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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Copenhagen

Population

5,500,000

Size

43,098km²

Languages

  • Danish

Denmark profile on BBC News

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
2 4 3
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
2 2 3
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
2 0 6
Zac Purchase's seat breaks underneath him

Rowing drama as final is restarted

Drama unfolds at the start of the men's lightweight double sculls final as Zac Purchase's seat breaks underneath him and the British boat has to stop.

4 Aug 12

Mirka Knapkova Knapkova wins single sculls gold

World champion Mirka Knapkova wins the women's single sculls gold with a dominant rowing performance at Eton Dorney.

Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase Hunter and Purchase take silver

Great Britain's Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase narrowly fail to defend their lightweight men's double sculls title, beaten to the line by Denmark.

Argentina's Pablo Sebastian Portela challenges Great Britain's Ciaran Williams GB men suffer defeat by Argentina

Men's Handball

2 Aug 12

Great Britain men's handball team suffer their third defeat in a row after losing to Argentina.

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Denmark at the Olympics

29 London 2012 ranking

30 Beijing 2008 ranking

1896 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Rowing 1 1 1 RANK 4
Cycling - Track 1 0 0 RANK 4
Sailing 0 1 1 RANK 8
View the London 2012 medal table for Denmark