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List of popular Danish Olympic athletes, listed alphabetically with photos of the athletes when available. Famous Olympians from Denmark have achieved some of the highest honors in sports and Olympic history, as even being chosen to represent your country at the Olympics is something that most athletes will never get to experience. These competitors are the most prominent people from Denmark who have competed in the Olympics. Denmark has a long, proud history of competing in the Olympic games, and without these fierce athletes they never would have won any medals. The list you're viewing is made up of athletes like Anne van Olst and Michael Mørkøv.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Danish Olympic athletes?" and "Who is the greatest Danish Olympian of all time?"

Alex Nicki Rasmussen is a Danish professional racing cyclist. Rasmussen is a track cycling specialist, and was the 2005 Scratch World Champion. Together with Michael Mørkøv, Rasmussen won the Danish Madison Championships six times in a row, and as such, are nicknamed the 'Par nummer syv'. Rasmussen has also found success on the road, winning the 2007 Danish National Road Race Championships. Rasmussen previously competed for UCI ProTeams Team Saxo Bank, HTC-Highroad, and Garmin-Barracuda. On 19 March 2013, Garmin-Sharp re-signed Rasmussen for the remainder of the 2013 season. Rasmussen left Garmin-Sharp following the 2013 season, and subsequently announced plans to re-enter track cycling. ...more

Date Of Birth: 1984-06-09

Place Of Birth: Odense, Denmark, Region Syddanmark, Odense Municipality, Europe, + more

Nationality: Denmark

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Anders Otto Petersen was a Danish flyweight professional boxer who competed in the 1920s. Known as "Vidunderbarnet", he won a silver medal in Boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics, losing to Frankie Genaro in the final. ...more

Olympic Sport: Boxing

Olympic Country: Denmark

Date Of Birth: 1902-01-01

Nationality: Denmark

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Men's flyweight

Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Boxing, Flyweight -50.8kg

Olympic Medalist Games: 1920 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 1920 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal

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Andreas Helgstrand is a Danish dressage rider. Helgstrand's father Ulf was president of the Danish Equestrian Federation. Andreas started equestrianism aged 7 or 8, competing initially in showjumping. He started training as a riding master in 1994 at the Sport Riding Club in Aalborg, passing the final exams in 2000. He has since worked as a horse trainer, riding instructor, and horse trader; first in the Netherlands with Anne van Olst, then in Kongsberg in Norway, before replacing Lars Petersen at the Blue Hors stud in Randboel, Denmark. At the 2004 Olympics, riding Cavan, Helgstrand came ninth in the individual and fifth in the team. He finished fourth in the 2004 poll for Danish ...more

Olympic Sport: Dressage

Olympic Country: Denmark

Date Of Birth: 1977-10-02

Nationality: Denmark

Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Equestrian at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Team dressage

Olympic Medalist Event: Dressage, team

Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Games Participant: 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal

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Anne van Olst


Anne Jensen-Van Olst is a Danish dressage rider. She was part of the Bronze winning Danish team at the Olympic games in Beijing 2008 and finished 23rd in the individual dressage at the 2012 Summer Olympics, riding Clearwater. ...more

Date Of Birth: 1962-03-28