Sports

Sep 9 '16 07:36

Lisa Kruger won the first gold medal for the Netherlands at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. The 16-year-old swimmer clocked 1.15,49 in the 100 meter breaststroke in the SB9 class, thereby just missing breaking the world record of 1.15,47 she set earlier that day

Sep 7 '16 14:53

On Wednesday Ajax supporter Ferdi T. was sentenced to 60 hours of community service forduring a match between the two teams early this year. The court also imposed a stadium ban of two years. The 27-year-old man was found guilty of insulting and threatening Vermeer, NU.nl reports.

Sep 7 '16 07:57

Dutch football association KNVB wants to kick amateur clubs caught committing tax fraud out of the league, Jan Dirk van der Zee, director of amateur football at the KNVB, said in a broadcast of Zembla on Wednesday

Football
Sep 6 '16 09:59

The number of football supporters banned from Dutch stadiums saw a significant decrease this past season. In the 2015/2016 season Dutch football association imposed 579 stadium bans, compared to 890 in the previous season, according to the annual report of the Central Information Point Football Hooliganism

Football
Aug 29 '16 11:50

Two Ajax fans were attacked by a group of Go Ahead Eagles supporters in Deventer on Sunday after the Amsterdam team beat the Deventer team 3-0, the police said in a statement.

Aug 29 '16 08:39

Bert van Oostveen, director of professional football in the Netherlands, is leaving the KNVB this week. With the appointment of Hans van Breukelen as technical director, a number of Van Oosteveen's tasks are falling away, giving him the chance to step down

Aug 26 '16 11:50

Michael van Praag is optimistic about his chances in the elections for UEFA presidency. He expects that about half of the member states will vote for him, the KNVB leader said to ANP from Moldova, where he is lobbying for his candidacy.

Aug 25 '16 10:40

Ajax' dreams for the Champions League were crushed with a 4-1 loss in an away match against Russia's FC Rostov. The Amsterdam team will now continue in the less prestigious Europe League.

Aug 24 '16 16:10

On Wednesday afternoon the Dutch athletes who won medals at the Olympic Games gathered at the Ministry of General Affairs where they were personally congratulated by Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Aug 24 '16 12:40

The Public Prosecutor demanded 80 hours of community service, half of which conditionally suspended, against the man who lynched a doll made to look like Feyenoord goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer during a match between Feyenoord and Ajax on February 7th

Aug 23 '16 09:19

KLM's orange Boeing 777 is bringing the Dutch Olympic athletes back home to the Netherlands today. They are expected to land at Schiphol around noon

Aug 22 '16 08:34

Chef de Mission Mauritz Hendriks is disappointed in the number of medals the Netherlands won at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which finished on Sunday. All in all the Dutch team, TeamNL, won a total of 19 medals, the last one a silver won by Nouchka Fontijn

Aug 18 '16 13:30

Only a week and a half after sustaining three spinal fractures and a concussion in a horrific crash at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten is back in the Netherlands and back on her bike.

Aug 18 '16 11:30

Dutch athletes who win prizes in the Olympics Games currently ongoing in Rio de Janeiro, wil have to pay a significant part of their winnings over to the Tax Authorities. The Tax Authorities regard the prize money as salary, and the athletes therefore have to pay income tax on it

Aug 18 '16 08:16

Utrecht athlete Dafne Schippers won silver in the 200 meter run in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro during the early hours of Thursday morning in Dutch time. The 24-year-old woman finished a tenth of a second behind gold medal winner, Jamaican Elaine Thompson

Aug 17 '16 12:45

The Dutch government is working on a plan to support retiring athletes and help them find a new job, Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health, Welfare and Sports said in Rio de Janeiro, where the Summer Olympics are currently taking place

Aug 17 '16 08:03

A Dutch man is one of four suspects against whom a Brazilian judge issued an international arrest warrant on Monday. The four work at a company suspected of committing fraud in the sale of tickets for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Aug 16 '16 12:00

Queen Maxima was so enthusiastic about congratulating Dutch windsurfer Dorian van Rijsselberghe on his gold medal win on Sunday, that a presenter for NBC thought she was his wife.

Aug 16 '16 07:33

Two Dutch women made the Netherlands proud at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Sharon van Rouwendaal came in first in the 10 km open water swimming. And gymnast Sanne Wevers became the first Dutch gymnast to win an individual gold medal at the Games by taking first place in the individual beam final

Aug 15 '16 14:00

About 780 thousand people got up in the early hours of Sunday morning to see Dafne Schippers make it to 5th place in the 100 meters at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, according to NPO's viewer figures. This was the first time ever that so many people in the Netherlands were waching television at around 3:30 a.m.

Aug 12 '16 09:33

Gymanst Yuri van Gelder was put out off the Dutch Olympic team and sent home at the express request of his trainer Bram van Bokhoven, the trainer said in an interview with the Telegraaf on Friday. "Yuri went against everything we as Gymnastics Federation stand for", he said.

Aug 11 '16 10:40

Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin won silver in a 54.6 kilometer time trial in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. First place went to Swiss Fabian Cencellara

Aug 10 '16 14:30

The man who lynched a doll meant to represent Feyenoord footballer Kenneth Vermeer is facing charges of threatening him with death or grievous bodily harm, the Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam announced on Wednesday

Aug 10 '16 14:00

Dutch gymnast Yuri van Gelder hired Cor Hellingman to be his lawyer, the lawyer confirmed to Brabants Dagblad. It is unclear whether he plans to fight the NOC*NSF's decision to put him out of the the Netherlands' Olympic team.

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