opposite was true. Many felt that Costantini’s

shoes were impossible to fill, but the absolute opposite was true.

It took five years before Onesta triumphed and was able to record his first major

victory at the 2006 European Championship in Switzerland. With this, he began

make history with the team.

It took five years before Onesta triumphed and was able to record his first major

victory at the 2006 European Championship in Switzerland. With this, he began

make history with the team.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 15.01.2016 France – Macedonia 30 : 23

2 17.01.2016 Serbia – France 26 : 36

3 19.01.2016 Poland – France 31 : 25

4 21.01.2016 France – Belarus 34 : 23

5 23.01.2016 France – Croatia 32 : 24

6 27.01.2016 France – Norway 24 : 29

7 29.01.2016 France – Denmark 29 : 26

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GROUP A

MACEDONIA

Players

Date of

No. Name Position*

Height Weight Club

birth

3 Dejan Manaskov LW 26.08.1992 1.80 73 HC Vardar

5 Stojanche Stoilov LP 30.04.1987 1.92 110 HC Vardar

7 Kiril Lazarov RB 10.05.1980 1.93 95 FC Barcelona

8 Vlatko Mitkov RB 16.08.1981 1.92 97 HC Krems

9 Ace Jonovski CB 29.12.1980 1.97 93 Bergischer HC

10 Daniel Dupjachanec GK 15.07.1983 1.89 99 HC Metalurg

13 Filip Mirkulovski CB 14.09.1983 1.89 91 HSG Wetzlar

14 Velko Markoski LB 05.04.1986 1.94 100 RK PPD Zagreb

16 Borko Ristovski GK 02.11.1982 1.90 98 Rhein-Neckar Löwen

18 Naumche Mojsovski CB 17.06.1980 1.87 92 CSM Bucuresti

21 Nemanja Pribak CB 26.03.1984 1.90 103 Besiktas

22 Goce Georgievski RW 12.02.1992 1.85 83 Fenix Toulouse HB

23 Filip Lazarov LB 21.04.1985 1.97 104 HC Vardar

26 Goce Ojleski LW 10.10.1989 1.88 78 HC Odorhei Secuiesc

27 Filip Kuzmanovski LB 03.07.1996 1.98 105 HC Metalurg

33 Zharko Peshevski LP 11.04.1991 1.95 110 HC Metalurg

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

IVICA OBRVAN

When Ivica Obrvan became head coach of the Macedonian national team early

in 2013 as the successor of Zvonko Shundovski, he lost his first two qualification

matches against world champions Spain.

But the Croat quickly brought success to the team and by winning against

Switzerland and Portugal, FYR Macedonia qualified for the EHF EURO 2014

in Denmark, repeating the feat two years later when they came second in the

qualification group with France, Czech Republic and Switzerland. As a player

Obrvan played for the national teams of Yugoslavia and Croatia.

As a club handball coach, he won the EHF Cup with RK Metkovic Jambo in 2000

and reached the final in the same event in 2009 with RK Gorenje, losing to VfL

Gummersbach.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 15.01.2016 France – Macedonia 30 : 23

2 17.01.2016 Poland – Macedonia 24 : 23

3 19.01.2016 Macedonia – Serbia 27 : 27

4 21.01.2016 Macedonia – Croatia 24 : 34

5 25.01.2016 Macedonia – Norway 31 : 31

6 27.01.2016 Macedonia – Belarus 29 : 30

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GROUP A

SERBIA

Players

No. Name Position*

Date of

birth

Height Weight Club

3 Miljan Pusica LP 30.06.1991 2.01 105 Orlen Wisła Płock

5 Zarko Sesum CB 16.06.1986 1.96 92 Frisch Auf Göppingen

7 Ivan Nikcevic LW 11.02.1981 1.81 81 Orlen Wisła Płock

8 Filip Marjanovic LW 10.02.1989 1.89 91 HC Vojvodina

10 Darko Djukic RW 11.12.1994 1.91 80 Besiktas Kulubu

12 Darko Stanic GK 08.10.1978 1.92 98 El Jaish

13 Petar Nenadic CB 28.06.1986 1.98 98 Füchse Berlin

17 Novak Boskovic RB 23.05.1989 1.91 89 Macabi Tel Aviv

20 Momir Rnic LB 01.11.1987 1.97 104 MT Melsungen

22 Bojan Beljanski LP 22.06.1986 2.00 105 HC Bregenz

25 Nemanja Zelenovic RB 27.02.1990 1.94 95 SC Magdeburg

29 Ilija Abutovic LB 02.08.1988 2.02 100 Vardar Skopje

33 Mijajlo Marsenic LP 09.03.1993 2.03 110 Vardar Skopje

36 Milos Orbovic RB 02.11.1993 1.93 98 HC Vojvodina

82 Uros Elezovic LB 28.01.1982 1.94 95 Lekhwiya

85 Dragan Marjanac GK 26.02.1985 1.91 85 BSV Bern Muri

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

DEJAN PERIC

As a player Dejan Peric started his career in Serbia, Belgrade, but he soon moved

abroad. For many years his name was associated with Slovenian side Celje, with

whom he won the EHF Champions League in 2005. He repeated this feat just one

year later when he played for FC Barcelona and added another trophy to his tally

when he won the Cup Winners' Cup in 2008 with Veszprem. In 2011 he returned

to Celje where he ended his playing career in 2013. When his predecessor Vlatan

Matic resigned after Serbia had failed to reach the World Championship 2015,

Peric – already Matic's assistant back then – took over; first as an interim solution,

then in early 2015 he was officially made head coach.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 15.01.2016 Poland – Serbia 29 : 28

2 17.01.2016 Serbia – France 26 : 36

3 19.01.2016 Macedonia – Serbia 27 : 27

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GROUP B

CROATIA

Players

No. Name Position*

Date of

birth

Height Weight Club

1 Ivan Stevanovic GK 18.05.1982 1.93 101 HC Ppd Zagreb

3 Marino Maric LP 01.06.1990 1.96 114 MT Melsungen

5 Domagoj Duvnjak CB 01.06.1988 1.97 99 THW Kiel

8 Marko Kopljar RB 12.02.1986 2.10 108 FC Barcelona

10 Jakov Gojun LB 18.04.1986 2.04 110 Füchse Berlin

13 Zlatko Horvat LW 25.09.1984 1.79 86 HC Ppd Zagreb

18 Igor Karacic CB 02.11.1988 1.89 87 HC Vardar

21 Kresimir Kozina LP 25.06.1990 1.96 104 HC Flensburg

25 Mirko Alilovic GK 15.09.1985 2.00 110 MKB Veszprem

26 Manuel Strlek LW 01.12.1988 1.81 79 HC Vive Tauron Kielce

27 Ivan Cupic RW 27.03.1986 1.78 78 HC Vive Tauron Kielce

29 Antonijo Kovacevic LW 21.05.1987 1.90 90 HC Ppd Zagreb

30 Marko Mamic LB 06.03.1994 2.00 100 HC Dunkerque

31 Luka Sebetic RB 26.05.1994 1.98 97 HC Ppd Zagreb

32 Ivan Sliskovic LB 23.10.1991 1.97 98 MKB Veszprem

33 Luka Cindric CB 05.07.1993 1.82 90 HC Vardar

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

ZELJKO BABIC

Zeljko Babic jis the young coach of the Croatian national team. In a playing career

cut short by injuries he won the European Champions Cup, the predecessor of the

EHF Champions League, twice (1992, 1993) with the best Croatian club Zagreb.

He soon became a coach. His career has seen him take charge of clubs such as

Split, Metkovic, Krsko (Slovenia), Zagreb and Meshkov Brest (Belarus).

Since 2009 he has been a member of the Croatian Handball Federation as

an individual coach for the World Championship in Croatia, assisting in the

preparation and competition.

In 2010 he became an assistant coach of the Croatian national team. During this

time, Croatia has won three bronze medals at the European Championship 2012

in Serbia, Olympic Games in London in 2012 and at the World Championship

2013 in Spain.

After Slavko Goluža left, he took charge of the national team for EHF EURO 2016

qualification. He has a good relationship with many players having trained them

in the junior selection.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 15.01.2016 Croatia – Belarus 27 : 21

2 17.01.2016 Norway – Croatia 34 : 31

3 19.01.2016 Croatia – Iceland 37 : 28

4 21.01.2016 Macedonia – Croatia 24 : 34

5 23.01.2016 France – Croatia 32 : 24

6 27.01.2016 Poland – Croatia 23 : 37

7 29.01.2016 Spain – Croatia 33 : 29

8 31.01.2016 Norway – Croatia 24 : 31

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GROUP B

ICELAND

Players

No. Name Position*

Date of

birth

Height Weight Club

1 Björgvin Pall Gustavsson GK 24.05.1985 1.93 95 Bergischer HC

2 Vignir Svavarsson LP 20.06.1980 1.94 100 HC Midtjylland ApS

4 Aron Palmarsson LB 19.07.1990 1.93 96 MKB Veszprem

5 Runar Karason RB 24.05.1988 1.96 100 TSV Hannover Burgdorf

6 Asgeir Örn Hallgrimsson RB 17.02.1984 1.91 95 Nimes

7 Arnor Atlason LB 23.07.1984 1.91 91 St. Rafael

9 Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson LW 08.08.1979 1.87 83 FC Barcelona

10 Snorri Steinn Gudjonsson CB 17.10.1981 1.87 86 Nimes

12 Aron Rafn Edvardsson GK 01.09.1989 2.02 90 Aalborg Handbold

13 Olafur Anders Gudmundsson LB 13.05.1990 1.94 92 IFK Kristianstad

14 Arnor Thor Gunnarsson RW 23.10.1987 1.81 85 Bergischer HC

15 Alexander Petersson RB 02.07.1980 1.86 94 Rhein Neckar Löwen

18 Robert Gunnarsson LP 22.05.1980 1.90 100 Paris Handball

22 Stefan Rafn Sigurmannsson LW 19.05.1990 1.96 96 Rhein Neckar Löwen

26 Bjarki Mar Gunnarsson LP 10.08.1988 2.01 100 Aue

Gudmundur Holmar

28

CB 05.08.1992 1.92 101 Valur

Helgason

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

ARON KRISTJANSSON

Aron Kristjansson (42) took over as coach of Iceland's men's national team in

September 2012, succeeding Gudmundur Gudmundsson. While being a player,

Kristjansson played 85 internationals for Iceland as centre back. He was part of

the team that reached the semi-finals at the EHF EURO 2002 in Sweden. Earlier in

his career he won bronze with Iceland's under-21 team at the 1993 Men's Junior

World Championship, scoring the decisive goal in the 21:20-win against Russia

in the 3rd place match.

An injury forced him to stop playing handball in 2004 and he took over as coach

at Danish club Skjern until 2007. He then moved back to his home country where

started training Haukar, winning the Icelandic national championships in 2008,

2009 and 2010.

Following a short stint with German side Hannover-Burgdorf in the 2010/11

season, he returned to Haukar, coaching them until spring 2013. In 2014,

Kristjansson took over KIF Kolding, winning the Danish championship in 2014

and 2015. Since spring 2015 the EHF Master Coach's sole focus lies with the

national team.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 15.01.2016 Iceland – Norway 26 : 25

2 17.01.2016 Belarus – Iceland 39 : 38

3 19.01.2016 Croatia – Iceland 37 : 28

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GROUP B

BELARUS

Players

Date of

No. Name Position*

Height Weight Club

birth

1 Aliaksei Kishou GK 23.09.1986 1.92 83 Schwaz

2 Ivan Brouka LW 20.04.1980 1.78 87 SKA Minsk

3 Uladzislau Kulesh LB 28.05.1996 2.00 83 SKA Minsk

4 Maxim Babichev LP 07.03.1986 2.00 100 BHK Meshkov

5 Aliaksei Khadkevich LB 14.01.1994 1.91 92 SKA Minsk

6 Viktar Zaitsau RB 27.08.1992 1.95 95 St.Petersburg

10 Barys Pukhouski CB 03.01.1987 1.84 83 Motor Zaporozhye

16 Viachaslau Saldatsenka GK 23.07.1994 1.88 84 SKA Minsk

17 Dzmitry Nikulenkau CB 12.07.1984 1.88 90 BHK Meshkov

18 Siarhei Shylovich RB 16.05.1986 1.95 105 BHK Meshkov

19 Aliaksandr Patsykailik RW 08.03.1990 1.90 78 SKA Minsk

23 Andrei Yurynok LW 21.09.1996 1.98 90 SKA Minsk

24 Maksim Baranau RW 11.04.1988 1.88 81 BHK Meshkov

25 Anton Prakapenia LB 26.09.1988 1.95 95 Schwaz

50 Artsiom Karalek LP 20.02.1996 1.90 85 SKA Minsk

55 Aliaksandr Tsitou LP 28.10.1986 1.90 105 Masheka

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

IOURI CHEVTSOV

Iouri Chevtsov became the head coach of the Belarusian men’s national team in

July 2009. Playing for the national team of the USSR, Iouri Chevtsov won the world

championship in 1982 and the Olympic title in 1988. He also won the USSR national

championship six times (1981, 1984–1986, 1988–1989). He won the European

Champions Cup three times (1987, 1989, 1990), the European Cup Winners' Cup

twice (1983, 1988) and also won the Super Cup (1989).

As a coach of German clubs he won the German championsip and the German

Cup (1997) and the EHF Cup (2005) and reached the final of the German Cup (1999,

2003, 2006, 2007) and the Cup Winners' Cup (2008).

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 15.01.2016 Croatia – Belarus 27 : 21

2 17.01.2016 Belarus – Iceland 39 : 38

3 19.01.2016 Norway – Belarus 29 : 27

4 21.01.2016 France – Belarus 34 : 23

5 25.01.2016 Poland – Belarus 32 : 27

6 27.01.2016 Macedonia – Belarus 29 : 30

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GROUP B

NORWAY

Players

No. Name Position*

Date of

birth

Height Weight Club

5 Sander Sagosen CB 14.09.1995 1.95 93 Aalborg Handbold

6 Thomas Kristensen RW 02.05.1990 1.96 81 Frisch Auf Göppingen

7 Joakim Hykkerud LP 10.02.1986 1.94 114 TSV Hannover Burgdorf

8 Bjarte Myrhol LP 29.05.1982 1.94 96 Skjern Handbold

9 Petter Overby LP 26.03.1992 1.93 102 Elverum Handball

11 Erlend Mamelund LB 01.05.1984 1.97 100 THW Kiel

12 Ole Erevik GK 09.01.1981 1.96 92 Pays Daix UC HB

15 Kent Robin Tonnesen RB 05.06.1991 1.96 90 Füchse Berlin

16 Espen Christensen GK 17.06.1985 1.90 88 GOG Svendborg TGI

17 Magnus Jondal LW 07.02.1988 1.87 80 Oif Arendal

19 Kristian Bjornsen RW 10.01.1989 1.91 84 IFK Kristianstad

20 Andre Lindboe LW 24.06.1988 1.78 80 Elverum Handball

21 Magnus Gullerud LP 13.11.1991 1.96 102 Sonderjyske

24 Christian O’Sullivan CB 22.08.1991 1.90 89 IFK Kristianstad

27 Harald Reinkind RB 17.08.1992 1.96 95 Rhein Neckar-Löwen

89 Espen Lie Hansen LB 01.03.1989 1.96 100 Bregenz Handball

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

CHRISTIAN BERGE

Christian Berge (42) played 63 matches for the Norwegian national team from

1997 to 2006. Having qualified for EHF Euro 2016, he is now taking the team to his

first major championship as a coach. He was presented as the new team coach,

succeeding Robert Hedin, in February 2014. Berge is building a new team for the

future and has brought several young players into the team, who will have an

opportunity to play their first championship at EHF Euro 2016.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 15.01.2016 Iceland – Norway 26 : 25

2 17.01.2016 Norway – Croatia 34 : 31

3 19.01.2016 Norway – Belarus 29 : 27

4 23.01.2016 Poland – Norway 28 : 30

5 25.01.2016 Macedonia – Norway 31 : 31

6 27.01.2016 France – Norway 24 : 29

7 29.01.2016 Norway – Germany 33 : 34

8 31.01.2015 Norway – Croatia 24 : 31

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GROUP C

SPAIN

Players

Date of

No. Name Position*

Height Weight Club

birth

3 Eduardo Gurbindo RB 08.11.1987 1.95 92 FC.Barcelona

5 Jorge Maqueda RB 06.02.1988 1.97 105 HC Vardar Pro

8 Victor Tomas RW 15.02.1985 1.78 85 FC.Barcelona

9 Raul Entrerrios CB 12.02.1981 1.93 92 FC.Barcelona

13 Julen Aguinagalde LP 08.12.1982 1.95 110 KS Vive Tauron Kielce

15 Cristian Ugalde LW 19.10.1987 1.87 81 MKB Veszprem KC

16 Arpad Sterbik GK 20.11.1979 2.00 119 HC Vardar Pro

21 Joan Canellas CB 30.09.1986 1.98 100 THW Kiel

24 Viran Morros de Argila LB 15.12.1983 1.99 99 FC.Barcelona

26 Antonio Jesus Garcia LB 06.03.1984 1.91 93 MOL Pick Szeged

27 Rafael Baena LP 07.11.1982 1.91 121 Rhein Neckar Lowen

28 Valero Rivera LW 22.02.1985 1.85 85 HBC Nantes

30 Gedeon Guardiola LP 01.10.1984 2.00 103 Rhein Neckar Lowen

33 Gonzalo Perez de Vargas GK 10.01.1991 1.89 93 FC.Barcelona

38 Juan del Arco CB 29.11.1991 1.89 85 EL Jaish

40 Alex Dujshebaev RB 17.12.1992 1.87 88 HC Vardar Pro

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

MANOLO CADENAS

After Spain had won 2013 World Championship, a substitution took place on the

coach's bench. Valero Rivera left the team and moved to Qatar where he currently

coaches the men's national team and Manolo Cadenas took over as new Spanish

head coach.

The 58-year-old Cadenas started his career as a professional handball coach in

1986, first directing the handball club from Oviedo. Later he worked at Cantabria,

Valladolid, Ademar León, FC Barcelona as well as BM Granollers and - apart from

his job on the national team's bench - he currently coaches Polish VELUX EHF

Champions League participants Orlen Wisła Płock.

In his coaching career he won, among further silverware, the Cup Winners' Cup

three times, once with Cantabria in 1990 and twice with Ademar Leon in 1999

and 2005.

Manolo Cadenas is in love with handball and he is an academic icon in the sport.

He still teaches at seminars for coaches, and he has invested much of his time in

training at grassroots level and therefore has positively earned the respect and

affection of all Spanish fans.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 16.01.2016 Spain – Germany 32 : 29

2 18.01.2016 Slovenia – Spain 24 : 24

3 20.01.2016 Spain – Sweden 24 : 22

4 24.01.2016 Spain – Denmark 23 : 27

5 26.01.2016 Spain – Hungary 22 : 14

6 27.01.2016 Spain – Russia 25 : 23

7 29.01.2016 Spain – Croatia 33 : 29

8 31.01.2016 Germany – Spain 24 : 17

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GROUP C

SWEDEN

Players

No. Name Position*

Date of

birth

Height Weight Club

1 Mattias Andersson GK 29.03.1978 1.85 93 SG Flensburg-Handewitt

4 Markus Olsson CB 31.03.1990 1.88 92 Skjern Handbold

5 Linus Persson RB 16.04.1993 1.90 91 HK Malmö

6 Jonas Källman LW 17.07.1981 2.00 98 Pick Szeged

10 Niclas Ekberg RW 23.12.1988 1.91 96 THW Kiel

11 Lukas Nilsson LB 16.11.1996 1.92 97 Ystads IF

14 Jesper Konradsson CB 04.06.1994 1.84 84 Alingsas HK

18 Tobias Karlsson LP 04.06.1981 1.96 102 SG Flensburg-Handewitt

19 Johan Jakobsson RB 12.02.1987 1.95 96 SG Flensburg-Handewitt

20 Mikael Appelgren GK 06.09.1989 1.91 100 Rhein Neckar Löwen

24 Fredrik Petersen LW 27.08.1983 1.88 85 Füchse Berlin

28 Philip Stenmalm LB 03.03.1992 1.98 89 La Rijoa

31 Viktor Östlund LB 19.01.1992 1.98 90 Eskilstuna Guif

32 Mattias Zachrisson RW 22.08.1990 1.79 79 Füchse Berlin

35 Andreas Nilsson LP 12.04.1990 1.97 110 Veszprem

36 Jesper Nielsen LP 30.08.1989 2.00 110 Füchse Berlin

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACHES

OLA LINDGREN AND STAFFAN OLSSON

Sweden are the only team at the EHF EURO 2016 that counts on a coaching duo.

And this duo is by far not just any duo, but Ola Lindgren and Staffan Olsson are

two of Sweden's most successful handball players.

Over the course of almost 20 years - both celebrated their debut in 1986, with

Lindgren retiring in 2003 and Olsson one year later - they both played more than

350 internationals for Sweden respectively and were part of the national team that

became known as the 'Bengan Boys' in reference to its coach Bengt Johansson.

In these 20 years they won the World Championship in 1990 and 1999, the EHF

EURO in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2002 as well as Olympic silver in 1992, 1996 and

2000.

Lindgren and Olsson took on the role of joint-coach of the national team in 2008.

After the team failed to reach the 2007 World Championship, Olsson and Lindgren

began a reconstruction of the team and led them to fourth place at the 2011 World

Championship on their home court and to silver the following year at the London

2012 Olympic Games.

Beside his job with the national team, Ola Lindgren coaches Swedish top side IFK

Kristianstad, while Staffan Olsson took over a job beside head coach Zvonimir

Serdarusic at Paris Saint-Germain in the 2015/16 season.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 16.01.2016 Sweden – Slovenia 23 : 21

2 18.01.2016 Germany – Sweden 27 : 26

3 20.01.2016 Spain – Sweden 24 : 22

4 22.01.2016 Sweden – Russia 28 : 28

5 26.01.2016 Sweden – Denmark 28 : 28

6 27.01.2016 Sweden – Hungary 22 : 14

7 29.01.2016 Poland – Sweden 26 : 24

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GROUP C

GERMANY

Players

No. Name Position*

Date of

birth

Height Weight Club

5 Johannes Sellin RW 31.12.1990 1.87 80 MT Melsungen

6 Finn Lemke LB 30.04.1992 2.10 115 SC Magdeburg

9 Tobias Reichmann RW 27.05.1988 1.88 85 KS Vive Tauron Kielce

10 Fabian Wiede RB 08.02.1994 1.94 93 Füchse Berlin

13 Hendrik Pekeler LP 02.07.1991 2.03 101 Rhein-Neckar Löwen

16 Carsten Lichtlein GK 04.11.1980 2.02 100 VfL Gummersbach

19 Martin Strobel CB 05.06.1986 1.89 90 HBW Balingen-Weilstetten

21 Erik Schmidt LP 28.12.1992 2.04 101 TSV Hannover-Burgdorf

23 Steffen Fäth LB 04.04.1990 1.95 97 HSG Wetzlar

25 Kai Häfner RB 10.07.1989 1.92 93 TSV Hannover-Burgdorf

33 Andreas Wolff GK 03.03.1991 1.98 105 HSG Wetzlar

34 Rune Dahmke LW 10.04.1993 1.89 85 THW Kiel

35 Julius Kühn LB 01.04.1993 1.98 109 VfL Gummersbach

40 Simon Ernst CB 02.04.1994 1.95 97 VfL Gummersbach

43 Nicolas Pieczkowski CB 28.12.1989 1.93 90 TuS N-Lübbecke

48 Jannik Kohlabacher LP 19.07.1995 1.93 105 HSG Wetzlar

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

DAGUR SIGURDSSON

Beside his job with the national team, Ola Lindgren coaches Swedish top side IFK

Kristianstad, while Staffan Olsson took over a job beside head coach Zvonimir

Serdarusic at Paris Saint-Germain in the 2015/16 season.

Sigurdsson - a former Icelandic international with 215 caps for his country -

coached the national team of Austria to their best ever EHF EURO result on home

ground. Already at that time, he worked in a double function, coaching the German

club Füchse Berlin, having previously coached Austrian champions Bregenz.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 18:30 Spain – Germany 32 : 29

2 20:30 Germany – Sweden 27 : 26

3 17:15 Germany – Slovenia 25 : 21

4 18:15 Germany – Hungary 29 : 19

5 18:15 Germany – Russia 30 : 29

6 18:15 Germany – Denmark 25 : 23

7 18:30 Norway – Germany 33 : 34

8 17:30 Germany – Spain 24 : 17

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GROUP C

SLOVENIA

Players

No. Name Position*

Date of

birth

Height Weight Club

1 Matevz Skok GK 02.09.1986 1.88 92 TUS N-Lübbecke

3 Blaz Blagotinsek LP 17.01.1994 2.02 110 RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko

6 Gasper Marguc RW 20.08.1990 1.80 85 MKB MVM Veszprem

7 Vid Kavticnik RB 24.05.1984 1.91 90 Montpellier AHB

12 Gorazd Skof GK 11.07.1977 1.88 92 HBC Nantes

13 Darko Cingesar LW 25.07.1990 1.87 93 RK Maribor Branik

14 Sebastian Skube LB 03.04.1987 1.89 88 Bjerringbro Silkeborg

15 Vid Poteko LP 05.04.1991 1.94 105 RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko

18 David Miklavcic RB 29.01.1983 1.96 100 Tremblay en France Handball

20 Luka Zvizej LW 09.12.1980 1.85 88 RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko

22 Matej Gaber LP 22.07.1991 1.97 114 Montpellier AHB

23 Uros Zorman CB 09.01.1980 1.90 98 KS Vive Targi Kielce

32 Miha Zarabec CB 21.10.1991 1.77 77 RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko

44 Dean Bombac CB 04.04.1989 1.89 94 Pick Szeged

50 Dragan Gajic RW 21.07.1984 1.88 84 Montpellier AHB

51 Borut Mackovsek LB 11.09.1992 2.04 98 ThSV Eisenach

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

VESELIN VUJOVIC

Veselin Vujović (54) is a former top handball player of Yugoslavia who competed

in the 1984 Summer Olympics and in the 1988 Summer Olympics. In 1984, he won

the gold medal, playing all six matches and scoring 28 goals. Four years later,

he won the bronze medal, playing in all six matches again and scoring 29 goals.

During his career he played for different clubs: Metaloplastika Sabac, Barcelona

and Granollers. With Metaloplastika he won two European Champions Cup titles

(1985 and 1986) and one with FC Barcelona (1991). He was the first player to

receive the title of the IHF World Player of the Year (1988).

