Sports notes | 'Arrowing semi for Ann
Darts player Ann Louise Peters upset the odds to reach the semi-finals of the BDO World Championship, where she lost to the number one seed, England’s Deta Hedman, 2-0 on Saturday. She failed to produce the form she had shown against Julie Gore from Wales two days earlier that saw her average 22.42 a dart and complete a 124 outshot. Against Hedman, she only managed to win one leg.
Tragedy in Dortmund
The Danish motorsports world is in shock following the death of motorcross rider Kasper Lynggaard in Germany on Sunday. During a practice session ahead of the Dortmund Supercross, the 24-year-old was thrown from his bike and landed on his head. It is believed he most probably died instantly. The 2013 MX1 champ had been nominated for three Danish Motorsport Awards, which are due to be announced on January 22.
Fans to be compensated
Football fans wrongfully detained during the trouble that occurred after the December 1 derby between FC Copenhagen and Brøndby are eligible for compensation, the police have announced. Some 500 were arrested after a few fans started making trouble and throwing rocks at the police in order to, explained the police, “stop the serious trouble that endangered civilians and police alike”.
Qatar sponsoring Euros
Denmark are in the process of easing through to the second group stage of the European Men’s Handball Championship with maximum points following routine wins over FYR Macedonia and Austria. Their next game is on Thursday and the final is on January 26. One of the sponsors, it has emerged, is the local organising committee of the 2015 World Championship in Qatar, following a deal it hopes will “engage fans and draw awareness”.
Lasse Vigen Christensen, 19, has finally made his debut for Fulham, coming on as a substitute to play in both of the English Premier League club’s FA Cups ties against Norwich City on January 4 and 14. Since moving from FC Midtjylland two years ago, the midfielder has become a regular for the youth side of which he is the current captain. Christensen has 53 youth caps for various national teams.
Banking on this one!
The former BT journalist Peter Banke is enjoying widespread success with his unofficial biography about the Barcelona forward Neymar – a book that could go on to be one of the biggest sellers of the year if the 21-year-old inspires Brazil onto success at the World Cup. Entitled ‘Neymar – the Brazilian Dream’, it has so far been published in Denmark, Norway, Spain and China, and as an e-book in English, with more deals expected soon.