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Nov 20 '13 07:33

The Netherlands won a Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier match against Denmark by seven wickets in Dubai.

Nov 20 '13 04:33

The practice match between Oranje and Colombia, Tuesday night in the Amsterdam ArenA, bore more resemblance to a battle than a soccer game

Nov 19 '13 04:41

The Dutch soccer team will play a practice match Tuesday evening against Colombia in an almost full Amsterdam ArenA

Nov 18 '13 09:30

The Netherlands has defeated Bermuda in a Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier match by eight wickets.

Nov 14 '13 04:46

The Dutch Soccer team is almost certainly not head of the group for the World Cup next year in Brazil

Nov 13 '13 15:41

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has fined Dutch club Ajax €25,000 after their supporters displayed an "offensive banner" against Celtic during a Champions League match, The Associated Press reports.

Nov 12 '13 16:25

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has pulled out of the Netherlands squad for friendlies against Japan and Colombia due to injuries.

Nov 12 '13 15:36

The Netherlands lost a Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier warm-up match against Ireland.

Sven Kramer
Nov 12 '13 10:09

Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer is aiming for hat-trick in Sochi.

Nov 11 '13 10:34

Dutch speed skater Lotte van Beek won silver in the Women’s 1000m at the World Cup speedskating event in Calgary, Canada, on November 10.

Nov 9 '13 09:13

The Netherlands cricket team is desperate to qualify for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 (WT20).

Nov 8 '13 11:38

Director Christian Prudhomme told Nos television that Utrecht will host the Tour de France 2015.

Nov 7 '13 14:57

The riot police (ME) and Amsterdam police carried out charges on Ajax and Celtic soccer supporters Wednesday. The disturbances took place at the Dam. Earlier in the day the fans seemed peaceful in the city and the atmosphere was good. A total of 15 supporters was arrested during the incident.

Oct 30 '13 16:09

Bleacher Report ranked the 10 best players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands in major league baseball.

Oct 30 '13 02:06

Sven Kramer wore during his 10km race of last Sunday the suite that the Dutch skaters will wear during the Winter Olympics.

The suite, which should have been a secret for a while, was handed out to Kramer for testing. Kramer used it while training and then decided to wear the suite at the Dutch championships.

He impressed friend and enemy with his race which resulted in a new track record of 12 minutes and 46.96 seconds. This time was also the second best time ever achieved on this distance.

Oct 29 '13 02:43

Champion horse Bonfire has died on Monday morning at the age of 30. The most well-known horse in the Netherlands, besides the horse of Sinterklaas of course, won with his rider Anky van Grunsven a gold medal at the Olympics in Sidney in 2000.

‘My heart is broken, Bonfire passed away,” announced the 3 time Olympian champion Anky van Grunsven on Twitter.

Oct 29 '13 02:27

Clarence Seedorf is still a little embittered when he thinks about his last period at the Dutch national team. He feels unrecognized by the former national coaches Marco van Basten and Bert van Marwijk.

The 37-year-old international, who at this moment plays as a midfielder at Botafago in Brazil, shared his reflections about that period on Monday evening in the program of Johan Derksen at RTL7.

“Van Basten made a big mistake with me,” Seedorf told. “I don’t say that he was a bad trainer, but I didn’t like the way how he treated the players. Bad people management.”

Oct 28 '13 02:26

Sven Kramer has shown this weekend that he is in a top shape. During the Dutch championships he not only won the 5 km but also impressed friend and enemy with his victory on the 10 km.

The 10 km race was between Kramer and last years champion Jorrit Bergsma. Although in March, Bergsma beat Kramer at the 10 km, at this race he had to be happy with silver. Kramer accelerated in the last four rounds with such a speed that he achieved a new track record (12.46.96) in Thialf. The old track record was from 2007 (12.49.88), also for Kramer.

Oct 25 '13 02:55

On Friday the Dutch national championships ice skating will start. Multi gold medal winners Sven Kramer and Ireen Wüst are ready for the job.

On Friday the men will start with the 5 km and the 500 m races. For the 5 km race Kramer will race against Jan Blokhuijsen.  Blokhuijsen was last years' runner-up, so the 9th race will be a very interesting one. 

On the first day of the Dutch championships the women only take the 1500m. Ireen Wüst will ride against Laurine van Riessen in the 13th match.

Oct 25 '13 02:31

Kromowidjojo announced on Thursday that she will no longer train with national coach Marcel Wouda. The announcement is the newest of changes within the Dutch swimming team.

The reason that Ranomi Kromowidjojo gives, is that she is not 100% sure that the cooperation between her and Wouda is good enough for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next year.

Almost at the same time Bastiaan Lijesen also stopped the cooperation with Wouda.

Both Kromowidjojo and Lijesen have announced to prefer to train under the leadership of the  assistant of Wouda, Christiaan Sloof.

Oct 24 '13 11:39

The Netherlands rugby team will be facing Israel in the third European qualifying round for the 2015 Rugby World Cup finals to be played in England.

Oct 23 '13 09:12

The Netherlands Cricket Board (KNCB) announced that it has decided not to extend Peter Drinnen’s contract as head coach.

Oct 22 '13 04:25

At the final day of the world cup events in Doha, Ranomi Kromowidjojo won the 100 meter freestyle and so won her second gold medal during the events.

The Olympian champion, who won a day earlier already the 50 meter freestyle, was too quick for her competitors. She leaded the race from the start and ended with 52.29 seconds. This time is about one second slower than the world record of 4 years ago, but that was achieved with the now forbidden polyurethane swimming suit.

Oct 21 '13 18:30

The Netherlands is likely to host the Tour de France in 2015, the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported.

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