In 1986, he was named as the best athlete of Yugoslavia. He is the current coach

of HC PPD Zagreb and former coach of RK Vardar and Ciudad Real and national

teams, including Serbia and Montenegro and FYR Macedonia.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 16.01.2016 Sweden – Slovenia 23 : 21

2 18.01.2016 Slovenia – Spain 24 : 24

3 20.01.2016 Germany – Slovenia 25 : 21

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GROUP D

HUNGARY

Players

Date of

No. Name Position*

Height Weight Club

birth

1 Laszlo Bartucz GK 05.11.1991 1.94 105 Csurgoi KK

5 Timuzsin Schuch LP 05.06.1985 1.97 106 MVM Veszprem

6 Akos Pasztor RW 24.06.1991 1.87 84 Grundfos Tatabanya KC

8 Gergö Ivancsik LW 30.11.1981 1.90 87 MVM Veszprem

13 Tibor Gazdag LW 07.08.1991 1.87 84 Csurgoi KK

15 Peter Hornyak RW 04.10.1995 1.75 68 Csurgoi KK

16 Roland Mikler GK 20.09.1984 1.90 92 MVM Veszprem

18 Kornel Nagy LB 21.11.1986 1.95 98 Dunkerque

19 Laszlo Nagy RB 03.03.1981 2.08 113 MVM Veszprem

22 Iman Moorchegani Jamali LB 11.10.1991 2.02 102 IFK Kristianstad

23 Rudolf Faluvegi CB 09.01.1994 1.92 92 Csurgoi KK

25 Szabolcs Zubai LP 31.03.1984 1.91 86 MOL-Pick Szeged

27 Bence Banhidi LP 02.02.1995 2.04 110 Balatonfüredi KSE

30 Tamas Borsos LB 13.09.1990 2.02 105 Cegledi KKSE

33 Gabor Ancsin RB 27.11.1990 2.02 97 MOL-Pick Szeged

39 Richard Bodo LB 13.03.1993 2.03 110 Grundfos Tatabanya KC

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

TALANT DUYSHEBAEV

The Kirghiz-born and Russian-Spanish citizen Talant Duyshebaev was a luminous

handball star during the 1990s and was voted the best handball player of the world

twice (1994 and 1996). He debuted in the Unified team (former Soviet national

team) in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, winning the gold medal.

During that tournament, he became the top goal-scorer and a member of the Allstar

Team. In 1993, he won the World Championship with Russia before becoming

a Spanish citizen. He played for Spain at the Olympic Games in Atlanta (1996) and

Sydney (2000), winning bronze medals at both events. He also won several medals

at European Championships and World Championships. Having finished his career

as a player, Duyshebayev showed also brilliant skills as a coach. His club Ciudad

Real won the EHF Champions League three times under his leadership. After

the financial collapse of the Spanish team, he signed a contract with Vive Tauron

Kielce in 2014 and led the Polish team to the VELUX EHF Final4 in 2015. In the

2015/2016 season, he won the EHF Champions League with Vive. From October

2014 till the end of EHF EURO 2016, he was the head coach of the Hungarian men’s

national team. Shortly afterwards he took over as head coach of the Polish men’s

national team, with which he qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 16.01.2016 Hungary – Montenegro 32 : 27

2 18.01.2016 Russia – Hungary 27 : 26

3 20.01.2016 Denmark – Hungary 30 : 22

4 22.01.2016 Germany – Hungary 29 : 19

5 26.01.2016 Spain – Hungary 31 : 29

6 27.01.2016 Sweden – Hungary 22 : 14

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GROUP D

DENMARK

Players

Date of

No. Name Position*

Height Weight Club

birth

1 Niklas Landin Jacobsen GK 19.12.1988 2.01 102 THW Kiel

2 Alexander Lynggaard LP 27.03.1990 2.00 102 St. Raphael Var

3 Mads Christiansen RB 03.05.1986 1.94 93 Bjerringbro-Silkeborg

5 Mads Mensah CB 12.08.1991 1.88 109 Rhein-Neckar Löwen

6 Casper U. Mortensen LW 14.12.1989 1.90 93 HSV Hamburg

7 Anders Eggert Magnussen LW 14.05.1982 1.79 77 SG Flensburg-Handewitt

11 Rasmus Lauge Schmidt CB 20.06.1991 1.93 96 SG Flensburg-Handewitt

15 Jesper Noddesbo LP 23.10.1980 1.99 100 FC Barcelona

17 Lasse Svan Hansen RW 31.08.1983 1.84 84 SG Flensburg-Handewitt

18 Hans Lindberg RW 01.08.1981 1.88 88 HSV Hamburg

20 Kevin Moller GK 20.06.1989 2.00 103 SG Flensburg-Handewitt

21 Henrik Mollgaard Jensen LB 02.01.1985 1.96 97 PSG Paris

23 Henrik Toft Hansen LP 18.12.1986 2.00 106 SG Flensburg-Handewitt

24 Mikkel Hansen LB 22.10.1987 1.92 93 PSG Paris

27 Michael Damgaard Nielsen LB 18.03.1990 1.92 88 SC Magdeburg

29 Peter Balling Christensen RB 05.04.1990 1.88 90 Team Tvis Holstebro

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

GUDMUNDUR GUDMUNDSSON

As a left wing player for Vikingur Reykjavik Gudmundur Gudmundsson was the

Icelandic champion six times and won the Icelandic Cup on six occasions. He also

played 236 international games for his country, scoring 358 goals and participating

in six World Championships and two Olympic Games. From 2001 to 2004 and

again from 2008 to 2012 Gudmundsson coached the Icelandic men's national

team, leading them to Olympic silver in Beijing in 2008 and bronze at the EHF

European Championship in Austria in 2010. As coach of the German side Rhein-

Neckar Loewen (2010-2014), he led the club to the EHF Cup victory in 2012-13.

Gudmundsson, who has university degrees in International Finance and Banking

as well as in Leadership and Human Resource Management and Computer

Science, was given the highest Icelandic civil distinction – Hin íslenska fálkaorða

– in 2008 for his achievements in Icelandic handball.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 16.01.2016 Denmark – Russia 31 : 25

2 18.01.2016 Montenegro

28 : 30

– Denmark

3 20.01.2016 Denmark – Hungary 30 : 22

4 24.01.2016 Spain – Denmark 23 : 27

5 26.01.2016 Sweden – Denmark 28 : 28

6 27.01.2016 Germany – Denmark 25 : 23

7 29.01.2016 France – Denmark 29 : 26

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GROUP D

RUSSIA

Players

Date of

No. Name Position*

Height Weight Club

birth

6 Daniil Shishkarev RW 06.07.1988 1.89 92 HC Vardar

7 Dmitry Kovalev RW 15.05.1982 1.80 75 Chekhovskie Medvedi

10 Aleksandr Chernoivanov LP 13.02.1979 2.02 105 Chekhovskie Medvedi

11 Pavel Atman CB 25.05.1987 1.90 94 HC Meshkov Brest

13 Sergey Gorbok LB 04.12.1982 1.96 98 HC Vardar

16 Dmitrii Pavlenko GK 01.01.1991 1.90 76 Chekhovskie Medvedi

20 Mikhail Chipurin LP 17.11.1980 1.85 83 Union Sportive Ivry Handball

21 Gleb Kalarash LP 29.11.1990 2.05 95 HC Motor Zaporozhye

25 Sergei Shelmenko RB 05.04.1983 1.96 100 HC Motor Zaporozhye

26 Ruslan Dashko RW 13.08.1996 1.98 94 Dinamo – Victor

30 Valentin Buzmakov LB 17.04.1985 1.92 112 Permskie Medvedi

31 Timur Dibirov LW 30.07.1983 1.80 70 HC Vardar

44 Igor Soroka LW 27.05.1991 1.80 73 Permskie Medvedi

74 Lev Tcelishchev LP 16.04.1990 2.05 103 Dinamo Astrakhan

87 Victor Kireev GK 05.05.1987 1.90 94 St. Petersburg HC

89 Dmitrii Zhitnikov CB 20.11.1989 1.85 80 Orlen Wisła Płock

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

DMITRY TORGOVANOV

Two weeks after the men’s team’s disappointing 19th place at the World

Championship 2015 in Qatar and the subsequent resignation of coaching duo Oleg

Kuleshov and Alexander Rymanov, the Russian Handball Federation announced

that former internationals Dmitry Torgovanov and Lev Voronin would take over

the team. Torgovanov assumed the head coach’s role, and Voronin became his

assistant.

As a player the 43-year-old Voronin was Olympic (2000), world (1997) and

European Champion (1996). He also won silver at the World Championship 1999

and at the EHF EURO 2000.

Torgovanov, also 43 years old, became world champion in 1993 and 1997,

European Champion in 1996 and Olympic champion in 2000. In 2009 Torgovanov,

after he had been playing in Germany for more than a decade, returned to his

home town to take over HC St. Petersburg as a coach.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 16.01.2016 Denmark – Russia 31 : 25

2 18.01.2016 Russia – Hungary 27 : 26

3 20.01.2016 Russia – Montenegro 28 : 21

4 22.01.2016 Sweden – Russia 28 : 28

5 24.01.2016 Germany – Russia 30 : 29

6 27.01.2016 Spain – Russia 25 : 23

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GROUP D

MONTENEGRO

Players

Date of

No. Name Position*

Height Weight Club

birth

1 Rade Mijatovic GK 30.06.1981 1.92 98 Tatabanya

2 Bozidar Lekovic LB 04.01.1991 2.02 88 Constanta

4 Fahrudin Melic RW 22.07.1984 1.83 90 PSG

5 Mirko Milasevic CB 27.07.1985 1.95 84 Dinamo Bucurest

7 Stefan Cavor RB 03.11.1994 1.97 100 Csurgoi

10 Bozo Andelic CB 16.03.1992 1.86 92 Czegled

12 Mile Mijuskovic GK 08.10.1985 1.99 95 Maribor

13 Mirko Radovic RW 15.06.1990 1.86 87 Valence

14 Milos Vujovic LW 05.09.1993 1.81 72 Tatabanya

18 Branko Kankaras LP 28.05.1988 1.88 92 Valence

21 Vasko Sevaljevic CB 21.06.1988 1.93 107 Toulouse

22 Radivoje Ristanovic GK 02.12.1982 2.00 105 Balingen

23 Bogdan Petricevic CB 06.09.1989 1.94 95 Mulhouse

34 Vuko Borozan LB 09.04.1994 2.03 105 Lübbecke

90 Nemanja Grbovic LP 26.04.1990 1.83 106 Czegled

93 Vladan Lipovina RB 07.03.1993 2.01 98 Wetzlar

*Position: GK – Goalkeeper, LW – Left Wing, RW – Right Wing, LB – Left Back, CB – Centre Back, RB – Right Back,

LP – Line Player

HEAD COACH

LJUBOMIR OBRADOVIC

In March 2014 the experienced Serbian coach Ljubomir Obradovic succeeded

Zoran Kastratovic, who parted ways with the Montenegrin men's national team

after its preliminary round exit at the EHF EURO 2014.

Obradovic has already had experience in Montenegro, having won the Montenegrin

Cup with Lovcen in the 2008/09 season. After that he went to Portugal to coach the

Portuguese men’s national team and VELUX EHF Champions League participants

FC Porto. His biggest success as a coach to date is the 1st place at the Men’s 20

EHF EURO 2000 with Yugoslavia.

Matches played

Date Teams Score

1 16.01.2016 Hungary – Montenegro 32 : 27

2 18.01.2016 Montenegro

28 : 30

– Denmark

3 20.01.2016 Russia – Montenegro 28 : 21

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4.2

REFEREES

Twelve pairs of referees were

selected to officiate matches

of Men’s EHF EURO 2016.

Only one of these pairs could

have the honour of refereeing

the match whose winner won

the gold medal. The match

between Germany and Spain

in the presence of 15,000 fans

in TAURON ARENA Kraków

was refereed by the Danish

pair: Martin Gjeding – Mads

Hansen. They were assisted by

Polish referees: Michał Janas

and Andrzej Chrzan, who were

responsible for timekeeping and

scorekeeping. Their work was

evaluated very well by EHF's

authorities, which entrusted

them with a similar task during

WOMEN’S EHF Champions

League FINAL4 in Budapest.

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EHF Referees

Andrei GOUSKO – Siarhei REPKIN / BLR

Matija GUBICA – Boris MILOSEVIC / CRO

Vaclav HORACEK – Jiri NOVOTNY / CZE

Martin GJEDING – Mads HANSEN / DEN

Oscar RALUY – Angel SABROSO / ESP

Stevann PICHON – Laurent REVERET / FRA

Lars GEIPEL – Marcus HELBIG / GER

Zigmars STOLAROVS – Renars LICIS / LAT

Gjorgji NACHEVSKI – Slave NIKOLOV / MKD

Duarte SANTOS – Ricardo FONSECA / POR

Bogdan STARK – Romeo STEFAN / ROU

Michael JOHANSSON – Jasmin KLIKO / SWE

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Preliminary Round

Main Round

Final Round

4.3

TOURNAMENT CALENDAR

Day

/ Venue

KRAKÓW KATOWICE WROCŁAW GDAŃSK

15.01.2016

18:00 France– Macedonia 16:00 Croatia – Belarus

20:30 Poland – Serbia 18:15 Iceland – Norway

16.01.2016

18:30 Spain – Germany 18:00

Hungary

– Montenegro

20:45 Sweden – Slovenia 20:15 Denmark – Russia

18:15 Serbia – France 16:00 Belarus – Iceland

17.01.2016

20:30

Macedonia

– Poland

18:15 Norway – Croatia

18.01.2016

18:15 Slovenia – Spain 18:00 Russia – Hungary

20:30

Germany

– Sweden

20:15

Montenegro

– Denmark

19.01.2016

18:15

Macedonia

– Serbia

18:15 Belarus – Norway

20:30 France – Poland 20:30 Croatia – Iceland

20.01.2016

17:15

Germany

– Slovenia

17:15

20:00 Spain – Sweden 20:00

Russia

– Montenegro

Denmark

– Hungary

18:15 France – Belarus

21.01.2016

20:30

Macedonia

– Croatia

22.01.2016

18:15

Germany

– Hungary

20:30 Sweden – Russia

23.01.20146

18:15 France – Croatia

20:30 Poland – Norway

24.01.2016

18:15 Germany – Russia

20:30 Spain – Denmark

25.01.2016

18:15

Macedonia

– Norway

20:30 Poland – Belarus

26.01.2016

18:15 Spain – Hungary

20:30

Sweden

– Denmark

27.01.2016

16:00

Macedonia

– Belarus

18:15 France – Norway 18:15

16:00 Sweden – Hungary

Germany

– Denmark

20:30 Poland – Croatia 20:30 Spain – Russia

16:00 Poland – Sweden

29.01.2016

18:30 Norway – Germany 18:30 France – Denmark

21:00 Spain – Croatia

31.01.2016

15:00 Norway – Croatia

17:30 Germany – Spain

Day / Venue KRAKÓW KATOWICE WROCŁAW GDAŃSK

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4.4

STATISTICS OF MATCHES

RESULTS OF MATCHES

KRAKÓW

Preliminary Round

Date Teams Score

15.01.2016 France – Macedonia 30 : 23

15.01.2016 Poland – Serbia 29 : 28

17.01.2016 Serbia – France 26 : 36

17.01.2016 Macedonia – Poland 23 : 24

19.01.2016 Macedonia – Serbia 27 : 27

19.01.2016 France – Poland 25 : 31

KATOWICE

Preliminary Round

Date Teams Score

15.01.2016 Croatia – Belarus 27 : 21

15.01.2016 Iceland – Norway 26 : 25

17.01.2016 Belarus – Iceland 39 : 38

17.01.2016 Norway – Croatia 34 : 31

19.01.2016 Belarus – Norway 27 : 29

19.01.2016 Croatia – Iceland 37 : 28

GDAŃSK

Preliminary Round

Date Teams Score

16.01.2016 Hungary – Montenegro 32 : 27

16.01.2016 Denmark – Russia 31 : 25

18.01.2016 Russia – Hungary 27 : 26

18.01.2016 Montenegro – Denmark 28 : 30

20.01.2016 Russia – Montenegro 28 : 21

20.01.2016 Denmark – Hungary 30 : 22

WROCŁAW

Preliminary Round

Date Teams Score

16.01.2016 Spain – Germany 32 : 29

16.01.2016 Sweden – Slovenia 23 : 21

18.01.2016 Slovenia – Spain 24 : 24

18.01.2016 Germany – Sweden 27 : 26

20.01.2016 Germany – Slovenia 25 : 21

20.01.2016 Spain – Sweden 24 : 22

Main Round

Date Teams Score

22.01.2016 Germany – Hungary 29 : 19

22.01.2016 Sweden – Russia 28 : 28

24.01.2016 Germany – Russia 30 : 29

24.01.2016 Spain – Denmark 23 : 27

26.01.2016 Spain – Hungary 22 : 14

26.01.2016 Sweden – Denmark 28 : 28

27.01.2016 Sweden – Hungary 22 : 14

27.01.2016 Germany – Denmark 25 : 23

27.01.2016 Spain – Russia 25 : 23

5th place and 7th place matches

Date Teams Score

29.01.2016 Poland – Sweden 26 : 24

29.01.2016 France – Denmark 29 : 26

Main Round

Date Teams Score

21.01.2016 France – Belarus 34 : 23

21.01.2016 Macedonia – Croatia 24 : 34

23.01.2016 France – Croatia 32 : 24

23.01.2016 Poland – Norway 28 : 30

25.01.2016 Macedonia – Norway 31 : 31

25.01.2016 Poland – Belarus 32 : 27

27.01.2016 Macedonia – Belarus 29 : 30

27.01.2016 France – Norway 24 : 29

27.01.2016 Poland – Croatia 23 : 37

Semi-final

Date Teams Score

29.01.2016 Norway – Germany 33 : 34

29.01.2016 Spain – Croatia 33 : 29

3rd place match and final match

Date Teams Score

31.01.2016 Norway – Croatia 24 : 31

31.01.2016 Germany – Spain 24 : 17

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4.5

FINAL CLASSIFICATION

Each of the first three teams was awarded medals (gold,

silver and bronze) – maximum 30 pcs per team, i.e. players

and training & technical staff.

FINAL CLASSIFICATION

OF TEAMS

Place National team

1. Germany

2. Spain

3. Croatia

4. Norway

5. France

6. Denmark

7. Poland

8. Sweden

9. Russia

10. Belarus

11. Macedonia

12. Hungary

13. Iceland

14. Slovenia

15. Serbia

16. Montenegro

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

MVP

Best scorer

Best goalkeeper

Best left wing

Best left back

Best centre back

Best right back

Best right wing

Best line player

Best defender

Raul Entrerrios

Valero Rivera Folch

Andreas Wolff

Manuel Strlek

Michał Jurecki

Sander Sagosen

Johan Jakobsson

Tobias Reichmann

Julen Aguinagalde

Henrik Mollgaard

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5

PRE-TOURNAMENT

EVENTS

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5.1

PRE-TOURNAMENT

EVENTS

Pre-tournament events were an integral part of preparations for

EHF EURO 2016. Their primary aim was to promote EHF EURO 2016,

to promote Tournament Partners and Host Cities, to sell tickets and,

indirectly, to popularise handball.

EUR EURO

2016

promotional

stand during

WCh QATAR

2015, Doha,

30.01-

01.02.2015

The promotion of the Tournament through pretournament

events started already in 2014 with the

Draw Ceremony of Qualification Groups in Warsaw

(11.04.2014), the organisation of Polish Media Day

– a press conference and a promotional stand of

Host Cities during the final weekend of Women’s

EHF EURO 2014 in Budapest.

The first test event relating to EHF EURO 2016 was

also Christmas Cup 2014 – a friendly tournament

held from 28 till 30 December 2014 in Katowice.

From January 2015, over 35 various events and campaigns

were organised in order to publicise, promote

and raise fans' awareness of the organisation of EHF

EURO 2016 in Poland.

Inauguration of the tournament clock measuring

time till EHF EURO 2016 (15.01.2015)

Exactly one year before the start of the

Championship, the EHF EURO 2016 countdown

clock was officially launched in Katowice.The event

was also accompanied by a press conference attended

by the Mayor of the City of Katowice and

Representatives of the Polish Handball Federation.

Organisation of a press conference in connection

with the official presentation of the composite logo

of the Wrocław City (16.01.2015) 365 days before

the first match of EHF EURO 2016 in Wrocław, the

composite logo of the Wrocław City was officially

presented to journalists at a press conference. The

event was accompanied by the official mascot and

the promotional stand of Wrocław.

Promotion of EHF EURO 2016 during Men’s World

Handball Championship QATAR 2015 / Doha

(30.01 – 01.02.2015) During Men’s World Handball

Championship held in Qatar in January 2015, further

activities promoting EHF EURO 2016 were organised.

In the period from 30.01.2015 till 1.02.2015,

the Polish Handball Federation arranged a promotional

stand of Host Cities of EHF EURO 2016 in the

Lusail Multipurpose Arena. Promotional videos of

Host Cities were shown, and promotional prints

(brochures etc.) and small gadgets promoting the

Tournament in Poland were available at the stand.

Near the stand, there was also a photo booth where

everyone could take a commemorative photo against

the panorama of Host Cities and a photo with the

mascot of EHF EURO 2016 and selected gadgets,

e.g. a fan scarf. On the day preceding final matches

of the 2015 World Championship (31.01.2015),

an official conference promoting EHF EURO 2016 in

Poland was held in the Lusail Multipurpose Hall in

Qatar. The conference was attended by the President

of the European Handball Federation, the Minister of

Sport and Tourism and representatives of the Polish

Handball Federation.

KALENDARZ WYDARZEŃ PRZEDTURNIEJOWYCH

• 15.01.2015

Launch of the

EHF EURO 2016

countdown clock

/ Katowice

• 16.01.2015

Organisation

of a press

conference

in connection

with the official

presentation of

the composite

logo of the

Wrocław City

• 30.01-01.02.2015

Promotion of

EHF EURO 2016

during Men’s

World Handball

Championship

QATAR 2015 /

Doha

• 24.02.2015 COS

dla Handball:

Photo exhibition

– World

Championship in

Qatar, TORWAR

• 04-08.03.2015

ITB Berlin fair

/ Promotional

stand in the

Polish Pavilion

• 10.03.2015 EHF

EURO 2016

stand during the

Superliga match

Vive TAURON

Kielce – Wisła

Płock

• 21.03.2015

300 days to EHF

EURO 2016 /

Warsaw, Kraków,

Katowice,

Wrocław, Gdańsk

• 20-21.04.2015

European

Economic

Congress in

Katowice

• 25-26.04.2015

PGNiG Polish

Cup Final4,

TORWAR

• 1-3.05.2015 Test

Event Kraków /

Katowice – Men’s

International

Handball

Tournament

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COS for Handball: Photo exhibition of the World

Championship in Qatar, TORWAR (24.02.2015)

Shortly after winning the bronze medal at the

WC in Qatar, seven members of the Polish national

team - Adam Wiśniewski, Kamil Syprzak,

Mariusz Jurkiewicz, Marcin Wichary, Michał Daszek,

Krzysztof Lijewski and Piotr Chrapkowski - visited

the Torwar Arena. They were assisted by former

national team players Marcin Lijewski and Artur

Siódmiak, who gave hundreds of autographs and

posed for a similar number of photos.

General sports activities, handball training exercises

with the PGNiG Academy of Small Champions

and educational activities in the field of nutrition

and doping prevention were organised. A photo exhibition

“World Handball Championship QATAR 2015

photographed by Grzegorz Trzpil" was also opened.

The EHF EURO 2016 stand presenting information

about the organisation of the European

Championship in January 2016 in Poland was also

very popular among visitors. The event was accompanied

by a photo booth, in which everyone could

take a photo with EHF EURO 2016 gadgets.

ITB Berlin fair / EHF EURO 2016 promotional stand

in the Polish Pavilion (04-08.03.2015) Thanks to cooperation

with the Polish Tourist Organisation acting

as Partner, EHF EURO 2016 had an opportunity to invite

fans from all parts of Europe to Poland. Visitors

could take part in handball activities, which were

presented by the two-time medalist of the World

Championship Artur Siódmiak. Handball-related

activities and photos in a photo booth were organised

at the promotional stand in the hall. The stand

was also accompanied by the official mascot of the

Tournament and by hostesses providing information

about EHF EURO 2016 and invited visitors to visit the

promotional stand. The visit to Berlin included also

a press meeting with German journalists.

EHF EURO 2016 stand during the Superliga match

Vive TAURON Kielce – Wisła Płock (10.03.2015)

The promotion of EHF EURO 2016 was organised on

the day of the match between Vive Tauron Kielce and

ORLEN Wisła Płock in the Legionów Hall in Kielce.

In addition, after the first half of the match, the representative

of the Polish Handball Federation submitted

a cheque with a gift for a fund-raising campaign

aimed at supporting the treatment of coach

Tomasz Strząbała. The gift amounted to 20% of income

from the sale of tickets to the Christmas Cup

2014 tournament.

Solution of the contest for the name of the EHF EURO 2016

mascot during PGNiG Polish Cup Final4, Torwar, 26.04.2015

Promotion

during the

ITB Berlin

fair, Marcin

Herra (right)

and Artur

Siódmiak

(left),

04-08.03.2015

Press conferences – 300 days to EHF EURO 2016

(21.03.2015)

On the occasion of 300 days left to the beginning of

EHF EURO 2016, 5 press conferences were held in

Host Cities and in Warsaw in the office of the Polish

Handball Federation. During all press conferences,

the status of preparation for the Tournament

and a plan of upcoming events were presented to

the local media. In the office of the Polish Handball

Federation, the day started with a press meeting

attended by around 20 invited journalists, the aim

of which was to present the status of preparations

for EHF EURO 2016. On that occasion, the office of

EHF EURO 2016 and employees of the EHF EURO

2016 Department were presented. Then the EHF

EURO 2016 countdown clock was officially put into

operation. During that event, a billboard with an

electronic display showing the time left till the beginning

of EHF EURO 2016 was presented.

EHF EURO2016 Zone during the European Economic

Congress (20-21.04.2015)

In the Rest Zone of the European Economic

Congress, an EHF EURO 2016 zone was created

as a part of the dedicated area for the Katowice

City. The stand was organised during the EEC in

order to promote EHF EURO 2016 and to promote

Hospitality zones in the context of the Polish Cup,

the Test Tournament in Katowice and Kraków and

the Hospitality offer during the final EHF EURO 2016

Tournament.

CALENDAR OF PRE-TOURNAMENT EVENTS

• 04.05.2015

Launching the

Sale of Tickets to

EHF EURO 2016

• 23.05.2015

Olympic Picnic /

Warsaw

• 29-31.05.2015

VELUX EHF

Champions

League FINAL4 /

Cologne

• 19.06.2015

Final Draw

Kraków – draw

of Preliminary

Round groups

• 20.06.2015

Test Event

Kraków: the

match Poland

– Denmark and

the final of the

Szczypiorniak

na Orlikach

program

• 18-19.07.2015

EHF EURO 2016

zone during the

final of the Polish

Beach Handball

Championship,

Gdańsk-Brzeźno

• 30.08.2015

Friendly match

VIVE TAURON

Kielce – Paris

Saint Germain

• 11-12.09.2015

150 th Anniversary

of the Katowice

City

• 19.09.2015

Olympic Farewell

to Summer in

Katowice

• 7.10.2015

100 days to

EHF EURO 2016

Wrocław

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For this purpose, a dedicated leaflet about

Hospitality zones was prepared to supplement the

Catalogue about EHF EURO 2016. The EHF EURO

2016 promotional stand was served by hostesses,

the mascot of the Tournament was present and

the LCD screen showed promotional videos of Host

Cities and promotional materials relating to EHF

EURO 2016. In addition, a replica of the EHF EURO

2016 Platter and the official Adidas ball were shown.

In addition, handball-related activities were conducted,

with two animators – including Artur Siódmiak

– being present at the animation point.

PGNiG Polish Cup Final4 (24-25.04.2015)

The final tournament of Men's PGNiG Polish

Handball Cup attracted more than 9,000 fans. The

event was accompanied by a performance of Rafał

Brzozowski, the announcement of the name of

the mascot of EHF EURO 2016 and attractions for

fans. Media partners of the event were: Przegląd

Sportowy, WP.PL and Polsat Sport. The tournament

was attended, among others, by the Minister of

Environment Maciej Grabowski, the Minister of Sport

and Tourism Andrzej Biernat, the President of the

Polish Olympic Committee and the Polish Handball

Federation Andrzej Kraśnicki, Otylia Jędrzejczak and

Artur Siódmiak. It was an ideal opportunity to check

procedures before EHF EURO 2016, co-operation

with subcontractors and the implementation of contracts

with partners.

