Dutch Olympics squad returns to Amsterdam 20 medals heavier

TeamNL arrives at Schiphol after a successful Winter Olympics in South Korea, 26 Feb 2018
TeamNL arrives at Schiphol after a successful Winter Olympics in South Korea, 26 Feb 2018. (Photo: @Schiphol / Twitter)

On Monday afternoon the athletes of TeamNL returned to the Netherlands after a very successful . The Dutch squad brought - five more t before the games.

The team landed at Schiphol Airport at 4:15 p.m. Two F16s escorted their plane for the last part of their flight. The athletes made their way down the KLM plane's stairs, across an orange carpet, past a guard of honor to the buses that took them to their official tribute in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam.

At the Olympic Stadium hundreds of fans cheered as the athletes were presented. Andre Bolhuis congratulated the team on behalf of sports umbrella NOC*NSF. "It was fantastic what you did", the chairman said, according to Het Parool. "Fantastic. You can be proud of the way you presented our country in the international sports world."

Chef de mission Jeroen Bijl could not mention a single highlight for him. "For me, all medals were a highlight, all with their own story for which was fought together. Together they did a great job."

The Netherlands won eight gold medals, six silver and six bronze:

Gold:

Silver

Bronze:

 

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