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Popular Denmark Olympic Athletes

Updated June 8, 2017 3.0k views28 items

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?"
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  • Alex Nicki Rasmussen (born 9 June 1984) is a Danish former professional racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2009 and 2016 for the Team Saxo Bank, HTC–Highroad, Garmin–Sharp, Riwal Cycling Team, Team TreFor–Blue Water and Team ColoQuick–Cult teams. Primarily specialising in track cycling, Rasmussen was also proficient in road racing, winning the Danish National Road Race Championships in 2007. ...  more
    • Date Of Birth: 1984-06-09
    • Place Of Birth: Odense,Denmark,Region Syddanmark,Odense Municipality,Europe
    • Nationality: Denmark
  • Anders Otto Petersen (December 16, 1902 – April 28, 1966) was a Danish flyweight professional boxer who competed in the 1920s. Known as "Vidunderbarnet (Wonder kid)", he won a silver medal in Boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics, losing to American 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
  • Andreas Helgstrand (born October 2, 1977) is a Danish dressage rider. He won four consecutive Danish dressage championships, from 2005 through 2008....  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 van Olst (born 25 March 1962 in Aalborg, Nordjylland), also known as Anne Koch Jensen, 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