Test tournament: Men's International Handball

Tournament (01-03.05.2015)

The tournament held in Kraków and Katowice was

the second test before EHF EURO 2016 for the Polish

national team. During three days of the Tournament,

matches were played between Poland, Egypt, Brasil

and Romania. The first four matches took place in

TAURON Arena Kraków on 1 and 2 May, and on the

third day all teams moved to Katowice. Polish fans

showed that our handball players can rely on them

– more than 10,000 were present in TAURON Arena

Kraków. Polish handball players stayed for a few

days more in Kraków – apart from training, the team

had also an opportunity to see the city and become

familiar with it.

Olympic Picnic (23.05.2015) The guiding idea of the

Olympic Picnic being held in the Kępa Potocka Park

referred to the 1st European Games in Baku. On that

occasion, the EHF EURO 2016 Department prepared

a special tent in which various activities for fans

were conducted by an animator. On that occasion,

the EHF EURO 2016 Department prepared a special

tent in which various activities for fans were

conducted by an animator. A photo booth and the

mascot of EHF EURO 2016 were extra attractions.

EHF EURO 2016 as Partner of VELUX EHF

Champions League Final 4 (29-31.05.2015)

The VELUX EHF Champions League final took place in

the LANXESS Arena in Cologne. An EHF EURO 2016

promotional stand and a photo booth were arranged on

the external promenade, and a tent was erected outside

the arena with a throw speed measuring gate. EHF

EURO 2016 was also the official Partner of the Event.

EHF EURO 2016 Preliminary Round Group Draw

(19.06.2015) The draw ceremony was also accompanied

by artistic performances of Sound’n'Grace

Choir and Liber & Natalia Szroeder. The 90-minute

ceremony in the presence of almost 1,000 guests

was hosted by Agnieszka Popielewicz and Szymon

Rojek. In addition, there was a live broadcast of the

ceremony in central squares of four Host Cities.

Test Tournament – Friendly match Poland –

Denmark (20.06.2015) One day after the EHF EURO

2016 draw, the Polish men’s national team played

a friendly match against Denmark as a part of another

stage of preparations for the EC in January

2016. During this match, a new attendance record

was set for an indoor handball match in Poland. The

match attracted an audience of 11,037 spectators;

the previous record had been set during the match

Poland – Germany in ERGO Arena in Gdańsk in 2012,

which had been watched by 10,500 spectators.

Before the beginning of the friendly encounter

in TAURON Arena, commemorative platters for

the round number of caps was awarded to Karol

Bielecki, Sławomir Szmal, Bartosz Jurecki (200 caps

each), Krzysztof Lijewski and Michał Jurecki (150

caps each).

EHF EURO 2016 zone during the final of the Polish

Beach Handball Championship (18-19.07.2015)

On 18-19 July, the final of the Polish Beach Handball

Championship took place on the beach in Gdańsk-

Brzeźno. The EHF EURO 2016 Department prepared

a zone with activities for fans.

Friendly match VIVE TAURON Kielce – Paris Saint

Germain (30.08.2015)

On the day of the match, as a part of the special EHF

EURO 2016 Zone, a ticket sale point, an EHF EURO

2016 information point and a Host City promotion

point were opened. In addition, fans could take photos

in a photo booth and check their handball skills

by throwing a ball towards the goal. Animations were

also displayed on LED boards and a promotional video

was shown on the video wall.

EHF EURO 2012 zone during the celebration

of the 150th anniversary of the Katowice City

(11-12.09.2015)

From 11 till 13 September, the musical culmination

of the celebration of the 150th birthday of the

Katowice City took place. In the place where the

largest audience gathered (the Culture Zone near

the Silesian Museum), an EHF EURO 2016 zone

was built close to the stage. A dedicated EHF EURO

Friendly match VTK -

PSG, 30.08.2015

CALENDAR OF PRE-TOURNAMENT EVENTS

• 7.10.2015 Trophy

Tour – Warsaw

• 10.10.2015

Trophy Tour

– Płock

• 10.10.2015

SILESIA

BUSINESS &

LIFE AWARDS

Gala

• 11.10.2015

Beating the

Guinness record

• 17.10.2015

Trophy Tour –

Kielce

• 24.10.2015

Trophy Tour

– Wrocław

• 25.10.2015

Trophy Tour –

Kraków

• 27.10.2015

Trophy Tour

– Katowice

• 7-8.11.2015

Test Event –

International

Handball

Tournament in

Gdańsk

• 26-27.10.2015

Trophy Tour

Europe – Sweden

• 22-24.11.2015

Trophy Tour

Europe –

Slovenia

• 5.12.2015 Trophy

Tour Europe –

Belarus

• 18-20.12.2015

Trophy Tour

Europe

– Denmark

• 18-20.12.2015

Final Weekend of

Women’s World

Championship in

Denmark

• 22.12.2015

Trophy Tour

Europe – Croatia

• 29-30.12.2015

Test Event –

Christmas Cup /

Wrocław

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EHF EURO 2016 was promoted during the official

Silesia Business & Life Awards Gala in Katowice.

This event was attended by many important persons

from the world of business, film and sport. During

the ceremony, awards and distinctions were granted

to persons and companies that were most successful

in their fields and made the biggest technological

and economic progress.

Conference

“100 days to

EURO 2016”

and the announcement

of Official

Ambassadors

of EURO 2016,

Warsaw,

07.10.2015

2016 tent was prepared, including a eBilet ticket sale

point, a special offer for Katowice inhabitants, a goal

cage and an EHF EURO 2016 promotional point.

Olympic Farewell to Summer (19.09.2015)

The Polish Handball Federation was a partner and

co-organiser of the Olympic Farewell to Summer

event in Katowice. Katowice fans were the first ones

that could see and admire a large platter – a trophy

for the winner of the Tournament. Another particular

attraction was a special exhibition of all international

medals won by Polish national teams in international

events of championship rank, including

medals of Olympic games and world championships.

Polish Handball Federation prepared dedicated programme

full of entertainment, games and competitions

with attravtive prizes for all handball fans. Full

size handball playing court and two street handball

courts were built inside the venue, where everybody

could test their skills in one of the most attractive

team sports. For children, it was an opportunity to

learn the rules of handball and feel the atmosphere

of real training during exercises with the Champion

- Marcin Lijewski. Moreover, children had a special

corner at their disposal in the EHF EURO 2016 zone,

which included face painting, drawing and the receipt

of various gadgets.

Press conference: 100 days to EHF EURO 2016

(07.10.2015)

100 days before the commencement of EHF EURO

2016, special press conferences took place in

Kraków, Katowice, Gdańsk, Wrocław and Warsaw.

During the conference in Warsaw, the inauguration

of the Trophy Tour took place – fans from

seven Polish cities had an opportunity to see the

European Champions Cup. On that occasion, the following

Ambassadors of EHF EURO 2016 were also

presented: Bogdan Wenta, Marcin Lijewski, Janusz

Czerwiński, Stanisław Majorek, Otylia Jędrzejczak,

Rafał Brzozowski and Mika Urbaniak.

The main topic of meetings with journalists was

the presentation of the current status of preparations

for EHF EURO 2016. During the conference

in Warsaw, a co-operation agreement was officially

signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

and the Polish Handball Federation with regard to

the promotion of the European Championship via

Polish diplomatic missions abroad. Apart from that,

PGNiG company – the Strategical Sponsor of Polish

Handball – was officially included among Partners

of EHF EURO 2016.

Promotion of EHF EURO 2016 during Silesia

Business & Life Awards Gala (10.10.2015)

Beating the Guinness record (11.10.2015)

More than 3,400 persons on 140 Orlik courts in

Poland took part in an attempt to beat the Guinness

World Record in the biggest handball training session

in many places at the same time. The initiative

was organised as a part of the programme "Our

Road to EURO 2016”.

The biggest mass handball lesson took place at one

time and according to the same pattern. The initiative

was organised by the Polish Handball Federation

and the Foundation for the Development of Physical

Activity. At the time of preparation of this report, the

initiative is checked for correctness and conformity

with the procedures for beating Guinness records.

Test Tournament – International Handball

Tournament in Gdańsk (07-08.11.2015)

The Tournament in ERGO Arena in Gdańsk was one

of the last stages of preparations for EHF EURO

2016. The Tournament in Gdańsk had an extremely

strong cast – apart from Poland as hosts, the

International

Handball

Tournament

in Gdańsk,

Match Spain –

Sweden, ERGO

Arena Gdańsk,

07.11.2015

Beating the Guinness record, 11.10.2015

participating teams included Spain (fourth team of

the World Championship 2015), Sweden (Olympic

vice-champions in 2012) and Russia.

During the Tournament, fans could see the trophy

of EURO 2016, and a special EHF EURO 2016

Zone with a number of games and activities was

established in front of ERGO Arena During the

Tournament, fans could see the trophy of EURO

PHOTO: Piotr Matusewicz / pressfocus

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Trophy

Tour stop

on Market

Square in

Katowice,

27.10.2015

Promotion

of EHF

EURO 2016

in the Fan

Zone during

Women's

World

Handball

Championship

in Herning/

Denmark,

18-20.12.2015

2016, and a special EHF EURO 2016 Zone with

a number of games and activities was established

in front of ERGO Arena – that was the last stop

on the Trophy Tour. On that occasion, the anthem

of EHF EURO 2016 was introduced, too. The song

„Come Play with Us” was presented for the first

time before the Sunday final match. Apart from

that, Local Ambassadors of the Tournament in

Gdańsk were announced.

Trophy Tour Poland

The aim of this event was to promote EHF EURO

2016 by presenting the trophy of the Championship

and preparing an activity zone for fans and inhabitants

of Host Cities. During the Trophy Tour,

Official Ambassadors of EHF EURO 2016 and Local

Ambassadors were presented in Host Cities. The

Trophy Tour took place in seven cities in Poland; in

each of them, an EHF EURO 2016 zone was opened,

presenting the trophy and promoting handball and

good fun among inhabitants.:

07.10 – Warsaw

Conference "100 days to EHF EURO 2016"

Location: Office of Dentsu Aegis Network,

ul. Czerska 12, Warsaw

10.10 – Płock

Match Orlen Wisła Płock vs THW Kiel

Location: Orlen Arena, Pl. Celebry Papieskiej 1, Płock

17.10 – Kielce

Match VT Kielce – FC Barcelona

Location: Legionów Hall, ul. Drogosza 2, Kielce

24.10 – Wrocław

Location: Main Market Square

25.10 – Kraków

Location: Main Market Square

27.10 – Katowice

Location: Plac Kwiatowy

7-8.11 – Gdańsk

International Handball Tournament in Gdańsk

Location: Ergo Arena, Pl. Dwóch Miast 1, Gdańsk

Trophy Tour Europe

The aim of this project was to promote EHF EURO

2016 and Host Cities by presenting the trophy in

countries whose teams qualified for EHF EURO 2016

in Poland. In co-operation with national federations,

the trophy was presented at handball events in:

Sweden (26-27.10.2015)

Slovenia (22-24.11.2015)

Belarus (5.12.2015)

Denmark (18-21.12.2015)

Croatia (22.12.2015)

EHF EURO 2016 promotional stand in the Fan Zone

in Herning – Final Weekend of Women's IHF World

Championship DENMARK 2015 (18-20.12.2015)

An EHF EURO 2016 stand was available in the Fan

Zone of the Jyske Bank Boxen arena in Herning,

Denmark, during the final weekend of Women's

World Handball Championship 2015; it attracted huge

interest, also among players of the women's national

Danish team. Visitors could take a photo not only with

the large championship trophy, but also with High

Five – the oficial Mascot of EHF EURO 2016. For foreign

fans, a visit to the stand was also an opportunity

to buy Hospitality packages at special Christmas

discount prices.

On 19 December, a press conference was held with the

participation of representatives of Host Cities for invited

journalists accredited for the ongoing women's World

Championship in Denmark. The meeting was attended

by: Andrzej Kraśnicki – President of the Polish Handball

Federation , Henryka Mościcka-Dendys – Poland’s

Ambassador to Denmark, Marcin Herra – Deputy

President of the Polish Handball Federation and Head

of the EHF EURO 2016 Organisational Committee. Host

Cities were represented by: Katarzyna Król – Deputy

Mayor of the City of Kraków for Sport and Education,

Andrzej Baworowski – President of the Centennial

Hall in Wrocław and Tomasz Szpyrka – Member of the

Katowice City Council.

High Five mascot on the stands of the Jyske Bank Boxen arena

in Herning during the Final Weekend of Women’s WCh in

Denmark

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5.2

OUR ROAD TO EURO 2016

“Our Road to EURO 2016” is a cycle of 30 tournaments

in which young handball players of both sexes from all

provinces took part. Negotiations with representatives of

Provincial Handball Federations led to the selection of

a group of tournaments (usually 2 per province) that were

organised with the support of the EURO 2016 Department.

Łukovia Cup

The promotional support of the EURO 2016

Department included the provision of gifts to participants

(water bottles, wristbands, bags/rucksacks)

and clipboards for coaches, the production of banners

decorating halls, the preparation of a poster

of the tournament on a standardised template with

information about EURO 2016 and the publishing of

information about tournaments on the website of

the Polish Handball Federation.

LIST OF TOURNAMENTS HELD UNDER THE CYCLE “OUR

ROAD TO EURO 2016”

No.

Provincial Handball

Federation

Tournament Name

Month

Number of

participants

1.

2.

Lower Silesian Handball

Federation

3. Cuiavian-Pomeranian

Provincial Handball

4. Federation

International Handball Festival Świdnica CUP September 656

7 th International Handball Tournament Mikołajek

Handball CUP 2015

National Handball Tournament for U14 Female

Players and U17 Female Players

National Handball Tournament for U14 Female

Players and U17 Female Players

International Handball Tournament for Hetman's

Bulawa

November 144

September

256

November 420

5.

Handball Federation of

September 256

6.

the Lublin Province

16 th Girls’ Handball Tournament Łukova Cup September 280

Łukovia Cup

7.

8.

Handball Federation of

the Lubuskie Province

16 th Grape Harvest Handball Festival Spartakus

Cup 2015

Interprovincial St. Nicholas’ Day Handball

Tournament

September 320

December 150

Gniezno Cup

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No.

Provincial Handball

Federation

Tournament Name

Month

Number of

participants

Finals of Orlik Champions League – Łódź Province

9.

September 384

Handball Federation of

Plays Handball

the Łódź Province

10. 12 th Waldek Hyży Memorial Tournament November 100

Our road to

EURO 2016

- Gniezno

Final of the Provincial Championship of Students’

11.

Małopolska Handball

Sports Clubs (UKS)

Federation

12. Cycle of tournaments

September 130

September

– December

13.

Handball Federation of

"Sławomir Szmal Invites You To Play” September 144

14.

the Opole Province

Mini EURO 2016 Championship October 224

700

15.

Regional Handball

Federation of the

Podkarpacie Province

International St. Nicholas’ Day Tournament December 255

16.

Handball Federation of

14 th Podlasie Handball Cup October 500

17.

the Podlasie Province

14 th Podlasie Handball Cup December 450

Final UKS

18.

19.

Pomeranian Provincial

Handball Federation

29 th November Handball Tournament for U19, U17

and U14 Players

5th Edition of Lech Stoliński Memorial in Handball

for Youth Male Players

National Handball Tournament for U17 and U19

Female Players

November 700

December 380

20.

Silesian Handball

September 336

21.

Federation

Turniej Silesia Handball Cup September 303

22. Handball Federation

of the Świętokrzyskie

Province

8 th Edition of Provincial Tournaments for the Cup

of the Marshal of the Świętokrzyskie Province in

children and youth categories

23. 12 th Mini Handball League Tournament

September

– October

October

– December

510

714

24. Warmia & Masurian

Provincial Handball

25. Federation

Olsztyn Cup 2015 September 448

Mieczysław Pleśniak Memorial Handball

Tournament

January 250

26.

Warsaw & Masovian

Tournament of U19 and U14 Female Players November 320

27.

Handball Federation

St. Nicholas’ Day Tournament November 250

Final of

Students'

Sports

Clubs' (UKS)

competition

28. Handball Federation

of the Wielkopolskie

29. Province

30.

West Pomeranian

Handball Federation

9 th Girls’ National Handball Tournament “Gniezno

CUP 2015”

10 th Girls’ National St. Nicholas’ Day Handball

Tournament

7 th Bartosz Bigda and Filip Potocznik Memorial

Tournament

September 512

December 460

September 68

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TOURNAMENT

SERVICES

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6.1

HOTEL

FACILITIES

An in-depth analysis of the hotel market in Host Cities,

visits to selected hotels and an analysis of offers led to the

selection of hotels that were able to secure the estimated

demand for accommodation and all requirements of

EHF relating to standards of accommodation, catering,

additional rooms and premises.

Hotels from the Accor chain, Sheraton Kraków,

Angelo Katowice and DoubleTree by Hilton were

selected. In each Host City, 3 or 4 hotels were

contracted.

City Group Hotel

EHF Sheraton

Kraków

PHF Novotel Kraków Centrum

Teams Double Tree by Hilton

Media Hampton by Hilton

EHF/PHF Angelo

Katowice Teams Novotel Katowice Centrum

Media Silesian

EHF/PHF Sofitel Wrocław Old Town

Wrocław

Teams Mercure Wrocław Centrum

Teams Ibis Styles

Media Orbis/Ibis Wrocław

Mercure Gdańsk Stare

EHF/PHF

Miasto

Gdańsk

Teams Mercure Gdańsk Posejdon

Media Novotel Marina

All hotels for national teams and for EHF’s representatives,

partners and guests. Each hotel room

had required dimensions and was adequately furnished

for a longer stay. National teams of various

countries staying in the same hotel had separate

floors at their disposal. Meals and drinks in hotels

were adapted to the intensity of players’ exercises

and were served in consultation with a representative

of the team of the given country.

In each hotel, a properly marked Welcome Desk

was arranged. Hotels were decorated in EHF EURO

2016 colours and branding by the Polish Handball

Federation. In each of the rooms being used, welcome

packages with gifts and commemorative medals were

prepared for VVIPs, VIPs, players and team officials.

An extra massage room was provided to each team.

At the car park of each hotel, enough room was set

aside for buses of national teams, officials’ and guests’

cars and special hotel-bus-hotel-car passages, e.g.,

awnings. Hotels had been checked during test events.

Hotel rooms could be booked via online system available

on the website of EHF EURO 2016. In each hotel,

individual EHF EURO 2016 Coordinators were put at

the organiser’s disposal.

12 272

booked rooms

14 219

4Host

Cities

56

volunteers

in all hotels

hotels

in total

(incl. 9 hotels

from

14

the Accor chain)

4City

Coordinators

meal

packages

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6.2

TRAINING

BASE

Apart from match venues,

the following extra

training facilities were

put at the disposal of all

teams in all 4 Host Cities:

In Gdańsk: a sports & entertainment hall on the premises

of the Jędrzej Śniadecki University School of

Physical Education and Sport, the main floor with

an area of 2,000 sq.m., collapsible stands with 1,531

seats.

Training session of the Polish national team on the main arena of EHF EURO 2016 – TAURON Arena Kraków, 22.01.2016

In Kraków: the multi-functional sports hall on the

premises of the University of Physical Education, the

main floor with an area of 1,300 sq.m., 540 seats.

In Katowice: the multi-functional hall in the

Szopienice Sports Centre with dimensions 51.20 ×

69.58 m, 1,300 seats.

Training session of the Polish national team, 16.01.2016

Training session of the French

national team, 16.01.2016

In Wrocław: the team game hall on the premises of

the Academy of Physical Education, the main floor

with an area of 1,800 sq.m., stands with 195 seats.

On non-match days, each team had two training sessions

both in match venues and training facilities –

before noon and in the evening, whereas on match

days training sessions were held in the morning.

The first 15 minutes were always open to the media;

fans were not allowed to watch training sessions.

PHOTO: NORBERT BARCZYK / PRESSFOCUS

Training

session of

the Polish

national team,

20.01.2016

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TRANSPORT

Within the scope of Tournament transport services, it was necessary

to provide such services to teams for the entire period of their stay

in Poland and to the dedicated media, VIPs and the Organisational

Committee from 11 till 31 January 2016.

For this purpose, a Transport Coordinator and

Transport Managers were appointed on behalf of

the Polish Handball Federation in each Host City.

The main transport-related activities included the

provision of a fleet of buses and cars, the organisation

of the Park & Ride zone in Kraków and the ensuring

of co-operation with airports with regard to

transport organisation.

Transport Managers were also responsible for the

recruitment and training of the transport team and

for the training of volunteers both with regard to

general rules, procedures and the functioning of

cars and standards during EHF EURO 2016).

By way of competition, the Organisational Committee

selected the SINDBAD company to provide the relevant

number of buses for the period of EHF EURO

2016, whereas the fleet of cars was supplied by

Suzuki. In addition, a fleet of luxury Peugeot cars

was provided for the transport of VIPs.

Another task was to plan transport operations for

each facility (match venues, training halls, hotels,

etc.) and to create operational plans.

In addition, a series of training courses for drivers

and city Coordinators was organised, all traffic

routes were tested and the police and Venue

Managers were consulted about them. Branding

of the bus fleet was also necessary. Finally, travel

schedules were prepared in agreement with each

area (Media, VIPs, teams, services) and in agreement

with local Coordinators.

In Kraków, Wrocław and Katowice, a „Combi Ticket”

was planned and implemented; it entitled fans who

had bought a match ticket to travel to the main venue

by public transport for free. In Kraków, a Park &

Ride zone was also organised on the premises of

the Polish Aviation Museum. On match days, each

city increased the number and travel frequency of

public transport means.

21

operational days

over

140

over 140 voluntary drivers,

professional drivers and coach/

bus drivers

90

90 cars

over

(Suzuki i Peugeot)

over

3 000

transfers

by a fleet

of highlevel

cars

Host Cities

4

STATISTICS

1and between them

airplane

charter

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6.4

SAFETY & SECURITY

In August 2015, the EHF EURO 2016 safety concept was

elaborated to define a cohesive strategy of preparations,

areas of responsibility and co-operation with external and

internal entities.

On the national level, the Polish Handball Federation appointed a Safety

Coordinator.

This Coordinator co-operated with:

• Representatives of services and institutions responsible for safety

during the Tournament

• EHF’s representatives

• Representatives of local governments and provincial administration

entities

• Local Coordinators for the safety of the Tournament (1 Coordinator was

established in each Host City), who in turn co-operated with mass event

safety managers in venues, mass event safety managers in fan zones

and with city teams

• FOSA security agency responsible for the physical provision of safety to

persons and property on a comprehensive basis in all four Host Cities,

selected by the Polish Handball Federation to provide security services

during the Tournament.

Security of

the external

area of the

Centennial Hall

in Wrocław

As a part of preparation and conducting of EHF EURO 2016, the Police, the

State Fire Service, the Government Protection Bureau, the Border Guard

and city guards were particularly engaged in the security provision system

in each Host City.

• Co-operation with the Police began along with the start of preparations

for the Tournament, including the arrangement of planned solutions

in tournament venues, the support of the Organiser in the facilitation

of transport for teams and official guests and the agreement of roles,

tasks and the method of work of liaison officers of teams

• The State Fire Service was engaged in preparations for the Tournament

from their earliest stage (participation in the arrangement of solutions,

possibilities of utilising the forces and resources of SFS in the operation

of fire safety systems in venues and fan zones)

• Co-operation with the Government Protection Bureau resulted in

earlier and more precise determination of possibilities of stay and

movement of secured persons, as well as potential restrictions for fans

or employees of the Organiser in zones of presence of secured persons.

• Co-operation with the Border Guard was focused on the good and

smooth border control of persons from outside the EU or the Schengen

Zone, both on the ordinary fan level and on the official guest or team

level.

• The proper security of areas surrounding areas or zones and the

support of organisation of passages or transport for fans and teams

was based also on the forces and resources of city guards in each Host

City.

Safety services were provided in each city on a round-the-clock basis by security

agency personnel both in match venues, fan zones and hotels where

players were accommodated. Altogether, security services in match venues,

training halls and hotels were provided by more than 1,000 responsible

persons.

Police command point in TAURON Arena Kraków

Number of security agency employees in hotels occupied by

teams

Number of security agency employees in match venues

during match hours

Number of security agency employees in fan zones during

match hours

Number of security agency employees in hotels occupied by

teams

Katowice Kraków Wrocław Gdańsk

121 191 103 141

18 18 18 18

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POLICE SECURITY

EHF EURO 2016 were one of the biggest challenges for

the Police in the last few years.

Co-operation

of police patrols

with

FOSA's

stewards

Teams' buses

were escorted

by police cars

Security was not organised as a central operation, but as police activities

and operations carried out in Host Cities: Wrocław, Gdańsk and Katowice.

On the basis of the “Plan of projects of the General Police Headquarters”,

the supervision of these activities was conducted via the Operational Centre

of the Chief Police Commander functioning within the structures of the Main

Police Staff of the General Police Headquarters.

The change of the form of organisation of police security resulted mainly

from a smaller scale of the project and from acquired experiences. In

Warsaw, it was sufficient to use the co-ordination point functioning from

3 pm till 11 pm, where four policemen worked in one shift. In Host Cities

of EHF EURO 2016, a round-the-clock work system was in operation.

Because most matches were played in Kraków and, in addition, World Cup

Ski Jumping events took place from 22 till 24 January in Zakopane, which

was covered by the operational scope of the Małopolska Provincial Police

Headquarters, activities assumed the form of a police operation under the

title “Championship 2016”. It was secured by 2,301 policemen.

In Katowice and Gdańsk, matches were played only for one week in the

preliminary phase of the tournament. 1,145 policemen took part in the police

operation "Europe" in Gdańsk, and 936 policemen took part in the police

operation "Handball 2016 in Katowice". In Wrocław, where handball

matches took place also in the second week of the event, 1,964 policemen

were sent to participate in the police operation “EC 2016 in Wrocław”. A few

hundred other policemen were ready to join the operation if only this became

necessary.

Already before the kick-off of the Championship, all arenas were checked by

police pyrotechnicians. Police officers watched over the security of teams,

fans, visitors and journalists around EHF EURO 2016 venues, in fan zones

and on access roads to main venues and training halls. Although the number

of patrols was increased, policemen were almost invisible.

Each of the 16 national teams was accompanied round the clock by the

Polish TSLO (Team Security Liaison Officer) as an experienced and knowledgeable

person able to identify and diagnose any potential threat and, in

the event of any crisis, manage its removal in the preliminary phase.

The main task of TSLO policemen was to organise escorts and ensure, e.g.,

that teams are transported to training sessions and matches in a smooth

and peaceful manner. Liaison officers co-operated also with civil team supervisors

and security personnel of halls in which matches and training

sessions took place. Apart from that, they co-operated on a running basis

with chiefs of security and of staffs of police operationis and sub-operations.

All of them had a proficient command of English, and many of them spoke

also languages of teams for which they were responsible, e.g., Serbian or

Russian. They had usually acquired experience in working with foreigners

during missions in the Balkan countries, in Georgia or Liberia.

In all four Host Cities, police units conducted autonomous operations without

support from neighbouring garrisons.

Altogether, the Championship was secured by 7,105 policemen.

