France’s national handball team has won the European Championship in Austria with papers all over the country leading with the story… a positive ‘handball’ headline for a change!
According to Libération, there are 392,700 members in the French Handball Federation. This compares with 2.3 million in the French Football Federation so clearly, handball is not France’s most popular sport but they are pretty successful at it.
Aujourd’hui en France calls it a “his-to-ri-que” victory. Les Bleus are now triple champions having won the Olympic title and the World Championships too.
Other stories in the French papers today:
Run-up to the regional elections in six weeks time
Le Figaro: Regional elections: Aubry hoping for a broad Socialist victory”
Le Parisien/Aujourd’hui en France : “Actor Depardieu
Depardieu supports George Frêche”
Libération: “UMP Party wants to forget Villepin”