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Denmark at the Olympics

Denmark at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  DEN
NOC National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Website (Danish) (English)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games

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.

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 tables by Games 1
    • Medals by Summer Games 1.1
    • Medals by Winter Games 1.2
    • Medals by summer sport 1.3
    • Medals by winter sport 1.4
  • List of medalists 2
    • Medals by individual 2.1
    • Medals by team 2.2
    • Summer Olympics 2.3
    • Winter Olympics 2.4
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Medal tables by Games

List of medalists

Medals by individual

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

Medals by team

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 Olympics

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 Kruse 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 Quist, RasmusRasmus Quist
Mads Rasmussen
2012 London Rowing Men's lightweight double sculls
 Gold Hansen, Lasse NormanLasse Norman Hansen 2012 London Cycling (Track) Men's omnium
 Silver Golding, AndersAnders Golding 2012 London Shooting Men's skeet
 Silver Erichsen, Fie UdbyFie Udby Erichsen 2012 London Rowing Women's single sculls
 Silver Høgh-Christensen, JonasJonas Høgh-Christensen 2012 London Sailing Men's Finn
 Silver Boe, MathiasMathias Boe
Carsten Mogensen
2012 London Badminton Men's doubles
 Bronze Kasper Winther
Morten Jørgensen
Jacob Barsøe
Eskild Ebbesen
2012 London Rowing Men's lightweight coxless four
 Bronze Fischer, JoachimJoachim Fischer
Christinna Pedersen
2012 London Badminton Mixed doubles
 Bronze Lang, PeterPeter Lang
Allan Nørregaard
2012 London Sailing 49er

Winter Olympics

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

See also


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