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6.6

MEDICAL SECURITY

The medical security of EHF EURO 2016 was implemented on

the basis of the “Concept of medical security of EHF EURO

2016,” which was accepted by the Steering Committee.

It was used as a basis for creating detailed standardised

operational plans of tournament places, city plans and

a national plan, according to which the medical security of the

Tournament was provided.

On the basis of submitted documents, all Doctors of National Teams were

allowed to practise the doctor's profession in Poland with regard to relevant

national teams during the Tournament. In the course of a competitive process,

FALCK Medycyna was selected as the Medical Operator responsible

for the medical security of places where the Tournament was to be held.

Altogether, 165 doctors, male nurses and medical rescuers took part in the

medical security of the Tournament. During the preparation period, all of

them completed a training course in the medical service of the Tournament,

which encompassed the theoretical part and participation in one of the test

events. The aim of this course was to standardise the level of medical service

in all Host Cities during the Tournament.

At the same time, co-operation agreements for the service of players and

VIPs were drawn up and concluded with reference hospitals and dental service

centres in Host Cities.

The medical security of the Tournament was provided in the following places:

• Sports halls (main venues)

• Training halls

• Official hotels – VIPs, teams (on-call doctor)

• Reference hospitals – full-profile hospitals in Host Cities

• Dental service centres

• Extra diagnostic imaging centre in Kraków

During the Tournament, medical services were provided to 143 persons in

main venues, training halls and fan zones (13 persons were transported to

hospitals, of which 2 persons were hospitalised and others received aid in

hospital rescue wards).

During the Tournament, an anti-doping test program was carried out in cooperation

with the EHF, the Commission against Doping in Sport and the

Institute of Sport.

These agreements were concluded with the following hospitals:

• L. Rydygier Specialist Hospital in Kraków

• Saint Barbara Provincial Specialist Hospital no. 5, Sosnowiec

• 4th Military Hospital with an Outpatient Clinic in Wrocław

• Copernicus Provincial Specialist Hospital in Gdańsk.

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TEAM SERVICES

Service of teams was entrusted to the Team Care

Coordinator – a special representative of the Polish

Handball Federation who was the direct Coordinator of

works of all 15 Team Guides during the entire period of

the Tournament and was in permanent contact with area

Coordinators and Organisers of EHF EURO 2016.

Team Guides acted as main contact persons between

national teams and organisers of the Tournament,

who were available 24 hours a day during the entire

period of the Championship and were in permanent

contact with Team Managers and person responsible

for given areas in Host Cities. The main criterion of

selection for these functions was the command of

teams' national language; other important factors

included the knowledge of the Host City, the command

of English and experience.

The main duties of Team Guides encompassed a series

of tasks: monitoring of teams' daily activities,

contact and transfer of information to individual

service areas (accommodation, transport, match

venues and training facilities), the translator’s role

and daily reporting to the Team Care Coordinator.

Team Guides were also Coordinators of medical service

ordering and transport and acted as translators

during stay in hospitals or medical points.

Each Team had a Liaison Officer assigned by the

General Police Headquarters; his role was to ensure

the safety of all players and persons from the

coaching team.

Liaison Officers were also responsible for contact

with other security services engaged in EHF EURO

2016 (security of hotels, security of sports facilities,

police escort etc.) and contact with the Team Guide.

RESULT OF THE SATISFACTION SURVEY AMONG TEAM MANAGERS –

SELECTED FACTORS

(IN A SCALE OF 1 – „VERY BAD” TO 7 – „VERY GOOD”):

Service by the Team Guide

6,80

Organisation of transport

6,67

General atmosphere (positive emotions)

6,48

7

Volunteers’ support

6,75

Sense of security

6,58

Preparation of the dressing room

Hotel standard

6,36

6,33

Access to information

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6.8

MEDIA OPERATIONS

In every tournament venue there were

Media Managers and their deputies, who

supervised all media operations in each

Host City, open trainings for journalists

and ran press conferences as chair

persons.

Another person delegated to serve the media was

the EHF Media Manager, who was responsible for

all aspects of service provided to journalists on behalf

of the EHF.

Moreover, the media in each Host City were served

by a total of ca. 60 volunteers in various areas who

were responsible for all kinds of help and the provision

of information to journalists and photo journalists.

An additional Video Crew team was responsible

for the preparation of video materials and interviews

in the mix zone. In hotels where journalists were accommodated,

there were infodesks at which volunteers

gave all kinds of organisational information

to journalists.

ORGANISATION OF MEDIA ZONES

Work on the organisation of all media zones and

equipment for the media started on 2 January in

Kraków, on 9 January in Katowice, on 10 January in

Gdańsk and on 11 January in Wrocław. The following

media zones were organised in each Host City:

Media Center – they were located in match venues

and were open from the day preceding the start of

EHF EURO 2016 till the last day of the Championship

in the given Host City from 10:00 am till 0:00 am

on match days (till 10:00 am on rest days). Media

Centers offered work spaces for journalists, access

to the Internet, computers and printers at the media's

disposal and included:

• Working Area – work spaces for journalists (500

in Kraków, 300 in Wrocław, 150 in Katowice and

150 in Gdańsk)

• Press Conference Room – the conference area

where press conferences were held after each

match with the participation of coaches and

players of both teams

• Catering zone

• Relax zone

Mix Zone – the zone where journalists leaving the

media stand met players leaving the court, including

the TV zone, the radio zone and the zone for Internet

and press journalists

Flash Zone – areas of first contact with players and

quick short interviews (accessible only to journalists

of televisions that had bought the rights to access

this zone)

Press Stand – separate stands for journalists – 450

seats in Kraków, 150 seats in Katowice, 200 seats in

Gdańsk and 300 seats in Wrocław – each press seat

was provided with power connection and Internet

access. Fully equipped commentators' seats for TV

and radio stations were also available.

TV Compound Zone – designated zones outside venues

where production trucks of all stations that had

bought broadcasting rights stood during the entire

Tournament and were secured on a round-the-clock

basis

TV Studios – TV studios were built in venues for TV

stations that had bought broadcasting rights. 3 TV

studios were built in Kraków, 2 studios were built in

Wrocław, and 1 studio was built in Gdańsk.

CONFERENCES AND PRESS BRIEFINGS

A number of open conferences for all accredited

journalists and briefings for journalists from individual

states was organised:

• Conferences inaugurating the Tournament in all

4 Host Cities

• Conferences with coaches and players of both

teams after each match

• Conference after the preliminary round

• Conference after the main round

• Summary conference at the end of the

Tournament on final Sunday

• Press briefings – a number of meetings fixed by

specific teams (in teams’ hotels) with journalists

from individual states.

Press

conference

during the

Tournament

Media Zone

in TAURON

Arena Kraków

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Press

conference

in the hotel

of the Polish

national team

TV

interview

One of the

four teams

which played

during the tournament

organized

for journalists

on

the Media Day

in TAURON

Arena

Kraków,

30.01.2016

fans on the stands, match results, statistics, etc.

• Current translation of texts from EHF’s website

and their uploading on the Polish website of EHF

EURO2016.

• Current service of social media on behalf of the

Polish Handball Federation

• Daily photo documentation from each arena

• Preparation of press information and its

distribution in media centres and directly to

journalists

– Welcome Media Pack

– Official Magazine

– Shelters for personal belongings in each arena

Zdjęcie grupowe dziennikarzy biorących udział

w Turnieju dla dziennikarzy podczas Media Day

w TAURON Arena Kraków, 30.01.2016

– Official Magazine

– Shelters for personal belongings in each arena

– Media car parks near each venue with a row of

parking places for the media

– Catering for the media (hot dishes, cold snacks,

drinks)

– Tour guides with a command of English

– Free transport:

• From the airport to the media hotel

• From the media hotel to match venues / training

halls

• Between Host Cities

• Trips for journalists

ACCOMPANYING EVENTS FOR JOURNALISTS:

“Media Day” – 30 January 2016

• Media Tournament – games between journalists

in Tauron Arena Kraków

• Media Call – a 2-hour meeting of journalists

with 4 teams that competed for medals

• Media Get Together – a mutual dinner for media

representatives (attended by 250 journalists)

Social events for journalists held in each Host City

on rest days (e.g., Wieliczka Salt Mine, Auschwitz-

Birkenau Museum, sightseeing of Kraków, Historical

Wrocław, Modern Wrocław)

CONVENIENCES PROVIDED TO JOURNALISTS:

– Match reports prepared by representatives of

the Polish Handball Federation:

• Daily bulletin published at the end of each match,

containing summary information on the number of

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RESULTS OF THE SATISFACTION SURVEY AMONG REPRESENTATIVES

OF THE LOCAL AND FOREIGN MEDIA – SELECTED FACTORS (IN A SCALE

OF 1– “VERY BAD” TO 7– “VERY GOOD”):

Sport emotions

6,61

Sense of security

6,58

Volunteers’ support

6,49

6,41

Stewards' work

6,22

General atmosphere (positive emotions)

6,27

Organisation of transport

Organisation of press conferences

6,13

6,11

Preparation and layout

of the Media Centre

5,90

Catering

5,87

Preparation of the media stand

Welcome Media Pack

5,60

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6.9

TECHNICAL/IT SERVICE

18 companies were engaged to provide technical and IT service.

Their employees were responsible for the delivery, assembly

and service of multimedia, office, technical and technological

equipment and the maintenance of networks in buildings (power

supply, lighting, ventilation and air conditioning systems, etc.)

Altogether, 85 persons and 12 volunteers worked in technical

service groups during direct preparation activities and during the

Tournament.

The following equipment and facilities were prepared

for the needs of EHF EURO 2016 in Katowice,

Gdańsk, Wrocław and Kraków:

• 64 commentators' seats equipped with full

cabling infrastructure of power supply units,

LANs and ISDN lines

• 600 seats for journalists with cabling

infrastructure of power supply units and LANs

and desks

• TV Compound zones for all accredited TV

stations with full cabling infrastructure of power

supply units, LANs, ISDN lines and with power

supply systems with power-generating units in

the dual system, cable route protection devices

and protection of the area for the entrance and

stay of heavy TV production trucks

• Full infrastructure for 8 TV studios - appropriate

platforms with cabling of power supply units

and LANs

• Ensuring of wireless Internet access (WiFi)

to the media zone along with protection devices

in each location of the network

• Camera platforms for TV stations

• Video displays and sound systems in media

zones

• Organiser's offices, EHF's offices, Infront

offices and accreditation zones equipped with

necessary office and computer equipment,

a network and communication equipment

(including 130 notebooks, 56 printers, 120 m 2

LED screens, 40 WiFi distribution points,

72 mobile points)

• Rooms in official hotels of the media, EHF,

Infront and teams (including 32 notebooks,

16 printers, 18 LCDs, 22 WiFi distribution points)

delivery, assembly and operation of

12

volunteers

to support

technical

service

power supply,

lighting,

ventilation

and air

conditioning

multimedia,

office,

technical and

technological equipment

MAINTENANCE

OF NETWORKS

IN BUILDINGS

85

PERSONS OF

IT SERVICE

STATISTICS

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6.10

VOLUNTARY SERVICE

The main assumptions of voluntary service during EHF EURO 2016

was not only the improvement of the quality of service of guests of

the Tournament, but also the creation of an environment friendly for

the development of sport volunteering in Poland, which is a relatively

new and developing phenomenon in our country. Adequately

prepared and co-ordinated voluntary service had a huge impact

on the image of the Tournament and was the key element of CRS

activities.

The organisation of EHFt EURO 2016 was entrusted

to four non-governmental organisations co-ordinating

voluntary service in Host Cities with an experience

in the recruitment, preparation and organisation

of voluntary service during big sports and

cultural events:

• Gdańsk – Regional Voluntary Service Centre in

Gdańsk

• Wrocław – V4Sport Foundation

• Katowice – Regional Voluntary Service Centre in

Katowice

• Kraków – Regional Association of the Voluntary

Service Centre in Kraków

For the needs of recruitment, co-ordination and

evaluation of volunteers, a dedicated IT system was

developed so that the Polish Handball Federation

could create its own networks of volunteers for

potential use in future sports events organised by

the PHF.

From 1 September 2015, the recruitment of volunteers

began (information about recruitment on the

website of EHF EURO 2016 and the Polish Handball

Federation, promotional recruitment-related activities,

registration of candidates in the IT system).

After the end of the recruitment process, 3-day

training courses were carried our for volunteers (27-

29 November 2015 in Katowice, 4-6 December 2015

in Krakow and 11-13 December 2015 in Wrocław and

in Gdańsk). These training courses referred to 3 topics:

leader training, first aid training, topographic

and Tournament organisation training.

1362

persons

registered in

the system

840 23

volunteers

volunteers were

came from

engaged in the

abroad

(including 1

organisation and service person from

of the Tournament

Ghana)

Almost

1000

recruitment interviews were carried out

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Volunteers provided service for the Tournament

within 7 main areas divided in respect of location:

Sports halls

• Information activities on the stands, in

mezzanines, on crowns of stands, in front of

entrance gates

• Volunteers’ activities on the media stand and in

the press centre

• Volunteers’ support in the handling of

accreditations for journalists and invited

guests, including the production and release of

accreditations

• Service of the Voluntary Service Centre – service

provided by other volunteers, care of premises and

left items, replacement for the time of change

VOLUNTEER’S DIRECT SUPPORT FOR EACH

TIME GUIDE

Fan Zones – support of animations for children and

information support for fans during the broadcast

of matches.

Airports – information support (transport, accommodations,

tourist attractions) for domestic and foreign

fans travelling by plane.

Railway Stations – information support (transport,

accommodations, tourist attractions) for domestic

and foreign fans travelling by train.

Hotels – information support in the accommodation

base.

Circle Runner – support in any other area, if necessary

– a group of volunteers prepared in any required

scope of activity.

In each city, a voluntary service management structure

was created for the proper performance of activities

during the Championship, which encompassed

the Voluntary Service Coordinator and

leaders of individual areas. Moreover, a detailed

schedule of volunteers’ work was prepared for each

day of the Tournament, and reports summarising

volunteers' work were drawn up after each day of

the Tournament.

VOLUNTEERS' TASKS IN PARTICULAR

FUNCTIONS

Local Organizing Committee

This function exists within the structures of the

Polish Handball Federation. A volunteer assuming

this role co-operated closely with the organisational

committee in terms of the preparation and co-ordination

of the Championship. His tasks encompassed

many areas, including logistics, accommodation,

branding or transport.

PHOTO: T. Babiński

Competition Office

Volunteers’ tasks in this role included, among others,

the delivery of match reports, the preparation

of DVDs with recordings of matches for analysis,

control of the players zone and preparation of players’

dressing rooms.

Accreditation Centre

The tasks of volunteers acting in this area included,

in particular, the preparation and release of accreditations

and the entering of data into the IT system.

Court Zone

One of the most interesting, but also the most responsible

roles. A volunteer's high fitness level and

at least basic handball skill were decisive to the fast

starting of fastbreaks.

Volunteers in this area were responsible for handing

balls to players and acted as moppers.

communication with volunteers and the handingover

and submission of equipment.

Media

The tasks of volunteers in this area included, among

others, the delivery of match reports to the media

stand and to the press centre, the distribution

of press information and the preparation of press

conferences.

Fan Zones

Volunteers in this area supported the functioning of

closed fan zones that had been specially designed

for the Championship.

Interpreter

The voluntary interpreter provided language support

to foreigners.

VIP & Hospitality

Volunteers in this area helped to prepare the VIP

zone and to supervise its functioning.

Voluntary Service Centre

Persons fulfilling this role were responsible for supervising

the schedule of volunteers’ work, taking

care of the condition and furnishing of premises,

Information volunteer

The largest group of volunteers during the

Championship. They could be met in sports arenas,

hotels, railway stations and airports.

Scouter

The person keeping the match statistics of a specific

player.

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6.11

FAN ZONES

The Polish Handball Federation in cooperation

with PGNiG (Polish Petroleum

and Gas Mining Company) and Host Cities:

Kraków, Katowice, Gdańsk and Wrocław

prepared Fan Zones in each of these cities, offering

numerous attractions to fans, mainly the opportunity

to watch EHF EURO 2016 matches.

Fans could watch all matches on the wall screen

and, most importantly, support the Polish national

team together, sitting on comfortable pouffes and

specially prepared deckchairs.

There were also many other attractions, from fan

metamorphoses to GifBoxes or a special kids zone,

where children could spend their time actively under

the supervision of animators. All fans could also take

part in competitions and win the Fan Kit, tickets to

the final and semi-final matches, official EHF EURO

2016 balls, shirts or many other attractive prizes.

All Fan Zones were located in the centre of Host

Cities or near sports arenas/match venues. Fan

Zones were open on all days of the Tournament

from 15 till 31 January 2016 1 hour before the start

of the match till 11:00 pm. Zones were arranged

in tent halls for which wind- and snowproof certificates

and a fireproof certificate had been issued, and

near every entrance to the Zone there were information

boards containing the schedule of broadcasts

of matches and other accompanying events, a fan

zone layout with a description of individual zones

and sponsors’ logo. Moreover, each zone had a rich

offer of diverse meals and sanitary infrastructure

necessary to serve 850 persons.

Location of Fan Zones

• In Kraków: on the Small Market Square

• In Katowice: on the square in front of the Spodek

Arena

• In Wrocław: on the square near Iglica

• In Gdańsk: on the Targ Węglowy square

Number of fans in zones Kraków Wrocław Katowice Gdańsk

Total on all match days 50.000 16.000 15.000 16.000

Average number per day 3.000 930 880 950

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Almost

100 000

visitors in Fan Zones

ca.

30accompanying

events

STATISTICS

21 000

handed out80 000

gifts

photos

in photo booths

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SELECTED ACCOMPANYING EVENTS:

Kraków

• Krakowiak Song and Dance Ensemble

• Ludowy Theatre, Cheerleaders

• Syntezator Kajaka

• „Supporting lesson”

• Boba Jazz Band

• LikeKonik; Groteska Theatre

• Dance and acrobation shows; Cracovia Danza

• Marcin Daniec; Exchange of vinyl albums

• AD HOC; Acrobat, sports and martial arts

shows. Sport and Małopolska knowledge quiz;

Exchange of vinyl albums

Wrocław

• Kabaret 44200

• Me, Myself and I

• HooDoo Band

• Gooral

Katowice

• Gooral

• Stand Up Kraków

• Miuosh

Gdańsk

• In My Pocket

• Moose The Tramp

• Big Cyc

• Łosoś

RESULTS OF THE SATISFACTION SURVEY AMONG REPRESENTATIVES

OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN FANS – SELECTED FACTORS

(IN A SCALE OF 1– “VERY BAD” TO 7– “VERY GOOD”):

Volunteers’ support

6,58

General atmosphere

(positive emotions)

6,77

Sport emotions

6,46

6,4

Tourist attractiveness of the city

6,3

Comfort of entrance to the

arena (time of entrance)

6,19

Sense of security

6,32

Stewards' work

6,29

Artistic setting

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6.12

ACCREDITATIONS

Accreditation

form

For the purpose of ensuring the smooth functioning

of events and service of persons and ensuring safety

during events, an accreditation issuing program was

planned and carried out for persons fulfilling specific

functions (e.g., representatives, guests and partners of the

EHF, players with officials, representatives of the Polish

Handball Federation, volunteers, security, media, etc.).

The Accreditation Coordinator was appointed in order to manage the

accreditation program and supervise Accreditation Managers in each venue.

The accreditation project covered all main arenas, training halls and official

hotels. 3 comprehensive training courses were carried out for accreditation

managers in Gdańsk, Kraków and Wrocław/Katowice. Training courses for

volunteers responsible for the issuing of accreditations took place in the

first half of January 2016, after the takeover of venues, and were carried

out under the direction of accreditation managers assigned to given venues.

For the purpose of smooth movement around the venue and restriction of

the number of persons in most sensitive areas, each accredited person was

allowed to move within assigned zones relevant to the function being fulfilled

by this person during the Tournament. During the registration process, each

target group had its own guide, who checked whether the given person

should be accredited and whether access to the zones is correct. Each

venue was divided into access zones that were active on match days 2 hours

before the start of the match. Each accreditation contained also geographical

information in the form of a city code, which specified the venue that the

accredited person was allowed to access.

Accreditation

poster

Accreditation centre – external signage

Each Accreditation Centre (located in match venues) was equipped with

laptops with cameras and Internet connection, colour printers, laminators,

guillotines and primary office articles, as well as accreditation cards,

lamination films, holograms, etc.

Each person from the team was responsible for the accreditation of their

subcontractors. Upon verification of demand, the subcontractor received

a link to the Swiss Timing system, which was used for the processing of

data and the preparation of an accreditation. Activities in this field were

supervised and co-ordinated by the Venue Accreditation Manager in each

Accreditation Centre, and accreditations were issued by a dedicated team

of volunteers. In addition, the work of the Accreditation Centre in Kraków

was supported by a representative of the system supplier. On average, 60-

70 accreditations per hour were issued in accreditation centres.

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STATISTICS

ALTOGETHER, ACCREDITATIONS

WERE ISSUED DURING

Most accreditations were

issued to persons providing

security services

1 800

and to persons providing

various services, including

catering services

7 339

THE TOURNAMENT

A VERY LARGE NUMBER

OF ACCREDITATIONS WAS

ALSO ISSUED TO MEDIA

REPRESENTATIVES

1 700

1 200

OVER

600

ACCREDITATIONS WERE ISSUED TO

TEAM MEMBERS

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6.13

TICKET SALES

STRATEGY

The preparation of EHF EURO 2016 was a serious

organisational challenge, which became even

bigger after the adoption of the relevant approach

to the ticket sales area for such a big sports event.

The Polish Handball Federation prepared the

detailed ticket sales strategy and determined ticket

prices in co-operation with Deloitte – a consultancy

company with a large experience in this field.

The elaboration of the strategy was preceded by an

analysis of ticket prices, e.g., in previous European

Championships and an opinion poll on ticket prices

among handball fans.

On the basis of experience and survey results, tickets

were divided into 5 price categories. The cheapest

tickets for the match day of the Preliminary

Round cost 29 PLN, and the most expensive tickets

cost 229 PLN. Ticket prices for the Main Round

ranged from 50 to 279 PLN, whereas ticket prices

for the Final Round ranged from 149 to 499 PLN.

Presentation

of EURO2016

tickets,

28.04.2015

EHF

EURO2016

tickets for

each Host

City, VIP and

Hospitality

zones

Preliminary Round

Matches and Opening Ceremony

Day ticket (2 matches)

Group A (Poland → Kraków)

Day ticket (2 matches)

Other groups (B/C/D) Day ticket (2 matches) Venue ticket (3 days)

Main Round

Group I (Poland – > Kraków) Day ticket (2 matches) Venue ticket (4 days)

Venue ticket (3 days)

Group II (other countries → Wrocław) Day ticket (2 matches) Venue ticket (4 days)

Venue ticket (3 days)

Final Round

5th and 7th place matches

Day ticket (2 matches)

Both semi-finals

Day ticket (2 matches)

3rd place match, Final Match and Closing

Ceremony

Day ticket (2 matches)

The first group of tickets was introduced for sale on 4

May 2015, i.e., almost 8 months before the start of the

Tournament. Tickets to further rounds and matches

were released in stages, which were accompanied

by an intensive information campaign addressed to

handball fans. Tickets were available via official EHF

website (HYPERLINK "http://www.ehf-euro.com"

www.ehf-euro.com) and e-bilet.pl – the Official Ticket

Partner of EHF EURO 2016, as well as traditional sales

channels: Empik stores, partners of e-bilet.pl (almost

300 points of sale in Poland) and in cash desks of

TAURON Arena Kraków, the Centennial Hall, Spodek

and ERGO Arena.

Tickets to the final weekend in Kraków were

available for sale from 26 May, whereas Hospitality

packages were sold from 22 June, after the

Preliminary Round group draw.

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6.14

CEREMONIES

AND MATCH SETTINGS

CEREMONIES

Ceremonies are one of the

elements that attract the

attention of a larger audience

and remain in its memory after

the end of the Tournament. For

this reason, the Polish Handball

Federation took measures to

make this Championship more

attractive than previously also

thanks to the proper setting of

ceremonies. Prepared in good

advance, the organisational

plan included the structure of

ceremonies, their numbers

in each location and detailed

guidelines concerning each

group of ceremonies.

EHF EURO 2016 Opening Ceremony,

TAURON Arena Kraków, 15.01.2016

OPENING CEREMONY

The opening ceremony took place on 15 January

2016 in TAURON Arena Kraków immediately after

the match France – Macedonia, after the Player of

the Match award had been granted. Its preparation

was entrusted to the LIVE Agency, which carried

out and produced the entire show. The ceremony

was directed by Tomasz Motyl, an experienced

TV director. The ceremony was a showcase of the

Championship and an element of promotion of

Poland as Host and Organiser, as well as Cities

and the Region whose guests were teams, fans,

journalists and the “handball family”.

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At the beginning of the ceremony, Jean Brihault,

President of the EHF, greeted everyone from a wall

screen. Then the audience was taken to a multimedia

trip that presented the history of handball in

Poland. The further part of the show was devoted

to individual presentations of Host Cities through

multimedia presentation with music composed and

played live by musicians representing Host Cities:

Motion Trio (Kraków), Marcin Wyrostek (Katowice),

Igor Falecki (Gdańsk) and L.U.C (Wrocław).

The show was produced using the mapping technology

– images were projected onto the court floor

covered with a special cloth.

EHF EURO 2016

Opening Ceremony,

15.01.2016

Closing Ceremony and

preparation for the Medal

Ceremony

The lighting producer Adam Tyszka prepared a spectacular

light show synchronised with images, music

and artists, thus creating an unforgettable atmosphere

corresponding to the slogan “Feel the

Emotions”.

The entire show was complemented by dancers and

acrobats performing a “sky dance”, which presented

the uniqueness and spectacularness of handball in

the “virtual match” part, where vertical tulle screens

were developed – choreography had been prepared

by Mateusz Polit.

At the end of the ceremony, Mika Urbaniak performed

the official anthem of EHF EURO 2016 „Come

Play with Us”, encouraging fans to join the fun and

participate in the Championship.

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OPENING CEREMONIES IN GDAŃSK, KATOWICE

AND WROCŁAW

EHF EURO 2016 opening ceremonies in three other

Host Cities took place on the first match days after

the end of the first match in each city. During the

ceremony, a dance show was performed in each city

by dancers whose performances were additional attractions

at EHF EURO 2016 matches in each arena.

During the show, sector banners with the imprinted

composite logo of the Host City were spread out on

the stands.

PRE-MATCH CEREMONY BEFORE THE EHF EURO

2016 FINAL IN KRAKÓW

Because of the rank of the match, the warm-up

and professional preparation of players was most

important in this ceremony. Therefore, the opening

ceremony of this match consisted of the presentation

of the difficult road of both teams to the final

and the spectacular presentation of players according

to the individual presentation model – every player

entered the court individually in an exceptional

setting at the moment when his name was read out.

After this presentation, there was a smooth transition

to anthems and then to the match itself.

CLOSING CEREMONY AND MEDAL CEREMONY

The aim of the ceremony was to stress the atmosphere

of joy about the Championship and, on the

part of Hosts, to express gratitude to all guests,

players and fans. The closing ceremony gained

an extremely spectacular artistic setting created

Decoration of the Players-In tunnel before the final match, TAURON Arena Kraków, 31.01.2016

Spectacular confetti show (60kg of used confetti) and the podium

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by the international Rebel Rebel orchestra, Jan

Feat, Łukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski and the Kraków

Representative Orchestra of the AGH University

of Science and Technology. Under the baton of the

composer and performer Feat, musicians not only

took care of the musical part of the final match – in

the culmination point of the evening, they played the

composer’s Symphony no. 6 along with thousands

of fans by means of their air horns.

