World Handball Championship: ARD should change its moderation

Stefanie Müller-Spirra directs the handball video games in the course of the World Cup on ARD.Image: / imago pictures

Handball World Championship

Nikolay Stubner

Next Wednesday, the World Handball Championship begins in Sweden and Poland. While the DHB staff continues to be getting ready for 2 friendlies towards Iceland on Saturday and Monday, TV channels are additionally planning to cowl the event.

Now ARD introduced in a press launch that there can be a change in comparison with the European and World Championships lately. Otherwise, former handball participant Alexander Bommes has at all times helped form this system. EM 2012 and 2013 as an interviewer after which as a moderator. Together with former skilled Dominique Klein, he categorized the video games.

Alex Bommes is out attributable to well being points

For this yr’s event, moderator Stephanie Müller-Spirra will take over Bommes’ function alongside Klein, though Bommes was initially supposed to take action. However, the 46-year-old refused attributable to well being causes.

“After a yr the place, like many individuals, I’ve needed to settle for the constraints of my well being, I wish to full my restoration and due to this fact withdraw from moderating this yr’s World Handball Championship. Dominique Klein has a reliable and pleasant relationship with Stephanie – I’m very comfortable about it,” mentioned the moderator within the ARD press launch.

Bommes stopped the World Cup in Qatar for a short while attributable to well being causes. At that point, Jesse Wellmer took over as moderator. It is unclear what precisely Bommes’ well being issues are.

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Alexander Bommes is a former handball participant and moderator Photo: dpa / Lucas Schulze

Handball isn’t new territory for Müller-Spirra, changing Bommes. The MDR presenter coated sports activities as a part of the movie “Aus der Cover” concerning the popping out of handball participant Lukas Krzykalla.

“Of course, I’m excited by every thing that lies forward! Replacing Alex Bomms is an enormous process, however I’ll do every thing with Dominique Klein. Most importantly, I hope that Alex himself will quickly be wholesome and comfortable. He can be in entrance of the digicam once more.”

Florian Naas, who has been on the microphone at main handball occasions for a number of years, can be on web site as an ARD reporter.

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