Sochi

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Aug 1 '14 14:27

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is on its way back to The Netherlands after being seized by the Russian coastguard in Murmansk in September of last year, De Volkskrant reports.

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May 1 '14 15:46

Willem-Alexander has been the King for one year. In his first year on the throne, Willem-Alexander has been a modest ceremonial King, performed his duty, made royal visits and demonstrated his interest in society.

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Mar 29 '14 14:31

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.

Edith Schippers (Source: Wikimedia/Rijksoverheid.nl)
Mar 4 '14 13:58

The cabinet will not send delegates to the Paralympics in Sochi due to the current situation in Ukraine.

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Mar 3 '14 10:58

The Dutch cabinet is condemning Russian military interference in Ukraine.

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Feb 24 '14 07:12

The successful Dutch Olympic athletes are set to return to home soil Monday.

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Feb 20 '14 09:00

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.

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Feb 18 '14 17:09

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.

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Feb 17 '14 10:24

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.

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Feb 13 '14 20:08

The Winter Olympics in Sochi will go on until February 23, but only 6 days into the games the Dutch team has managed to win a record number of medals of 12.

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Feb 13 '14 17:33

Ireen Wüst and Margot Boer won silver and bronze on the 1,000 m skating, bowing to the Chinese Zhang Hong with a record time of 1:14:02.

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Feb 10 '14 19:34

Michel Mulder won Olympic Gold on the 500 m skating in Sochi, the first gold medal in Dutch history on the short track.

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Feb 9 '14 09:39

Prime Minister Mark Rutte met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday at Sochi, and used the opportunity to discuss gay rights in Russia.

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Feb 5 '14 19:30

The Dutch sports team is good for 5 gold medals in Sochi, according to Statistics agency Infostrada, who based its calculations on global tournaments.

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Feb 3 '14 19:20

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is scheduled to meet with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Friday, announced the Government Information Service (RVD).

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Jan 31 '14 08:57

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi from February 7 to February 11.

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Jan 18 '14 04:31

The round-up of some of this week's most noteworthy events and news stories features a KLM Boeing 747 damaging cars in St. Maarten, the JSF F-35 aircraft proves capable of performing nuclear tasks, HEMA mistaking a diabetes patient for a junkie, NL called out for the best, healthiest, and cheapest food, the IOC regrets selecting Sochi for the 2014 games, and the developments around gas drilling in Groningen.

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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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Jan 10 '14 16:46

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and sports minister Edith Schippers will represent the Netherlands in Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Jan 3 '14 11:52

The Netherlands has announced the biggest ever team for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Nov 12 '13 10:09

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

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Aug 12 '13 05:01

A majority of the Dutch thinks that the Dutch Olympians shouldn’t boycott next year's Winter Games in Sochi. This reveals an investigation of  Peil.nl, the investigation bureau of Maurice de Hond, which was commissioned by NU.nl.

58 Percent of respondents believe that the Dutch athletes should just go to the 2014 Winter Games in the Russian city of Sochi. For voters of VVD and CDA this percentage is the highest at 70 and 67 percent respectively.

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Aug 10 '13 17:02

The Netherlands Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF) has deemed the Russian stance against homosexuals as unacceptable.

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