The closing ceremony smoothly switched to the

Medal Ceremony. The first national team that entered

the podium was Croatia, which defeated Norway in

the 3rd place match. After them, silver medals were

received by the Spanish team and, eventually, gold

medals were awarded to Germans. During the medal

ceremony, music arrangement was performed by

the Polish Radio Choir and the Orchestra of the AGH

University of Science and Technology. The masters

of ceremony were Maciej Dowbor and Edit Szalay.

288

hours were needed to

prepare the ceremony in

TAURON Arena Kraków

400

5

metres of spreader

beams suspended

under the roof of

TAURON Arena

1 358,25

TRUCKS

OF EQUIPMENT

235

PERSONS worked

on the organisation

of the ceremony

130ARTISTS

450

installed

devices for

the setting of

the ceremony

– lighting and

projectors

STATISTICS

Flash Mob before the start of the Medal Ceremony performed by the international Rebel Rebel orchestra, Jan Feat, Łukasz

L.U.C. Rostkowski and the Kraków Representative Orchestra of the AGH University of Science and Technology

square metres of multimedia projection

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Children's entourage

MATCH

SETTINGS

KRAKÓW

The splendour of EHF EURO 2016 matches was highlighted

by animations for fans and many contests

with prizes. Music was selected so as to create an

unforgettable atmosphere corresponding to the slogan

“Feel the Emotions”. In addition, a repertoire

dedicated to fans from countries playing in TAURON

Arena had been prepared. Due to the fact that the

Polish national team played in Kraków, fans’ songs

and animations supporting the Polish team had also

been prepared. In addition, sponsors had planned

card stunts and a launch machine ejecting gadgets

towards the stands, and the show was accompanied

by dance performances prepared by Bell Arto

Cheerleaders. Costumes in colours of teams playing

in Kraków and attractive choreographies had also

been designed. High Five mascots welcomed fans

inside the arena and animated the audience on the

court floor.

CHEERLEADERS Wrocław

WROCŁAW

Wrocław was the second largest host of EHF EURO

2016 with regard to the number of matches, so the

splendour of matches was largely enhanced by animations

for fans and many contests with prizes.

Music also created an unforgettable atmosphere

corresponding to the slogan “Feel the Emotions”,

and a repertoire dedicated to fans from countries

playing in the Centennial Hall had been prepared. In

addition, the show was accompanied by dance performances

prepared by CHEERLEADERS WROCŁAW,

and costumes had been designed in colours of

teams playing in Wrocław. High Five mascots welcomed

fans inside the arena and animated the audience

on the court floor..

KATOWICE

The splendour of matches in the Spodek Arena in

Katowice was also enhanced by animations for fans,

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many contests with prizes and music corresponding

to the slogan “Feel the Emotions” and addressed

to fans of teams playing in Spodek. In addition,

the show was accompanied by dance performances

prepared by TITO Dance Studio with the participation

of youth and children’s groups. During the matches,

dance performances were provided by b-boys and

acrobats performing handball evolutions. Costumes

had been designed in colours of teams playing in

Katowice. High Five mascots welcomed fans inside

the arena and animated the audience on the court

floor. On the initiative of the Katowice City, music

performances involving the following Ambassadors

of EHF EURO 2016 took place in intervals between

matches:

• FEEL

• Mika Urbaniak

• Marcin Wyrostek

Opening Ceremony in Katowice –

dance performances prepared by

TITO Dance Studio from Tychy

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GDAŃSK

Matches in Gdańsk were also provided with animations for fans, many contests

with prizes and music corresponding to the slogan “Feel the Emotions”

and addressed to fans of teams playing in ERGO Arena. In addition, the show

was accompanied by dance performances prepared by FLEX SOPOT, with

attractive choreographies involving costumes in colours of teams playing in

Gdańsk. High Five mascots welcomed fans inside the arena and animated

the audience on the court floor.

Michał Jurecki –

Player of the Match

Poland – Belarus,

25.01.2016

FLEX SOPOT Cheerleaders

PLAYER OF THE MATCH AWARD CEREMONY

After each match, the Board consisting of representatives of the EHF and

the Polish Handball Federation selected the best player of the match. This

short ceremony always took place immediately after the end of the match.

Awards were granted by representatives of the EHF and a person selected

by the PHF from among VIPs and Ambassadors of EHF EURO 2016 being

present in ERGO Arena.

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6.15

FLOOR MANAGEMENT

Floor Management was an extremely important area relating

directly to the care of players, coaches and referees and the

provision of top-quality services to them.

Floor Management activities were aimed at ensuring

the best possible conditions to players both on the

court and in any places occupied by teams during

their stay in the arena. Floor Management also

referred to other areas of event activities – i.e.,

service of referees and delegates, ceremonies and

match settings, transport and catering.

Floor Management activities were focused mainly on:

• Operations relating to the set-up of the playing

court / floor and involving close co-operation

with Gerflor – EHF’s partner responsible for the

delivery and assembly/disassembly of the floor.

For the first time in the history of EHF EURO, the

colour of the floor was different (blue and dark

blue instead of blue and yellow colours used until

then)

• Provision and set-up of match goals and

replacement goals in accordance with valid

regulations (in co-operation with SportTransfer –

EHF’s partner)

• Proper arrangement of judges’ tables and the

support table

• Installation of backstops

• Covering of the floor in the court surrounding

area, proper set-up of LED boards, static boards

and room for photojournalists

• Ensuring of the proper technical condition and

furnishing of players’ dressing rooms

• Provision of water to players and all team

officials, referees and delegates

• Participation and supply of information during

technical briefings with teams and the EHF

• Establishment of the training plan in match

venues

• Ensuring of compliance with the time scenario

of the event (duration of the warm-up, time of

presentation of players). Responsibility for the

timely appearance of players in the Meeting

Point in the players’ tunnel (in co-operation with

the Team Services area) to ensure the timely

presentation of players.

• Responsibility for the recruitment and training of

moppers’ team

• Determination of the mechanical floor cleaning

schedule

• Preparation and delivery of flags/banners

necessary to carry out the pre-match procedure

• Solving of current problems on the court during

the warm-up and the match – clearing of players’

benches and keeping of order around the court

• Smooth performance of the Player of the Match

award procedure in co-operation with the

Ceremony Manager.

Pre-match procedure

Preparation

of dressing

rooms for

players in

TAURON

Arena Kraków

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6.16

VIP AND HOSPITALITY ZONES

VIP ZONES

In each match venue, a VIP zone was organised for special guests

invited by the Polish Handball Federation, the EHF, Host Cities,

representatives of sponsors and partners of EHF EURO 2016,

Official Ambassadors of EHF EURO 2016, representatives of the

world of culture and art, politicians and sportspersons.

In addition, the President’s Box was separated for

special guests: President and Prime Minister of

the Republic of Poland, ministers, members of the

Polish Seym and Senate, representatives of governments

of other countries, PGNiG – Strategic Sponsor

of Polish Handball, the diplomatic corps, representatives

of the authorities of the Polish Handball

Federation and the EHF.

Services for VIP guests were provided not only inside,

but also outside the venue, including:

• Dedicated guest service team responsible

for the receipt of demand for transport,

accommodation, etc.

• Special online platform allowing guests to

register on their own and communicate with the

VIT team

• Dedicated Welcome Desk and Info Desk in each

VIP hotel

• Plan of attractions including trips for guests and

invitations to accompanying events

Number of packages sold according to

type

Type of

Package

Number of

packages sold

Gold 2525 64%

Silver 921 23%

Sky Box 494 13%

Suma 3940 100%

Percentage

share in sales

Sale of packages was conducted by the Sportfive

agency selected by way of a competition, which largely

increased the scope of contacts and sales opportunities

through a merger with UFA Sports and

an agency agreement with Between Sports.

Hospitality packages were promoted during:

• Silesia Business&Life Awards Gala in Katowice

• Pearls of Polish Economy Gala in the Royal

Castle in Warsaw

• IHF Women’s World Handball Championship

2015 in Denmark

• Promotional campaign on the Danish market in

co-operation with www.polennu.dk

Characteristics of VIP zone

Dedicated separate entrance

Access to the zone 60 minutes before the first match of the

day and up to 60 minutes after the second match

Special separated catering zones (4 zones in Tauron Arena

Kraków, 1 zone in each of the other arenas)

Top-class snacks and hot meals served by dedicated

waiters

Drinks

EHF EURO 2016 gadgets

Specific number of parking places

Panoramic view of the playing court

Venue

TAURON Arena Kraków 1152

Spodek Katowice 283

Centennial Hall Wrocław 294

ERGO Arena Gdańsk 325

Total number of VIP

guests during the

Tournament

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RESULT OF THE SATISFACTION SURVEY AMONG VIP REPRESENTATIVES

– SELECTED FACTORS

(IN A SCALE OF 1 – „VERY BAD” TO 7 – „VERY GOOD”):

6,62

Volunteers’ support

Sport emotions

6,79

General atmosphere (positive emotions)

6,61

6,60

Seat

Stewards' work

6,53

6,55

Preparation and arrangement of

the VIP/Hospitality zone

Access to information

6,50

6,46

Arena layout

Organisation of transport

6,43 6,44

Catering

Artistic setting

6,26 6,30

Comfort of entrance to the arena

(time of entrance)

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HOSPITALITY ZONES

In each match venue, a Hospitality zone was also

organised for commercial guests who had bought

business packages of the Hospitality offer.

The Hospitality zone covered 3 types of packages:

• SKY BOX Package

• GOLD Package

• SILVER Package

The biggest number of Hospitality packages was

sold in Kraków, mainly due to the fact that the Polish

national team played their matches in TAURON

Arena. Packages for Preliminary Round matches,

opening matches and the final match were most

popular.

SKY BOX Package

GOLD Package

SILVER Package

Access to the zone 60 minutes before the first match of the day and up to 60 minutes

after the second match

Top-class snacks and hot meals served directly in the box

Drinks

Customised menu upon request

Access to the open Hospitality Club zone for all guests of the box

Tournament gift for every guest

Specific number of parking places

Panoramic view of the playing court

Ticket to the Category 1 match day

Access to the zone 60 minutes before the first match of the day and up to 60 minutes

after the second match

Top-class snacks and hot meals served before the match, during the match break and

after the match

Drinks

Tournament gift for every guest

Parking place acc. to availability

Panoramic view of the playing court

Ticket to the Category 2 match day

Access to the zone 60 minutes before the first match of the day and up to 60 minutes

after the second match

Top-class snacks and hot meals served before the match, during the match break and

after the match

Drinks

Panoramic view of the playing court

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6.17

TOURNAMENT

-RELATED EVENTS

EHF EURO 2016 Final Gala, Polish Aviation

Museum in Kraków, 30.10.2016

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7

MARKETING

AND PROMOTION

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HANDBALL PLAYER WINGS / FLAMES

• POLISH HUSSARS

• ENERGY

• POWER

• SPEED

• DYNAMICS

• WIND

• EMOTIONS

• SHOT ON GOAL

• ATTACK

• OFFENSIVE

HAND

COLOR – GOLD

• STRONG MALE HAND

• THE TOUCH

• FAIR PLAY

• RESPECT

• HANDSHAKE

• HANDPRINT

• WELCOME

• HELP

• GOLD MEDAL

• ROYAL COLOR

• GREAT & SUCCESSFUL

CHAMPIONSHIP

• LAURELS OF VICTORY

• 3D EFFECT - METAL

ORIGINAL FORM

• INDIVIDUAL DESIGN

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7.1

VISUAL IDENTIFICATION

OF EHF EURO 2016

The visual identification of EHF EURO 2016 was prepared by Artur

Gosiewski in May 2014 and recorded as a brand book in electronic

and printed versions.

The brand book was created in order to describe all

rules, information, recommendations and guidelines

concerning the image of the EHF EURO 2016 brand.

The brand book of the Championship catalogued mark

designs for all identification carriers, product packages

and advertising materials.

The brand book was a basic tool for subcontractors performing

creation tasks, thus becoming an effective marketing

tool. Such documentation influenced the quality

of reproduction of visual symbols of EHF EURO 2016.

The properly reproduced logo was used as a basis for

building brand awareness, and the document contributed

to the reduction of costs of design of new carriers.

In the course of performance of successive tasks relating

to the promotion of EHF EURO 2016 and the promotion

of involved entities, i.e. Host Cities, the identification

was extended with extra visual elements – a system

containing images of players and all venues in which the

Championship was played. Their main advantage was

the enrichment of the project of decoration of sport arenas

and materials offered to fans (invitations, tickets).

The full brand book contains complete descriptions of

technologies as well as recommended materials and

reproduction technologies. Thanks to this solution,

companies providing services to the Polish Handball

Federation could maintain the quality of logo reproduction

and position it properly in information and marketing

materials.

A creative line developed by PHF’s marketing partner

Dentsu Aegis Polska was created for promotional purposes.

Then it was used as a basis for carrying out the

promotional campaign LINIA KREATYWNA “WYŻSZE

TĘTNO” (CREATIVE LINE “HIGHER PULSE”). As a result

of this, the image of PULSE was used in the creation.

Symbols making up the logo of EHF EURO 2016

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7.2

LOGO, MASCOT, MEDALS,

ANTHEM

MASCOT

On 20 December 2014, on the day preceding the final

matches of Women’s European Championship 2014,

the official mascot of EHF EURO 2016 was presented

in Budapest. Its name was selected by fans from all

parts of the world in a special contest organised by

the EHF in co-operation with the Polish Handball

Federation and was announced at the end of April

2015. The name “High Five” won.

The mascot presents an anthropomorphised golden

hand in the form of a figure.

Referring directly to handball, it is vital, friendly and

warm and is received positively by the youngest fans.

Smile as a national element communicates joy and

Polish hospitality. Openness and the energy of supporting

is the message conveyed by the mascot.

Branding of

the bus of the

Polish national

team using the

visual identification

of EHF

EURO 2016

LOGO

The logo was designed by Artur Gosiewski, the

SIGNATURE studio. The colour arrangement of the

logo was inspired by Polish national colours: white

and red, whereas gold colour refers to victory and

generosity. The project also referred to values associated

with handball: energy, speed, dynamism and

fight, which is the trademark feature of this sport.

Apart from that, the logo refers to the most natural

element of handball: the hand, which stands for

openness, welcome and partnership. Consequently,

the created sign was clearly related to what is the

most important in sport, particularly in handball:

fair play rules and, most of all, intense emotions

that make this sport famous, particularly with regard

to the Polish national team. 1000 days before

the start of EHF EURO 2016, on 22 April 2013, the

Polish Handball Federation presented the logo of

the Championship along with the inauguration of

the official website of the tournament.

Logotyp

Men’s EHF

EURO2016

Poland

High Five mascot

COMPETITION FOR THE MASCOT'S NAME

• 697 proposals were submitted for the

competition (not only from Poland, but

also from some other countries of the Old

Continent). From among them, the Competition

Board selected 5 names (Grabek, Goldłapek,

Handbalek, Handboy, High Five) for which votes

could be submitted via official Facebook page of

EHF EURO 2016.

• The author of the name selected by web users

received a prize – a double ticket to the opening

match of the Championship.

Winner of the competition for the name of the mascot of EHF

EURO2016

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Premiere of the anthem „Come Play with Us” during the

Test Event in Gdańsk on 8.11.2015

Medals of EHF EURO2016 produced by the Polish Mint

(Mennica Polska)

Engraving on the medal side

MEDALS

Medals were presented during the press conference

inaugurating the training camp of the Polish national

team in Kraków on 3 January 2016. They refer directly

to the symbols of EHF EURO 2016. On the obverse,

we can see the logotype of the Tournament

referring to the most natural element of handball –

the hand, which in turn stands for the best characteristics

of this sport: dynamism, energy, fight and

thrilling emotions. On the reverse, we can see the

map of Poland, on which Host Cities of EHF EURO

From the left:

medal for the

4th place and

commemorative

medal

2016: Kraków, Katowice, Wrocław and Gdańsk and

the Małopolska Province were marked.

Medals are 8 cm in diameter and weigh 250 grams.

Medals for the European champions are covered

with galvanic 24-carat gold, medals for the finalists

are coated with Ag999 silver, and bronze medals

were made of patina-covered tombac.

ANTHEM

The song „Come Play with Us” performed by Mika

Urbaniak and Michał Urbaniak was the anthem of

Men’s European Handball Championship 2016 in

Poland. The premiere of the single took place on

8 November 2015 before the final match of the

International Handball Tournament in Gdańsk.

Aimed at warming up the audience and players before

every match, the cheerful pop song is an adaptation

of Michał Urbaniak’s song recorded by Mika

Urbaniak and Victor Davies. Mika Urbaniak, who is

also one of the EHF EURO 2016 Ambassadors, recorded

her own vocal and rap sections and Victor

added a cheering chorus. The final version was recorded

in studios in Warsaw and New York, and during

that time Mika and Victor closely collaborated

with the Urbanator band including Michal Urbaniak

(violin and saxophone), Xantone Blaque (synths and

vocals), Abdule Zhurie (guitar), Al MacDowell (bass),

Michael Flythe (drums).

As the official anthem of Men’s European Handball

Championship 2016 in Poland, "Come Play With Us"

promoted the official EHF EURO 2016 song compilation

under the same title. The album was released

on 8 January 2016.

Cover of the

compilation

album

containing the

anthem of EHF

EURO 2016

Cover of the

single with the

song “Come

Play with

Us” by Mika

Urbaniak

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OFFICIAL MATCH BALL

The creation of the match ball of EUR EURO 2016

lasted around 9 months – from idea to completion.

The project combines the national Polish colours

(white / red) with a modern interpretation of the

(white) eagle.

The new urban approach finds its reflection in

Polish economy, which is one of the fastest growing

economies in the EU. The modern interpretation is

also an allusion to Polish art, which has always reflected

European trends while remaining unique. The

characteristics of the ball illustrates a new method

of designing handball eqiupment, which focuses

on bold visualisation rather than “conventional”

methods.

Designer:

Franziska

Löffelmann

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7.3

EHF EURO 2016

AMBASSADORS PROGRAM

The choice of Ambassadors was aimed at strengthening the

potential of communication and PR activities of EHF EURO 2016

and fulfilling the strategic goals of the Polish Handball Federation

regarding the promotion and popularisation of handball.

Official EHF

EURO 2016

Ambassadors

with Minister

of Sport and

Tourism Adam

Korol during the

conference “100

days to EURO

2016”, Warsaw,

07.10.2015

The Ambassadors project was to support the social

integration of people from various environments as

a part of preparations for EHF EURO 2016, the reinforcement

of the image success of Host Cities and the

mobilisation and enlargement of the local community

of handball fans. Its task was to include all social

groups in the area of interest in the Championship

and activities of Host Cities. Moreover, the positive

image of Host Cities and their inhabitants was reinforced

using the potential of Ambassadors.

The choice of 7 ambassadors (a handball team) took

place both on the national and local level – 7 national

ambassadors and a few ambassadors from Host

Cities or the region. The group consisted of representatives

of the world of handball as well as sport

in general, culture, music and entertainment, who

were chosen on the basis of the following criteria:

• A former Polish national team player (over 100

caps), who won 2 World Championship medals in

2007 and 2009 – national choice/A former Polish

national team player with distinguished service

to the Host City or the region – local choice

• A former Polish national team player (over 100

caps), who won World Championship and Olympic

Games medals in the years 1976-1982 – national

choice/A former Polish female national team

player with distinguished service to the Host City

or the region – local choice

• A coach with distinguished service to Polish

handball, who won World Championship and

Olympic Games medals with the national team –

national choice

• A coach with distinguished service to the Host

City or Region – local choice

• A businessperson who was a handball player,

coach or official in the past, or a person who has

never engaged in handball, but currently he/she

is investing in handball – national and local choice

• A world-class player who is still professionally

active or has already retired – national and local

choice

• A representative of the world of music and entertainment

– national and local choice

• A representative of culture – national and local

choice

National ambassadors were chosen by the Polish

Handball Federation, and local ambassadors were

chosen by Host City in agreement with the PHF. The

official presentation of national Ambassadors took

place 100 days before the start of EHF EURO 2016

(on 7 October 2015), whereas local ambassadors

were announced on the occasion of Trophy Tours

in Host Cities.

The task of Ambassadors was to take part in

dedicated and supporting communication, promotional

and pro-sales events.

Moreover, Ambassadors’ actions were focused on the

reinforcement or formation of positive attitudes and

on a profound and competent dialogue between social

groups in question and organisers of EHF EURO 2016.

OFFICIAL EHF EURO 2016 AMBASSADORS

• Marcin Lijewski –one of the most title-winning

Polish handball players, a double medalist of

World Championships, at which he was also distinguished

twice as the best right-hand player; he

was the captain of the Polish national team, playing

251 matches in it, which is the second biggest

result in terms of the number of caps; one of the

best left-handed playes in the history of world

handball.

• Otylia Jędrzejczak –one of the most title-winning

Polish sportspersons at Olympic Games

in Athens (2004), where she won 3 medals. She

has achieved all most important sport titles: she

was the world champion twice and the European

champion 8 times; she also beat world records.

She was chosen Polish Sportspersonality of the

Year three times in the years 2004-2006. In 2005,

she was recognised as the most beautiful Pole for

„gold medals and a heart of gold”, because she

had auctioned her Olympic gold medal off to help

children suffering from leukemia. A laureate of

the Order of Smile.

• Janusz Czerwiński – a former Polish handball

player and coach. He was a member of the national

team in the 1960s, taking part in the World

Championship in the period when handball teams

consisted of 11 players. Then he became the

coach of the Polish national team and, together

with Stanisław Majorek, he led it to the biggest

success in the history of Polish handball –

the bronze medal at Olympic Games in 1976. From

1988 to 1996 he was the President of the Polish

Handball Federation; today he holds the function

of Honorary President of the Polish Handball

Federation and President of the Association of

Distinguished Players of the Polish National

Team.

• Stanisław Majorek – a former Polish handball

player and coach. As a player, he spent his entire

career in Kraków, retiring at the age of 30; then

he coached Polish national teams at all levels, including

junior and youth teams, until he became

the head coach of the senior national team in

1973 and won the bronze medal with it at Olympic

Games in Montreal in 1976 (the only Olympic medal

in the history of Polish handball so far).

• Rafał Brzozowski – he practiced judo from the

age of 10 and studied at the University of Physical

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Presentation of Local Ambassadors of Gdańsk, ERGO Arena, 8.11.2015

Education in Warsaw, for which he won the bronze

medal of the University Polish Championship, but

but he eventually decided to pursue music as an

occupation; he was involved in EHF EURO 2016 as

a member of the competition board responsible for

the choice of the name of the EHF EURO 2016 mascot

and as one of the performers of the anthem of

Men's World Handball Championship 2015 in Qatar

– his performance brought luck to the Polish national

team, which won the bronze medal.

• Mika Urbaniak – as in Rafał Brzozowski’s case,

music has been her primary occupation, but this

is not surprising, since her parents are Michał

Urbaniak and Urszula Dudziak; her musical

styles is a combination of distant genres, such as

hip-hop and jazz; like Rafał Brzozowski, she sang

the anthem of the championship, but this took

place during EHF EURO 2016 in Poland.

• Bogdan Wenta – one of the most outstanding

handball players and coaches in the history of

Polish handball; he played almost 200 matches

in the Polish national team and won two World

Championship medals as a coach (silver in 2007

and brown in 2009); the words he said in the last

seconds of the match against Norway at WC 2009

went down in the history of world handball: “We

have 15 seconds - calm down, it's a lot of time".

LOCAL AMBASSADORS - GDAŃSK

• Daniel Waszkiewicz – one of the most outstanding

players in the history of Polish handball. He

spent many years of his playing and coaching

career in Gdańsk, where he graduated from the

University of Physical Education and won 4 national

championship titles and played twice in the

final of the European Cup with Wybrzeże Gdańsk;

as a player of the Polish national team, he earned

210 caps and scored over 700 goals, including the

decisive goal in the bronze medal match at the

World Championship in 1982; he also celebrated

two World Championship medals as the assistant

coach in 2007 and 2009.

• Zbigniew Gutkowski – a Gdańsk-born sailor; his

passion for sailing began from the age of 10; for

many years he was a member of the Polish national

team and the Stocznia Gdańsk yacht club;

he is the first Pole who took part in the VELUX

Ocean Race regatta; he has already sailed over

100,000 nautical miles in his career.

• Sebastian Mila – a football player who started

his career in Lechia Gdańsk 16 years ago and

will most probably finish it there, too; he won the

European Championship as a junior player; he debuted

in the Polish senior national team in 2003,

since then, he has earned 37 caps and scored 8

goals, including the most important one in the

EURO 2016 qualification match against Germany.

• Piotr Cieśla – a former handball player of Spójnia

Gdańsk, where he spent 18 years and won the Polish

vice-championship twice; he played 51 matches in

the Polish national teams, including the most important

ones at the Olympic Games in Montreal

(1976), where he and his teammates celebrated the

biggest success in the history of Polish handball –

the bronze medal.

• Krzysztof Skiba – a rock musician and vocalist

born in Gdańsk; he took part in school fashion

shows as a child; he was honored with the Cross

of Freedom and Solidarity for his contribution to

the activity of the Polish anti-Communist movement

in the 1980s; he is the co-founder, leader

and author of a majority of lyrics of the Big Cyc

band.

• Józef Poltrok – the owner of Łączpol, one of

the most dynamically developing companies in

Pomerania; he provides financial support to female

handball players from Tri-City clubs. Thanks

to his commitment, several youth handball tournaments

have been organised. He has funded

scholarships for 20 young sportspersons. He is

Presentation of Local Ambassadors of Katowice, 27.10.2015

the Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Pomerania.

• Dariusz Michalczewski – one of the most outstanding

Polish boxers of all time; born in

Gdańsk, he began his boxing career in the local

Stoczniowiec club at the age of 12; he was a professional

World Champion many times; he became

the first boxer with unified championship

titles; for 12 years, he was undefeated in the professional

ring; he won 48 out of 50 fights.

LOCAL AMBASSADORS - KATOWICE

• Jan Furtok – a former football player and one of

the all-time best strikers of GKS Katowice, for

which he played 209 matches, scored 85 goals

and won the Polish Cup during 10 years; his

number 9 was reserved by the club; after the

end of the career, he was also the president of

the club.

• Piotr Kupicha – a graduate of the Silesian

Scientific Technical Schools; he is a licenced

climber and a rock climbing instructor, but his

biggest passion is music; he is the vocalist, lyricist,

composer and leader of the Feel band, with

which he won the Nightingale of the Audience

and Telekamera awards.

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• Mariusz Czerkawski one of the most outstanding

Polish hockey players of all time; for 10 seasons,

he played in the world's top hockey league

– NHL, in which he played 745 matches, scored

215 goals and had 220 assists; he participated in

the All Stars match in 2000; he played at Olympic

Winter Games in Albertville (1992) and in five

World Championships.

• Marcin Wyrostek – an accordionist; a graduate

and lecturer of the Karol Szymanowski Academy

of Music in Katowice, a member of the American

Accordionists' Association; he won the second

edition of the Mam Talent show, recorded three

solo albums and won awards in over 30 competitions

in Poland and abroad.

