Denmark at the Olympics is a history which includes 40 games in 22 countries and 1,800+ athletes. Since 1896, Denmark has contributed to the growth of the "Olympic Movement".
The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Denmark is DEN.
Teams from Denmark have taken part in the Olympic Games since the very first games in 1896.
The National Olympic Committee for Denmark (National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark or Danmarks Idræts-Forbund Olympisk Komite) was created in 1905; and it was recognized by the International Olympic Committee the same year.
Denmark has sent athletes to every Summer Olympic Games except for the 1904 Games.
Denmark has been a part of the Winter Olympic Games several times since 1948. They have been at every Games since 1988.
Danish athletes have won a total of 171 medals. Sailing is their best medal winning sport.
Denmark has won only one medal at the Winter Games. This was in curling at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano
Medals by Summer Games
Medals by sport
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), Denmark; retrieved 2012-10-11.
- ↑ Olympics.org, "Factsheet: The Olympic Movement"; retrieved 2012-10-11.
- ↑ "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]; "Abbreviations, National Olympic Committees," 2009 Annual Report, p. 91 [PDF p. 92 of 94]; retrieved 2012-10-11.
- ↑ Olympic.org, Denmark; retrieved 2012-10-11.
- ↑ SR/Olympics, "Denmark at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games"; retrieved 2012-10-11.