Handball Stands Together For Paris

Handball stands together for Paris
Vienna, 18 November 2015.

As the world continues to look on in shock at the events that took place in Paris, the handball community joins together to condemn the terrorist attacks in France.
Following the tragic events in Paris on Friday, 13 November 2015, the EHF President, Jean Brihault, urged the handball community to take a stand against terrorism and violence.
He said: “Our only way to deal with this kind of circumstance is to refuse to be terrorised and to promote understanding between people and groups, between creeds.”
He continued: “It is a privilege and responsibility in sport that people can ‘get together and play ball’ regardless of who and what they are.”
Now ahead of the next round of the VELUX EHF Champions League, the EHF and EHF Marketing GmbH are to promote the message that ‘Handball stands together for Paris’ at upcoming matches in the VELUX EHF Champions League.
This will include a prominent message on LCD advertising at all matches in the next round starting on Wednesday, 18 November with Rhein‐Neckar Löwen versus Montpellier HB and IFK Kristianstad versus MOL‐Pick Szeged.
On Saturday, 21 November at the ‘Match of the Week’ between Paris Saint‐Germain Handball and THW Kiel, to be played in Halle George Carpentier in Paris, there will be special messages in the official magazine as well as on court. Jean Brihault will also attend the match and address handball fans ahead of throw‐off.
The thoughts of the EHF and EHF Marketing GmbH and the whole of the handball community remain
with the families and friends of all those who have been killed or injured in these terrorist attacks.