Tag: vardar
Sport 09.11.19 | 20:00

Vardar misses last minute chance against Kielce, European Champions League game ends 28:28

Vardar and the Polish Kielce handball team drew their European Champions League match in Skopje 28 – 28. Vardar was handicapped with the absence of Kristopans, and the Polish team used this to play an even game against the defending European champion. At halftime the game was tied 17:16. Vardar...

Macedonia 04.11.19 | 09:56

Body of an elderly woman pulled from the Vardar river in Skopje

The body of a 68 year old woman was recovered from the Vardar river yesteday. The body of the woman, identified by the police to the public only as F.V., was spotted by a passer-by near in the Aerodrom district. After it was pulled out, an autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of her death.

Macedonia 22.10.19 | 12:23

Piles of trash collected from the river Vardar – then thrown deeper into the river

As the city of Skopje is now led by politicians who were bitterly opposed to its major redevelopment plan named Skopje 2014, it was expected that much of the new plazas and official buildings will go in disrepair and will be poorly maintained. One of the neglected new features of the city are the three...

Sport 12.10.19 | 20:29

Handball: Vardar destroyed by Kiel, the players begged the fans for forgiveness

Kiel trounced Vardar in the EHF Champions League match today in Skopje. Despite being cheered on by the home fans, Vardar had an abysmal first half, losing 4-16 at the halftime whistle. Vardar’s players missed penalties and many clear chances to score goal, and nothing seemed to work in the first...

Sport 02.10.19 | 10:28

Vardar reaches the top of the SEHA league after an easy win against Tatran Presov

Vardar won an easy victory over Tatran Presov in the SEHA handball league, and rose to the top of the rankings. Coach David Pisonero was able to let more players from the bench have their chance to shine, as Vardar kept an easy lead over the Slovakian team. It was only at the half time when Tatran Presov...

Sport 29.09.19 | 21:02

Vardar beats Motor Zaporozhye in a dramatic EHF Champions League game

Macedonian and European champions Vardar beat Ukrainian Motor Zaporozhye 31:30 in a dramatic EHF Champions League game. Playing at home, the Ukrainian team was a tough nut to crack, and managed to get a solid lead early in the first half, as the Ukrainians had no trouble finding the net. Cupic and Kalarash...

Sport 25.09.19 | 10:22

Vardar beats Nexe in the SEHA handball league

Vardar handball club rebounded from its defeat against Motor Zaporozhye in the second round of the SEHA league to beat Nexe 27-25. Vardar won over the Croatian team using only half of its resources. This allowed Nexe to try for the win and have a very even first half (14-14). But, at the start of the...

Economy 24.09.19 | 16:34

ArcelorMittal given a three months work ban, faces a fine, after acid spill into the Vardar river

Environmental inspectors have ordered the temporary closure of a division of the ArcelorMittal steel mill in Skopje after it was revealed that it released acids that killed off fish in the Vardar river. The ruptured pipe caused a mixture of acids and iron to spill and flow into the Vardar without being...

Sport 14.09.19 | 20:32

Handball: Vardar beats Montpellier 33 – 31

Vardar defeated Montpellier 33-31 in the first match of the handball EHF Champions League. The French team had the lead as the final of the game approached, but the defending champion was able to turn the match around. Skube and Dibirov were the best players for Vardar, scoring six goals each. The next...

Sport 04.09.19 | 10:57

Vardar easily beats Beijing Sports University in the SEHA – Gazprom handball league

Vardar handball club, Macedonia’s best sports club, easily beat the Beijing Sports University team, which joined the SEHA – Gazprom league. The defending European champion beat the Chinese team 37 – 23 in a match thoroughly dominated by Vardar. This allowed coach David Pisonero to try...

Macedonia 05.07.19 | 21:00

Policewoman jumped in the Vardar to catch a thief

A thief who apparently stole a purse from a woman in Skopje had the bright idea to evade the police by jumping in the Vardar river. What he didn’t count on was that a policewoman who was chasing him will follow him in the river, eyewitnesses said. A video of the event was shared online and it shows...

Sport 26.06.19 | 10:41

Vardar receives 500.000 EUR from the Macedonian Government, Besir Alili given 16.000

The Macedonian Government yesterday decided to award 500.000 EUR to the Vardar handball club for its second EHF Champions League title. Additionally, 16.000 EUR are given to Besir Alili, who won the gold in the European cadet wrestling championship.

Sport 20.06.19 | 21:25

Vardar signs reinforcements to help defend the EHF Champions League trophy

Vardar signed two Russian reinforcements for the next two handball seasons – Sergey Gorpishin and Pavel Atman will play for the Macedonian and European defending champion. Gorpishin (21) is a pivot and comes from the German Erlangen, while the 32 year old left winger Atman played in Hanover. Latvian...

Sport 18.06.19 | 14:29

Vardar will showcase its Champions League trophy for a week, starting tomorrow

The EHF Champions League trophy will be on display in the Jane Sandanski sports hall in Skopje for a week, during which fans will be able to take pictures. The trophy will be showcased between 15h and 20h, starting on June 19th and ending on the 26th. It’s the second Champions League trophy for...

Macedonia 09.06.19 | 11:49

Police still looking to prosecute Vardar fans

Radio Free Europe followed up with the Macedonian Interior Ministry and the OJO state prosecutors on the course of their investigation against the huge crowd of people which were celebrating Vardar’s EHF Champions League win. Prosecutors intend to go after Vardar fans who were using hate speech...

Macedonia 06.06.19 | 23:09

Zaev plans to sic the police on Vardar’s fans for defying his name change project even as can’t touch threatening Albanian groups

The police and state prosecutors announced today that they will begin criminal prosecution against supporters of the Vardar handball club which they deem used hate speech during the celebration of Vardar’s second title. The Zaev regime faced a mass act of open defiance, as an estimated 100.000...

Macedonia 04.06.19 | 17:25

Vardar’s triumphs – a comparison of two welcome ceremonies (GALLERY)

As Macedonia is still sobering up after the national celebration which erupted on Monday evening, as the winning Vardar handball club held a triumphant parade across Skopje with the Champions League trophy, enjoy the pictures from this, but also from the 2017 welcoming ceremony. In 2017, Vardar won the...

Macedonia 04.06.19 | 15:41

Pendarovski hosts reception for the new European handball champions

European men’s handball champion Vardar attended Tuesday reception at President Stevo Pendarovski. We welcomed the European champions, our sports heroes from Vardar. Thank you once again for making us proud! We all will commit ourselves for the success story of Vardar to continue to be our pride...

Macedonia 04.06.19 | 15:15

Vardar team at government reception: Zaev to propose reward of half a million euros for the European champions

The Macedonian Government held Tuesday a reception for the new European handball champion, Skopje’s Vardar. The management and the handball players were welcomed by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Thank you for the happiness and joy you have given us. You are champions of our hearts. We are happy that...