Legendary Olympic sailing champion Elvstrom dies at 88

Dec 8, 2016

Legendary Olympic sailing champion Elvstrom dies at 88

Paul Elvstrom, a yachtsman who won four straight Olympic sailing gold medals between 1948 and 1960, has died, the Danish sports confederation said Thursday. He was 88. Elvstrom, who was named Denmark’s sportsman of the century in 1996, died Wednesday, the confederation said. When ...

Dec 6, 2016

Bjorn named Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2018

Thomas Bjorn is the first Scandinavian to be appointed captain of Europe’s Ryder Cup team. The 45-year-old Dane will lead the team against the United States in 2018 at Le Golf National in Paris after being chosen by a five-man panel, including Europe’s past ...

Danish supermarket offers fresh take on expired food

Nov 27, 2016

Danish supermarket offers fresh take on expired food

A supermarket in Copenhagen selling surplus food has proved to be so popular it recently opened a second store. After launching in the gritty inner city district of Amager earlier this year, the Wefood project earlier this month drew a long line as it ...

Jun 7, 2016

Eriksen hat trick sparks Denmark in rout of Bulgaria

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen scored a second-half hat trick as Denmark thrashed Bulgaria 4-0 to take third place at the four-nation Kirin Cup on Tuesday. Morten Rasmussen opened the scoring late in the first half and Eriksen struck in the 72nd and 74th ...

Bosnia-Herzegovina edges Denmark on penalties in Kirin Cup

Jun 3, 2016

Bosnia-Herzegovina edges Denmark on penalties in Kirin Cup

Ten-man Bosnia-Herzegovina defeated Denmark 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in 90 minutes in a Kirin Cup match on Friday. Captain Haris Medunjanin converted the winning penalty for Bosnia, which was driven by a Milan Duric double and will play the Japan-Bulgaria winner ...

Denmark named happiest nation; Japan frowns at 53rd

Mar 17, 2016

Denmark named happiest nation; Japan frowns at 53rd

Denmark and Switzerland are the No. 1 and No. 2 happiest nations, while crisis-torn Syria and Burundi are the most miserable, according to a global ranking released Wednesday. The 2016 World Happiness Report seeks to quantify happiness as a means of making societies healthier ...