Erik Hansen (canoeist)
Erik Rosendahl Hansen was a Danish sprint canoeist who competed in singles at the 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics. He won one gold and two bronze medals in 1960 and 1968 and placed seventh in 1964 and 1972. In 1968 he served as the Olympic flag bearer for Denmark. Between 1958 and 1972 Hansen won seven medals at the European Championships. ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater: 1936–2007 at WebCite. Additional archives: Wayback Machine. ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite
Denmark at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Denmark competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark sent the nation's second largest delegation to the Games after the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. A total of 113 athletes, 63 men and 50 women, competed in 17 sports, although two additional athletes played as team reserves. Handball was the only team-based sport; the Danish team included one of them defending. Notable athletes included tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, swimmer Lotte Friis, who won a bronze medal in Beijing. Kim Wraae Knudsen, silver medalist in the men's sprint kayak doubles in Beijing, was the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Team Danmark and the Danish Sports' Union set a goal of eight medals. Team Danmark and DIF believed Denmark had the best chances of winning a medal in wrestling, cycling, the equestrian events, athletics and sailing. At the end of the Games, Denmark had reached beyond the medal target by a single point.
Denmark left London with a total of 9 medals, this being considered its most successful Olympics in 64 years. The gold medals were won by rowers Rasmus Quist Hansen and Mads Rasmussen in the men's lightweight double sculls, track cyclist Lasse Norman Hansen in the first men's omnium. Other medals were awarded to the team in sailing, shooting and women's rowing. Several Danish athletes narrowly missed out on the medal standings in their sporting events, including two competitors in the Greco-Roman wrestling. Three Danish individual quota places as well as a team quota place were secured at the 2011 World Archery Championships on 6 June 2011, as the Danish team, consisting of Carina Christiansen, Maja Jager and Louise Laursen, finished 8th in the women's recurve event; the same three archers were selected for participation by the NOC on 14 May 2012. Danish athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events: KeyNote – Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only Q = Qualified for the next round q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target NR = National record N/A = Round not applicable for the event Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round Men Track & road eventsField eventsWomen Track & road eventsField events The BWF World Ranking of 1 May 2012 was used for the qualifying for the badminton tournament.
This gave Denmark the following quota places: 2 in men's singles, 1 in men's doubles, 1 in women's singles, 1 in women's doubles and 2 in mixed doubles. Nine players were selected on 14 May 2012. MenWomenMixed Denmark qualified in the following event with one qualifier. Men Denmark has qualified boats for the following events in the sprint discipline of the canoeing sport. No Danish canoeists competed in the slalom discipline. Denmark has qualified cyclists in all 4 disciplines in the cycling sport. PursuitOmnium Annika Langvad has withdrawn from the Olympics due to broken ribs. Denmark has qualified one team and three individual quota places to the dressage discipline in the Equestrian sport after finishing in sixth place at the 2011 European Dressage Championship. No Danish riders compete in the two other disciplines. Denmark qualified one male athlete in trampolining. No Danish gymnasts competed in the other two disciplines of the gymnastics sport; the men's team qualified for the Olympics by winning the 2012 European Men's Handball Championship.
The women's team qualified through the World Qualification Tournament. This was the first Olympics where both the Danish men's and women's handball teams were present; the men's squad was announced on 29 May 2012 with the reserve determined one month and the women's squad was announced on 2 July 2012. Team roster The following is the Denmark roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Head coaches: Ulrik Wilbek Group playQuarter-final Team roster The following is the Denmark roster in the women's handball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Head coaches: Jan Pytlick Group play Denmark has qualified boats for the following events MenWomenQualification Legend: FA=Final A. Which means. MenWomenMatch racingThe Danish boat lost their eleventh round robin race by seven seconds, but following a protest the result was annulled and the race resailed. Open Denmark have qualified. MenWomen Danish swimmers achieved qualifying standards in the following events before the games started: Pál Joensen competed under the Danish flag, although he played for the Faroe Islands.
