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07-22-2011, 05:07 PM
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cheerupmurray
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Once upon a time handball could be seen as a legit contender as number 2 sport in sweden, but the results for the NT have been to lousy as of late, especialy since we where all spoiled from the fantastic period when Sweden played for a medal in every championship. More people play handball than hockey in Sweden since hockey is expensive, but Tre kronor is a very popular NT.

Also compare the media attention between the handball league and the hockey league. The national media writes pages and pages about SEL and very litte about elitserien i handboll. They even write more about allsvenskan (SEL-2) than the handball league. So the interest in hockey is not restricted to the NT at all. Handball is huge in some cities I give you that, but it's definitely behind hockey nation wide.

Plus the attendence figures for the handball league is about 1000 spectators per game, perhaps a bit more. SEL has 5000+ per game or something like that (making the figures up, but they are about right).


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