Sports

Aug 10 '16 08:33

Dutch judoka Anicka van Emden snagged a bronze medal in the up to 63 kilograms class at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. "I'm so happy. This was the only thing I wanted, and I knew it was now or never. This is my first and probably my last Games", the 29-year-old Van Emden said

Aug 9 '16 08:13

Yuri van Gelder's Olympic dream is over. The 33-year-old gymnast was put out of the Olympic team and sent home on Monday after he celebrated his successful qualification for the apparatus finals with an all-night party on Saturday.

Aug 8 '16 14:40

Anna van der Breggen had mixed feelings about her gold medal win in the Olympic cycling road race for women in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The 26-year-old was "terribly" shocked by teammate Annemiek van Vleuten's crash, to the point that she thought Van Vleuten had died, she said to NOS after the race.

Aug 8 '16 07:29

Cyclists Anna van der Breggen won the first gold medal for the Netherlands at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 26-year-old triumphed in the final sprint of the leading group, only overtaking Mara Abbott in the last few hundred meters before the finish line

Football
Aug 5 '16 13:45

In the 2014-2015 football season the average footballer in the Eredivisie earned 266 thousand euros, according to figures from employers' organization FBO

Aug 5 '16 13:15

King Willem-Alexander and Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrived in Rio de Janeiro to support the Dutch team in the Olympic Games, the Prime Minister said on Twitter.

Aug 5 '16 09:33

Dutch IOC member Camiel Eurlings is calling for an anti-doping police that work independently - not connected to any countries or sports federations.

Aug 3 '16 10:30

Michael van Praag wants to stop exorbitant spending in European football as candidate for the presidency of UEFA, according to his election program presented on Tuesday. He feels money should be pushed into football, and not expensive trips, publications and marketing programs

Aug 3 '16 10:00

Arek Milik is transferring from Ajax to Napoli, the Amsterdam football club confirmed on its website. Napoli is paying 32 million euros for the footballer

Jul 28 '16 12:15

The International Skating Union (ISU) approved the request for a Dutch Icederby, on the condition that there will be no gambling on the events. The first edition of the Dutch Icederby Grand Prix will be held in March next year

Jul 20 '16 11:25

Holland Heineken House announced which artists will perform for Dutch athletes and supporters during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. So far Kensington, Guus Meeuwis, Racoon, Typhoon, VanVelzen, Miss Montreal, DI-RECT ad Douwe Bob were confirmed

Jul 14 '16 10:56

326 protesting Feyenoord fans suffered an "unlawful infringement on their fundamental rights" when they were arrested on February 21st, National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen and Rotterdam Ombudsman Anne Mieke Zwaneveld conclude in their report on the mass arrests titled No Winners

Jul 11 '16 08:00

A 31-year-old Dutch woman threatened Belgian football coach Marc Wilmots with death. The woman sent the death threat to the coach per SMS just before the European Championships quarter final match between Belgium and Wales

Football
Jul 8 '16 12:13

Five amateur football players from Eindhoven club Nieuw Woensel were paid with dirty money, the Public Prosecutor announced on Friday. The Prosecutor believes they knew that their pay formed part of a money laundering scheme

Jul 4 '16 09:30

Max Verstappen managed to achieve second place in the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg Sunday afternoon, another stunner after setting the fastest time in Barcelona. The race in Spielberg showed a number of parallels with the race in Barcelona.

Jun 28 '16 11:40

The fact that the Netherlands national football team is not playing in the European Championships this year, is saving employers in the country millions of euros and boosting the Dutch economy, according to Acture

Football
Jun 23 '16 16:00

Government parties VVD and PvdA want to use money earned from taxing online gambling to promote and aid sports. They will present the proposal to parliament on Thursday

Jun 17 '16 14:37

FC Twente will be playing in the Eredivisie next season. The Enschede club won the appeal case against the KNVB's licensing committee and will therefore not be relegated to the Jupiler league, the Dutch football association announced on Friday

Jun 14 '16 11:30

The Champions League will be airing on Veronica this season instead of SBS6. Parent company SBS Broadcasting decided to move the football league away from SBS6 after only one season to give the channel more airtime for broadcasting new Dutch TV series

Jun 10 '16 14:12

FC Twente will be playing in the Jupiler League next season instead of the Eredivisie. On Friday the court in Midden-Nederland ruled in favor of the KNVB in the lawsuit the club filed against the football association

Jun 6 '16 14:30

While Dutch tennis star Kiki Bertens did not manage to go through to the final of the Roland Garros on Friday, the past two weeks were not a complete loss. By reaching the semi-finals, in which she lost to Serena Williams on Friday, Bertens earned a small 500 thousand euros in prize money

Jun 6 '16 08:01

Football team Sparta Rotterdam is mourning the death of youth player Ousmane Kone. The 12-year-old footballer died "under tragic circumstances" during the team's end of the season celebration, a police spokesperson said

Jun 3 '16 14:28

Kiki Bertens is the 7th Dutch ever to play a semifinal match in a Grand Slam tournament. The 24-year-old tennis player is playing against Serena Williams at Roland Garros on Friday, NU.nl reports.

May 25 '16 10:20

On Tuesday FC Twente decided to refuse a proposal made by other professional clubs proposal for a compromise. The clubs, united under ECV, proposed that the Enschede club drops the lawsuit filed on Friday and opens in the Jupiler League next season, in exchange for keeping several million euros in media funds

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