MenWomen Three Danish athletes qualified for the table tennis event. In the men's singles, Michael Maze qualified by virtue of his ranking, while Allan Bentsen qualified through the final qualification tournament. Mie Skov qua
Tommy Brian Troelsen is a Danish former football player and manager, television presenter. He played his entire club career with Vejle Boldklub, winning one Danish championship and two Danish Cup trophies. Troelsen played 16 matches and scored five goals for the Danish national team, won a silver medal for Denmark at the 1960 Summer Olympics. After ending his footballing career, he became a popular television host on Danmarks Radio and dk4. Troelsen was an active footballer in Vejle Boldklub in the 1960s, making his senior debut in November 1957, he played a total 257 matches and scored 130 goals, including 191 matches and 84 goals in the Danish championship seasons. He was known for his technical flair. In 1958, he was a major profile when Vejle Boldklub won The Double of both the Danish championship and the Danish Cup trophy. Troelsen became the youngest player to participate in a Danish Cup final, as he was only 17 years old in when he and Vejle won 3–2 in the 1958 final against KB; the year after and Vejle celebrated another Danish Cup triumph.
In the cup final, Troelsen scored the 1–0 goal in the win against rivals AGF. He was called up for the Denmark national football team in June 1959. Troelsen and Harald Nielsen were the youngest players in the Danish squad at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. Troelsen entered the team in the third match of the group stage, went on to play the semi-final and final, as Denmark sensationally won the silver medals. In one of his most memorable games, Troelsen scored a hat-trick in the 5–0 win against Norway in June 1968, he ended his national team career in June 1968, having played a total 16 games and scored five goals for Denmark. Troelsen was injured early on in his career and the doctors advised him to undergo surgery as quick as possible, but it took thirteen years. Throughout his entire career he played with a knee band. There are no pictures of him without the knee band, but despite this he scored many of his greatest goals from long range. At the age of 28, Troelsen ended his active career due to his injury problems.
He played his last game for Vejle in September 1968. Besides his footballing career, Troelsen had worked as a teacher in Jelling. After ending his footballing career, Troelsen started a career as a television presenter on Danmarks Radio, presenting football games, he was the host of the legendary "Sportslørdag" program, where he presented and explained English football every Saturday, helped further the understanding of the game in Denmark. In 1999, he was abruptly fired by Danmarks Radio. In 2001, he was the presenter of Danish 1st Division games on dk4, hosted a talkshow on the channel, he retired in August 2004. Danish championship: 1958 Danish Cup: 1958, 1959
Hans Marius Fogh was one of the most successful competitive sailors in history, with dozens of national and international championships and in many different classes, including two Olympic medals. Fogh who represented his country of birth for the first time during the 1960 Summer Olympics in Naples as helmsman in the Danish Flying Dutchman Skum with Ole Gunnar Petersen as crew, Fogh took the silver medal. In 1964 Fogh returned to the Olympics in Enoshima again with Ole Gunnar Petersen as crew, Fogh took 4th place in the Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Flying Dutchman Miss Denmark 1964. With crew Niels Jensen and again in the Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Flying Dutchman, Fogh took 16th place in the 1968 in Acapulco; the last time Fogh represented Denmark at the Olympics was in the Flying Dutchman during the 1972 Olympics in Kiel. With Ulrik Brock as crew, Fogh took 7th place. After Fogh emigrated to Canada he was selected to represent his new country at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Kingston.
With Evert Bastet as crew, Fogh took 4th place in the Sailing at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Flying Dutchman. His final Olympic appearance came in the Soling at the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics. With fellow crew members Steve Calder and John Kerr Fogh, as helmsman took the bronze medal. Born on 8 March 1938 in Rødovre, Hans grew up in a family of gardeners and was expected to take over the family business. With the encouragement and support of long-time friend Paul Henderson who managed to lever Fogh’ former career as a gardener, Fogh emigrated to Canada in the 1969 and gained Canadian citizenship in 1975. Fogh was married to Kirsten for 49 years, they have five grandchildren. Hans Fogh died from Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease on 14 March 2014 in Toronto. Expected to work in gardening, like the rest of his family, Fogh took a job at Elvstrom sailmakers where he learned the skills of sailmaking. In 1969 He set up a new sailmaking loft in Canada: Elvstrom Canada, he produced sails under the labels: Fogh Sails and North Sails.