LOCAL AMBASSADORS - KRAKÓW

• Jerzy Garpiel – a former Polish handball player;

a left winger of Hutnik Kraków, with which he

won two Polish championship titles; he achieved

his greatest success with the Polish national

team by winning the bronze medal of the World

Championship in 1982; he also competed at the

1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

• Michał Kościuszko – a rally driver born in Kraków;

he began his sports career as a 15-year-old in karting;

since 2007, he has represented Poland in the

World Rally Championship – first as a junior, then in

Presentation

of Local

Ambassadors

of Kraków,

26.10.2015

the senior category; he is the first Polish driver that

has won a round the World Rally Championship.

• Rafał Sonik – a quad rally driver born in Kraków;

he competes in rally raids; he is the triple winner

of the World Cup and the first Polish driver in history

who has won the Dakar Rally.

• Tomasz Schimscheiner –a theatre and TV actor

who was born and lives in Kraków; he has

worked in a number of Kraków theatres, including

the Bagatela Theatre, the Ludowy Theatre and

the STU Theatre; his acting output includes the

following films: "Nad życie" (More than life), "Ile

waży koń trojański?" (How much does the Trojan

horse weigh?), „Komisarz Alex” (Inspector Alex),

„Na Wspólnej” (At Wspólna Street).

• Marcin Daniec – a comedian and cabaret artist;

he graduated from the University of Physical

Education in Kraków and then began a stage career;

in 1984, he set up the Takich Dwóch (Such

A Duo) cabaret together with Krzysztof Janusz;

since 1994, he has performed on his own.

• Rafał Majka – a road bicycle racer from the Krakus

Swoszowice club in Kraków. He is one of the two

Poles who have won a stage in the Tour de France;

until now, he has already won 3 stages. He is also

the first Polish racer who has made it to the podium

of the Vuelta a Espana race, and he won the

Tour de Pologne in 2014.

• Piotr Cyrwus – a film and theatre actor; he graduated

from the Ludwik Solski Academy for the

Dramatic Arts in Kraków and has performed in

the Stary Theatre in the same city since over 20

years; his most popular role has been Ryszard

Lubicz in the TV series “Klan”.

• Motion Trio – an accordion trio consisting of

world-class accordionists who have collaborated,

among others, with Krzysztof Penderecki,

Wojciech Kilar, Jan Kaczmarek and Henryk

Mikołaj Górecki.

LOCAL AMBASSADORS - WROCŁAW

• Katarzyna Skowrońska-Dolata – one of the most

title-winning Polish female volleyball players,

who has achieved successes with the Polish national

team in all age categories; since 2003,

she has played almost 200 matches in the senior

national team, celebrating the European

Championship title twice. Today she plays in

Impel Wrocław.

• Daniel Grobelny – a Wrocław-born handball

player; he began his career in Śląsk Wrocław,

with which he won the Polish championship title

in 1997. In 2011, he returned to his original

Presentation of Local Ambassadors of Wrocław, 24.10.2015

club, where he currently works as the assistant

coach; he played 30 matches in the Polish national

team, and he participated in the Junior World

Championship in 1995.

• Renata Mauer-Różańska –a sports shooter and

one of the most title-winning Polish sportspeople

in history; she was a student of the Wrocław

University of Economics and a member of the

Śląsk Wrocław club for many years. She had the

most successful period in the 1990s, when she

made it to the podium of the World Championship

three times and won three Olympic medals, including

two gold medals, in 1996 and 2000.

• Juliusz Migasiewicz – a professor of physical education

sciences; he has been the rector of the

University of Physical Education in Wrocław since

2008; he has been honoured with many distinctions

for his professional and social activity, including

the Silver Cross of Merit.

• Łukasz Rostkowski aka L.U.C – a rap artist and

music producer from Wrocław, a graduate of the

University of Wrocław, the founder and frontman

of the Kanał Audytywny band; he received the

Polityka Passport award for his innovative combination

of music genres and fields.

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7.4

PRESENCE OF

EHF EURO 2016

IN THE MEDIA

The European Handball

Championship has never

had such extensive media

coverage in its history. 1,284

journalists, photographers,

radio commentators and

persons supporting media

service from 29 countries

and 4 continents worked

during EHF EURO 2016,

which is a record result.

The previous record was

set during EHF EURO 2014

in Denmark, when 711

persons were accredited.

Media representatives from Poland accounted for

more than 50% of accredited journalists. Large delegations

arrived also from Germany (over 130 persons),

Denmark (79) and France (52). EHF EURO

2016 was visited by journalists from all countries

participating in the Tournaments and, among others,

from Uganda, Japan, Tunisia and the USA.

Total viewer ratings (in millions of viewers)

Germany 673

Poland 433

Spain 103

Croatia 89

Denmark 88

France 87

Norway 42

Sweden 35

Russia 24

Serbia 21

Hungary 12

Belarus 10

Slovenia 8

Year of Men’s

European Handball

Championship

Host

1994 Portugal 43

1996 Spain 47

1998 Italy 60

2000 Croatia 184

2002 Sweden 420

2004 Slovenia 709

2006 Switzerland 763

2008 Norway 1217

2010 Austria 1031

2012 Serbia 1472

2014 Denmark 887

2016 Poland 1652

Viewer ratings

in millions of

viewers

1,284 media

representatives

were accredited

during

EHF EURO

2016

The production of TV signal by Polsat was carried

out by 120 persons in Kraków and in Wrocław and 60

persons in Katowice and in Gdańsk. Polsat installed

14 cameras in venues in Kraków and Wrocław (and

additionally a spider cam in Kraków) and 10 cameras

in venues in Gdańsk and in Katowice.

The games were aired into 175 countries by 75

TV broadcasters. The semi-final match between

Norway and Germany was watched by over 8.5 million

viewers in Germany, reaching viewer ratings of

28% on the the said market, whereas Denmark’s

matches reached viewer ratings of over 70%. The

viewer ratings of EHF EURO 2016 set a new record.

The Tournament was watched on TV by over 1.65

billion viewers, which translates into an average

number of over 34 million viewers per match. This

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means a much higher result than the viewer ratings

of EC 2014 in Denmark (887 million) and the setting

of a new record, which was previously held by EC

2012 in Serbia (1,472 million).

EHF EURO 2016 set also a record in terms of press

releases and their reach. During the period from

13 January till 2 February, 84,900 news about EHF

EURO 2016 were published, and the event was mentioned

in the press more than 4,000 times every day.

In a survey conducted by Pentagon Research, three

biggest sports events with a similar character

and scale that took place in Poland in the last few

years: UEFA EURO 2012 (football), FIVB Men’s World

Volleyball Championship 2014 in Poland and EHF

EURO 2016. Apart from the sport scale, these were

the three biggest events held in Poland in the context

of media message. In terms of media exposure

value, EHF EURO 2016 ranked between UEFA EURO

2012 and FIVB WC 2014. This result was achieved

largely due to the frequency of exposure on which

brands – partners of the event could count during

the entire period covered by the survey.

Among traditional media, the Internet played a dominant

role, with web information accounting for 74%.

The second most important medium providing information

about the Championship was the radio

(13%). 7% of information came from the TV and 6%

from the press. Journalists presented the topics of

EHF EURO 2016 equally in the media with a national

and regional reach.

The ranking of most active sources was topped by

the media with a sports-related thematic profile. The

leader was the Sport.pl website (682 publications).

The second place is occupied by Eurosport.onet.pl

(558), but materials from this source had the largest

reach and the highest reach index due to the large

number of its recipients.

The media activity peak occurred on 17 January,

which was the day of the first victory of the Polish

national team in the TAURON Arena in Kraków. The

media were active also on 13 January, when the EUR

EURO 2016 match schedule was published, and on

28 January after Poland’s loss to Croatia and the

resignation of coach Michael Biegler. The sensational

victory of Poland against France did not result

in an increase of the media's interest in EHF EURO

2016 in Poland. However, more materials appeared

in the media with a larger extent on that day, which

translated into the highest reach index during the

period covered by the survey.

Number of publications during the period

13.01.2016-02.02.2016

Type of medium Number of publications

Internet 16 529

Radio 2 996

Television 1 439

Press 1 302

Total 22 266

TV value of the event in comparison to other large events hosted by Poland

Event

Total GRP (all

brands)

Number of contacts

Value of all exposures

UEFA EURO 2012 658 475,78 235 241 535 1 018 697 928 502 387

(football)

EHF EURO 2016 583 923 207 890 295 791 465 204 730 542

FIVB Men's World

Championship 2014

214 656,95 76 364 788 640 369 967 841 060

Number of

exposures

EHF EURO 2016 – media position in comparison to other large events hosted by

Poland – value of exposure

1 019

791

640

1200

1000

800

600

400

200

Spider cam over the court of TAURON Arena Kraków

In the period under analysis, over 62.7 million posts

and comments concerning the event were made in

social media. 42% of these materials came from

Facebook, and the event was very popular also

among users of Twitter (39%) and Instagram (18%).

0

UEFA EURO 2012

(football)

EHF EURO 2016

FIVB Men's World

Championship 2014

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ÖSTERLEN

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Österlen–Warta 2–4

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SPORT

EAI etta

i tabellen

Det blev seger för Eslövs

AI i det heta Skånederbyt

på måndagskvällen.

Tack vare 4-2-segern

mot Helsingborg Rekord

har Eslöv nu säkrat

förstaplatsen i grundserien.

34 Sport NORDJYSKE Stiftstidende Søndag 17. januar 2016

FCM-profil er tæt på exit

Bakken Bears snuppede pokalen

MIDTJYLLAND: Forsvarsprofilen Erik Sviatchenko lader til at være tabt for FC

HORSENS: Basketballspillerne fra Bakken Bears fik lørdag revanche for sidste

Midtjylland. Ifølge BT er landsholdsspilleren således meget tæt på et skifte til

sæsons nederlag i DM-finalerne til Horsens IC. I ganske overlegen stil vandt

de skotske mestre fra Celtic. FC Midtjylland indtager ved vinterpausen tredjepladsen

i Alka Superligaen med tre point op til AaB.

/ritzau/

Bears første pokaltitel i tre år.

Bakken med 83-66 i pokalfinalen over de østjyske rivaler. Det var Bakken

/ritzau/

BORDTENNIS

PINGISLIGAN

Number of posts in social media during the period

13.01.2016-02.02.2016

Social media service

Number of publications

Facebook 26 341

Twitter 24 536

Instagram 11 510

YouTube 250

EHF EURO2016 reached incredibly good results in all media channels, including

two new platforms: SnapChat and WhatsApp, which were used for the first

time during the Championship.

The Facebook page of the event had 2 million hits per day, whereas the official

EHF website had 900,000 visitors – a 44% increase in comparison to 2014

– and almost 10 million hits (a 20% increase towards 2014). The total time of

films watched on YouTube was 2.2 million minutes.

MEDIA CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Around 2 years before the Tournament, the EHF launched the official website

of EHF EURO 2016, on which information about the event was published

simultaneously in Polish and English in close co-operation between the EHF

team and the Polish Handball Federation team. The EHF was responsible for

the English content of the website, whereas the Polish team was responsible

for Polish texts and translations into Polish.

Information and materials concerning EHF EURO 2016 and the Polish national

team were published on a running basis also on the website of the Polish

Handball Federation, which was visually redesigned in the meantime.

Moreover, at the time of kick-off of the Tournament, the social media team responsible

for the elaboration and publication of bilingual texts on Facebook

and Twitter started its work in Kraków.

A special EHF EURO 2016 channel was also created on YouTube for videos to

be uploaded. Part of the videos created by the EHF and information about the

Polish national team were also published in the YouTube channel of the Polish

Handball Federation.

All press materials were prepared in close co-operation between the EHF team

and the Polish Handball Federation team.

SPORT

SPORT

2016-01-20

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LIVESPORT I TV

05:00 Golf: SMBC Singapore Open, Asientouren, Viasat

Golf, Viaplay.

08:15 Backhoppning: Världscupen, HS 134, Eurosport.

09:30 Tennis: Final, Damer, Australian Open, Melbourne,

Eurosport.

10:00 Golf: Commercialbank Qatar Masters, Europatouren,

Viasat Golf, Viaplay.

10:00 Alpint: Världscupen, Damer, storslalom, 1:a åket,

Eurosport 2, SVT1, SVT Play.

11:00 Skidor: SM-veckan, Sprintfinaler, herrar, damer,

SVT1.

11:00 Alpint: Världscupen, Herrar, Störtlopp, Eurosport 2,

SVT2, SVT Play.

11:45 Tennis: Final, Herrar, Dubbel, Australian Open,

Melbourne, Eurosport.

13:00 Fotboll: Gefle-Djurgården, Träningsmatch, C More

Sport, C More.

13:00 Alpint: Världscupen, Damer, storslalom, 2:a åket,

Eurosport 2, SVT1, SVT Play.

13:20 Bilsport: Top Gear, Top 41, Kanal 9.

13:30 Fotboll: Inverness Caledonian Thistle - Heart of

Midlothian, Scottish Premiership, C More Live, TV4 Sport,

TV4 Play.

13:45 Fotboll: Colchester United - Tottenham, FA-Cupen,

Viasat Fotboll, Viaplay.

14:00 Rodel: VM i Königsee, Dubbel 2:a åket, Eurosport 2.

14:20 Konståkning: EM i Bratislava, Isdans, friåkning,

SVT2.

15:00 Fotboll: IFK Göteborg-Sarpsborg, Träningsmatch, C

More Fotboll, C More.

15:30 Fotboll: Dortmund - FC Ingolstadt 04, Bundesliga,

Eurosport 2.

15:45 Nordisk kombination: VC i Seefeld, 10 kilometer,

Eurosport.

15:55 Fotboll: Arsenal-Burnley, FA-cupen, Viasat sport,

Viaplay.

16:00 Ishockey: Luleå - Brynäs, SHL, C More Live 2, C

More.

16:00 Ishockey: HC Vita Hästen - AIK, Allsvenskan, C

More.

16:00 Ishockey: Karlskoga - Leksand, Allsvenskan, C

More.

16:00 Ishockey: IK Pantern - Asplöven, Allsvenskan, C

More.

16:00 Ishockey: Skellefteå - Malmö Redhawks, SHL, C

More Hockey, C More Live 4, C More.

16:00 Fotboll: Barcelona - Atletico Madrid, La Liga, Viasat

Fotboll, Viaplay.

16:00 Ishockey: Frölunda - Djurgården, SHL, C More

Sport, C More Live 3, C More.

16:30 Skoter: SM-veckan, Stadioncross, semifinaler och

finaler, dam och herr. SVT1.

17:00 Fotboll: SCO Angers - AS Monaco, Ligue 1, TV4

Sport, TV4 Play.

18:00 Trav: V75 Direkt, TV4.

18:00 Dans: SM-veckan, Tiodans och lag-SM, finaler,

SVT2.

18:10 Fotboll: Getafe-Athletic Bilbao, La liga, Viasat Sport,

Viaplay.

18:30 Ishockey: Modo - Färjestad, SHL, C More Hockey, C

More Live 4, C More.

18:30 Ishockey: Karlskrona - Örebro, SHL, C More Live, C

More.

18:30 Ishockey: Rögle - Växjö, SHL, C More Live 2, C

More.

18:30 Ishockey: Linköping - HV71, SHL, C More Sport, C

More Live 3, C More.

18:30 Fotboll: Stuttgart - Hamburger, Bundesliga, Eurosport

2.

18:30 Fotboll: Liverpool - West Ham, FA-Cupen, Viasat

Fotboll, Viaplay.

18:40 Ishockey: Oskarshamn - Mora, Allsvenskan, C

More.

18:40 Ishockey: Tingsryd - IF Sundsvall Hockey, Allsvenskan,

C More.

19:00 Golf: Farmers Insurance Open, PGA-touren, C

More, C More Golf.

20:00 Fotboll: Bastia - Lyon, Ligue 1, TV4 Sport, TV4 Play.

20:25 Fotboll: Villareal-Granada, La liga, Viasat Sport,

Viaplay.

20:45 Fotboll: Roma - Frosinone Calcio, Serie A, Viasat

Fotboll, Viaplay.

20:45 Freestyle: FIS-VC i Calgary, Puckelpist, Eurosport 2.

21:00 Golf: Pure Silk Bahamas Classic, Viasat Golf.

22:05 X-games: Vinter, Aspen, Colorado, SVT1.

01:00 Ishockey: NHL All-Star Skills Competition, Viasat

Hockey, Viaplay.

02:00 Backhoppning: Världscupen, HS 134, Eurosport.

EM-avslutade med

förlust mot Polen

n HANDBOLL. Sverige hamnade på godkänd åttondeplats

Skanska Dagbladet

2016-01-30

WROCLAW

en och de tog alla möjligheten

att visa upp sig.

tiden och lagen skiftade

Matchen var jämn hela

Sverige avslutade en

fullt godkänd EM-turnering

i handboll med Målvakten Mikael Ap-

På slutet var dock po-

om att ha ledning.

att i match om sjunde pelgren fick chansen hela

lackerna starkast, mycket

plats möta värdnationen

Polen.

framförallt under första

stöd.

matchen och storspelade

tack vare hemmapublikens

Hemmalaget vann halvlek.

– Självklart blev de

den jämna matchen Philip Stenmalm ersatte VI HAR VISAT stärkta av hemmapubliken,

med 26-24 (12-12) Tobias Karlsson i mittförsvaret

och höll tillsam-

chans i dag och det var

OTROLIG MORAL men vi hade en riktigt bra

HANDBOLL

OCH TAGIT EN OSmans

med Jesper Nielsen

små marginaler på slutet

de polska skyttarna på KVALPLATS.

som avgjorde, sade Niklas

mattan.

Ekberg till TV3.

Nielsen tvingades emellertid

att utgå i slutet efter lås som kan fungera, sade Ekberg var nöjd med hela

skulle kunna vara ett mitt-

Därmed fick polackerna

lite upprättelse efter raset en lårkaka.

förbundskapten Ola Lindgren

till TV3.

– Vi var ganska uträkna-

turneringen.

mot Kroatien, där den givna

semifinalplatsen rök all att utgå började vi läcka Stenmalm gjorde också de inför mästerskapet men

– När han var tvungen

världens väg, inför sin egna bakåt och Polen fick göra fyra mål framåt.

vi har visat otrolig moral

stora hemmapublik. lite enkla mål. Men i ett

och gjort så bra vi har kunnat.

Och vi har tagit en

Sverige luftade många längre perspektiv tror jag Framåt glänste också

spelare som normalt inte att just Jesper Nielsen och båda skyttarna Viktor Östlund

och Lukas Nilsson. viktigt, avslutade

OS-kvalplats och det var

tillhör första uppställning-

sedan Philip Stenmalm

han.

Tysk glädje efter seger i ett gastkramande drama. Det unga orutinerade och skadedrabbade Tyskland är klart för

final i handbolls-EM efter en rasande spännande semifinal mot turneringens stora överraskning Norge i Krakow. Först efter

förlängning vann tyskarna med 34-33. Efter ordinarie tid stod det 27-27, då tyskarna kvitterat med runt 20 sekunder kvar på

matchklockan och hållit undan från ett norskt segermål. I EM-finalen i morgon möter Tyskland Spanien. Spanjorerna vann

sin semifinal mot Kroatien med 33-29.

NOTERAT

Drömfinal väntar i Australien Personbästa av Algotsson

TENNIS. Det blir en drömfinal i morgon i Australian

KONSTÅKNING. 17-åriga debutanten Matilda Algotsson

Open mellan världens två bästa tennisspelare på herrsidan.

Andy Murray ställs mot världsettan Novak Djo-

Hon satte alla sina hopp, dock med en hand i isen vid

satte nytt personbästa i sitt första stora mästerskap.

kovic efter en femsetsseger över Milos Raonic (4-6, 7,5, ett par tillfällen. Algotsson fick poängen 97,35 för friprogrammet

vilket innebär 145,32 totalt.

6-7, 6-4, 6-2), skriver svttext.

Den brittiske världstvåan är framme i sin femte final i Joshi Helgesson som låg sexa efter kortprogrammet

Australian Open. Han har aldrig tidigare vunnit och de hade ett mindre lyckat friprogram. Joshi stannade på

tre senaste gångerna har Djokovic varit honom övermäktig.

niondeplats.

poängen 153,29 vilket innebar att hon tappade till en

- Förhoppningsvis är det min tur nu, säger Murray i Ryskan Evgenia Medvedeva blev Europamästarinna

segerintervjun.

i Bratislav med 215,45 poäng.

POLSKA - G£OS WIELKOPOLSKI

2016-01-20

Mathias Översjö och Xu

Hui vann båda sina matcher

och Eslövstränaren Patrik

”Pidde” Andersson var

nöjd över prestationerna.

– Översjö gör en riktigt

bra insats i dag och vinner

två matcher mot bra

motstånd. Xu var stabiliteten

själv, han var otroligt

fokuserad.

13-åriga Truls Möregård

gjorde hemmadebut

i Pingisligan men förlorade

båda sina matcher med

0-3.

– En helt godkänd insats,

framförallt i den andra

matchen. Tyvärr räckte

det inte riktigt i dag men

det var hemmapremiär och

han är ett framtidshopp,

säger ”Pidde”.

Nästa vecka väntar

grundseriens två sista

matcher, Falkenberg

och Söderhamn borta.

Tack vare förstaplatsen i

grundserien går EAI direkt

till semifinalen i slutspelet.

Robert Svensson vilades

från måndagens match på

grund av sjukdom.

Tungt tapp

för Österlen

Det blev en tung förlust

för Österlen som jagar

slutspelsplats när man

förlorade med 2-4 mot

Warta.

BORDTENNIS

PINGISLIGAN

– Vi kämpade bättre än de

senaste matcherna men formen

är inte riktigt där den

ska vara, säger Österlentränaren

Mats Lundström.

Förlusten innebär att

Warta går förbi Österlen i

tabellen och Göteborgslaget

ligger just nu på slutspelsplats.

– Vi har två matcher kvar,

nu krävs det att vi tar poängen

i matcherna för att nå

slutspel. Det är inga omöjliga

lag. Rekord och Falkenberg

är båda lag som vi tog

i höstas, men det gäller att

ladda om nu.

FREDAG 15. JANUAR 2016

KLASSIKER

Klassisk Murphy

Lørdag aften sætter TV3 den bedste sendetid af til klassisk Eddie

Murphy. Det drejer sig selvfølgelig om filmen ’Frækkere end

politiet tillader’. Her spiller Eddie Detroit-betjent Axel Foley, der

sendes til Beverly Hills, hvor han får lidt af et kulturchok.

TV3 LØRDAG 20.00 ’FRÆKKERE

Onsdag 27. januar 2016 NORDJYSKE Stiftstidende Sport 19

END POLITIET TILLADER’

Djokovic klar til storkamp mod Federer

Serena Williams på vej mod ny triumf

MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic havde ingen problemer med at besejre verdensranglistens

nummer syv, Kei Nishikori, i kvartfinalen i Australian Open. Ser-

års Australian Open. I kvartfinalen vandt Williams 6-4 og 6-1 over Maria

MELBOURNE: Serena Williams er to kampe fra at gentage triumfen ved sidste

NY SÆSON

beren vandt 6-3, 6-2 og 6-4. I semifinalen venter schweiziske Roger Federer,

Sharapova, og russeren har nu bevæget sig ind i sit 12. år uden sejr mod

der vandt sin kvartfinale mod tjekkiske Tomas Berdych i tre sæt. /ritzau/

amerikaneren. I semifinalen venter polske Agnieszka Radwanska. /ritzau/ Bild Bundesausgabe überregional

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Johan Jakobsson (t.v.) og Henrik Møllgaard, der begge har en fortid i Aalborg Håndbold, måtte dele i porten. Sidstnævnte blev præsenteret

for det røde kort efter tre udvisninger.

Foto: Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix

Danmark smed sejren

REMIS: Danmark førte hele anden halvleg, indtil der manglede 10 sekunder

SVERIGE

ene bold i kassen efter den

DANMARK 28-28

anden og blev dansk topscorer

med syv mål.

HÅNDBOLD, EM, HERRER

Danmark fik lidt luft med

WROCLAW: Efter fire sejre på

føringen på 26-23 med syv

stribe ved EM i håndbold

minutter igen, men Sverige

måtte Danmark tirsdag aften

notere sig sit første

fantomredning fra Landin

svarede tilbage, og kun en

pointtab i turneringen, da

forhindrede udligning til 26-

mellemrundekampen mod

26.

Sverige sluttede 28-28.

I stedet brød Mikkel Hansen

igennem og scorede til

Danmark førte i størstedelen

af kampen - undervejs

27-25 i angrebet efter. Men

med fem mål - men lukkede

kort efter fik Henrik Møllgaard

sin tredje tominutter-

Sverige tilbage i kampen og

tabte point efter en hektisk Skuffelsen lyste ud af de danske spillere efter pointtabet mod Sverigede

Sverige igen kampen lige.

sudvisning, og i overtal gjor-

slutfase.

Dermed skal Danmark ud i

Kort før tid gav det udligning,

og Jesper Nøddesbos

en afgørende kamp om get ud i en scoringspause på nede det en komfortabel

avancement i aften mod otte minutter, hvor Danmark dansk føring halvvejs, men forsøg fra midten efterfølgende

gav ikke succes.

Tyskland. Her skal Danmark vekslede 2-3 til en føring på med en god slutspurt i overtal

ændrede Sverige 10-15

/ritzau/

formentlig have point for at 7-3.

avancere til semifinalen. I angrebet skulle danskerne

lige vænne sig til det me-

Nu lugtede svenskerne KAMPFAKTA

til 13-15.

Det var helt unødvendigt,

at Danmark ikke vandt opgøret

mod Sverige. Holdet svar, hvor en mand gik frem hægte af i anden halvleg. { Mål for Sverige: Johan Jakobsget

offensive svenske for-

blod, og de var ikke sådan at { Pausestilling: 13-15

førte næsten fra start til slut, til Mikkel Hansen.

I målet stod nu Kevin Møller,

men han fik ikke fat i medreas

Nilsson 5, Jonas Källman 4,

son 5, Mattias Zachrisson 5, An-

men otte sekunder før tid Landstræner Gudmundssons

modsvar var tidligt at get mere, end Niklas Landin Viktor Östlund 4, Lukas Nilsson 2,

faldt udligningen, som Danmark

ikke kunne nå at svare bringe Michael Damgaard havde gjort inden pausen. Jesper Nielsen 2, Philip Stenmalm

1

tilbage på.

på banen som en ekstra Samlet set havde de ikke

På forhånd var danskerne bagspiller i stedet for fløjen mange redninger.

{ Mål for Danmark: Michael

opmærksomme på, at svenskerne

har været gode star-

pote.

kun en scoring fra at udlig-

Mads Mensah Larsen 4, Anders

Anders Eggert, og det gav Sverige var mange gange Damgaard 7, Mikkel Hansen 5,

Eggert 4, Mads Christiansen 3,

tere i de foregående kampe, Også Mads Mensahs skud ne, men det var særligt Michael

Damgaards fortjene-

Hans Lindberg 2, Casper U. Mortensen

1, Lasse Svan Hansen 1,

men et fremragende dansk fungerede, og blandt andet i

forsvar brød den tendens. kraft af playmakerens fire ste, at den danske føring Henrik Toft Hansen 1

Sverige blev tidligt tvun-

scoringer i første halvleg lig-

holdt. Han bombede den

Ungarn pressede

spanske favoritter

WROCLAW: Der var ingen bagud i hele første halvleg,

hjælp at hente fra Ungarn, som endte 15-15.

da holdet tirsdag aften Det skyldes blandt andet,

spillede mod Spanien i at Spanien havde sat stjernemålmand

Arpad Sterbik

mellemrunden ved EM i

herrehåndbold i Polen. på bænken, og det gav ikke

Ungarerne kæmpede et højt antal redninger.

bravt, men led et 29-31-nederlag

til de spanske favo-

teten og bragte sig foran

Efter pausen tog Spanien

ritter. En sejr til Ungarn med et par mål. Med seks

havde ellers sendt Danmark

i semifinalerne. erne ud til at have afgjort

minutter tilbage så spani-

At det blev til spansk sejr kampen med en 29-25-føring,

men en udvisning og

over Ungarn var forventet,

men det blev væsentligt tre ungarske scoringer gav

tættere, end de fleste formentlig

havde antaget. Med 45 sekunder tilbage

fornyet spænding.

