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Mar 25 '20 19:40

With the unsurprising announcement that the 2020 Olympics would be delayed a year, many athletes and trainers were still disappointed by the news. The Tokyo games were scheduled to for the upcoming summer, and the International Olympic Committee announced the setback on Tuesday.

Two-time gold medalist Dafne Schippers told television program DWDD that there are more important things than sport right now "People are dying. So we can talk about the positivity of sport but it really isn't that positive right now and I understand the decision completely".

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Mar 18 '20 17:21

The world of sport should be added to the list of industries that are heavily hindered because of the domestic and international response to the coronavirus pandemic, said Gerard Dielessen, the head of the combined Dutch Olympic Committee and Sports Federation. “The sports sector will lose 950 million euros, a huge number,” Dielessen said on NPO Radio 1during an interview Wednesday morning.

He said he is lobbying for emergency funds to keep the Netherlands sporting world running. Dielessen plans to meet with members of the Dutch Cabinet to discuss this.

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Jan 5 '18 13:21

​Camile Eurlings is stepping down as Dutch Member of the International Olympics Committee. The former cabinet minister and ex-CEO of KLM is leaving the IOC because of allegations that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend in 2015.

He made his decision public with an announcement on Friday afternoon, according multiple publications.

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Jan 3 '18 09:54

Camile Eurlings is determined to stay on as the Dutch member of the International Olympics Committee, despite calls for him to step down because of allegations that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend in 2015, AD reports.

"It says something about him", a former IOC member said to newspaper AD. "That you do not have the norms and values that you should have in the sport. Especially as an adult man and board member, you have to set an example."

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Jan 1 '18 13:50

After keeping quiet for 2.5 years about allegations that he abused his ex girlfriend, Dutch IOC member Camiel Eurlings finally addressed the incident in an interview with NRC. He denied the stories of domestic abuse reported in the media, but admitted that he and his ex-girlfriend had a "scuffle". 

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Aug 5 '16 09:33

Dutch IOC member Camiel Eurlings is calling for an anti-doping police that work independently - not connected to any countries or sports federations.

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Oct 16 '14 08:44

The head of the Dutch arm of Air France-KLM, Camiel Eurlings, resigned overnight with immediate effect. Second-in-command Pieter Elbers took over for Eurlings, who lead KLM as President and CEO for four years, according to a KLM press release.

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Jan 15 '14 12:09

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) regrets for selecting Sochi as the venue for the 2014 winter games, according to former IOC member Els van Breda Vriesman.

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