His involvement in the development of the standard Laser sail and the subsequent Laser Radial sail, as well as the Laser 28 sails are of his many well-known accomplishments in his profession. Hans Fogh won countless World and National Championships in so many Olympic and National Classes. Hans took part of six Olympic Games and took a silver medal in the Soling during the Pan Am Games in 1987. A list of major championships is given on the right, he helmed Evergreen for Don Green during the 1978 Canada's Cup. He sailed on Canada II during the 1987 Louis Vuitton Cup. Fogh is an Honoured member of the Canada Sports Hall of Fame from 1985, Canadian Olympic Sports Hall of Fame 1986 and the Etobicoke Sports Halls of Fame. List of athletes with the most appearances at Olympic Games
Paul Bert Elvstrøm was a Danish yachtsman. He won four Olympic gold medals and eleven world titles in eight different types of boat, including Snipe, Star, Flying Dutchman and Finn. Elvstrøm competed in eight Olympic Games from 1948 to 1988, being one of only six persons to win four consecutive individual gold medals, first time in a Firefly, subsequently in Finns. In his last two Olympic games he sailed the Tornado Catamaran class, which, in those days, was sailed by two young men, with his daughter Trine Elvstrøm as forward hand, he is one of only four athletes who have competed in the Olympics over a span of 40 years, along with fencer Ivan Joseph Martin Osiier, sailor Magnus Konow, sailor Durward Knowles. Elvstrøm was noted as a developer of sails and sailing equipment. One of his most successful innovations was a new type of self-bailer; the design is still in production under the Andersen brand and has been copied. The new features were a wedge shaped venturi that closes automatically if the boat grounds or hits an obstruction, a flap that acts as a non return valve to minimise water coming in if the boat is stationary or moving too for the device to work.
Previous automatic bailers would be damaged or destroyed if they met an obstruction, would let considerable amounts of water in if the boat was moving too slowly. Elvstrøm was a early innovator in training techniques. For example, he used the technique of'sitting out' or hiking using toe-straps to a greater degree than getting all his body weight from the knees upwards outside the boat, thus providing extra leverage to enable the boat to remain level in stronger winds and hence go faster than his competitors; this technique required great strength and fitness, so Elvstrøm built a training bench with toe-straps in his garage to replicate the sitting-out position in his dinghy. He proceeded to spend many training hours on dry land sitting out on the bench at home, he popularised the kicking strap, or boom vang. This may take the form of a block and tackle linking a low point on the mast and the boom close to the mast, which allows the boom to be let out when reaching or running without lifting.
This controls the twist of the mainsail from its foot to its head, increasing the sail's power and the boat's speed and controlability. Elvstrøm did not advertise his new invention, leaving his competitors mystified at his superior boat-speed. Investigation of his dinghy revealed nothing as he used to remove the kicking strap before coming ashore, he established a manufacturing company whose products included masts and sails. He has been instrumental in developing several international yacht racing rules. Among the innovative concepts he brought to sailboat racing was the concept of gates instead of a single windward or leeward mark in large regattas; the leeward gate on a windward-leeward course is used. The windward gate is less used due to the difficulties in managing right-of-way around the right gate, the subtleties of which are understood by match racers. In 1996, Elvstrøm was chosen as "Danish Sportsman of the Century."In 2007, Elvstrøm was among the first six inductees into the ISAF Sailing Hall of Fame.
He died on 7 December 2016 after battling Alzheimers for a few years. Elvstrøm won medals at the world championships in eight sailing classes: Finn, 505, Flying Dutchman, 5.5 Metre, Star and Tornado. Elvstrom, Paul. Expert Dinghy and Keelboat Racing, 1967, Times Books, ISBN 0-8129-0054-5 Elvstrom, Paul. Elvström Speaks on Yacht Racing, 1970, One-Design & Offshore Yachtsman Magazine, ISBN 0-8129-0134-7 Elvstrom, Paul. Elvström Speaks -- to His Sailing Friends on His Life and Racing Career, 1970, Nautical Publishing Company, ISBN 0-245-59851-0 Paul Elvström Explains the Yacht Racing Rules, First edition 1969, title updated to Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing: 2005–2008 Rules. Updated four-yearly in accordance with racing rules revisions, various authors and publishers. ISBN 0-07-145626-0 Elvstrøm 717 List of athletes with the most appearances at Olympic Games List of multiple Olympic gold medalists in one event Most successful athletes at the World Championships Media related to Paul Elvstrøm at Wikimedia Commons Paul Elvstrøm results
John Danielsen is a Danish former association football midfielder. During his club career he played for Boldklubben 1909, he earned 27 caps for the Denmark national football team, won a silver medal in football at the 1960 Summer Olympics, was in the finals squad for the 1964 European Nations' Cup. He played for 1909 from Odense in Denmark, he was transferred to the German club Werder Bremen returning to play for B 1909 again at the end of his career in the early 1970s. John Danielsen at National-Football-Teams.com
Denmark the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, is bordered to the south by Germany; the Kingdom of Denmark comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand and the North Jutlandic Island; the islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2, land area of 42,394 km2, the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2, a population of 5.8 million. The unified kingdom of Denmark emerged in the 10th century as a proficient seafaring nation in the struggle for control of the Baltic Sea. Denmark and Norway were ruled together under one sovereign ruler in the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523.
