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Denmark at the Olympics

Denmark first participated at the Olympic Games at the inaugural 1896 Games, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the sparsely attended 1904 Games. Denmark has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games several times since 1948, including every Games since 1988.

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Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Danish athletes have won a total of 179 medals, with sailing as the top medal-producing sport. Denmark has won only a single medal at the Winter Games, in curling at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

The National Olympic Committee for Denmark was created in 1905.

Medal tablesEdit

List of medalistsEdit

Medals by individualEdit

According to official data of the International Olympic Committee. This is a list of people who have won one or more Olympic gold medals and three or more Olympic medals for Denmark. Medals won in the 1906 Intercalated Games are not included. It includes top-three placings in 1896 and 1900, before medals were awarded for top-three placings.

No. Athlete Sport Years Games Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Paul Elvstrøm   Sailing 1948–1988 8 M 4 0 0 4
2 Eskild Ebbesen   Rowing 1996–2012 5 M 3 0 2 5
3 Lars Jørgen Madsen   Shooting 1900–1924 5 M 2 2 1 5
4 Henry Hansen   Cycling 1928–1932 2 M 2 1 0 3
5 Jesper Bank   Sailing 1984–2000 4 M 2 0 1 3
6 Anders Peter Nielsen   Shooting 1900–1920 4 M 1 3 0 4
7 Karen Margrethe Harup   Swimming 1948 1 F 1 2 0 3
8 Viggo Jensen   Weightlifting 1896–1900 2 M 1 1 1 3
9 Willy Falck Hansen   Track cycling 1924–1928 2 M 1 1 1 3
9 Ole Berntsen   Sailing 1948–1964 M 1 1 1 3
9 Niels Fredborg   Track cycling 1964–1972 4 M 1 1 1 3
12 Erik Hansen   Canoeing 1960–1972 4 M 1 0 2 3
12 Lasse Norman Hansen   Track cycling 2012– 2 M 1 0 2 3

Medals by teamEdit

Denmark has been successful at the Olympics in team sports like football, handball and team gymnastics. In football Denmark has won four medals. Also team gymnastics has given Denmark four medals. In women's handball Denmark has won three gold medals.

Summer OlympicsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Gold National handball team   2000 Sydney Handball Women's competition
  Gold Jesper Bank
Henrik Blakskjær
Thomas Jacobsen
  2000 Sydney Sailing Men's soling class
  Silver Wilson Kipketer   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 800m
  Silver Camilla Martin   2000 Sydney Badminton Women's singles
  Silver Torben Grimmel   2000 Sydney Shooting Men's 50m rifle prone (60 shots)
  Bronze Eskild Ebbesen
Thomas Ebert
Victor Feddersen
Søren Madsen
  2000 Sydney Rowing Men's lightweight coxless four
  Gold National handball team   2004 Athens Handball Women's competition
  Gold Eskild Ebbesen
Thomas Ebert
Thor Kristensen
Stephan Mølvig
  2004 Athens Rowing Men's lightweight coxless four
  Bronze Wilson Kipketer   2004 Athens Athletics Men's 800m
  Bronze Joachim Olsen   2004 Athens Athletics Men's shot put
  Bronze Michael Maze
Finn Tugwell
  2004 Athens Table tennis Men's doubles
  Bronze Signe Livbjerg   2004 Athens Sailing Women's Europe class
  Bronze Dorte Jensen
Helle Jespersen
Christina Otzen
  2004 Athens Sailing Women's yngling class
  Gold Mads Andersen
Thomas Ebert
Eskild Ebbesen
Morten Jørgensen
  2008 Beijing Rowing Men's lightweight men's four
  Gold Martin Kirketerp Ibsen
Jonas Warrer
  2008 Beijing Sailing Men's 49er class
  Silver Casper Jørgensen
Jens-Erik Madsen
Michael Mørkøv
Alex Nicki Rasmussen
  2008 Beijing Cycling (Track) Men's team pursuit
  Bronze Andreas Helgstrand
Anne van Olst
Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
  2008 Beijing Equestrian Dressage team
  Bronze Rasmus Hansen
Mads Reinholdt Rasmussen
  2008 Beijing Rowing Men's double sculls
  Gold Rasmus Quist
Mads Rasmussen
  2012 London Rowing Men's lightweight double sculls
  Gold Lasse Norman Hansen   2012 London Cycling (Track) Men's omnium
  Silver Anders Golding   2012 London Shooting Men's skeet
  Silver Fie Udby Erichsen   2012 London Rowing Women's single sculls
  Silver Jonas Høgh-Christensen   2012 London Sailing Men's Finn
  Silver Mathias Boe
Carsten Mogensen
  2012 London Badminton Men's doubles
  Bronze Kasper Winther Jørgensen
Morten Jørgensen
Jacob Barsøe
Eskild Ebbesen
  2012 London Rowing Men's lightweight coxless four
  Bronze Joachim Fischer
Christinna Pedersen
  2012 London Badminton Mixed doubles
  Bronze Peter Lang
Allan Nørregaard
  2012 London Sailing 49er
  Gold National handball team   2016 Rio de Janeiro Handball Men's competition

Winter OlympicsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Silver Helena Blach Lavrsen
Margit Pörtner
Dorthe Holm
Trine Qvist
Jane Bidstrup
  1998 Nagano   Curling Women's competition

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • "Denmark". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Results and Medalists—Denmark". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Denmark". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.
  • "Olympic Statistics" (in Danish). National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark. Retrieved 2016-01-07.