Sports

Jan 27 '16 13:35

The artificial turf in the Amsterdam ArenA is raising concerns among football players. Artificial turf is often harder and comes with a greater risk of injury. Dutch football association KNVB is looking at "other options" for the new qualifying period

Jan 22 '16 14:45

Football club ADO Den Haag banned 22 fans from attending any home or away ADO matches because of the "insulting and discriminatory chants" during the ADO vs Ajax match in The Hague on Sunday, the club announced on Friday.

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Jan 22 '16 09:10

Ajax is filing charges of racism against the ADO Den Haag fans who made jungle noises and chanted racist slogans at Ajax player Riechedly Bazoer during the match between the two teams in The Hague on Sunday.

Jan 21 '16 12:47

ADO Den Haag is facing financial difficulties because Chinese owner Hui Wang still has not transferred any money to the club.

Jan 19 '16 15:05

PSV director Toon Gerbrands is pleased with KNVB-director Gijs de Jong's statement that players who are the target of racist chants during football matches are allowed to walk off the field, even though the responsibility to stop the match lies with the home club.

Jan 18 '16 12:41

Dutch football association KNVB would have accepted it if Ajax or Riecheldy Bazoer stopped the match against Ado Den Haag in The Hague on Sunday after some ADO fans started chanting racism at Bazoer, even though it is against protocol, director of operations Gijs de Jong said to the

Jan 15 '16 09:07

Dutch Formula 1 star Max Verstappen raced down a ski run at the Kitzbuhel ski resort in the Austrian Alps in a F1 show run on Thursday, Red Bull announced on its website.

The resort is getting ready for the Hahnenkammrennen World Cup Alpine ski races and decided that a F1 "snow run" was just the thing to celebrate, according to Red Bull.

"I've never driven on snow", Verstappen said after the run. "It was a real challenge and we had to put my tires in chains, was very special. It was great fun and the enthusiasm of the fans in Kitzbuhel was great."

Jan 13 '16 11:55

Chess masters will be playing in a boat on the Utrecht canals on Tuesday as part of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, also known as the "Wimbledon of chess". The tournament takes place in Wijk aan Zee from January 15th to 31st, RTV Utrecht reports.

Jan 12 '16 09:20

Teenage Formula 1 star Max Verstappen was named Sports Personality of 2015 by the Netherlands Sports Press foundation on Monday. The jury especially praised the 18-year-old Toro Rosso driver for his professional appearances in the media,

Jan 8 '16 16:28

The average person living in the Netherlands viewed 190 minutes of television every day, down 4.8 percent from a year earlier. In 2014, the Netherlands put on a strong showing in both the Winter Olympics and the World Cup, but no such events took place in 2015.

Jan 8 '16 16:08

The first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contest to take place in the Netherlands is scheduled on May 8 at Ahoy Rotterdam. UFC is banking on the Netherlands’ history with kickboxing and mixed martial arts as a way of tapping into a dedicated audience there.

Jan 8 '16 10:50

Dutch football association KNVB will likely begin use of video review in football matches that take place during next season’s KNVB Cup, the association director Gijs de Jong told NPO Radio 1. While still considered a test, the technology will likely be used to some extent in about 25 cup matches.

Jan 8 '16 10:33

Johan Cruijff is doing “very well” in his battle against lung cancer, his son Jordi told NOS Radio. The elder Cruijff, a legendary Dutch national football player and successful coach, announced his illness to the world in October.

Dec 31 '15 13:00

Congolese refugee Christian Gandu will not be deported after all. The Immigration and Naturalization Service revoked their decision and granted him a residency permit, his club Magreb'90 announced on Thursday.

Dec 21 '15 10:58

One person was arrested for throwing a firework during the PSV Eindhoven vs PEC Zwolle match in the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven on Saturday. Five spectators suffered temporary hearing damage as a result of the loud bang made by the firework

Dec 21 '15 10:43

Ajax football player Kenny Tete was recently arrested for his involvement in a brawl in a coffeeshop in Amsterdam. He will be prosecuted, the Public Prosecutor confirmed

Dec 16 '15 08:18

Dafne Schippers was named Sportswoman of the Year at the NOC*NSF Sports Gala in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Sportsman of the Year for 2015 went to Sjinkie Knegt

Dec 14 '15 14:34

Feyenoord's plan for a new football stadium seems to be moving forward. The Rotterdam team hopes to be playing in a brand new stadium soon after 2020

Dec 14 '15 14:05

Dutch football association KNVB launched an investigation into events surrounding the joint Netherlands-Belgium bid to host the 2018 World Cup. This follows allegations in the Volkskrant that bribery was involved in the bidding. According to the KNVB, there is no proof of any bribery being involved.

Dec 11 '15 15:55

After exactly 20 years of sponsorship, Rabobank is breaking ties with cycling union KNWU next year, after the next cycling season. The bank will also no longer sponsor equestrian federation KNHS, the bank announced on Thursday

Dec 10 '15 11:16

Utrecht Mayor Jan van Zanen banned Ajax fans from protesting in the city on Sunday due to indications that FC Utrecht fans want to disrupt the demonstration. The decision to refuse permission for the protest was made in consultation with the police and Public Prosecutor.

Dec 4 '15 13:14

Neil O'Donnell, bartender at Hoops Bar in Glasgow, is "happy to be alive" after Ajax fans stormed his pub on Thursday last week.

Dec 3 '15 15:50

Ex-pro football player Christian Gandu is facing deportation after living in the Netherlands for 14 years. According to his amateur club Magreb '90, the 23 year old Congolese born man exhausted all possible legal avenues and may be put out of the country at any moment.

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Dec 3 '15 14:50

Dutch football association KNVB is investigating death threats spectators of Zeeland football team VC Vlissingen made against a referee and his assistants, KNVB press officer Bram de Groot announced.

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