Sports news in brief (March 8-14)

Danes are Devils

Manchester United’s commercial director Richard Arnold believes one out of every seven Danes supports the club – approximately 785,000 fans. Arnold made the estimate in a press release announcing a four-year sponsorship deal with Danish online financial services provider Ekspres Bank, in which it will produce an official Man United credit card for its customers, enabling them to win prizes, including match tickets.


Wind power breakthrough

The more wind behind you, the faster you’ll cycle, or so it was believed as a new commercial for Danish fuel company OK, which is quickly going viral thanks to its witty take on gaining an unfair advantage without the use of doping, suggests it’s the wind from your behind that is key. The commercial shows a cyclist being trained to fart his way to glory, albeit at the expense of his friends at the back of the peleton.

Cornelius content in City

FC Copenhagen striker Andreas Cornelius has indicated that he might leave his club for the English Premier League in four years’ time. Cornelius, 19, who has scored 14 Superliga goals this season, has been linked with several EPL clubs including Sunderland. However, he told Sky Sports “there is still a long way and I still have plenty to learn”, adding that his four-year contract “seems like a good timeframe for me”.


Athletes surprise nobody

None of the six Danish athletes qualified for their finals at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Gothenburg. Andreas Bube, the 800m outdoor silver medallist, was particularly disappointing, running only the 19th quickest time; long jumper Morten Jensen, second two years ago, missed out on the final, finishing 15th overall; while Nick Ekelund-Arenanders made the 400m semis but failed to make the final.


AC Horsens in trouble

The financial authorities have reported Superliga club AC Horsens to the police for violating rules governing insider information last April. The reportage relates to the club’s decision to formally announce the departure of a board member and the election of a new president less than one day after its AGM on April 12. A spokesman for the club told media that the decision was one the club regretted.


Another bad week that Woz

Caroline Wozniacki has had a rocky week. First off, she was knocked out of the Malaysian Open by the world number 186. Then she had to put up with speculation her relationship with Rory McIlroy is faltering. The evidence: they’re not flirting on Twitter. And finally, she was called “sweet”. Urggh! Although to be fair, it was Serena Williams rejecting claims that Wozniacki’s impression of her last year was racist.

  • How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    How internationals can benefit from joining trade unions

    Being part of a trade union is a long-established norm for Danes. But many internationals do not join unions – instead enduring workers’ rights violations. Find out how joining a union could benefit you, and how to go about it.

  • Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals in Denmark rarely join a trade union

    Internationals are overrepresented in the lowest-paid fields of agriculture, transport, cleaning, hotels and restaurants, and construction – industries that classically lack collective agreements. A new analysis from the Workers’ Union’s Business Council suggests that internationals rarely join trade unions – but if they did, it would generate better industry standards.

  • Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    Novo Nordisk overtakes LEGO as the most desirable future workplace amongst university students

    The numbers are especially striking amongst the 3,477 business and economics students polled, of whom 31 percent elected Novo Nordisk as their favorite, compared with 20 percent last year.