Sports

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

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

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

May 24 '16 07:41

The murder of business man Koen Everink had a big impact on Dutch tennis player Robin Haase, especially given that his former coach Mark de J. is the prime suspect. "Mentally this past few weeks and months was not great for me. It remains a very unpleasant and difficult period", the tennis player said to the Telegraaf.

May 20 '16 09:35

Matchfixing should be given greater priority in the judiciary and police, according to Europol serious crime expert David Ellero. Organized crime is increasingly involved in manipulating football matches and many European countries are not addressing the problem

May 19 '16 09:24

The Tax Authorities' investigative department FIOD launched an investigation into fraud in the transfer of players at FC Twente, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday

May 16 '16 11:30

In Spain on Sunday 18-year-old Max Verstappen became both the first Dutch and youngest racer ever to win the Grand Prix. "I can not believe it", the young Dutchman said after what he describes as an "incredible and fantastic" race

May 12 '16 12:00

The Tax Authorities' investigative service FIOD arrested two people on Thursday on suspicion of tax fraud at a football club in the league. The Public Prosecutor believes they paid a number of amateur footballers' salary's under the table and in cash, in this way lowering their payroll tax and benefits contributions.

May 12 '16 11:30

Frank de Boer resigned as coach of Ajax, the Amsterdam club announced in a press release on Thursday. After two disappointing seasons, it is time for something new, De Boer said.

May 11 '16 17:10

The Center for Information and Documentation on Israel is pressing charges against PSV supporters on Wednesday. A video posted online shows the supporters chanting an antisemitic song, a spokesperson for CIDI confirmed

May 10 '16 10:19

More than 100 thousand people gathered on the streets of Eindhoven on Monday to celebrate PSV's victory in the Eredivisie. There were no major incidents during the celebrations and only 9 people were arrested

May 10 '16 09:26

The Netherlands suffered "great reputation damage" by giving back the organization of the 2019 European Games, the Depla-commission concludes in a report on the matter. The report was presented to the Dutch Olympic Committee NOC*NSF on Monday

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