Black day for Brønshøj

Catch up with the sports news from the past week

Black day for Brønshøj

First Division club Brønshøj Boldklub has been handed a hefty 200,000 kroner fine and six-point penalty by the national football association, the DBU, for abusing its rules regarding payments to amateur players. As was first reported in BT tabloid in February, Brønshøj has been illegally paying some of its amateur players’ transport expenses – a clear breach of DBU rules.

Share boost for Brøndby

Superliga club Brøndby has enjoyed a successful public share offering. Heading into the offer, it said it needed a minimum of 60 million kroner to continue as a professional club, but actually managed to raise 108 million kroner through the sale of around 54 million shares. However, the club still faces possible relegation. With four games left, it sits just one point above the relegation places.

Green light for Bødker

Winger Mikkel Bødker of the Phoenix Coyotes has been told he can represent Denmark at the Ice Hockey World Championships. Bødker, who finishes his contract at the end of the season, might have chosen not to play in an attempt to avoid a contract-blocking injury. He joins Oliver Lauridsen (Philadelphia Flyers) and Philip Larsen (Dallas Stars) as the only three NHL players in the squad. 

Misery for badminton duo

Badminton duo Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl were last Sunday beaten in the final of the India Open tournament. The Danish pair lost to Japanese duo Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna 2-1 despite winning the first set 21-12. Pedersen and Juhl, who are currently ranked number four in the world, have now lost their last three encounters against Maeda and Suetsuna. 

Andersen bound for Betis

National team keeper Stephan Andersen is set to leave his French club Évian for Spanish club Real Betis. The news was first reported by Spanish newspaper AS berette and later confirmed by fellow national team player Mikael Krohn-Dehli, who is at La Liga rival Celta Vigo. Andersen has played most of the season on the bench, which has subesequently cost him his spot as the first choice national keeper.

Gold for ballroom dancer

Danish dancer Tania Kehlet took gold in the standard class at the World DanceSport Federation’s European Championships on April 21 in her hometown of Aarhus. Dancing with her Italian partner, Emanuel Valeri, she had previously won gold at the 2011 World Championships.  The couple have been dancing together since January 2002 and are ranked number one in the world in the Amateur Ballroom category.