The Denmark men’s national handball team is controlled by the Danish Handball Association and represents Denmark in international matches. They are the team with the fourth most medals won in European Championship history on the men's side behind Sweden, France and Spain respectively, with a total of six medals. Those being two gold medals, one silver and three bronze medals. As of January 2021 they are the double defending World Champions. Defending their 2019 World Championship title at ...
Handball in Denmark is almost always organised in the form of foreninger (voluntary associations): which makes it a "grassroots", inclusive sport (vs other sports that require high membership fees etc) Denmark invented the sport (sort of): it was a Danish high school teacher who wrote down the rules for team handball. A few years later there was an international convention in Germany where the rules were formalised
History. The DHF was founded on 2 June 1935. It is a member of the European Handball Federation and the International Handball Federation. Danish Handball Federation is the third largest in the world, only surpassed by German Handball Association and French Handball Federation .
The rules for modern handball was drawn up by Danish gym teacher Holger Nielsen in 1898 and published in 1906. Rasmus Nicolai, also a Danish teacher, drew up similar rules in 1897. In Germany, handball rules were published by Max Heiser, Karl Schelenz and Erich Konigh in 1917.
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Modern handball was first played towards the end of the 19th century. The real impulses emanated from Denmark, Germany and Sweden. The founding fathers of field handball were probably German physical education experts who gained recognition for field handball as a separate sport at the turn of the century, based on the games of “Raffball” (‘snatch ball’) and “Königsbergerball” (Konrad Koch 1846-1911).
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The sheer happiness emitted by Gidsel is infectious and his joy of simply playing the game he loves is clear, helped by two influential people when he was a kid at school in Odense, Funen, Denmark. “Handball makes me feel so happy and I think it’s the best sport in the world, so I think all should play handball,” he said with a big smile.
Denmark repeat as handball world champs In a tight final against their close rivals Sweden, the Danes win 26-24 to set themselves up with a chance to make history in 2023 Champs in Cairo: Denmark go undefeated once again (photo: screenshot)