Denmark

Overview

NOCDanmarks Idrætsforbund
Flagbearers74

Participants

Olympic Games 1900
Intercalated Games 49
Youth Olympic Games 80

Description

Denmark’s connection with the Olympic Movement began in 1894 when Fredrik Bajer, a member of the Danish Parliament, was an honorary member of the International Congress in Paris at which the Olympic Games were revived. After Denmark had participated in the 1896 Olympics, the first Danish International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member, Niels Holbeck, was co-opted in 1899 but it was not until 29 October 1905 that a Danish National Olympic Committee (NOC) was formed. In 1993 the Danish National Olympic Committee merged with the Dansk Idræts-Forbund to become the Danmarks Idræts-Forbund. Denmark has competed at every summer Olympic Games except 1904, but their attendance at the Olympic Winter Games has been less consistent. Since making their winter début in 1948, they have missed the Winter Olympics of 1956, 1972, 1976, 1980, and 1984, but have participated in all Winter Games since 1988. Also a few athletes from Greenland competed for Denmark.

Danish athletes have won 210 Olympic medals, 48 of them gold. Denmark has won one medal in the Olympic Winter Games, that a silver in women’s curling in 1998. Two shooters from the early 20th century won the most Olympic medals for Denmark with five – Lars Jørgen Madsen and Niels Larsen. In 2012 the rower Eskild Ebbesen also won his fifth Olympic medal for Denmark. But their greatest Olympian has likely been sailor Paul Elvstrøm who won four gold medals, winning the monotype class consecutively from 1948-60.

In 1921 the Dansk Idræts-Forbund was awarded with the Olympic Cup.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 0 13 Results
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 49 0 49 Results
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 78 0 78 Results
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 151 1 152 Results
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 150 4 154 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 77 12 89 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 82 9 91 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 35 8 43 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 105 16 121 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 144 18 162 Results
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 115 14 129 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 27 4 31 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 88 12 100 Results
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 53 7 60 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 60 4 64 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 114 12 126 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 56 10 66 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 55 3 58 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 49 11 60 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 57 21 78 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 77 33 110 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 54 65 119 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 7 12 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 53 44 97 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 6 11 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 48 44 92 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 4 4 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 64 20 84 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 9 21 30 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 9 8 17 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 66 48 114 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 9 15 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 78 41 119 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 9 7 16 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 22 4 26 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 7 3 10 Results
Archery 8 6 14 Results
Art Competitions 47 4 51 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 123 1 124 Results
Athletics 123 30 153 Results
Badminton 22 21 43 Results
Biathlon 1 0 1 Results
Boxing 78 0 78 Results
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) 11 0 11 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 45 15 60 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 6 1 7 Results
Curling 12 21 33 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 3 2 5 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 9 2 11 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 85 3 88 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 84 3 87 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 8 11 19 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 18 14 32 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 22 0 22 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 6 2 8 Results
Fencing 51 14 65 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 4 1 5 Results
Football (Football) 113 15 128 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 0 3 3 Results
Golf 2 2 4 Results
Handball 75 45 120 Results
Hockey 55 0 55 Results
Judo 2 0 2 Results
Modern Pentathlon 15 1 16 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 174 32 206 Results
Sailing 113 24 137 Results
Shooting 83 7 90 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 1 1 2 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 4 2 6 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 45 64 109 Results
Table Tennis 4 1 5 Results
Taekwondo 3 1 4 Results
Tennis 18 5 23 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 0 1 Results
Triathlon 3 3 6 Results
Tug-Of-War 3 0 3 Results
Weightlifting 21 0 21 Results
Wrestling 65 0 65 Results

