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5 major sports events in Denmark in 2020

The year 2020 is set to be a really big year for sports in Denmark, so add these dates to your diary now. Here are five top events where tickets are sure to be in great demand.

Viktor Axelsen is one of the Danish stars. Photo: Hafiz Johari / Shutterstock

Badminton World Team Championships in Aarhus

Badminton fans can look forward to watching Danish stars Anders Antonsen, Christinna Pedersen and Viktor Axelsen shine on their home soil this spring. The Ceres Arena in Aarhus will namely host the World Team Championships for men and women, who will compete for the Thomas and Uber Cup respectively, in May. This is actually the first time ever that the Thomas and Uber Cup tournaments will be held in Europe, so the whole of Aarhus will turn into a festival of badminton.

16–24 maj 2020

 

Danish fans in Moscow 2018. Photo: Oleg Elkov / Shutterstock

UEFA EURO 2020, Copenhagen

Everything’s set for a feast of football when EURO 2020 kicks off in June. EURO 2020 is being held in 12 different host cities all round Europe and the Danish national team is fortunate enough to play all three matches on home ground in Copenhagen. The games will be played at Parken stadium on 13 June (DK-FIN), 18 June (DK-BE) and 22 June (DK-RUS), and tickets are already in huge demand. Don’t panic if you can’t get a ticket, the matches will also be shown on a big screen at Rådhuspladsen.

Runners during CPH Half. Foto: Oliver Foerstner/Shutterstock

CPH Half 2020, Copenhagen

Take sightseeing in Copenhagen to an entirely new level. In just five years, CPH Half has become a really big and important half marathon. In 2019, Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor set a new world record when slicing 17 seconds off the previous world best, running the distance in an impressive 58.01 minutes. In the previous year, Ethiopian born Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan set a new European record. However, the CPH Half is not just for professionals. In 2019, 25,000 runners entered the sold-out race, and we expect the 2020 Half to be just as popular.

13 september 2020

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EM TeamGym 2020, Ballerup

Watch some of Europe’s most talented gymnasts perform elegant routines and fantastic jumps at the European Championships in TeamGym at Ballerup Super Arena. And with Denmark, Iceland and Sweden a strong presence in the sport, we can expect plenty of Nordic medalists as in 2016, when the Danish Men’s Team won gold, the mixed team silver and the Women bronze. This year, Denmark will compete in all six national team events. Altogether, 700 female and male gymnasts from 14 countries will compete in the championships, and are sure to wow spectators.

14–17 oktober 2020

The Danish women's handball team. Photo: Shutterstock.

Women’s European Handball Championships, Herning

Denmark and Norway will co-host the European Handball Championships for Women in December. The matches in Denmark will be played at Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, and tickets are already on sale for some of Denmark's matches. Herning hosted the Men's Handball World Cup in January 2019, when Denmark won gold. This is actually the fifth time in ten years that Jyske Bank Boxen has hosted the Danish national handball team. Will fans raise the roof again this time?

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