Well-known sporting events in Denmark are held mainly in Copenhagen. The Danish capital is only a four-hour drive from Kiel.
Although Denmark has less than six million inhabitants, the country is very successful in terms of sport. Since the 1996 Summer Olympics, at least two gold medals have always been won in each event (this only applies to the Summer Games). In 2021, the Danish team won 11 medals, in 2016 as many as 15. Only in 1948 did the Danes win more medals (20). One of the two gold medals in 2016 was won by the men's national handball team. Denmark is one of the most successful and strongest nations in both the women's and men's disciplines.