Sport in Denmark
Denmark is Nordic country that is is bordered by Norway in the north and Germany in the south. As with any sport loving country in Europe, it adores soccer. As a matter of fact, Denmark has 1600 football clubs with more than 320, 000 players in their rosters.
Denmark have qualified for the European Championships in football six times during the 1984 to 2004 and took the 1992 title. Their list of achievements include the Confederations Cup (1995) and getting to the Worlds Championships in 1998. Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel was named the “World's Best Goalkeeper” twice (1992 and 1993) and anybody who knows football in Denmark knows Michael Laudrup who is given the distinction by Danish Football Association the of being the best Danich player of all time.
Handball is another sport that Danish athletes are doing quite well in. The women's team had two successes in 1990 while their men's national team has taken home more medals than any other team in European Handball Championship's history. They won two gold (2008 and 2012) and three bronze from 2002 to 2006. Denmark has also sent athletes to the Summer Olympic Games since its inauguration in 1896 except for the 1904 Games. They have also participated in several Winter Games since 1948 which includes every Games since 1988.
Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Denmark. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please let us know.
Popular sports of Denmark (see more)
- Football (Soccer), Handball
Traditional or Regional Sports
- Danish Longball — a bat and ball game developed in Denmark, like a hybrid of baseball and cricket.
- Krolf — a mix of croquet and golf, players use a mallet to hit the ball into a hole.
Denmark Sporting Success
- Confederations Cup (1995)
Athletes from Denmark
- Peter Schmeichel - named the “World's Best Goalkeeper” twice (1992 and 1993)
- Michael Laudrup (football)
Denmark Sports trivia
- Viggo Jensen was Denmark's first Olympic champion, winning gold in the two-hand lift weightlifting division at the first modern Games in 1896.
- Danish player Poul-Erik Høyer is the only non-Asian badminton player ever to win an Olympic gold medal.
Denmark at major events
- Denmark at the Summer Olympics
- Denmark at the Winter Olympics
- Denmark at the FIFA World Cup
- Denmark women's football team at the FIFA Women's World Cup
Past sporting events hosted in Denmark
Upcoming sporting events in Denmark
Annual sporting events held in Denmark
Sporting Facilities in Denmark
- List of the most popular sports in Denmark
- Sport Science Study Institutions in Denmark
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