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The EHF EURO 2014 Media Team

During the Men's EHF European Championship in Denmark from 12 to 26 January 2014 the EHF Media Team can be contacted via email to Opens window for sending emailmedia(at)eurohandball(dot)com


Thomas Schöneich - Website Editor-in-Chief

Thomas is a German sports journalist, with a Bachelor degree in Communication Studies from the Australian University of Western Sydney and a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Leipzig in Germany. He has covered handball at Olympic and Asian Games before joining the European Handball Federation in September 2012.


Vladislav Brindzak - Website Editor

Vlado is an experienced sports journalists from Slovakia, with a degree in media, communication and education science from the Comenius University in Bratislava. He has worked for the past twelve years as a reporter of the News Agency of the Slovak Republic (TASR) in Bratislava and has covered summer and winter Olympic Games as well as European and world championships.


Chris O'Reilly - Social Media Editor

Chris has been a part of the EHF Media and Communications team since October 2012 after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at University College Dublin in Ireland. He is an active handball player, representing the Irish national team since 2007 and played in Germany before joining the European Handball Federation.


Yannick Maresch - Social Media Editor

Yannick joined the EHF in 2008 and is mainly working for the federation's EHF EURO department. Alongside his work he is currenty completing a Master's degree at a Vienna university. He has been part of the EHF Media Team at several European Championships to date. He is passionate about many sports and since he used to play handball himself he is still in love with the game.


Björn Pazen - EHF Journalist

Björn has been working for the EHF Media & Communications department since 2006 as journalist and also as contributor to various EHF publications. He has covered all major men's and women's handball events (World Championships, EHF EURO events, Olympic Games) since 2006 and is also one of the EHF's main journalists for the official Champions League website


Peter Bruun - EHF Journalist

Peter is a freelance sports journalist who has been covering handball for more than 25 years for various radio stations, newspapers and websites, in Denmark as well as abroad. He was one of the first journalists in Denmark to get a diploma in web journalism and he has covered EHF competitions as well as the Danish national leagues for both men and women intensively for many years.


Svend Bertil Frandsen - EHF Journalist

 Svend is a Danish sports journalist with a Master's degree in English from the University of Aarhus. He began his career at UEFA in Switzerland and has since worked as a media officer for the International Skiing and the International Table Tennis Federation. He is the former Head of Content for ESPN Soccernet and and author of the book "Indspark Udefra" which, among others, features in-depth portraits of Gro Hammerseng and Bojana Popovic. He has worked freelance as a journalist for the European Handball Federation since autumn 2013.


Mie Oestergaard - EHF Journalist

Mie finished her degree in 2013 in Sports Journalism at Staffordshire University. Growing up in Denmark, she has covered handball in both England and Denmark for British Handball, England Handball and the European Handball Federation. She is passionate about many sports, however handball is where her heart lies.


Tom O'Brannagain - Presenter

Tom was born in Dublin, Ireland, and is one of 10 siblings. He began to play handball in university and captained the national team of Ireland for ten years before taking over as a coach in 2006. He left his post in 2011 to concentrate on media in Ireland, family and VELUX EHF Champions League handball. Tom has been a television and radio presenter in Ireland for the past 16 years. He feels that all of his experience has brought him to a place where he can join his love of handball with his enjoyment of presenting. Tom began working with the EHF in 2009 and has covered the VELUX EHF FINAL4 since 2010.


Daniele Vecchi - Producer

Daniele is an italian journalist, reporter and producer with a Bachelor Degree in Public and Social Communication from the Italian University of Ferrara, and a Master Degree in Sports Marketing and Communication from the Univerity of Cà Foscari in Venice. He started working in journalism more than a decade ago in New York, first as a columnist for American basketball magazines SLAM and BOUNCE. He continued his career in TV productions with Infront Italy as chief reporter and author of FIS Freestyle Ski Magazine as well as a media content editor for Euroleague Basketball, Italian Football, Basket NBA, and the Ice Hockey World Championships.


Matteo Teti - Cameraman

 Matteo, a skilled video editor and cameraman, graduated with a degree in Social and Political Communication from the Universita degli Studi in Milano, the city he was also born in. While still attending university, he started working for Infront Sports as video editor. Now, seven years later, he is an allround professional able to cover every step in post-production of sport events, and deliver multimedia contents on-the-go. And as true Italian gourmet he eats pizza at least twice a week.


Paul Bray - Commentator

Paul, a former Great Britain national team player and coach, has been commentating on handball on TV for almost exactly 25 years - his first match was West Germany vs. Poland on 6 February 1989 -, covering over 1,000 matches at European and World Championships, Olympic and Asian Games, and in the EHF Champions League. He is Honorary Vice President of the British Handball Association and was responsible for overseeing the GB team preparations for London 2012, where he also commentated for the BBC.

EHF Photographers

Uros Hocevar - Herning

Uros  has been working for the EHF since 2004. As a freelance photojournalist he has covered men's and women's handball at EHF EURO events, World Championships and Olympic Games since 2000. He lives in Slovenia where he contributes to the biggest daily newspaper, Delo.


Aniko Kovacs - Aalborg

After having been a long-time sports writer, Aniko switched to sports photography in 2008. She covered several sports at three Olympics and also at World and European Championships. Some of her pictures have already won awards. She works for Hungary's NOC, the Hungarian Handball Federation and for the Hungarian News Agency.


Stephane Pillaud - Aarhus

Whereever there are handball photos to be taken, there is almost a 100 per cent chance that Stephane is around. The French sports photographer, who runs his own agency, Sportissimo, usually covers more than 200 matches per year, from the French league to World Championships and Olympic Games and, of course, EHF EURO events

Brian Lindberg Jensen - Copenhagen