Thread: Denmark: Danes in the NHL 2013-14
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02-12-2014, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by admire View Post
They do have some advantages like mountains and snow.....and boredom
But Holland is as flat and they just rack up speed skating medal after each other. So why don't we try it also. Actually Speed skating used to be big in Denmark from 1890-1914.
Apparently Denmark specialized in backwards skating and had multiple world records (some might even stand). Vilhelm Hastrup ran 500 meter in 59 seconds in 1912, only 15 seconds slower than the 500 meter forward world record (by a Norwegian off course).
So some pressure for exciting new olympic disciplines and Denmark could reclaim old glory.

Scan down this link and read everything from Karsten about KSF Danish hockey and speed skating history and even Bandy was played in Denmark from 1895 to 1924.

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