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Indoor Handball – A Danish Creation

The sport of handball has long been lorded over by European countries. This is true in its outdoor version and its indoor version as well. Denmark however holds the distinction of being the country where indoor handball originated. This fact is not very known especially since many associate the discovery of handball to Germany.This is probably because Germany has won in several handball competitions from the time they were organized. Historians however have found evidence that the sport has existed during the time of Ancient Greece. […]

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Badminton World Cup 2014 Goes to Denmark

The Badminton World Cup goes back to Denmark for the year 2014. The City of Copenhagen has hosted this prestigious event for three years before this year’s event. The first one was in 1983, then in 1991, and then in 1999. 
This is a badminton tournament organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). It started in 1977 wherein the first event was held in Sweden. What started as an every-three-year event eventually became an annual event starting year 2006. China, by far has obtained the most number of gold medals in the entire run of the event.  […]

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How Defeat in War Encouraged Interest in Sports

Tracing the history of the great interest of Danes in sports will reveal an interesting story behind it. Apparently, defeat in the Danish-Prussian War of 1863-64 encouraged the start of what is now termed a sthe extraordinary interest of Danes in sports and recreation. What started as training in small arms and physical readiness became the foundation of programs leading to sports excellence. […]

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Anholt

It has less than 200 inhabitants and from tip to tip spans only seven miles long, yet it is one popular tourist destination in Denmark. Welcome to Anholt, one of the most isolated island communities in the country, situated right in the middle of Kattegat in the Jutland peninsula. It is officially a part of the Norddjurs municipality and has been a settlement since the New Stone Age, with evidence of some Viking finds in the area. […]

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Best Danish Olympic athletes

Denmark has produced some of the world’s finest athletes who have competed in the World Olympic Games since it started in 1896. It has reaped over 170 medals, with most of them in team sports such as sailing, handball and rowing. This year, Denmark is represented by 113 athletes in 17 disciplines. Get to know some of the best Olympic athletes in Denmark: Wilson Kipketer. […]

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Denmark Contingent All Set for the 2012 Olympics

 
This year’s Olympics will see Denmark with its largest delegation after 16 years. For the 2012 summer games, the Danish contingent will be composed of 112 members, all fit and well trained. This will be the country’s biggest delegation since the Atlanta games in 1996.  […]

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Danish Olympic Athletes Ready with Bestseller Wardrobe

 
Denmark’s official delegation to the 2012 Summer Olympics are not only ready with their sports skills and energy but also with their wardrobe. While the athletes have been preparing for months and years for this most awaited international sports event, the people  tasked to design the uniforms of the players had also been busy designing and creating since last year.  […]

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DGI-byen

 
“At DGI-byen we strive to help people attain a balanced life. No matter what we do, we take a holistic approach that focuses on physical activity, group activities and healthy food. We would like to give people a way to live a more active life – be they our corporate customers or the individuals who use our facilities.”  […]

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Kettlebell

Kettlebell Fitness is devoted to the education of those who want to learn more about the sport.  The instructor is Thierry Sanchaz, IUKL/ IKSA representative in Denmark and the only instructor in Denmark to have a kettlebell sport coach education and competition experience and who has won competitions.  […]

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Dana Cup

Dana Cup, the International Youth Soccer United in Denmark, has a wide range of events for all participants.  With beach soccer, table soccer, sumo wrestling, and bungee basket, there is something for everyone.  The Dana Cup also has concerts during the week.  The Dana Cup makes use of 50 grassed soccer fields of the highest caliber in order to ensure that the t […]