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Handball 2019 Discussion Thread

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Swedish national team player, Louise Sand, has chosen to stop her career at the age of just 26 years. In a podcast, Louise Sand tells that she has experienced gender dysphoria that can occur when you experience inconsistencies between the original/ biological gender and the gender a person experience.

 

- I've had it bad lately, and I know what has caused it. I was born in the wrong body. I have never seen myself as a public person, but I fell this can't go under the radar. Therefore, I choose to tell it in my own way and in my own words. If an ordinary 26-year-old had told about gender dysphoria, it would most likely have gone unnoticed. I hope you all understand and respect my decision. Now it's time to live my life how I want to, she says. 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, wumo26 said:

Swedish national team player, Louise Sand, has chosen to stop her career at the age of just 26 years. In a podcast, Louise Sand tells that she has experienced gender dysphoria that can occur when you experience inconsistencies between the original/ biological gender and the gender a person experience.

 

- I've had it bad lately, and I know what has caused it. I was born in the wrong body. I have never seen myself as a public person, but I fell this can't go under the radar. Therefore, I choose to tell it in my own way and in my own words. If an ordinary 26-year-old had told about gender dysphoria, it would most likely have gone unnoticed. I hope you all understand and respect my decision. Now it's time to live my life how I want to, she says. 

 

 

She could undergo surgery and compete in men's handball, right? It happens the other way around, after all :p 

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5 hours ago, wumo26 said:

Swedish national team player, Louise Sand, has chosen to stop her career at the age of just 26 years. In a podcast, Louise Sand tells that she has experienced gender dysphoria that can occur when you experience inconsistencies between the original/ biological gender and the gender a person experience.

 

- I've had it bad lately, and I know what has caused it. I was born in the wrong body. I have never seen myself as a public person, but I fell this can't go under the radar. Therefore, I choose to tell it in my own way and in my own words. If an ordinary 26-year-old had told about gender dysphoria, it would most likely have gone unnoticed. I hope you all understand and respect my decision. Now it's time to live my life how I want to, she says. 

 

 

I don't think anyone is surprised as Sand has always looked quite masculine. Good for them that they are open about it. :)

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IHF has decided who will receive a wildcard for the World Championships in 2025 and 2027 - and at the same time decided on new guidelines for the distribution of wildcards.
In the future, it will be the country that will host the next Olympic Games, which will receive a wildcard for the World Championships three and one year before the Olympics. This means USA receives a wildcard for the WCH in 2025 and 2027.

 

One question which comes to mind. What happens if the Olympic host qualifies for the WCH and therefore does not need a wildcard?
In 2024, it is Paris that hosts the Olympics, but since France is defending world champions in both men's and women's handball, France hardly needs a wildcard for the World Championships in 2021 and 2023. The IHF Council has not decided on any guidelines who, in that case, will receive a wildcard. 
According to the minutes of the meeting in the IHF Council, the wildcard for USA in 2025 and 2027 is conditional on the USA handball team having "reached a certain level". It is IHF who will decide whether USA at that time has the necessary level to be able to compete at the WCH. 

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They've let Australia compete in handball at the 2000 Olympics so I imagine the standard isn't too high. Though the US may not even reach that standard :p

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now they are making regulations for giving "Wild Card" how genius they are :wall:

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Maybe they will give the wildcard to France and Europe will just have one more team than what they were supposed to.  

  

USA is working hard to develop their handball. But I find it unlikely that they will become better than let's say Cuba by 2025. 

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