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Why does Denmark do so poorly at the Winter Olympics?

I just read that Denmark, a Scandinavian country, has only 1 Olympic winter games medal

Why is that

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Re: Why does Denmark do so poorly at the Winter Olympics?

They have very little snow, and no mountains.
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Re: Why does Denmark do so poorly at the Winter Olympics?

Finland isn't doing much better.
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Re: Why does Denmark do so poorly at the Winter Olympics?

Canuckfan: very interesting.

Brittany: I mean since the very first Winter Olympics. Finland has 151 medals. Denmark has 1.

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Re: Why does Denmark do so poorly at the Winter Olympics?

They are much better in the summer games. Also they only have like 5 million people or something along those lines.
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Re: Why does Denmark do so poorly at the Winter Olympics?

Because Pushniacki is not participating
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Re: Why does Denmark do so poorly at the Winter Olympics?

Because more boys and girls choose tennis

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Re: Why does Denmark do so poorly at the Winter Olympics?

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They are much better in the summer games. Also they only have like 5 million people or something along those lines.
Still more people then Norway have

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Re: Why does Denmark do so poorly at the Winter Olympics?

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They have very little snow, and no mountains.
Holland anyone?

Hardly any snow and the country is as flat as my mother's pancake, just like Denmark.
Granted that Holland is a one-sport-wonder at winter Olympics but still ...


Even UK has a gold in skeleton and they dont even have a course to train at. They even won curling gold medal once. Not so much snow, it only rains!

I think it has a lot to do with the sports mentality of the people. Im not sure how successful Denmark is at summer olympics and how exposed the kids are to sports in general.

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Re: Why does Denmark do so poorly at the Winter Olympics?

^ I looked it up and Denmark has 171 medals in the Summer Games, most being in sailing. More than Norway, but combined both fall far from Sweden in the Summer games.

It is interesting about Denmark's geography.

OT: Jefriliba, why did you move to Holland after school? Just curious.

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^ I looked it up and Denmark has 171 medals in the Summer Games, most being in sailing. More than Norway, but combined both fall far from Sweden in the Summer games.

It is interesting about Denmark's geography.

OT: Jefriliba, why did you move to Holland after school? Just curious.
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Their only medal was SILVER in women's curling 1998 Nagano . Helena Blach Lavrsen team lost to Sandra Schmirler team of Canada in the final

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Re: Why does Denmark do so poorly at the Winter Olympics?

It's mostly cause there's no mountains. We have tons of snow at the moment... Danes actually love wintersport, but to practise it, we have to either go to Norway, Sweden or south to do so. So normally it's only for vacation, 1-2 weeks at the year that most danes do wintersport.
Because of this, other wintersports such as speedskating is not that popular here. When we do wintersport, we ski or we snowboard. Skating is just for fun with the children...
We're pretty good at curling (except this year), but its not a very exponated sport here...

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Because Pushniacki is not participating
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