Ungarn hang godt på i reducerede Tibor Gazdag

lange perioder, og bortset til 29-30, men Spanien sejrede

alligevel. fra 0-1 var Ungarn ikke

/ritzau/

Danmark bryder

loven under EM

WROCLAW: Når de danske

håndboldherrer i disse dage

deltager ved europamesterskaberne

i Polen, er de

samtidig med til at bryde

polsk lovgivning.

På danskernes spillertøj

er der således en reklame

for bookmakeren Unibet,

og det er ikke tilladt ifølge

polsk lovgivning.

Det skriver det Polen-fokuserede,

dansksprogede

medie polennu.dk.

Landsholdets sponsor

opererer angiveligt ulovligt

i Polen.

Den polske avis Gazeta

Wyborcza skriver ifølge

polennu.dk, at de polske

Nordjyske Stiftstidende

2016-01-27

bookmakere er tossede

over, at Unibets logo har

fundet vej til shortsene på

de danske spillere under

EM-slutrunden.

Derfor er både EM-arrangørerne

og delegationen

bag det danske håndboldlandshold

blevet kontaktet

af polske bookmakere,

men det har indtil videre

ikke haft nogen synlig

effekt på spillertøjet.

Ifølge Gazeta Wyborcza

er også landets skattemyndighed,

der er ansvarlig for

at håndhæve reglerne omkring

bookmakere i Polen,

gået ind i sagen omkring

Unibet-reklamen. /ritzau/

Hans Lindberg

tager til Berlin

BERLIN: Håndboldspilleren fører, Bob Hanning, til

Hans Lindberg har fundet klubbens hjemmeside.

en ny arbejdsgiver, efter at Hans Lindberg har spillet

hans hidtidige klub, HSV i tysk håndbold siden

Hamburg, gik konkurs tidligere

på måneden.

Hamburg.

2007, da han skiftede til

Lindberg tiltræder efter Men da klubben efter

EM-slutrunden i bundesligaklubben

Füchse Berlin, rod blev erklæret konkurs,

længere tids økonomisk

hvor den 34-årige dansker stod det klart, at den danske

landsholdsprofil måtte

har fået kontrakt frem til

2019.

på klubjagt. Nu har han

- I Hans Lindberg henter altså fundet en løsning i

vi en af verdens bedste højrefløje.

Sammen med Matmer

fem i Bundesligaen.

form af den aktuelle numtias

Zachrisson, mener jeg Lige nu er Hans Lindberg

faktisk, at vi er nummer et i på andenpladsen på Bundesligaens

topscorerliste

verden i højre side, siger

Füchse Berlins forretnings-

med 148 mål. /ritzau/

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Petersen: Jag har längtat

■ HANDBOLL. Revanschsuget HK Malmö när Fredrik Petersen debuterar

lag förr, det brukar ta några

träningar sedan är man mycket fart och attackspel

ett lag som spelar med

Nyligen hemkommen

från EM i Polen tycker inne i gänget.

så det gäller att man är

Fredrik Petersen att Beskedet att Fredrik vaken från början och står

det ska bli skönt att dra Petersen ansluter till HK bra bakåt. Kan vi göra det

på sig HK Malmötröjan Malmö kom i slutet av december

förra året. eln till seger, säger Peter-

så tror jag att det är nyck-

och spela match.

– Jag har längtat, det Hur bra koll har du på sen.

ska bli jäkligt kul, säger den svenska elitserien?

landslagsspelaren. – Jag har väl okej men Tränare Ulf ”Tubbi”

inte jättebra koll. Spelarna Sivertsson säger att hela

HANDBOLL

har ju fortfarande bara laget har varit revanschsuget

sedan bottennap-

två armar och två ben så

HK Malmö - Aranäs handboll är rätt så likt vart pet i bortamötet.

man än kommer.

– Vi hade ett stort

Närmast kommer han snack efter den matchen

Det blev inte mycket speltid från tyska Bundesliga och om hur vi agerade och

i landslagströjan för Fredrik Füchse Berlin där han inte agerade. Det var ingen

som var nöjd.

Petersen under EM i Polen, spelat sedan sommaren

men han tycker att laget 2013. Nu hoppas han kunna

bidra med rutin i HK att publiken kommer att

Sivertsson garanterar

gjorde en bra insats.

– Vi klarade OSkvalplatsen

och det var den – Jag är en spelande mö i kväll.

Malmö.

få se ett taggat HK Mal-

vi kom för, så det var stabilt. spelare så jag hoppas att – Varenda match är superviktig

nu. Vi har tre

Sverige, som slutade på jag kan bidra i spelet och

en åttondeplats, spelade sin hjälpa dem med lite av poäng upp till tredjeplatsen

och bara två poäng

sista match i fredags. Sedan varje. Främst är jag vänstersexa

men jag kan väl ner till niondeplatsen.

dess har det varit snabba

ryck för Petersen. Han landade

på svensk mark i lör-

säger han.

man kan kasta bort om

avlasta lite här och lite där, Det finns inga poäng

dags och i kväll debuterar

man vill vara med uppe

han för sin nya klubb, HK I kväll möter Malmö i toppen, det är vi fullt

Malmö, efter närmare tio år Aranäs på hemmaplan. medvetna om, säger

som utlandsproffs. Senast lagen möttes var i ”Tubbi”.

– Det är alltid skönt att december då Aranäs stod HK Malmö kommer till

JAG HAR BYTT LAG

komma lite närmare hem, för en kanoninsats mot ett match med samtliga spelare

tillgängliga.

NÅGRA TRÄNINGAR

FÖRR, DET BRUKAR TA

säger han.

svagt HK Malmö och tog

Känner du att du hunnit

komma in i klubben vann med 31-23.

MATILDA LUNDAHL text

I GÄNGET.

en ganska enkel seger och

SEDAN ÄR MAN INNE

och laget?

– Aranäs var duktiga

matilda.lundahl@skd.se

– Nae, men jag har bytt den matchen. Det är väl

ÅRGANG 0

Livet fortsætter

for 0’erne

• De unge i ’Årgang 0’ er

blevet 15 år

Sommerferien starter

med regnvejr, og for Rachel

betyder det farvel til efterskolen

og goddag til hendes

storebror David, der kommer

hjem efter et helt år i

Brasilien. Stephanie tager

• Pernille Sams ser på ’Huse, der aldrig kommer til salg’ blandt andet

en tårevædet afsked med de

i Tibirke.

Foto: Heartland/TV2

fleste af kammeraterne fra 8.

klasse. Det er et lyspunkt, da

mormor kommer hjem fra

Helt specielle huse Filippinerne, selvom Stephanie

har en nyhed, hun ikke

Torsdag indleder anden Bakker i Nordsjælland, hvor er så glad for. Christian fejrer

sæson af ’Huse der aldrig mange af husene aldrig kommer

til salg. Det gælder også et for kammeraterne i haven,

sin femten års fødselsdag

kommer til salg’ - Om

særlige huse med en menneskelig

historie.

gennem flere generationer, noget nyt pænt trække sig fra

sommerhus, der er gået i arv og hans forældre må som

og som altid har fungeret som værtsrollen.

I sæsonens første afsnit et samlingssted for hele den Tilrettelæggelse: Anne

besøger Pernille Sams en familie,

der ejer en helt særlig

store familie.

Hjort og Ditte Wamberg.

slægtsgård på Anholt. Gården

er en fyrmesterbolig, som

TV2 TORSDAG 20.40

TV2 TIRShører

til øens gamle fyr. Fra

’HUSE DER ALDRIG

DAG 20.00

Anholt går turen til Tibirke

KOMMER TIL SALG’

’ÅRGANG 0’

SPORT

SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG

2016-01-25

TV-GUIDE 3

• Mikkel Hansen er med i front, når Danmarks håndboldherrer møder russerne på i morgen. Foto: TV2

Så er der håndbold EM

Efter nedtur og 19. plads med stjerner som Timur Dibirov

og Sergi Gorbok.

Co. deres sag for denne dag

Derfor får Mikkel Hansen og

i VM sidste år er russerne

klar til revanche.

Efter de russiske herrer fik mod et fysisk stærkt russisk

VM-håbet knust, blev det hold.

Lørdag aften stiller TV2 om daværende trænerpar Oleg

til Gdansk og EM i håndbold Kulesjov and Alexander Rymanov

fyret, og i stedet tog

TV2 LØRDAG 20,00

2016. Og i allerførste kamp

skal de danske mænd møde Dmitri Torgovanov og Lev

EM RUSLAND

den slumrende russiske bjørn Voronin over som trænere.

IMOD DANMARK

Der tages forbehold for trykfejl og udsolgte varer.

Palads 18. januar kl. 16.30

“Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” er

dokumentarfilmen om en af verdens

største art-ikoner gennem tiderne.

BT(Den)

2016-01-15

Ikke mange andre indenfor kunstens verden har levet et

så spændende, udfordrende, udforskende og helt

igennem turbulent liv som Peggy Guggenheim.

Filmen dykker langt ned i denne udsædvanlig verden. Et

univers af det abstrakte, det farverige, det surrealistiske

og det ekstravagante, æret af kunstnerne selv, som hun

fik fremhævet til den placering, de alle

fortsat indtager den dag i dag.

Sport Bild

Pris

2016-01-20

85,-

8 berlingskeshop.dk/

btshop.dk/

peggy

Bild Bundesausgabe überregional

2016-01-28

Niklas Landin var sit holds bedst mod Rusland. Kiel-målmanden diskede undervejs op med en lang perlerække af store redninger.

Foto: Scanpix

Landin gav god dansk start

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ÅBNINGSSEJR: En suveræn indsats af Niklas Landin reddede en spillemæssig tvivlsom åbningskamp

DANMARK

kunne det være gået helt galt

Mikkel Hansen fik en tvivlsom

RUSLAND 31-25 for Gudmundur Gudmundssons

tropper allerede før

begyndelse på EM.

HÅNDBOLD, EM, HERRER

pausen.

Af Thomas Jasper

Til danskernes held diskede

Landin op med den ene

legen blev hentet af russerskerne,

der midtvejs i halv-

store redning efter den anden,

og Kiel-målmanden

Danmark holdt sig dog i tene.

GDANSK: Resultatmæssigt fik

det danske landshold den holdt nærmest ene mand sit

ten, og trods en tvivlsom

helt perfekte åbning på EM i hold inde i kampen i første

indsats i åbningskampen

Polen, da Rusland blev besejret

ganske komfortabelt.

skerne at trække fra til sidst,

halvleg.

lykkedes det alligevel dan-

Men resultatet fortæller Hansen fejlede

så det blev til to meget værdifulde

point i åbningskam-

ikke hele historien om et Offensivt formåede danskerne

nemlig heller ikke at

pen, men opgøret afslørede

dansk hold, der undervejs

løb ind i visse problemer. fortsætte de fine takter fra

også, at niveauet skal hæves

Før opgøret var der især sidste weekends Golden

betydeligt, hvis medaljeambitionerne

skal indfries.

stillet spørgsmål ved det League. Bedst personificeret

danske forsvar i skadede René

Toft Hansens fravær, og lede med en ukarakteristisk

KAMPFAKTA

ved Mikkel Hansen, der spil-

defensiven overbeviste ikke i stor spildprocent, men Niklas

Landins gentagne mirak-

Hansen 4, Michael Damgaard 4,

{ Topscorer, Danmark: Mikkel

kampens første 30 minutter.

Gang på gang skilte russerne

det danske forsvar ad, for, at danskerne trods alt Det så bedre ud for danskergaard

bød ind med to hurti-

mål.

{ Topscorer, Rusland: Sergei

ler i det danske mål sørgede

Mads Mensah Larsen 4.

og havde det ikke været for kunne gå til pausen med 13- ne fra anden halvlegs start. ge scoringer, så Danmark Men dermed var lykken Shelmenko 5

målmand Niklas Landin, 13.

Indskiftede Michael Dam-

pludselig var foran med tre endnu ikke gjort for dan-

Jutarnji list

2016-02-02

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2016-01-14

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REPORT

7.5

PROMOTIONAL

TOOLS IN USE

Promotional campaigns were conducted via many media

channels: on the Internet, on TV, on the radio, in the press

and in other media promoting the Tournament.

INTERNET

• Promotion on the official website of EHF EURO 2016 ran by the European

Handball Federation

• Promotion on the Polish website of EHF EURO 2016 ran by the Polish

Handball Federation

• Promotion in the Polish YouTube channel ran by the Polish Handball

Federation

• Promotional campaign of the Onet.pl group

• Social Media – House of Loop tools used in social media

– fans were informed about statistics from social media in real time

during the entire period of the Championship.

Fans’ involvement in social media could be tracked on: HYPERLINK "http://

www.feeltheemotions.pl" www.feeltheemotions.pl.

TV CAMPAIGN

• Altogether, 6,846 spots were broadcast (including 1,396 spots in Prime

Time), and the entire campaign was carried out in accordance with the

plan. A total number of around 5 million men aged 15-49 watched at least

one spot.

RADIO CAMPAIGN

• Altogether, 279 spots with 2 types of content (a change of content was introduced

after 20 January) were broadcast between 11 and 24 January.

The campaign reached over 2.3 million persons.

INTERSPORT

shop with

Official EHF

EURO 2016

Products,

Centennial

Hall, Wrocław

Photo from

the set of a TV

commercial

PRESS AND PROMOTIONAL BROCHURES

• Distribution of brochures by partners (Polish Tourist Organisation and

Gdańsk Tourist Organisation)

• Own distribution during all pre-tournament events

• Airing of commercials by partners (Onet.pl group)

• Publications in the specialist press – the foreign EHF monthly

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REPORT

• Purchase of adverts in the press:

• Advert in RZECZPOSPOLITA

• 1-page format in 3 inserts – Życie Krakowa i Małopolski, Życie Śląska

(11-13 January)

• 4 adverts in the PRZEGLĄD SPORTOWY newspaper (16,19,20 and 21

January)

• Regular delivery of press information to the media

OTHER PROMOTIONAL MEDIA

• Branded bus and car fleet moving throughout Poland (transporting

teams, media and organisers)

• Branded bus of the Polish national team

• The Anthem of the Tournament broadcast in radio stations

• Local radio stations started playing the EHF EURO 2016 single in

November

• RMF FM played the anthem of the Tournament since 6 December, organising

a competition in which tickets to EHF EURO 2016 matches and albums

could be won

• On 5 January 2016, Mika and Michał Urbaniak gave an interview to Marcin

Prokop and Dorota Wellman in the „Dzień Dobry TVN” program

• On 8 January 2016 (the day when the album was released), Mika Urbaniak

with dancers performed in the „Pytanie na Śniadanie" program in TVP2.

• Poczta Polska issued a special collection of stamps and podcasts with

the composite logo of EHF EURO 2016 in 4 cities – 1,600 cards and

300,000 folders with occasional marks were printed.

• Outdoor/city dressing advertisements were used in cities.

MERCHANDISING

All rights to merchandising before, during and after the event, including

the production and distribution of official products of EHF EURO 2016, were

reserved for the EHF without territorial restrictions. EHF’s partner in this

field was a chain of INTERSPORT shops,which sold the official products of

EHF EURO 2016. INTERSPORT had the right to use the visual identification

of EHF EURO 2016 and was responsible for creating a portfolio of products

and designing them. In agreement with INTERSPORT, the Polish Handball

Federation supplemented the range of products with caps, mascots and

magnets, which were sold at INTERSPORT stands also in arenas. The sale

of products began in chain shops a few months before the Tournament.

During the event, stands with EHF EURO 2016 products attracted a very

large number of visitors in all sports arenas of Host Cities.

INTERSPORT

shop with

Official EHF

EURO2016

Products,

TAURON

Arena Kraków

Collection

of postage

stamps issued

by Poczta

Polska

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7.6

CITY DRESSING

From December 2015 till January 2016, an intensive

promotion of EHF EURO 2016 was carried out in Host

Cities using various outdoor city dressing media. The

promotion included, among others, display advertising,

banners, advertising flags, citylight, illuminated cubic ads

and bombs. Advertising media were installed in frequently

visited city points, near entry points, at airports, central

railway and bus stations (and roads to them), on bus stops

and in means of public transport.

ADVERTISING MEDIA IN KRAKÓW

• Central Railway Station – 4 posts 48 m2

• 4 illuminated cubic aids in city space

• Central Bus Station – 10 m2 advertising

• 350 flags of teams and the Tournament

• 75 citylights

• 2 branded trams

• 2 illuminated bombs

• 3 welcome signs

• Display advertising at the KS KORONA club

• Display advertising on the building of ARPIS

• Display advertising on the building of the FORUM hotel 1,890 m2

Display advertising

of

PGNiG on the

building near

the Mogilskie

Roundabout and

in Kraków

Illuminated

bomb near the

Wawel Hill in

Kraków

Advertisement

on an external

LED and winders

with the logo

of EUR EURO

2016 in front of

TAURON Arena

Kraków

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ADVERTISING MEDIA IN WROCŁAW:

• At the airport: a package of 4 banners, 47 m 2 of

branding on the baggage carousel, branding of

the wall in the general access hall, a mascot in

the arrivals hall, 43 m 2 on external glass areas,

a volunteers’ stand

• 3 advertisements on public bus and tram stops

• 4 illuminated cubic ads in city space

• 100 flags

• 400 hands in buses

• Branding of the ice rink board near the

Centennial Hall

• 3 display advertisements in the centre (including

1 on the old market square)

ADVERTISING MEDIA IN GDAŃSK:

• At the airport: a net suspended under the

ceiling, a promotional island in the arrivals

hall, display of the mascot in the baggage hall,

a double-sided banner under the time-table, an

advertisement on the tunnel wall

• Dynamic messages in info-points

• Banners in intertrack spaces

• 100 citylights

• Video in trams

• Advertisement on the reverse of tram tickets

• 100 frames on street lamps

• Net on the City Office building

• 4 billboards 18m 2

• 170 A4 posters in means of public transport

• 4 illuminated cubic ads in city space

• 4 rollups

• 20 flags on posts

• 200 hands in buses

• Tent with a point of sale on the Christmas

market fair

• Display advertising 205m 2

Advertisement

on the Lech

Wałęsa Airport

in Gdańsk

EHF EURO

2016 countdown

clock

on the wall

screen on

ERGO Arena in

Gdańsk

Advertisement

on the Lech

Wałęsa Airport

in Gdańsk

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ADVERTISING MEDIA IN KATOWICE

• At the airport: 2 banners 5 m2 in the general access hall, a mascot

• Central Railway station – advertising on external glass panes 12 m2

• 8 information totems along the arterial road from the Railway Station to the Spodek

Arena

• 4 banners at main streets

• 2 billboards

• 2 banners on the soundproof screen near Novotel Hotel

• Banner on the retaining wall near the Ziętek Roundabout

• 1 branded historic tram

• 100 A3 posters in buses

• 2 illuminated cubic ads in city space

• Mobile info-point (Nysa van)

Tram stop in the form of a handball goal in Katowice

Central Railway

Station in

Katowice

Illuminated

bomb in

Katowice near

the SPODEK

Arena

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7.7

VENUE DRESSING

Venue dressing for the period of EHF EURO 2016

was regulated in special provisions of the agreement

between the Polish Handball Federation and the EHF.

These provisions specified the colour arrangement,

places to be branded, areas of display of names of Host

Cities or rules of display of sponsors. Venue dressing

referred both to match arenas and to fan zones, hotels,

surrounding areas of venues and training halls. The key

assumption for the performance of the venue dressing

task was to fulfil the EHF’s requirements (observance

of the “clean area” principle, placement of appropriate

spatial and graphic patterns in the camera eye, display of

brands in accordance with the implementation of mutual

agreements with partners and sponsors) and to create an

exceptional atmosphere for fans and other participants in

the event.

For the first time in the history of the European

Championship, the European Handball Federation

agreed to deviate from the traditional navy blue colour

identifying the EHF and adopt the colours defined

during the preparation of EHF EURO 2016 identification:

red, white and grey.

For the purpose of achieving the stimulation and

involvement effect, the main colour used in the

dressing of audience zones was red. It was used

very deliberately in fan areas – it is an active colour

associated with passion, vitality and dynamics that

helps to build sport emotions. On the other hand,

VIP and Hospitality zones were arranged in tranquil

white and subdued grey colour with gold finishes.

Corridors, rooms and VIP boxes contained elements

presenting the history of handball and its outstanding

figures and fragments of the architecture of

Host Cities. According to the designer’s intentions,

these zones were to provide a suitable background

for meetings before, after and during matches.In

addition, for the needs of this Tournament, a separate

line of system incrustments was created in

the form of linear contours of players in 3 different

Dressing of the

Centennial Hall

sport positions and contours of all sports arenas

regarded as recognisable symbols of cities. In this

way, a visual narration was created for each venue

in consideration of local conditions and roles of arenas

during the Championship.

The dressing of "non-sports” venues, such as the

Spodek Arena in Katowice or the Centennial Hall in

Wrocław, turned out to be a particularly demanding

task. Dressing projects and assembly solutions had

to fit into the architecture of venues, and contractors

also had to consider restrictions imposed by the Art

Conservator. They had to find unconventional solutions

for many projects and make use of specialist

services – e.g., in order to fit ideally adjusted decorations

with the name of the event and the name of

the Wrocław City into arches of the Centennial Hall.

The organiser’s intention was also to ensure that

the designed architectural style helps fans, media

representatives, referees, players, VIPs, venue

personnel and subcontractors to move within and

around venues. Therefore, special emphasis was put

on the proper marking of adjacent areas and venues.

Venue dressing encompassed access routes around

venues and car parks. The visibility of decorations in

red was very good, and fans could easily arrive at the

spot and find particular sectors, rooms and seats.

The operational phase of implementation activities

was divided into 3 stages. In the first stage, players’

zones (playing courts, entrances and exits for

players) were dressed as most demanding elements

both with regard to implementation works and EHF

and safety requirements. The second stage concerned

the installation of decorations in audience

zones, whereas the third stage included the outside

dressing of venues. The entire project was preceded

by the accurate dimensioning of all areas covered

by the dressing plan.

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STATISTICS

Dressing work involved the use of:

Over 10 000 metres

of red carpet

4 000m² of stickers

9 500

m² of textiles

Dressing of ERGO Arena in Gdańsk

Hala Stulecia

Over

70

persons were

engaged in

dressing work

at one time in

several venues

SPODEK

Arena in

Katowice

ready for the

Championship

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7.8

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

The marketing concept elaborated in the course

of mutual consultations and workshops assumed

the co-operation of many entities, including

mainly the Polish Handball Federation, the EHF,

Infront and Polsat. As regards the preparation

and implementation of solutions used during the

Tournament, the leading role was entrusted to the

EHF EURO 2016 Department.

This conception encompassed also sponsorship – National Suppliers were

successively included in the preparation process, and their significant input

in the form of know-how, services and material or financial input contributed

to the organisational success of the project. At the same time, the

Polish Handball Federation co-operated also with a few Partners that have

supported the PHF and Polish handball for years.

It is also worth emphasising once again the value of the co-operation with

Host Cities of the Championship and the Host Region. At the same time,

the Marketing and Partner Rights Protecion Team functioning within the

EHF EURO 2016 Department supervised the fulfilment of obligations resulting

from sponsorship agreements, agreements for the promotion of

territorial government units and other co-operation agreements concluded

by the Polish Handball Federation in connection with the organisation

of EHF EURO 2016.

SPONSORSHIP PYRAMID

The sponsorship structure of the Tournament encompassed 4 separate categories

that differed in terms of rights and benefits granted to Partners:

• Official Sponsors

• EHF Partners

• National Suppliers

• Host Cities/Region

OFFICIAL SPONSORS

The preparation of the offer, negotiations, acquisition and service of Official

Sponsors (in co-operation with the Organisational Committee during the

Tournament) was handled by the Marketing Partner of the EHF – Infront Sports

& Media AG. Eventually this category comprised 7 companies/brands:

• Aj Produkter

• Bauhaus

• Engelbert Strauss

• Grundfos

• Intersport

• Moneygram

• Velux

EHF PARTNERS

The EHF Partners category originally included technical partners that have cooperated

with the EHF on the occasion of EURO and similar events for many

years. The Polish Handball Federation also co-operated with EHF Partners

during preparations for the event, and benefits in kind/services provided by

Partners had a positive impact on the quality of the project. This category comprised

7 companies/brands:

• Adidas (supplier of match balls and equipment for volunteers and for the

organisational team)

• Gerflor (supplier of the EHF EURO Corporate Identity Taraflex floor)

• Infront (EHF’s exclusive marketing partner)

• SportTransfer (supplier of goals)

• Rotowash (non-communicated partner, supplier of sports floor cleaning

machines)

• Isostar (non-communicated partner, supplier of beverages/water bottles

for players)

• Sportadd/Intensegrip (non-communicated partner, supplier of hand glue

for players)

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Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A. [Polish Oil Mining and Gas Company) – a sponsor of the

Tournament and the main sponsor of the Polish Handball Federation and the Polish national team during EHF

EURO 2016

NATIONAL SUPPLIERS

A group of National Suppliers created a category

within which the EHF EURO 2016 Department had

the exclusive rights to assign the a/m title, to prepare

an offer, to sell a sponsorship package and to

guarantee the fulfilment of relevant contractual

provisions.

Leading consequently to the establishment of co-operation

with selected National Suppliers, the aforementioned

possibilities brought measurable benefits

to the Polish Handball Federation that helped to

meet a number of organisational challenges – support

in the form of services (know-how, consulting),

items (car fleet, promotional materials) or funds,

which in turn contributed to the final organisational

success of the record project. This category comprised

7 companies/brands:

• Deloitte (supplier of business, financial, tax and legal

consultancy services relating to EHF EURO

2016 and provider of image benefits)

• Dentsu Aegis Network Polska (support in the implementation

of promotional and communication

activities relating to EHF EURO 2016 and pre-tournament

events)

• eBilet (support for the Polish Handball Federation –

the delivery of technical and promotional solutions

with regard to the sale of tickets to EHF EURO 2016

matches)

• Ministry of Sport and Tourism (support of organisation

of EHF EURO 2016 as a championship event

within the scope of public tasks relating to the support

of sport promotion activities)

• Polish Tourist Agency (support of promotion of

EHF EURO 2016)

• Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A.

(a sponsor of the Tournament and the main

sponsor of the Polish Handball Federation and

the Polish national team during EHF EURO 2016)

• Suzuki Motor Poland (the supplier of a fleet of 80

cars with complete equipment and promotional

involvement in all showrooms in Poland)

HOST CITIES/REGION

The type of involvement of Host Cities and the Host

Region differed from that of other commercial entities

within the EHF EURO 2016 sponsorship structure

due to the public character of support and promotion

agreements. As the co-operation with Host

Cities had begun earlier than in the case of commercial

partners, the scope of promotional benefits

provided by the Polish Handball Federation was

spread over a period of 3 years in most of the cases.

