Sven Kramer, Olympic gold medal winner on the 5,000 m in Sochi, stops training with his coach, Gerard Kemkers, effective immediately. "If I want something new, now is the time to do it," said Kramer during a press conference Friday afternoon in Heerenveen.
The financial problems of the Porto Alegre host in the World Cup football in Brazil, may force the Netherlands and Australia to play their match, scheduled for June 18, somewhere else.
Football referee, Gert den Tuinder from Hoogvliet, was handed a mourning announcement card and a picture of a coffin on Saturday in the parking lot in Bodegraven, just prior to the match Rohda 76 against Hermandad. The card stated he had to see to it that Rohda 76 won or he would leave the field "between 6 boards".
Football club Heracles has received the green light, and a loan of €8.2 million courtesy of the municipality, for the renovation of their stadium.
According to the FIFA global rankings, the Netherlands is no longer in the top ten best football-playing countries in the world.
Supporters from SC Cambuur were not able to reach the stadium on Sunday, due to riots around the match between Cambuur and Ajax, that ended in a tie, 1-1. The Friesland Club demands a financial compensation for its supporters.
Oranje lost an important player in their football team, only three months before the kick-off of the World Cup. Kevin Strootman, midfielder, was severely injured during the practice match against France, this past Wednesday. He will be out for months.
Oranje fever is back, as it is expected that the Dutch national team will be supported by about 5000 fans this summer.
The cabinet will not send delegates to the Paralympics in Sochi due to the current situation in Ukraine.
Arjen Robben isn't expecting to be able to play in the friendly game with France on Wednesday.
The shirt for the Dutch national team's World Cup Brazil kit has been unveiled, and it's a classic.
The incident with Graziano Pellé, where he destroyed an advertising billboard and kicked over a lamp in the stadium tunnels, immediately after a game with FC Twente, was caught on cam and aired by Fox Sports. The footage refueled the discussion about whether camera's should be allowed in the stadium tunnels.
Netherlands football coach Louis van Gaal surprised many with his selection of players for a tune-up match against France next week, leaving Nigel de Jong (M) Stefan de Vrij (D) and Maarten Stekelenburg (G) off the sheet. Jean-Paul Boëtius (F), Davy Klaassen (M) and Quincy Promes (F) will get their Oranje debuts in the match.
After a heartwarming reception in Assen Monday, upon their return from Sochi, the Olympic medalists were decorated in The Hague, Tuesday. Safe for Ireen Wüst and Sven Kramer, all the medalists were knighted to the Order of Oranje-Nassau.
The Olympians' flight from Sochi to the Eelde airport in Groningen is delayed with over an hour. The athletes were expected to arrive around 16:00. Their E.T.A. is now a little after 17:00.
The successful Dutch Olympic athletes are set to return to home soil Monday.
Kick boxer Badr Hari has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for aggravated assault; six months are conditional.
Amsterdam-based professional kickboxer has repeatedly found himself on the wrong side of the law in the years leading up to his sentencing hearing today in Amsterdam. A judge in one of the city's courtrooms handed Hari an 18-month prison sentence, of which six months may be suspended, for his role in the assault of Koen Everink at the July 2012 Sensation White party in the Amsterdam ArenA.
In an interview with CNBC, the Dutch speed skating coach, Jillert Anema, blamed the overall American sports system for the US skaters' poor performance, and particularly the American's dedication to a 'foolish' sport like football.
The podium was colored orange again, Wednesday, after the 5,000m speed skating for women, with Irene Wüst earning a silver medal and bronze going to Carien Kleibeuker. Martina Sábliková from the Szech Republic was faster with 6:51:54 and took gold.
With an Olympic-record time of 12 minutes, 44.45 seconds, Jorrit Bergsma led a clean sweep for The Netherlands in the ten-kilometer speed skating event at the 2014 Olympics. Bergsma beat his compatriots, Sven Kramer and Bob de Jong, by 4.57 and 22.75 seconds respectively.
Dutch athletes have won 17 medals for the country at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, as Sunday's 'clean sweep' saw the top four places taken up by Oranje.
While the Dutch win one medal after another, the US skaters are at a loss over their not making it to the podium. Fingers point at the Mach 39 racing suit from Under Armour, developed with the help of Lockheed Martin.