Home » News » Danish Athletes Compete at 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia

The Danish Men's and Women's Curling Teams are competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (Photo courtesy of Lars Moller and Lars Schram for DIF and Team Danmark)
The Danish Men's and Women's Curling Teams are competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (Photo courtesy of Lars Moller and Lars Schram for DIF and Team Danmark)

Danish Athletes Compete at 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia


February 13, 2014

(Photos courtesy of Lars Møller and Lars Schram for DIF and Team Danmark)

Denmark sends 12 athletes to Sochi to take part in curling, cross-country & alpine skiing

The Danish Men’s Curling Team is currently in the middle of the pack during the intense competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Danish men have beat Russia 11-10 and Sweden 8-5, but the male curlers have lost to China 4-7, to the USA 5-9 and to Canada 6-7.

The Danish Women’s Curling Team has been struggling and has lost its first five matches, including losses to Russia 4-7, Switzerland 6-7, Japan 3-8, Canada 5-8 and Sweden 6-7.

In addition to its men’s and women’s curling teams, Denmark has sent alpine skier Christoffer Faarup and cross-country skier Martin Møller to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, which take place from February 7 – 23.

Lene Nielsen, the Danish curling team captain, was selected to carry Dannebrog in the opening ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. (Photo courtesy of Lars Moller and Lars Schram for DIF and Team Danmark)

Lene Nielsen, the Danish women’s curling team captain, was selected to carry Dannebrog in the opening ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. (Photo courtesy of Lars Moller and Lars Schram for DIF and Team Danmark)

The Danish Men’s Curling Team competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics includes Rasmus Stjerne (Skip), Johnny Frederiksen (Vice Skip), Mikkel Poulsen (2nd), Troels Harry (Lead) and Lars Vilandt (Reserve).

The Danish Women’s Curling Team includes Lene Nielsen (Skip), Helle Simonsen (Vice Skip), Jeanne Ellegaard (2nd & Vice), Maria Poulsen (Lead) and Mette de Neergaard (Reserve).

Lene Nielsen, the Danish curling team captain, was the Danish flag bearer in the Opening Ceremony on February 7, 2014.

For more information and to follow along with the results and continuing international competition, visit www.ol.dk and www.sochi2014.com.

=============================================================================

ABOUT THE DANISH PIONEER NEWSPAPER – SINCE 1872 – ENGLISH & DANISH ARTICLES

THE DANISH PIONEER NEWSPAPER IN ACTION: Did you know that The Danish Pioneer staff, editors, photographers columnists and writers help readers discover unique travel destinations and special events in the USA, Canada, Denmark & Scandinavia? Come discover more in 2014.

THE DANISH PIONEER NEWSPAPER WAS FOUNDED IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA IN 1872 AND TODAY IS STILL PUBLISHED JUST OUTSIDE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. Did you know by supporting The Danish Pioneer Newspaper’s print edition, we are able to offer the bonus of our colorful, exciting website. Please support The Danish Pioneer Newspaper. Subscriptions to our print edition are economical, and you receive 26 issues per year including the extra-large, extra-special holiday issue. Subscriptions and advertisements – like annual donations to ethnic institutions or memberships to clubs, lodges and organizations – help The Danish Pioneer Newspaper staff to preserve and to support the Danish-American ethnic press in addition to allowing us to promote the Danish and Scandinavian culture, communities, heritage and traditions in the USA and North America. Please subscribe today or give The Danish Pioneer Newspaper as a gift subscription to a friend or relative. Visit http://www.thedanishpioneer.com/subscribe/

MANGE TAK! Thank you and WELCOME to The Danish Pioneer Family!