Intercalated Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 18 0 18 Results
Athletics 4 0 4 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Fencing 3 0 3 Results
Football (Football) 12 0 12 Results
Rowing 6 0 6 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 2 0 2 Results
Wrestling 3 0 3 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 1 1 2 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 2 3 5 Results
Archery 1 1 2 Results
Athletics 3 2 5 Results
Badminton 1 2 3 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 0 2 2 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 3 1 4 Results
Curling 2 2 4 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 5 3 8 Results
Fencing 1 0 1 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 0 1 1 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Handball 0 14 14 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 17 0 17 Results
Judo 1 0 1 Results
Rowing 1 1 2 Results
Sailing 0 1 1 Results
Shooting 0 1 1 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 1 0 1 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 1 0 1 Results
Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Triathlon 1 1 2 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 8 9 22
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 1 1 6
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 9 1 13
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 4 9
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 3 2 1 6
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 6 7 15
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 6 3 11
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 4 3 9
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 1 6
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 1 6
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 3 7
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 5 8
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 6
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 3 6
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 2 5
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 1 4
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 6 5 12
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 4 3 8
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 3 2 6
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 3 6
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 4 6
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 2 3
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 5 3 8
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 3 3 6
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 3 5
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 3 5
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 3 4
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sailing 12 9 9 30
Rowing 7 5 12 24
Cycling Track 5 4 9 18
Handball 4 0 0 4
Shooting 3 10 5 18
Canoe Sprint 3 6 5 14
Swimming 3 5 6 14
Cycling Road 2 5 1 8
Boxing 1 5 6 12
Badminton 1 3 4 8
Fencing 1 2 3 6
Artistic Gymnastics 1 2 1 4
Weightlifting 1 2 0 3
Diving 1 0 1 2
Art Competitions 0 5 4 9
Athletics 0 4 3 7
Wrestling 0 3 6 9
Equestrian Dressage 0 3 1 4
Football 0 3 1 4
Equestrian Eventing 0 1 1 2
Curling 0 1 0 1
Hockey 0 1 0 1
Tennis 0 1 0 1
Table Tennis 0 0 1 1

Intercalated Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wrestling 2 1 1 4
Football 1 0 0 1
Artistic Gymnastics 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Handball 1 0 0 1
Athletics 0 1 1 2
Cycling Road 0 1 1 2
Judo 0 0 1 1
Triathlon 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Paul Elvstrøm DEN 4 0 0 4
Eskild Ebbesen DEN 3 0 2 5
Lars Jørgen Madsen DEN 2 2 1 5
Henry Hansen DEN 2 1 0 3
Jesper Bank DEN 2 0 1 3
Thomas Ebert DEN 2 0 1 3
Camilla Andersen DEN 2 0 0 2
Tina Bøttzau DEN 2 0 0 2
Anette Hoffmann-Møberg DEN 2 0 0 2
Tonje Kjærgaard DEN 2 0 0 2
Janne Kolling DEN 2 0 0 2
Lene Rantala DEN 2 0 0 2
Valdemar Bandolowski DEN 2 0 0 2
Erik Hansen DEN 2 0 0 2
Poul Richard Høj Jensen DEN 2 0 0 2
Karen Brødsgaard DEN 2 0 0 2
Katrine Fruelund DEN 2 0 0 2
Lotte Kiærskou DEN 2 0 0 2
Karin Mortensen DEN 2 0 0 2
Rikke Petersen Schmidt DEN 2 0 0 2
Mette Vestergaard DEN 2 0 0 2

Intercalated Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Søren Jensen DEN 2 0 0 2
August Lindgren DEN 1 0 0 1
Oscar Nielsen DEN 1 0 0 1
Charles Buchwald DEN 1 0 0 1
Carl Pedersen DEN 1 0 0 1
Vigo Andersen DEN 1 0 0 1
Aage Andersen DEN 1 0 0 1
Parmo Ferslev DEN 1 0 0 1
Holger Frederiksen DEN 1 0 0 1
Hjalmar Herup DEN 1 0 0 1
Peder Pedersen DEN 1 0 0 1
Henry Rambusch DEN 1 0 0 1
Stefan Rasmussen DEN 1 0 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Emil Hansen DEN 1 0 1 2
Mathilde Bjerregaard DEN 1 0 0 1
Amanda Brogaard DEN 1 0 0 1
Pernille Clausen DEN 1 0 0 1
Rikke Ebbesen DEN 1 0 0 1
Anne Ernstrøm DEN 1 0 0 1
Camilla Fangel DEN 1 0 0 1
Rikke Iversen DEN 1 0 0 1
Mathilde Juncker DEN 1 0 0 1
Camilla Madsen DEN 1 0 0 1
Julie Parkhøi DEN 1 0 0 1
Signe Pedersen DEN 1 0 0 1
Nicoline Skals DEN 1 0 0 1
Sara Smidemann DEN 1 0 0 1
Cecilie Woller DEN 1 0 0 1

IOC Members

Niels Holbeck 1899—1906
Torben Grut 1906—1912
Fritz Hansen 1912—1921
Ivar Nyholm 1922—1931
HRH Prince Axel 1932—1958
HRH Prince Axel 1958—1964
Ivar Vind 1958—1977
Niels Holst-Sørensen 1977—2002
Niels Holst-Sørensen 2002—
Kai Holm 2002—2008
HRH Prince Frederik 2009—
Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 2014—