Danish Sports Name of the Year

Denmark's Sportsman of the Year (Danish Årets Sportsnavn ) is an award that is awarded in collaboration with the daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten every year since 1991 by the Danish Sports Federation Danmarks Idræts - Forbund (DIF ). What is determined is Denmark 's best athletes of the past calendar year, with men, women and teams compete against each other. As jurors acts a jury of experts. The result will be announced usually in early January. The award is endowed with 50,000 Danish kroner (about 6710 Euro ) and is regarded as the most important award in the Danish sports.

The jury created a list of nominees from three athletes or teams and is also responsible for the selection of the winner. At the award ceremony in 2011 consisted of these five sports officials and two journalists of Jyllands-Posten.

At the last awards ceremony on January 5, 2013 at the fairgrounds in Herning, the track cycling Olympic champion Lasse Norman Hansen prevailed. The eulogy was delivered to the Danish Crown Prince Frederik. Nominated were the rowing Olympic champion Mads Rasmussen and Rasmus Quist and the Danish men's handball team, which won gold at the European Championships in Serbia.

In addition to the award for Denmark's Sportsman of the Year will be awarded other prizes during the event. 2013 Awards for the best Danish soccer players, the largest junior Olympic hope and sports for the disabled were awarded, among others.

Award winners

Most awarded the Danish women's handball team ( three wins), followed by the two rowers Eskild Ebbesen and Thomas Ebert, the swimmer Mette Jacobsen and car racing driver Tom Kristensen (two each ). Most represented sport among the winners is the sport of handball and swimming (four wins), followed by rowing (three).

In nine of 22 cases, women were chosen to Denmark athletes of the year. Winter sports enthusiasts were not yet successful.