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Feb 13 '15 17:52

Amsterdam Ajax and Feyenoord Rotterdam got a financial advantage when both team received big checks from lottery organization VriendenLoterij during the Goed Geld Gala in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.

Feb 11 '15 18:03

This winter season has seen about 900 reports of injury by Dutch skiers, equaling an increase of nine percent from the same period in the 2013-2014 season.

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Feb 11 '15 17:41

The Dutch Doping Authority (De Dopingautoriteit) received information of possible usage and distribution of methylhexamine within the amateur football club SV Spakenburg in July 2014. Acting on this information, De Dopingautoriteit launched an investigation in which over twenty people either directly or indirectly involved in the allegations were interviewed, and other written material was collected.

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Feb 5 '15 11:18

Jetro Willems' red card during NAC Breda-PSV has made the call for a video referee in football a reality. The KNVB is reportedly eager to be allowed a trial run.

Feb 4 '15 13:17

The VVD suggested an informer-arrangement in match fixing cases in the Second Chamber, VVD Parliamentarian Michiel van Veen from Cuijk told Omroep Brabant on Tuesday.

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Feb 4 '15 10:52

The Italian cycling race Giro d'Italia will spend 3 days in Gelderland in 2016. The race, which begins in Apeldoorn, will also spend a day in Arnhem and surroundings.

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Feb 3 '15 10:07

There is good news for Ajax fans 10 days after the fire in the home of Ajax supporters completely destroyed the building. The city of Amsterdam can finally build a new home for Ajax supporters on the other side of the arena. The entrepreneur who has been opposing a new supporters' home, has ceased his opposition.

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Feb 2 '15 13:51

The police arrested five people on Sunday afternoon in connection with several incidents around the match between MVV and Roda JC.

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Jan 30 '15 17:27

A scuffle broke out between two FC Utrecht players in a practice on Thursday. Anouar Kali broke his teammate, Kristoffer Peterson's jaw during the fight, the hospital concurs on Friday. The Swedish striker is expected to be off the field for six weeks.

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Jan 28 '15 13:39

Football player Jody Lukoki has to appear before the court in Amsterdam next week. He is suspected of trying to buy a stolen watch.

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Jan 27 '15 15:25

Supporters of the Belgian football team R.S.C. Anderlecht is starting a crowdfunding effort to help Ajax fans rebuild their burnt down clubhouse. The clubhouse went up in flames last week, and police say arson caused the blaze.

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Jan 27 '15 11:26

Michael van Praag has entered as a candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. He has the necessary support of at least five national federations and sent this per letter to the national headquarters of the world football union in Zurich yesterday.

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Jan 25 '15 12:39

The fire that burnt down the supporters clubhouse for fans of Amsterdam Ajax was intentionally set, police said Saturday. The fire raged from Thursday night into Friday morning, before firefighters could finally cancel the alarm.

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Jan 23 '15 18:11

The home of the football club Ajax supporters is completely lost, according to the supporters. Many valuable items, such signed football jerseys were gone in the fire. A fire raged in the supporters' clubhouse early friday morning.

Jan 22 '15 14:00

The economic value of Dutch football has been identified as €2.18 billion, according to groundbreaking calculations made by a joint study. Football's estimated impact is worth 0.34 percent of the gross domestic product in the Netherlands.

Jan 22 '15 11:24

Martin Fontein (62), the director of ADO Den Haag, is in Beijing this week to finalize the long awaited takeover the the Chinese United Vansen.

Jan 20 '15 10:35

On Monday Arjen Robben was named Sports Personality of the Year by a section of the Dutch sports press. The Bayern Munich striker is the first winner of this prize. In the final phase of the election Robben received more votes than athlete Dafne Schippers and cyclist Niki Terpstra.

Jan 19 '15 12:48

Former Dutch footballer and manager Johan Cruijff sees Cristiano Ronaldo's Golden Ball Award as an unfair reward for the Portuguese talent. He feels that Ronaldo did not play as good as Toni Kroos for example, and did not deserve the trophy for best player of the year.

Jan 13 '15 18:49

The south-eastern Dutch province Limburg is vying for a Tour de France stage in 2016. Putting a stage in the province would be a coup for Dutch cycling, with the 2015 launch of the race also scheduled in the Netherlands.

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Jan 13 '15 18:24

The Netherlands may win the right to register an additional team for the qualifying rounds of the Europa League next season. The Netherlands is second on the fair play rankings of UEFA, behind Ireland.

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Jan 13 '15 12:33

The Dutch hockey world is stunned by the sudden loss of the SCHC goalkeeper Inge Vermeulen. The hockey community is showing its support for Vermeulen's family and friends and her former team.

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Jan 13 '15 12:23

Field hockey star Inge Vermeulen has died at the age of 30, her team SCHC Bilthoven announced today. Brazilian-born Vermeulen played as a goalkeeper for the team for the past eight years.

Jan 12 '15 15:18

Two exhibition matches of Dutch football teams last week in Spain might have been fixed games, according to the analyses of a gambling expert and the International Center for Sport Security (ICSS). Most likely the teams, ADO Den Hague and SC Heerenveen, were not aware of the score manipulation, the analysts state.

Jan 7 '15 13:21

The referees and assistant referees of the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) have made shocking characterizations while outlining the relationship with their employer. The depiction includes threats, phone harassment, unsubstantiated adjustments, referee criticism and abuse of power, according to newspaper De Telegraaf.

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