Karl Erik Böhn passed away

Karl Erik Böhn passed away
photo: Bjorn Kenneth Muggerud

photo: Bjorn Kenneth Muggerud

We from shares with huge sadness that beloved handball coach, Norwegian Karl Erik Böhn has passed away last night.

After a long year when he was ill, being diagnosed with cancer (acute myelogen leukemia) Karl Erik Böhn has passed way last night in the hospital from Tönsberg in the age of 48.

The team of timeoutmagazin is sending their thoughts to his family, friends and to all who knew him.

Rest in peace KEB!

He played 126 matches for  Norway, between 1986 and 1993. He was head coach for the Norwegian women’s club Larvik HK from 2005 until early 2011. Among his achievements as coach for Larvik HK are several Norwegian championships, victory in theEHF-Cup in 2007/2008, and semifinalist in the CLin 2009/2010.

Bøhn ended his assignment with Larvik HK in January 2011, due to a controversy when Larvik player Heidi Löke, who was also Bøhn’s girlfriend, signed a contract with the Hungarian club Győri Audi ETO KC.

On 30 August 2011 Bøhn was announced as the new head coach of the Hungarian women’s national team, thus becoming the first ever coach from outside Hungary to manage the national selection. He got a mandate until the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Three months later, on 23 November 2011 Bøhn took the coaching position of Hungarian top club Győri Audi ETO KC, signing a contract until the end of that season.

Starting from August 2011 he worked as the head coach of the Hungarian women national team, and since November 2011 he was also in charge by Hungarian top division side Győri Audi ETO KC.

“I learned that happiness and joy is  to look for in life , and the pain and difficulties  are negative things . I guess this is not always like that, both of them we need to experience .  I can surelly say that  the past year was full of challenges , pain and difficulty , especially when before Christmas I have got my death sentence . But today, on January 3th, I feel that I am  the happiest and most harmonious person. Is hard to explain what caused it, but the things I experienced helped to make a positive attitude to life, and do not take anything too seriously. All of us knows that once we will die . ” – blog written by Karl Erik Böhn at the beginning of Januray 2014.


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Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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