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19th May, 2016

Police raid union headquarters

Detectives from the Tax Office impounded documents at the headquarters of the LIGA union alliance on Wednesday.

The tax authority said it cannot divulge any more information.

The tabloid Blikk reported that somebody had filed a report of suspicious cash transactions involving Ft 1.5 billion in EU funds transferred to LIGA.

Police also searched the LIGA office building last October. (MI p.2; N p.6; MH pp.1&2; nepszava.hu; inforadio.hu; mti.hu)
19th May, 2016

Danish coach for handball team

Kim Rasmussen of Denmark will take charge of the Hungarian women's handball team, effective July 1, for four years.

The 43-year-old is the coach of both the Polish national team and the Romanian club CSM Bucuresti which won the Champions League in Budapest ten days ago.

Rasmussen is due to quit both posts at the end of the season. (MI p.19; MH p.16; inforadio.hu; mti.hu; KR)
19th May, 2016

Hockey goalie signs for NHL team

Hungarian national ice hockey team goalkeeper Adam Vay has signed a two-year contract with the Minnesota Wild of North America’s National Hockey League following his performances in the recently concluded world championships.

Vay said he and his agent had been approached via e-mail during the tournament.

He will go to a training camp in July and will have to work hard, he said, adding “the real challenge starts now”.

The tall, 196cm Vay saved 91.1% of the shots he faced at the world championships. (444.hu; MH p.16; KR)

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