.mw-parser-output .hidden-begin{box-sizing:border-box;width:100%;padding:5px;border:none;font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .hidden-title{font-weight:bold;line-height:1.6;text-align:left}.mw-parser-output .hidden-content{text-align:left}@media all and (max-width:500px){.mw-parser-output .hidden-begin{width:auto!important;clear:none!important;float:none!important))You can help expand this article with text translated from the corresponding article in Danish. (June 2023) Click [show] for important translation instructions. Machine translation, like DeepL or Google Translate, is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary accompanying your translation by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. A model attribution edit summary is Content in this edit is translated from the existing Danish Wikipedia article at [[:da:Danmarks Idrætsforbund]]; see its history for attribution. You may also add the template ((Translated|da|Danmarks Idrætsforbund)) to the talk page. For more guidance, see Wikipedia:Translation.
National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark logo
Country/Region Denmark
HeadquartersBrøndby, Denmark
PresidentHans Natorp
Secretary GeneralMorten Mølholm Hansen
Websitewww.dif.dk Edit this at Wikidata

The National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (Danish: Danmarks Idrætsforbund, DIF) is the National Olympic Committee representing Denmark.

The organization as it exists today was formed in 1993 by the merger of the Dansk Idræts-Forbund (Danish Sports Confederation) and Danmarks Olympiske Komité (Danish Olympic Committee).[1]


Danish Sports Confederation

The confederation was founded on 14 February 1896 as Dansk Idræts-Forbund. At the time it was founded, it represented 18 associations across ten different sports with 2,180 individual members.[2][3] After the Danish Gymnastics Federation (Dansk Gymnastik Forbund) and the Danish Football Association became members in 1904, the confederation began to expand dramatically. By 1918, it represented more than 400 associations with approximately 60,000 members. Initially the confederation was not recognized by the state. It first received state-funding in 1903, when it was awarded an annual grant of 3,000 DKK.[3]

DIF's headquarters at Idrættens Hus.

The confederation's headquarters were initially located on Ingemannsvej in Frederiksberg. Its location changed many times in the following years until it moved to Østerbro in 1925. In 1957 the confederation purchased its own building from a carpet wholesaler—a location which it occupied until 1973. In 1970, plans to construct a purpose-built headquarters for the confederation were drawn up. The building was designed by architects Tarquini Mårtensson and Mikael Tarp Jensen and completed in Brøndby in 1974. The building has become known as Idrættens Hus (lit. House of Sports) and remains the organization's headquarters to this day. A number of related organizations are housed within the building as well, including Team Danmark and Anti-Doping Denmark.[4]

Denmarks Olympic Committee

Denmark's Olympic Committee was established in 1905. In 1912, it took over the confederation's organisational responsibilities for the Olympic games. In 1993 the two independent organizations were again merged. As a result of the merger, the combined organization became known as Danmarks Idrætsforbund.[3]

List of presidents

The following is a list of presidents since its creation in 1896.[5]

Member federations

The Danish National Federations are the organizations that coordinate all aspects of their individual sports. They are responsible for training, competition and development of their sports. There are currently 32 Olympic Summer and 4 Winter Sport Federations in Denmark.[6]

National Federation Summer or Winter Headquarters
Danish Archery Association Summer Brøndby
Danish Athletics Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Badminton Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Basketball Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Boxing Association Summer Brøndby
Danish Canoe Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Curling Federation Winter Brøndby
Danish Cycling Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Sports Diving Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Equestrian Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Fencing Federation Summer Copenhagen
Danish Football Association Summer Brøndby
Danish Golf Union Summer Brøndby
Danish Gymnastics Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Handball Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Hockey Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Ice Hockey Union Winter Brøndby
Danish Judo and Ju-jitsu Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Karate Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Modern Pentathlon Association Summer Nexø
Danish Rollerskating Union Summer Brøndby
Danish Rowing Federation Summer Bagsværd
Danish Rugby Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Sailing Association Summer Brøndby
Danish Shooting Union Summer Brøndby
Danish Skating Federation Winter Brøndby
Danish Ski Federation Winter Copenhagen
Danish Softball Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Swimming Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Table Tennis Association Summer Brøndby
Danish Taekwondo Federation Summer Højbjerg
Danish Tennis Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Triathlon Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Volleyball Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Weightlifting Federation Summer Brøndby
Danish Wrestling Federation Summer Brøndby

See also

Further reading


  1. ^ Jørgensen, Per. "Danmarks Idrætsforbund". lex.dk (in Danish). Den Store Danske. Retrieved 10 July 2023.
  2. ^ Nathansen, J. L. (1916). "Dansk Idræts-Forbund". In Blangstrup, Christian (ed.). Salmonsens Konversations Leksikon (in Danish). Vol. V: Cikorie–Demersale (2nd ed.). Copenhagen: Schultz. p. 784.
  3. ^ a b c "DIF's Udvikling". Danmarks Idrætsforbund (in Danish). Retrieved 10 July 2023.
  4. ^ "DIF's Domiciler". Danmarks Idrætsforbund (in Danish). Retrieved 10 July 2023.
  5. ^ "Formænd for Danmark Idrætsforbund". Danmark Idrætsforbund (in Danish). Retrieved 10 July 2023.
  6. ^ "Forbund". Danmarks Idrætsforbund (in Danish). Archived from the original on 2017-11-11. Retrieved 2017-11-10.