“There’s a great atmosphere and a lovely vibe here. It seems like everyone knows each other, and you’re one big family.” The words come from Carine Bizien, French Olympic organizer, who visited the World Championship in Denmark.
Carine Bizien is a member of the organizing committee for the Olympic Games in Paris next summer, and is currently visiting Denmark, where she is gathering experiences and impressions from the organization of major international handball events.
Her official title is ‘Senior Project Manager Technical Operations Handball’, and at the Paris 2024 Olympics, she will be one of the key figures in managing the Olympic handball matches. Carine Bizien was very impressed by what she saw and heard.
“In Denmark, you are used to organizing large handball events at a top level. I received a warm welcome and am trying to learn from your experiences in organizing large events in a “relaxed mood”. Everyone seems very solution-oriented and tries to find solutions to all challenges in good collaboration as one team. I will take this back with me to France,” said Carine Bizien.
In the World Championship final round, the French women – along with Denmark and Norway – are among the biggest favorites. France starts in Group D, playing in Norwegian Stavanger.
The French team started Thursday evening with a narrow 30-29 victory over Angola after a thrilling conclusion. Angola hit the post with just seconds to spare. The other teams in Group D are Slovenia and Iceland. Slovenia won on Thursday evening with a score of 30-24.