Around the Continent: Champions Edition


The Basel Gladiators (Europe #17) won the Swiss Bowl in July for the first time in their history.

Basel Gladiators - Swiss champs

Basel Gladiators Swiss champions


In Ukrainian semi-final play, the Bandits defeated the Kiev Slavs 37-14 while Kharkov Atlantes beat the Odessa Pirates 35-19.

This has set up an exciting final this weekend. The Bandits and Atlantes never played each other during the regular season. Kiev went undefeated while Kharkov dropped one game to the Kiev Slavs, 18-12.The Bandits  scored 355 points in six games while only allowing 38.

Ukraine - Bandits in action

Kiev Bandits in action.

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Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.