Knud Lundberg
Knud Lundberg was a Danish
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

 multi-talented sportsperson, who most notably won a bronze medal
Bronze medal
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 with the Denmark national football team
Denmark national football team
The Denmark national football team represents Denmark in association football and is controlled by the Danish Football Association , the governing body for the football clubs which are organized under DBU...

 at the 1948 Summer Olympics
1948 Summer Olympics
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. He represented the Danish national team in football (soccer)
Football (soccer)
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, team handball
Team handball
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 and basketball
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, and he won the Danish national championship in all three disciplines. He played his footballing career at Akademisk Boldklub
Akademisk Boldklub
Akademisk Boldklub or AB is a Danish professional football club from Copenhagen,currently playing at the second highest level in Danish domestic football, the 1st Division.-History:...


In his civil life, Lundberg studied medicine
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 and sports. Along with his athletic career, Lundberg worked as a sports journalist, and he was the first sports editor
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 at the Danish newspaper Dagbladet Information
Dagbladet Information
Information , full name: Dagbladet Information , is a Danish newspaper published Monday through Saturday.Originally established and edited by Børge Outze and published during the World War II by the Danish resistance movement. Information was illegal during the war as it was not regulated by the...

, a sports editor at the social democratic newspaper Aktuelt, editor of the annual Fodbold Jul are among his other editorial posts. After ending his sporting career, he, among other things, was a social democratic regional politician and a writer. The number of books written solely by Lundberg or teaming up with other writers adds up to more than 50 with themes ranging from health to sports and fiction.

In the last years of his life, Lundberg suffered from Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease
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