This category comprised 5 units:

• Gdańsk

• Katowice

• Kraków

• Wrocław

• Małopolska

In view of the mutual co-operation and the significance

of involvement of Host Cities (Kraków,

Wrocław, Katowice, Gdańsk) and the Host Region

(Małopolska Province) in the MEN’S EHF EURO2016

project, the Polish Handball Federation took efforts

to include the a/m territorial government units as

Partners within the additional fourth category (Host

Cities) in arrangement with Infront.

CO-OPERATION WITH OTHER PARTNERS

Except for co-operation with National Suppliers,

the Polish Handball Federation also co-operated

on a running basis with the following partners:

• National Supplier of EHF EURO2016 – Polsat TV

station

• Malopolska Regional Development Agency

• Cechini – Dystrybucja Sp. z o.o. (the supplier of

Cechini Muszyna water)

• PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny Sp. z o.o. (the title

sponsor of fan zones)

PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny – Official Fan Zone of EHF EURO 2016

The organisational success of MEN'S EHF EURO

2016 confirmed the right direction of activities relating

to the preparation of the commercial offer

and the protection and enforcement of rights of

National Suppliers. Further commitment of sponsors

and the current continuation of co-operation

between the Polish Handball Federation and a majority

of National Suppliers also after MEN'S EHF

EURO 2016, as well as the increasing interest in

handball allow us to look forward with optimism to

upcoming projects and organisational challenges:

the professional league (Superliga) establishment

project, training programs and, most importantly,

Men’s World Championship 2023 co-organised with

the IHF and the Swedish Handball Federation.

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STATISTICS

8NUMBER

OF NATIONAL

SUPPLIERS

13

4

number of Host

Cities

13 minutes - duration of the sponsorship loop

containing promotional videos of Official Sponsors

and National Suppliers

Sponsorship structure of EHF EURO 2016

OFFICIAL SPONSORS

NUMBER OF PARTNERS IN THE

SPONSORSHIP STRUCTURE OF MEN'S

EHF EURO 2016

23

EHF PARTNERS

65

time of display

of sponsors' animations

on the external LED

of TAURON Arena Kraków

during all match days

of MEN'S EHF EURO 2016

80 2 000

number of cars

DAILY LIMIT OF DISTRIBUTION

in the basic fleet OF PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

guaranteed by IN ARENAS OF MEN'S EHF EURO

SUZUKI

2016

30

i

60

durations

of both

versions of

the official

spot of

MEN'S EHF

EURO 2016

NATIONAL SUPPLIERS

HOST CITIES

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QUALITY

RESEARCH

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8.1

AIM

OF RESEARCH

One of the key strategic goals

adopted in organisational

assumptions of the event and

the business plan for EHF EURO

2016 was to obtain a high level

of satisfaction for Customers

(participants in the Tournament,

EHF's representatives and fans)

and entities participating in the

organisation process (EHF, Host

Cities, sponsors).

The confirmation of the fulfilment of these assumptions

required the verification and reliable substantive evaluation

of many determinants/factors of the level of organisation

by the aforementioned target groups. Therefore, it

became necessary to examine the level of satisfaction of

each group of participants in EHF EURO 2016.

16 national teams of European countries, 1,284 accredited

journalists (press, radio, TV, Internet), 3,500 VIPs and

over 400,000 spectators in arenas in Gdańsk, Katowice,

Kraków and Wrocław took part in this event.

Each group was tested and evaluated selected elements

of the tournament organisation, which lead to the final

satisfaction assessment of each phase of the tournament

and gave overall assessment.

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RESEARCH METHOD AND RESEARCH TOOLS

Direct structured interview was the main technique

of the research in each target groups conducted by

qualified volunteers. For each group of EHF EURO

2016 participants prepared dedicated survey consisting

of customised questions considered as essential

in satisfaction assessment process. Questionnaires

were designed for each terget group individually.

• Team managers: living conditions, meals,

organisation of training sessions (hall, lecture

rooms, training hours, video equipment); access

to physiotherapy rooms, transport, laundry and

information services, team guide’s care, leisure

opportunities;

• VIPs: living conditions, meals, transport, access

to communications equipment, usability of

volunteers, leisure opportunities, organisation of

the VIP zone;

• Media – living conditions, meals, equipment of

facilities, conditions of work (seats and their

equipment), functioning of the press office,

organisation of press conferences, briefings

and places of interviews; transport, spare

time, Internet, artistic setting, media packs,

availability of players and team officials;

• Fans – organisation of the competition,

infrastructure around and inside the hall/arena,

media and marketing service of the competition,

atmosphere at the competition and safety.

Each of the factors was evaluated according to the

Likert scale of 1-7 (1 - "very bad", 7 - "very good")

with a specially extended scope for an increase of

its "sensitivity".

The survey was conducted in two waves – 15-19

January (Preliminary Round) in four cities (Gdańsk,

Katowice, Kraków and Wrocław) and 22-27 January

(Main Round) in two cities (Kraków, Wrocław).

In the case of individual target groups, the survey

within the first wave covered all four groups, whereas

in the second wave team managers were excluded

from the survey.

SIZE AND SELECTION OF THE RESEARCH

SAMPLE

Numbers of persons in each target segment were

decisive for the determination of the size and the

principles of selection of units for research. In the

case of managers of teams participating in the

Championship, the survey was exhaustive (the manager

of each team took part in the survey). The survey

among team managers was conducted only during

the preliminary round of the competition, and

the survey was not conducted for managers again

in the second wave.

In the case of media representatives, they were selected

for the survey by means of a systematic random

selection technique in each press office. In each

city, the selection was based on the following quantitative

key:

• 1 st wave – 100 journalists – (press, TV, Internet)

– 25 persons in each city (15 from the press + 10

from the TV)

• 2 nd wave – 60 journalists – (press, TV, Internet) –

30 persons in Kraków and in Wrocław (20 from

the press + 10 from the TV).

Another target group, which encompassed invited

VIPs, was surveyed also on the basis of systematic

random selection in VIP zones, boxes and SkyBox.

The selection in cities was based on the following

quantitative key:

• 1 st wave – 100 VIPs – 20 persons (Gdańsk,

Wrocław, Katowice) and 40 persons in Kraków;

• 2 nd wave – 80 VIPs – 35 persons in Wrocław and

45 persons in Kraków.

The last (but particularly important) target group

consisted of fans, who surprised everyone (including

organisers, EHF's authorities, European and world

media and TV viewers) with extraordinary attendance

and spontaneous behaviour not only on the stands

(hot, enthusiastic, wild moods) and an atmosphere

of great common fun, irrespective of the city or importance

of the match. Fans were surveyed on the

basis of a systematic selection method during match

breaks and after matches in arena corridors and

near dressing rooms.

In the case of fans, the size of the research sample

was:

• 1 st wave – 200 persons in each venue;

• 2 nd wave – 300 persons (Wrocław) and 400 persons

(Kraków).

CONCLUSIONS

The most important considerations focus mainly

on fans' evaluations (general evaluations of each

phase of the competition – 750 persons per phase)

and concentration on them is fully justified because

they are always the primary mass target segment in

surveys of persons participating in a sporting event.

Because of the number and frequency of participation,

their sporting, organisational and mental expectations,

the value of the created message (wordof-mouth

marketing) and the creation of the image

of the given sport, economic value generated by

them and their activity and involvement in the creation

of the course of the event, they are the persons

whose opinions and evaluations are the most important

for every organiser of a sporting event and the

projection of the immediate environment (the hall/

arena and accompanying events) and the more distant

environment (information and communication

infrastructure, accommodation, etc.).

The average scores shown in the table for individual

factors/determinants of matches organised at EHF

EURO 2016 are undoubtedly very high and reflect the

professional organisation of the Championship in

all of its aspects. The achievement of scores above

“6” in the case of 18 out of 22 factors/determinants

can be left for subjective evaluation to each reader;

it is also worth adding that those four lower scores

were close to “6”.

• almost perfect evaluation of the work of the

entire team of volunteers – young girls and boys

from various cities and countries – and stewards,

whose engagement and efficient support of fans

built the image of the Championship, cities and

Poland;

• the excellent atmosphere of the Championship in

every place where it was held;

• sport emotions that were generated mainly by

national teams of participating countries, but the

unusual support from fans and accompanying

elements (cheering-on, music, cheerleaders,

organisation of the audience) are not to be

underestimated;

• the adequacy of selection of Host Cities, measured

by their tourist attractiveness and advantages of

accommodation;

• unusual orderliness in halls/arenas, emphasised

by all segments of participants;

• a sense of security of participants, which is an

important point of concern for every organiser

today. However, the need to ensure safety

imposes additional duties on organisers and its

provision can often be bothersome and require

understanding on the part of fans.

Finally, it is time to present a very general overview

of survey results for other target segments: VIPs,

media representatives and managers of teams of

participating countries. The VIP segment awarded

definitely highest scores from among all respondents

– apart from two cases where scores were

slightly below “6”, others were very high. As regards

the sense of security and the work of volunteers,

hostesses and stewards, scores were almost ideal.

Scores awarded by VIPs were almost identical in all

cities. The significance of VIPs’ scores and opinions

should be considered in the context of their potential

emotional and marketing commitment to handball

in the future. Among them there were many decision-makers

and stakeholders that could constitute

a potential segment of handball sponsor in the future.

Another segment – representatives of national

and foreign media – is a group of people that are

commonly considered to be the most demanding

and critical of services provided during a sporting

event. The number of accredited media representatives

was very large, reaching almost 1,300 persons.

In their case, we could also notice a very favourable

reception of all elements making up the organisation

and progress of EHF EURO 2016.

This is reflected, for example, by the fact that the

lowest score awarded for announcers (the 2nd

phase of the Championship) and the functioning

of the Internet was 5.2. This group confirmed extremely

high average scores awarded by other segments

for volunteers and stewards and for provided

sport emotions. We can also indicate one prevailing

tendency: slightly higher scores awarded by foreign

journalists in comparison to the domestic media.

This group built a very positive image of the

Championship and highlighted their extremely high

organisational level and the unusually friendly, hospitable

and joyful atmosphere in all arenas of the

tournament. The last segment covered by the survey

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– managers of participating teams – confirmed extremely

high scores in all areas presented for evaluation

with regard to all cities hosting the teams participating

in the Championship. Everybody stressed

the exceptional friendliness that they encountered

in every town, the ease of solving problems reported

by them or unusual hospitability and an extremely

positive culture of reception.

In general, irrespective of their role and place of

stay, all participants in EHF EURO 2016 pointed out

one fact: the setting of extremely high organisational

standards and the presentation of a high-quality

portfolio by the Polish Handball Federation as an

institution that won the competition for the host of

EHF EURO 2016 in Monaco in June 2012. It was obvious

to anyone that, although Poles ranked only seventh

in the sports classification, they certainly demonstrated

mastery in the organisation and reception

of all those who participated in the Championship.

On that occasion, it turned out once again at the

beginning of the 21th century that Poland is a very

attractive tourist destination, has a modern sport

infrastructure, an efficient hotel and communication

base, its inhabitants are genuinely interested

in handball as a team game and are open, friendly,

hospitable and joyful as hosts and visitors. Now we

can only look forward to obtaining further big sporting

events on a European and international scale.

Average evaluation (scores) of determinants/factors by countries participating in the EHF

Item under evaluation/score

1 st wave (15-19 January) 2 nd wave (21-27 January)

Total Domestic Foreign Total Domestic Foreign

1. General atmosphere

(positive emotions)

6.45 6.50 6.34 6.47 6.48 6.49

2. Layout of the arena (nice,

aesthetic)

6.16 6.21 6.07 6.21 6.21 6.22

3. Availability of food outlets

(access, offer)

5.73 5.93 5.37 6.06 6.11 6.00

4. Ease of getting to one’s seat

in the arena

6.15 6.23 5.99 6.21 6.22 6.18

5. Comfort of entering the

arena (time of entrance)

6.24 6.30 6.17 6.33 6.36 6.25

6. Venue Signage (good,

legible)

6.22 6.28 6.19 6.25 6.26 6.24

1. Access to the arena 6.17 6.11 6.36 5.85 5.78 6.09

2. Sense of security (I feel safe) 6.35 6.45 6.05 6.46 6.50 6.37

3. Stewards’ work (friendliness,

provision of information)

6.25 6.28 6.16 6.36 6.34 6.43

4. Cleanliness of the venue

(tidiness around and within the 6.30 6.35 6.19 6.33 6.34 6.33

arena)

5. Volunteers’ support

(apprearance, clothes,

6.73 6.75 6.70 6.81 6.82 6.74

politeness, information)

1. Availability of points with

attractions (sale of T-shirts, 5.86 5.85 5.99 5.79 5.78 5.92

gadgets)

2. Artistic setting (lights,

music, cheerleaders)

6.14 6.22 5.98 6.24 6.28 6.05

3. Quality of announcer’s work 5.88 5.93 5.80 5.83 5.84 5.82

4. Quality of sound system in

the arena

6.27 6.36 6.09 6.31 6.33 6.23

5. Cheering-on by fans and

their commitment (positive 6.36 6.47 6.08 6.48 6.49 6.44

atmosphere)

6. Sport emotions 6.60 6.65 6.49 6.55 6.54 6.58

1. Games and entertainment

before the match and in the 5.80 5.76 5.87 5.93 5.89 6.12

match break

2. Tournament mascot

animations and activities

5.69 5.80 5.46 5.99 5.96 6.17

1. Tourist attractiveness of the

city (I like it, I want to come 6.30 – 6.37 6.34 – 6.43

back here)

2. Benefits of accommodation

(good standard, competitive 6.24 – 6.33 6.17 – 6.29

price)

3. Sense of security in the city 6.25 – 6.33 6.14 – 6.30

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9

SUMMARY OF THE

PREPARATION AND

ORGANISATION OF

EHF EURO 2016

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9.0

SUMMARY

On 15 January, one of this year’s biggest sporting events in the

world – Men’s EHF EURO 2016 Poland – began. That was more

than 2,000 minutes of thrilling competition of the best handball

players on the Old Continent. 48 matches took place in four

halls, in which 2,629 goals were scored. Never before has any

European Handball Championship attracted so many fans.

Men’s European Handball Championship EHF EURO 2016 in

Poland was watched by over 400,000 spectators in arenas and

100,000 spectators in fan zones.

factors such as the atmosphere of the tournament,

the preparation of infrastructure, work organisation,

the layout of venues, a sense of security, transport,

hotels and volunteers' and stewards' work. However,

the organisation of this tournament would not have

been possible without huge involvement on the part

of Host Cities: Kraków, Wrocław, Katowice, Gdańsk

and the Małopolska Region. EHF EURO 2016 proved

that Poland not only has very good sport infrastructure,

but it can make good use of it.

The EHF EURO 2016 tournament was a huge success

and has been the biggest and one of the best

EHF EURO events organised so far.

The tournament was a top-level handball event.

We hope that the future hosts of European

Championships make use of many solutions that

were introduced during the EHF EURO 2016. That

was a record Championship fully organised within

the structures of the Polish Handball Federation in

excellent co-operation with the EHF and National

Suppliers. The EHF EURO 2016 preparation process

was thoroughly analysed and favourably evaluated

by Deloitte.

Men’s European Handball Championship 2016 in

Poland will go down in history thanks to thrilling

sport emotions, unexpected turns of evens and

sensational scores. And -- last but not least - also

thanks to fans, who attended matches in the biggest

number ever. All matches in Kraków, Katowice,

Wrocław and Gdańsk were watched from the stands

by a total of 400,722 fans. The previous attendance

record belonged to Denmark, being worse by

84,000 fans. During almost every match, Spodek, the

Centennial Hall and ERGO Arena were filled to capacity,

the highest attendance having been recorded

in Katowice. On average, every match in TAURON

Arena Kraków was watched by 12,000 fans.

Huge crowds visited also PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny –

Official Fan Zones in Host Cities of EURO 2016. The

attendance level in all four zones reached 100,000,

which is a record number. During the Tournament,

Poland was visited by over 400,000 fans from abroad,

particularly from Germany, Denmark, Sweden,

Hungary, Norway and Croatia.

The EHF EURO 2016 tournament achieved incredibly

good results in all media channels, including two

new platforms. SnapChat and WhatsApp, which were

used for the first time during the Championship.

The Facebook page of the event had 2 million hits

per day, whereas the official website of the EHF had

900,000 visits – 44% more than in 2014 – and almost

10 million hits (20% more than in 2014). The total

time of videos watched on the YouTube channel was

2.2 million minutes.

EHF EURO 2016 owes its success not only to sport,

fans and atmosphere, but also to organisation. It

was appreciated not only by the President of EHF

Jean Brihault, who stressed that it had been the best

EHF EURO in history with regard to organisation. As

the survey results show, the Polish tournament was

recognised also by fans, media representatives, VIPs

and players. In a scale of 1-7, where "1" means "very

bad", and "7" means "very good", the average score

was 6.22. This is a result of very high evaluation of

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Contact list

Surname and first name

Herra Marcin

Dudziński Marcin

Bańbuła Joanna

Baran Paweł

Baranowska Berenika

Bartoszek Marta

Baworowska Karolina

Bobryk Magdalena

Bogumił Magdalena

Będzikowska Jolanta

Brzozowska Joanna

Celińska Kinga

Chmielewski Wojciech

Chomentowski Paweł

Ciecierzyński Jan

Cieślar Joanna

Dajka Sebastian

Darkovich Aleksander

Długołęcka Barbara

Dobiecki Tomasz

Domitr Agnieszka

Function

Vice-President of

the Management

Board of the Polish

Handball Federation for

Development and Head

of the EURO

2016 Organisational

Committee

Director of the

Tournament and

Organisational &

Technical Coordinator

Accommodation

Manager in Katowice

Safety Manager in

Wrocław

Voluntary Service

Manager in Kraków

Iceland Team Guide

Accommodation

Manager in Wrocław

Marketing and Host City

Coordinator

Accreditation Manager

in Gdańsk

VIP Service Officer

Arena Hospitality

Coordinator in Wrocław

VIP Project Manager

German Team Guide

National Safety

Coordinator

Venue Manager Kraków

MEN’s EHF EURO 2016

Slovenia Team Guide

Transport Coordinator in

Katowice

Belarus Team Guide

Transport and Logistics

Manager

Media Operation

Manager in Gdańsk

Ceremonies Manager in

Wrocław

Surname and first name

Dyba Wadim

Ejsmont Anna

Gierlińska Izabella

Goc Agata

Gołębiewska Jagna

Górka Mateusz

Gucma Jakub

Gutkowska Paulina

Gutkowski Grzegorz

Gwioździk Jagoda

Gwoździewicz Jacek

Hammond Magdalena

Kaczmarek Alicja

Kertesz Peter

Klepczyński Krzysztof

Klimek Justyna

Kloc Maksymilian

Korczak- Mleczko Jan

Kornacki Mateusz

Kotomski Marek

Krupska Joanna

Kurtok Antonina

Function

Safety Manager in

Kraków

Spain Team Guide

Accommodation

Manager – Kraków

VIP Service Assistant in

Katowice

Ticketing and

Accreditation Manager

Fleet Coordinator in

Katowice

Marketing / PHOTO /

Visual Content

Macedonia Team Guide

PMO and International

Cooperation Manager

Serbia Team Guide

Medical Coordinator in

Gdańsk

Ceremonies and Pre-

Tournament Events

Coordinator

Voluntary Service

Manager in Gdańsk

Hungary Team Guide

Media Operation

Manager in Katowice

ERGO Arena Gdańsk

Venue Manager

Deputy Arena Manager

in Kraków

Spokesman for the

Polish Handball

Federation

Voluntary Service

Manager in Wrocław

Technical and IT

Solution Coordinator

Local Organisation

Coordinator in Kraków

and Wrocław (pretournamnet

phase)

Croatia Team Guide

Surname and first name

Leszek Katarzyna

Lipska Elżbieta

Listkiewicz Monika

Machnikowski Mariusz

Malicka Zuzanna

Marszewska Zuzanna

Maślanka Piotr

Michalczuk Sławomir

Mierzwa Aleksandra

Mikrut Marzena

Monikowski Łukasz

Mordarski Łukasz

Mrozek Przemysław

Olczak Sandra

Orzechowski Łukasz

Ostrowska Marta

Paprocki Adam

Parecki Magdalena

Parecki Mateusz

Pefew Mikołaj

Piątkiewicz Łukasz

Płachno Marcin

Pniak Janusz

Poznar Elżbieta

Function

Floor Manager in

Wrocław

National Medical

Coordinator

Accommodation and

Stay Accomodation

Coordinator

Media Operations

Gdańsk

Hospitality Manager in

Gdańsk

Hospitality Assistant in

Kraków

Accreditation Manager

in Katowice

Local Organisation

Coordinator in Gdańsk

Montenegro Team Guide

Medical Coordinator in

Wrocław

Floor Manager in

Katowice

Media Operation

Assistant in Kraków

Transport Coordinator in

Wrocław

Accreditation Manager

in Wrocław

Ceremony Manager

in Katowice

Ceremony Manager

in Gdańsk

Technical and IT

Manager in Gdańsk

Denmark Team Guide

Sweden Team Guide

Fleet Coordinator in

Gdańsk

Marketing Manager

Team Guide and Fan

Zones Coordinator

Safety Manager in

Katowice

Media Operation

Assistant in Wrocław

Surname and first name

Pronskich Glib

Radka Magdalena

Redel Paweł

Roczek Ivetta

Ropek Katarzyna

Rosengarten Marcin

Samsel Marcin

Sarapuk Łukasz

Sibiga Magdalena

Sinterov Denis

Skalski Michał

Skupień Milena

Skorupski Marek

Spychała Katarzyna

Staszkiewicz Adam

Staszkiewicz Tomasz

Stefanowicz Beata

Świerczewski Tomasz

Świtalski Łukasz

Szumowski Krzysztof

Szydłowska Martyna

Świeściak Tomasz

Warchoł Karolina

Function

Fleet Coordinator in

Kraków

Hospitality Manager

Organisation and

Marketing Officer

Transport and

Accommodation

Manager in Gdańsk

Norway Team Guide

Communication

Manager / Spokesman

for the Tournament

Safety Manager in

Gdańsk

Host City Coordinator

(tournament phase) in

Wrocław

Trainee

Russia Team Guide

Floor Management

Coordinator

Voluntary Service

Manager Support

Head Editor of

„Handball Polska”

Magazine, Media

Operation Manager

Media Operation

Manager in Wrocław

Transport and Logistics

Coordinator

Fleet Coordinator in

Wrocław

Floor Manager in

Gdańsk

VIP Manager in

Katowice

Accreditation Manager

in Kraków

Spodek Katowice Venue

Coordinator

Media Operation

Assistant in Katowice

VIP Hospitality Manager

Organisation Officer

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Surname and first name

Wawrzyńska Paulina

Węglarski Jakub

Wiśniewska Aleksandra

Witkowski Damian

Witkowski Marcin

Witwicka Katarzyna

Wolak Marcin

Wróbel Grzegorz

Zapała Beniamin

Zawadzka Marta

Zawiślak Anna

Zięba Magda

Żaloudik Alicja

Function

Administration Officer /

Reception Employee

Marketing and Host

Cities Manager

Media Operation

Assistant in Gdańsk

Voluntary Service

Manager

Corporate Package and

Group Order Officer

France Team Guide

Technical and IT

Manager

Voluntary Service

Manager in Katowice

Hospitality Service

Manager in Katowice

Local Organisation

Coordinator in Katowice

Medical Coordinator in

Kraków

VIP and Hospitality

Project Coordinator

Team Service Officer

Men’s EHF EURO 2016 15 to 31 January 2016 in Poland

Nomination of the EHF EURO 2016 Officials

EHF Representatives

EHF Media Management

Jean BRIHAULT - EHF President / FRA

JJ ROWLAND – EHF Media Coordination

Arne ELOVSSON – EHF Vice President / SWE

Benedikt ANDERES – EHF Media Supervisor / Kraków

Leopold KALIN - EHF EXEC / SLO

Nadege COULET – EHF Media Supervisor / Katowice

Jerzy ELIASZ – EHF EXEC / POL

Goran ANTEVSKI – EHF Media Supervisor / Wrocław

Per BERTELSEN – EHF EXEC / DEN

Andrew MCSTEEN – EHF Media Supervision / Gdańsk

Predrag BOSKOVIC – EHF EXEC / MNE

Michael WIEDERER – Secretary General

EHF Website Team

Thomas SCHÖNEICH – Website Editor in Chief

IHF Representative

Courtney GAHAN – Website Editor

Frantisek TABORSKY – IHF Executive Committee / CZE Christopher O‘REILLY – Social Media

Yannick MARESCH – Picture/Film Editor

EHF Delegates

Eric WILLEMSEN – EHF Website Journalist

Martin HAUSLEITNER – EHF CC / AUT

Vlado BRINDZAK – EHF Website Journalist

Dragan NACHEVSKI – EHF CC / MKD

Björn PAZEN – EHF Website Journalist

Sandor ANDORKA – EHF CC / HUN

Peter BRUUN – EHF Website Journalist

Tapio ARPONEN – CoH / FIN

Panos ANTONIOU – CoH / CYP

EHF Technical Staff

Viktor KONOPLYASTYI – CoH / UKR

Uros HOCEVAR – EHF Photographer

Nicolai VIZITIU – CoA / MDA

Loic ALVES – Accompanying Activities and Legal

Service

Wolfgang GREMMEL – Compt / GER

Johann Ingi GUNNARSSON – EHF Referee

Bozidar DJURKOVIC – Compt / SRB

Counselling

Henrik LA COUR – TRC / DEN

Peter KOVACS – EHF Qualitative Analyst

Jiri KONECNY – Del / CZE

Antonio OJEDA – EHF Referee Observation Platform

Sotiris MIGAS – Del / GRE

Robert KLEINER – EHF Analyst

Miroslaw BAUM – Del / POL

Paul BRAY – EHF Commentator

Tom O’BRANNAGAIN – Presenter

EHF Anti-Doping

Matteo TETI – EHF Video Team

Hans HOLDHAUS – EHF EAU

Jacopo Mestreni – EHF Video Team

EHF Legal Management

Rui COELHO – CoH / POR

EHF Venue Management

Hannes MÜLLER – EHF BG EURO Events, Kraków

Peter SICHELSCHMIDT – EHF BG National Teams,

Katowice

Doru SIMION – EHF BG Additional Activities, Wrocław

Marcos BESTILLEIRO – EHF BG Competitions, Gdańsk

EHF Event Organization

Monika FLIXEDER – EHF Event Coordinator

Helmut HÖRITSCH – EHF Education and Technical

Services

Vesna LAZIC – EHF Guest and Hospitality Management

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Credits

The Polish Handball Federation and the Organisational Committee of EHF

EURO 2016 wish to express their gratitude for the emotions that we experienced

together and organisational success to everyone who supported

the PHF from the candidate phase to the preparation and organisation period:

central institutions, public and private entities, persons participating

in the preparation process, as well as participating sportsmen, volunteers

and fans.

Special words of gratitude are addressed to the President of Poland Andrzej

Duda, Prime Minister Beata Szydło, Minister of Sport and Tourism – Witold

Bańska, Ministers of the Government, President's Office, Prime Minister's

Office, the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, the Ministry of the Interior, City

Offices, central institutions, all European handball federtions, Partners,

Sponsors and National Suppliers of EHF EURO 2016.

We also thank the EHF, President of the EHF Jean Brihault, General

Secretary Michael Wiederer and the entire EHF team for fruitful

co-operation.

MANAGEMENT BOARD OF THE POLISH

HANDBALL FEDERATION

and

EHF EURO 2016 ORGANISATIONAL

COMMITTEE

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