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Organisation of sports

Denmark has some 16,000 sports clubs. At national level, the clubs are organised in three main organisations, with many clubs being member of several organisations. Team Danmark is an organisation focusing exclusively on elite-level sports.
National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF)

is the main organisation for 61 federations and has more than 1.9 million members distributed among 9,046 associations (2015). In addition to being responsible for both elite and amateur-level/recreational sports at a non-profit association level, DIF is also responsible for Danish participation in the Olympic Games. DIF is an umbrella organisation and handle the tasks of the sports associations which again safeguard the interests of the athletes.  

Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations (DGI) 

is the main organisation for 15 regional associations and has more than 1.5 million members distributed among some 6,355 sports associations. DGI's main focus is on amateur-level/recreational sports, and the organisation offers 25 different sports and activities. Click here to visit DGI's website. 

Danish Company Sports Association (DFIF) 

is a nationwide sports organisation that works to stimulate the interest in sports and exercise primarily through the workplace. The third-largest sports association in Denmark, DFIF has 8 regional divisions, 80 local sports association and some 8,000 company clubs with approx. 370,000 members. Click here to visit DFIF's website.

Team Danmark

is responsible for the overall planning of elite-level sports in Denmark. The organisation was founded in 1985 when the Danish Parliament adopted the first act to promote elite-level sports. Team Danmark currently has an annual budget of approx. DKK 140 million. Team Denmark receives funding from Danske Spil A/S, subsidies from DIF as well as revenue from the sale of television rights and Team Danmark's own sponsor and marketing activities.

Poul Broberg