Norway ranked first in the Beijing Winter Olympics, but Denmark, a fellow Nordic country, was not included?
Norway topped the medal table in Beijing, and we saw countries close to the Arctic Circle do well;Russia, Canada, Norway, Sweden and Finland are all on the medal table. If you look closely, you can see that Denmark, a fellow Nordic country, is not there, even if it has a bronze medal, after all, they are in the cold Nordic snow and ice region.So why did Denmark’s winter Olympics performance fall short?Denmark is located in the Nordic region, with Sweden across the sea and Germany in the south. It has two self-governing territories, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.Denmark, with an area of 43,000 square kilometers and a population of 5.75 million, has about the same population as Norway (5.38 million).The average temperature in Denmark in February is -4℃ ~ 1℃, Norway is -5 ℃ to 1℃, the temperature difference between the two countries is not big;This created conditions for skating and skiing.Denmark is flat and has few high mountains, averaging about 30 meters above sea level. This is a far cry from the alpine canyons of Norway and Sweden, which are divided by the ridgelines of the Scandinavian mountains.So the Danish terrain is naturally vulnerable to events like alpine skiing.Denmark also has large ski resorts and ice rinks, and in winter there is snow and ice everywhere outside, which provides a good environment for skiing and skating;In fact, Denmark is nowhere to be seen in the medal table.Actually compared to ice skating, skiing, Denmark is more like handball, football and badminton, handball is the national sport of Denmark, the Danish men’s handball is the champion of the 2016 Olympic Games and the runner-up in 2020 and football champions, badminton took the title in the 2020 Olympic Games men’s singles badminton, the only country of more than 500 people have been very wonderful.Denmark may not have done well in the Winter Olympics, but they are good in other areas, and they probably just like skiing as a hobby, which is more about participation.What do you think of this? Please comment and like.