Sports

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.

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.

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