The areas of Denmark and Norway remained under the same monarch until Denmark -- Norway. Beginning in the 17th century, there were several devastating wars with the Swedish Empire, ending with large cessions of territory to Sweden. After the Napoleonic Wars, Norway was ceded to Sweden, while Denmark kept the Faroe Islands and Iceland. In the 19th century there was a surge of nationalist movements, which were defeated in the 1864 Second Schleswig War. Denmark remained neutral during World War I. In April 1940, a German invasion saw brief military skirmishes while the Danish resistance movement was active from 1943 until the German surrender in May 1945. An industrialised exporter of agricultural produce in the second half of the 19th century, Denmark introduced social and labour-market reforms in the early 20th century that created the basis for the present welfare state model with a developed mixed economy; the Constitution of Denmark was signed on 5 June 1849, ending the absolute monarchy, which had begun in 1660.
It establishes a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy. The government and national parliament are seated in Copenhagen, the nation's capital, largest city, main commercial centre. Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the Danish Realm, devolving powers to handle internal affairs. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948. Denmark negotiated certain opt-outs, it is among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, the United Nations. Denmark is considered to be one of the most economically and developed countries in the world. Danes enjoy a high standard of living and the country ranks in some metrics of national performance, including education, health care, protection of civil liberties, democratic governance and human development; the country ranks as having the world's highest social mobility, a high level of income equality, is among the countries with the lowest perceived levels of corruption in the world, the eleventh-most developed in the world, has one of the world's highest per capita incomes, one of the world's highest personal income tax rates.
The etymology of the word Denmark, the relationship between Danes and Denmark and the unifying of Denmark as one kingdom, is a subject which attracts debate. This is centered on the prefix "Dan" and whether it refers to the Dani or a historical person Dan and the exact meaning of the -"mark" ending. Most handbooks derive the first part of the word, the name of the people, from a word meaning "flat land", related to German Tenne "threshing floor", English den "cave"; the -mark is believed to mean woodland or borderland, with probable references to the border forests in south Schleswig. The first recorded use of the word Danmark within Denmark itself is found on the two Jelling stones, which are runestones believed to have been erected by Gorm the Old and Harald Bluetooth; the larger stone of the two is popularly cited as Denmark's "baptismal certificate", though both use the word "Denmark", in the form of accusative ᛏᛅᚾᛘᛅᚢᚱᚴ tanmaurk on the large stone, genitive ᛏᛅᚾᛘᛅᚱᚴᛅᚱ "tanmarkar" on the small stone.
The inhabitants of Denmark are there called "Danes", in the accusative. The earliest archaeological findings in Denmark date back to the Eem interglacial period from 130,000–110,000 BC. Denmark has been inhabited since around 12,500 BC and agriculture has been evident since 3900 BC; the Nordic Bronze Age in Denmark was marked by burial mounds, which left an abundance of findings including lurs and the Sun Chariot. During the Pre-Roman Iron Age, native groups began migrating south, the first tribal Danes came to the country between the Pre-Roman and the Germanic Iron Age, in the Roman Iron Age; the Roman provinces maintained trade routes and relations with native tribes in Denmark, Roman coins have been found in Denmark. Evidence of strong Celtic cultural influence dates from this period in Denmark and much of North-West Europe and is among other things reflected in the finding of the Gundestrup cauldron; the tribal Danes came from the east Danish islands and Scania and spoke an early form of North Germanic.
Historians believe that before their arrival, most of Jutland and the nearest islands were settled by tribal J